Application Deadline Mini-conference Journal of Vocational Behavior


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

mini-conference Journal of Vocational behavior: Special Issue: Calling and Careers: New Insights and Future Directions

Amsterdam Business Research Institute

Business and Organisation


Mini-conference calling and careers: New insights and future directions
Amsterdam, october 13-14, 2017

About the mini-conference
On October 13-14, the guest editors of the Journal of Vocational Behavior special issue on “Calling and Careers: New Insights and Future Directions” are organizing a two day mini-conference on the topic of Calling at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This event aims to stimulate quality submissions for this special issue. Participation in this mini-conference will not be regarded as a requirement for submitting a paper to the special issue, but the conference offers an opportunity for scholars to get quality feedback on a paper prior to its final submission, and for editors to get an understanding of what kind of papers will be submitted to this special issue call.

About the special issue
With this special issue we would like to provide an opportunity for an interdisciplinary conversation about calling, which we think is crucial for developing a better understanding of the concept and its relation to various outcomes. Integrating insights from vocational psychology, organizational behavior and management, as well as from social psychology and sociology would help to consolidate knowledge about calling developed by these different disciplines and to overcome disciplinary silos that seem to have emerged in the studies of calling.

To participate in this mini-conference, please send an extended abstract of your paper (max 1,000 words) by August 27, 2017 to Evgenia Lysova at: Please indicated “JVB Special Issue Conference” in the subject line.

Co-editors of the special issue
Evgenia I. Lysova
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Bryan J. Dik
Colorado State University, USA
Ryan D. Duffy
University of Florida, USA
Svetlana N. Khapova
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Michael B. Arthur
Suffolk University, USA

Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Address: De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
Conference fee: EUR 180 (USD 210)

More information
For more information about the mini-conference, go to or send an email to Evgenia Lysova