Latest Issue of NCMR in Press!

The November 2016 (Vol. 9, No. 4) issue of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research has been published.

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NCMR Call for Papers: Conceptual Review Articles

Negotiation and Conflict Management Research has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue of conceptual review articles. Submission deadline is Jan. 15, 2017.

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NCMR Call for Papers: Nexus of Negotiations

Negotiation and Conflict Management Research has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue on the Nexus of Negotiation Theory, Research, Teaching and Practice. Submission deadline is Mar. 1, 2017.

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2016 Conference Paper Award Winners

The CM Division has announced winners for 4 awards given to papers submitted to the 2016 AOM Conference in Anaheim, CA.

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Division Election Results

Our 3 newly elected officers:

  • Jana Raver, Program Chair-Elect
  • Denise Lewin Loyd, Representative-at-Large
  • Shimul Melwani, Representative-at-Large
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2015 Most Influential Article Award

Congratulations to Lei Lai (center) and co-authors Hannah Riley Bowles & Linda Babcock! Also pictured are presenters Tom Tripp (left) & Keith Murnighan (right).

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2015 Best Theoretical or Empirical Paper Award

Congratulations to Lisa Kwan (right)! Also pictured is Matt Cronin (left), presenter & 2015 CM division program chair.

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2015 Best Paper: Conflict in Context Award

Congratulations to Francois Grima (shown here) and co-author Lionel Prud’homme!

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2015 Best Paper: New Directions Award

Congratulations to Jeff Loewenstein (left) & Hyeran Choi (right)! Also pictured is Matt Cronin (center), presenter & 2015 CM division program chair.

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2015 Best Student Paper Award

Congratulations to Michael Schaerer (right)! Also pictured is Matt Cronin (left), presenter & 2015 CM division program chair.

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Why Join CM?

Read testimonials from current CM members on why YOU should join the CM division!

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DRRC Research Residency Program

Opportunities for establishing new collaborations as a research resident or a research host are available via a new Research Residency program funded by the Dispute Resolution Research Center at Northwestern University.

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Matthew Cronin 2017 Conflict Management Division Chair

Matthew Cronin
Conflict Management Division Chair
George Mason University

Message from the Chair

In the Conflict Management Division we study conflict — you got a problem wit dat? (I’m kidding, and hoping you get the irony given the division.) Seriously though, we strive to be an inclusive and broad-minded division because conflict, negotiation, and power — the core aspects of our domain (see our domain statement) — tend to be pervasive in almost all areas of organizational and social life. And so we welcome members who are interested in understanding conflict, negotiation, and power in relation to a context or concept — such as top management teams, political institutions, fairness, creativity, or any of a host of organizational phenomena. We welcome them as much as we welcome members who might be interested in conflict, negotiation, and power as topics in and of themselves.

Want proof? I study creativity (primarily). The connection that brought me to the CM Division is that conflict happens when people try to create, and, interestingly, creativity seems key to effective negotiation. What I found when I joined was a group of thoughtful and interesting scholars who helped me hone my craft and my ideas and eventually became my friends. And so I stayed. Fast forward seventeen years, and I am honored to help the division carry on its mission and traditions.

It is the care and concern we have for our division and those in it that is our true mark of excellence. Don’t take my word for it — that is what our members said. Division and Interest Group Chair Maureen Ambrose highlighted this in her report on our 5-year review. The strengths she identified were:

  • Overall member satisfaction with the division, leadership, and program at AOM
  • Very strong member satisfaction with sense of community
  • High commitment to division

Indeed. But as we move into the future, we must continue to grow.

New initiatives

You spoke, and we heard you. In the same report just cited, it was suggested that we create more opportunities for our members to connect and be involved with the CM Division outside the AOM Conference. One way that I am going to try to make this happen is through Division Improvement Outreach. I want to harvest ideas from our members for how they think we should improve our division, and then use these common goals to connect people together. It is, in our parlance, win-win. Such endeavors will improve our division while giving people an opportunity means to get to know each other better outside the conference. I’m not sure, but I think I read somewhere that shared goals are effective tools for these kinds of aims.

I’ve already sent out a call and already gotten a number of people seeking to get involved. If you missed the call or now decide you might want to get involved, just send me an email at mcronin@gmu.edu. I’ll hook you up.

A final word of thanks

The gavel — apparently considered a weapon by the TSA unless you use the password “Judge Judy” — was passed to me by Mara Olekalns. I wish to thank her on behalf of the Division but also personally; I am indebted for all her guidance and wisdom over the years in the leadership track. I also appreciate all the work and commitment of the ongoing executive team: Peter Kim, Kate Bezrukova, Jana Raver, Anne-Sophie De Pauw, and Stephen Garcia.

We welcome into the fold Denise Loyd and Shimul Melwani, and we bid farewell to Alex Mislin and Molly Kern. We will hang on to Eric Neuman juuuuust a bit longer. Regrettably (for us but maybe not for him), we must say “hail and farewell” and release Michael Gross from our administrative clutches. I can only take comfort in the fact that what our Division leadership has lost, a division associated journal (Negotiation and Conflict Management Research) has gained.

Matt Cronin
Conflict Management Division Chair

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Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (NCMR)

Negotiation and Conflict Management Research has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue on conceptual review articles. (Deadline: January 15, 2017)

Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (NCMR)

Negotiation and Conflict Management Research has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue on the nexus of negotiation theory, research, teaching and practice. (Deadline: March 1, 2017)

Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC)
The Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC) has announced a new Research Residency Program to help scholars who study conflict, negotiation, or dispute resolution start new collaborations. Participants can apply as a research resident or a research host.

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Sunday with CM @ AOM 2016

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Please join the CM Division at the business meeting and social event on Sunday, 8/7.  Come to learn about what’s happening in the CM Division, to meet the officers, to see old friends, and to make new ones! CM Division Business Meeting 5:00-6:30 PM Hilton...

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PDW on Negotiating Your (First) Job Offer In this lively and popular PDW, experts offer advice and training to students and junior faculty who will be negotiating their (first) job offer in the near future. A negotiation expert will start off with an overview of...

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