Small Group Meeting on ‘The future of Workplace Commitment’

Project: Research-related funding

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Over the past decade, the Commitment Conferences organised by Howard Klein (2005, 2010, 2014 and 2017) have been a central meeting place for commitment researchers, resulting in significant contributions to the field (e.g., Klein, Becker & Meyer, 2009; Special issue HRMR 2013, special issue JOB forthcoming). There are, however, indications of commitment in a European work context to be different from a Northern American context (Meyer et al, 2002). To bring together the field, we have received funding from EAWOP to organise a Small Group Meeting on the Future of Workplace commitment, which will take place 23 – 24 September 2016, at the School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom.

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for this meeting (up to 500 words) submitted by Friday 15th of April 2016 to
We have been able to bring together an outstanding team of researchers who will review abstracts for this meeting and will chair sessions at the meeting in September.
Chair of the committee and key-note speaker is Howard Klein.

Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their submission by Monday 2th of May, 2016.

Program committee:
Rolf van Dick Goethe University Frankfurt
Omar Solinger VU University Amsterdam
Aaron Cohen University of Haifa
Kathleen Bentein L'Université du Québec à Montréal
Franck Bietry University of Caen
Jordan Creusier University of Caen
Steven Kilroy Queens University Belfast
Juani Swart University of Bath

Layman's description

What might the future of work look like? How might this impact research in the field of workplace commitment?

This School of Management event will bring together an international group of scholars to explore how work will look like in the future and how this may impact research in the field of workplace commitment. We will develop and discuss two broad themes that represent the changing nature of the way people work:

Boundaryless work
Temporary work
(See Cappelli and Keller, 2013). The structure of the programme will also allow for other directions to be explored, depending on how the meeting evolves.

After all, nobody can predict the future.

Confirmed speakers include:

Professor. Dr Rolf van Dick, Goethe University Frankfurt

Omar Solinger, VU University Amsterdam

Professor Aaron Cohen, University of Haifa

Professor Kathleen Bentein, L’Université du Québec à Montréal

Franck Bietry, University of Caen

Jordan Creusier, University of Caen

Dr Steven Kilroy, Queens University Belfast
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Effective start/end date22/09/1624/09/16


  • Commitment
  • Workplace Commitment
  • Future of Work