One of the take-away messages of the last WOA editions was that organizational scholars need space and time in order to build a shared understanding and discuss in-depth about the multiplicity of organizational phenomena and challenges that digital technologies imply.

Therefore, as a novelty for this year’s edition, the Workshop Program will be articulated in three new types of sessions. We kindly invite scholars to submit to:


Short papers presenting completed research – including theoretical, methodological, findings, and discussion and contributions sections – may be submitted in such a session. Starting from this year, authors of short papers accepted to present in a paper session, should upload a full version of the paper so that the track chairs can circulate them among the authors presenting in the same session.


Abstracts about work in progress, research ideas or early-stage works eliciting feedback, must be addressed in this session. Indeed, this session is suitable for idea exchange and open discussion of research projects and ideas in an early phase of development. Starting from this year, authors of abstracts, accepted to be presented in a work in progress session, are invited to produce a printed copy of a poster that presents the research in progress. Posters will be on display during the whole conference and there will be dedicated sessions to present and discuss.


Proposals about relevant topics on which it could be interesting open a shared discussion can be suggested for evaluation to Scientific Committee. These proposals have to indicate: the topic, the motivation of its relevance, the indication of 3/4 scholars and professionals able to deepen it.



First phase

Short papers (Paper session) and abstracts (Work in progress session) must be submitted electronically via EasyChair at the following link:


by the deadline March 8th, 2021.

Contributions will be double-blind reviewed. 

Short papers should comprise 3,000 words including abstract, graphs, figures, tables, and references.

Abstracts should comprise 250 words and should include:

  • Purpose
  • Design/Methodology /Approach/Intervention
  • Results
  • Limitations
  • Research/Practical Implications
  • Originality/Value

Notification of acceptance will be communicated by April 10th, 2021.

Proposals for Panel Session can be sent by May 3rd,2021 to  


with the object WOA 2021 – panel session proposal

Second Phase

Full paper should comprise approx. 7,000-8,000 words. Please do not forget to indicate the name/s of the author/s, affiliation(s) and email address (es) at the top of the full paper before uploading it on EasyChair (deadline: May 20th, 2021). Authors are also invited to bring printed copies of their papers to be shared with the audience the day of the presentation, so that they can receive more detailed comments and feedback on their work.

Posters are short printed presentations displayed on large boards (100 x 70 centimetres; portrait format). Individual posters will be clustered in thematic work in progress sessions by the Program Committee. Since the aim of this session is to generate a dynamic discussion among presenters and the audience, at the beginning a facilitator will lead an introductory round in which each presenter introduces her/his poster with a brief statement about objectives and (expected) results (approx. 3 minutes each). It follows a brief informal discussion (questions, comments, etc.) and then the audience members will have the possibility to go through posters and interact with presenters.

Presenters of the posters are kindly asked to bring handouts of their poster to the session for interested visitors.