The Body, Heart & Mind Research Group – The University of Sydney

The Body, Heart & Mind in Business Research Group at the University of Sydney are excited to bring a series of workshops and presentations from international scholars in May 2023.

If you are interested in attending please indicate your interest via the registration links below


Please contact Helena Nguyen at or Anya Johnson at  or for further information. 


Academy of Management Review (AMR) and Academy of Management Annals Workshop

Speakers: Prof. Sherry Thatcher (Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Review) and Prof. Elizabeth George (Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Annals)

Agenda: The editor-in-chiefs will provide potential authors information about AMR and Annals to help them determine the best fit for their ideas, and to help them understand the characteristics of well-crafted ideas and proposals suitable for eventual submission to AMR and the Annals.

Date: 19th May 2023 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney

Workshop Prep and Readings: A 2-3 page (double-spaced) abstract of your conceptual/theoretical idea. Please see registration page

Registration: See


Time After Time: the stickiness of temporary jobs in career mobility

Speakers: Prof. Elizabeth George (University of Auckland)

Agenda: In this presentation, Prof George use a dynamic, temporal lens to examine how the careers of young workers unfold over a ten-year period when they work in temporary, time-limited contracts compared to more standard, open-ended contracts. Using data from a ten-year national longitudinal survey of 10,904 French school-leavers in 1998, Prof George finds that temporary employment contracts and a negative stereotype of temporary workers sets them on a path wherein, over time, temporary workers are likely to be stuck in a sequence of temporary jobs rather than switching to standard jobs. She also uncovers the conditions whereby time-limited jobs can be less “sticky.”

Date: 16th May 2023 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm online or in-person at the Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney

Registration: See


A relational demography model of respect

Speakers: Prof. Prithviraj Chattopadhyay (University of Auckland)

Agenda: In this presentation, Prof Chattopadhyay examines how diverse members of teams strive for respect and how these behaviours are evaluated by workplace teammates. Data from a multi-wave, multi- source sample of 743 teachers from 125 kindergarten teacher teams in 45 kindergartens indict that the respect earned by diverse members depends on the how they behave and how these behaviors are evaluated by their teammates; team composition, status hierarchy, and individual demographic status

Date: 24th May 2023 11:30 am – 12:30 pm online or in-person at the Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney

Registration: See