Brescia 26 th -27 th May 2022

Tracks and topics

We encourage organizational scholars participating to the 2022 WOA in Brescia to contribute with new empirical evidence and theoretical perspectives on all the themes presented above that may lead us to ask some of the following questions, provided as examples:

How could we capitalize the experience of the last two years in the organizational setting?

How are organizational structures and managerial processes changing under the pressure of the need for managing new organizational boundaries?

Are “traditional” HRM theories and practices able to deal with workers’ psychological stress, new job designs, ever-changing leadership paradigms, a brand-new meaning of the work-family balance and new labour market forms and inequalities?

How should we redefine organizational performance measures by including, for instance, organizational resilience and sustainability?


To guide researchers in framing their potential contributions, in the following table we present some preliminary ideas concerning topics and tracks for the WOA conference. It should be noted that the following represents just some examples, but do not exclude contributions on other topics in the spirit of this conference. Thus, the research community is strongly encouraged, but not limited to making contributions that relate to the following topics:


  • Post-pandemic business models evolution
  • Organizational boundaries management
  • Emerging issues in job design
  • From remote working to smart working


  • Managing a distant workforce
  • The emergence of new leadership paradigms
  • Expanded concept of wellbeing
  • Emerging Work-Life balance issues


  • Wayfinding learning
  • HR and sustainability
  • Reactive and proactive resilience
  • Integrated performance indicators


  • Sources, processes and tools for organizational research
  • Textual analysis and theory development
  • Survey research
  • Ethnography
  • Statistical modelling
  • Cross-cultural and comparative methods
  • Experimental research design