The study of conflict and its resolution has also been fragmented, with little integration of theoretical and empirical insights across disciplines. Research examining conflict and its resolution at the individual or group levels, for example, does not incorporate relevant findings from organizational and societal level studies, and visa-versa. Our theories need to integrate an understanding of how factors at multiple levels of analysis affect conflict, alternative approaches to conflict resolution, and related outcomes. For this conference and special issue, we are particularly interested in papers that address underexplored areas of research and that incorporate diverse disciplinary perspectives. We welcome papers that are empirical or conceptual, that include international perspectives, and that make use of a range of methodologies, including surveys, experiments, case studies, archival studies, or legal research.

Potential topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • New and emerging conflict resolution techniques in union and nonunion settings
  • Conflict and conflict resolution practices in different national settings and their implications for theory in this area
  • The relationship between alternative work arrangements and workplace conflict and conflict management
  • The influence of new employment models on conflict and conflict resolution
  • The adoption of conflict resolution practices in small and entrepreneurial firms
  • The link between conflict resolution methods and the level and nature of conflict in organizations
  • The impact of conflict resolution practices on employee, group, organizational, and societal outcomes
  • The implications of internal conflict resolution practices for employee access to justice
  • The relationship between legal, economic, and competitive pressures and workplace conflict and its resolution
  • Explaining individual usage patterns of different conflict resolution practices
  • Advances in the field of negotiation

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Submissions from 2017

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Integrating Conflict: A Proposed Framework for the Interdisciplinary Study of Workplace Conflict and its Management, Ariel C. Avgar

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Systems for Conflict Resolution in Comparative Perspective, Martin Behrens, Alexander Colvin, Lisa Dorigatti, and Andreas H. Pekarek

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Advancing Dispute Resolution by Unpacking the Sources of Conflict: Toward an Integrated Framework, John W. Budd, Alexander Colvin, and Dionne M. Pohler

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Conference Agenda, Cornell University ILR School

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Do it Right or Not at All: A Longitudinal Evaluation of a Conflict Managment System Implementation, Benjamin B. Dunford, Kevin J. Mumford, R. Wayne Boss, Alan D. Boss, and David S. Boss

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The OECD Guidelines as a Supranational Mechanism of Labor Conflict Resolution, Michele Ford, Michael Gillan, and Htwe Htwe Thein

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Decision-Maker and Context Effects in Employment Arbitration, Mark Gough and Alexander Colvin

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Transforming New Zealand Employment Relations: At the Intersection of Institutional Dispute Resolution and Workplace Conflict Management, Gaye Greenwood Ph.D. and Erling Rasmussen

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The Devil Is in the Details: Attorney Heterogeneity and Employment Arbitration Outcomes, J. Ryan Lamare

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Organizational Conflict Resolution and Strategic Choice: Evidence from a Survey of Fortune 1000 Companies, David B. Lipsky, Ariel C. Avgar, and J. Ryan Lamare

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Disputant Preferences for Mediated or Adjudicated Processes in Administrative Agencies: The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Settlement Part Program, Deanna Malatesta, Lisa Blomgren Amsler, and Susanna Foxworthy Scott

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Organizational Innovators: A Study of Workplace Intra-Employee Conflict Management Strategies, David Nash and Deborah Hann

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ADR-based Workplace Conflict Management Systems: A Case of American Exceptionalism, Paul Teague, William Roche, Denise Currie, and Tom Gormley

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A Changing World of Workplace Conflict Resolution and Employee Voice: An Australian Perspective, Bernadine Van Gramberg, Julian Teicher, Greg J. Bamber, and Brian Cooper

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Third-Party Intervention and the Preservation of Bargaining Relationships, Bradley R. Weinberg

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Why Don’t They Complain? The Social Determinants of Chinese Migrant Workers’ Grievance Behaviors, Duanyi Yang

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Labor Relations Conflict in the Workplace: Scale Development, Consequences and Solutions, Lulu Zhou, Meng Xi, Xufan Zhang, and Shuming Zhao