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Types of Conflict

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Conflict Management

Special Issue Theme: Types of Conflict

Recent scholarship presents a growing interest in research about different types of conflict (e.g., task, relationship, or process).  Researchers have published intriguing studies that focused on antecedents and consequences of different types of conflict in various contexts (Curşeu, et al., 2012; Huang, 2010; Jehn, eta al., 2015: Loughry & Amason, 2014: Lu, et al., 2011; McMillan, et al., 2012).  This is an encouraging trend because not all conflicts are the same and insightful scholarly research has just begun to explore and explain the differences between types of conflict. In order to support and encourage the further development of this important line of research, this special issue will focus on studies about types of conflict.
We encourage thoughtful analyses that spur insightful reflections about the past, present, and future directions of research on types of conflict.  We are also looking for new insights, creative solutions, and innovative ideas as well as scholarship that takes us in new directions. 

Studies may use a variety of methodological techniques including: field studies, laboratory studies, literature reviews, meta-analyses, theory development, survey research, and analyses of archival data. 

Manuscripts should use clear exposition; be technically adequate; make a theoretical contribution (e.g., testing, creating, or extending theory); make an empirical contribution; be innovative, interesting, and novel; and/or have important implications for practice.

The International Journal of Conflict Management publishes research on conflict management including original theoretical and empirical articles, and critical or integrative literature reviews relevant to the substantive domains served by the journal, including:
• Conflict
• Conflict management
• Dispute resolution
• Fairness
• Justice
• Mediation and arbitration
• Negotiation
• Peace studies
• Related topics

– Author guidelines can be found here:

– The manuscript submission site can be found here:

– Papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

– Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016


Curşeu, P. L., Boroş, S., Oerlemans, L. A. G. (2012). “Task and relationship conflict in short-term and long-term groups: The critical role of emotion regulation.” International Journal of Conflict Management, Volume 23, No. 1, pp. 97-107.

Huang, J. C.  (2010). "Unbundling task conflict and relationship conflict: The moderating role of team goal orientation and conflict management." International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp.334-355.

Jehn, K. A., De Wit, F. R. C., Barreto, M., & Rink, F. (2015). “Task conflict asymmetries: effects on expectations and performance.” International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 26. No.  2, pp. 172-191.

Loughry, M. L., & Amason, A. C. (2014). "Why won’t task conflict cooperate? Deciphering stubborn results." International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 333-358.

Lu, L., Zhou, F., & Leung, K. (2011). “Effects of task and relationship conflicts on individual work behaviors.” International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 131-150.

McMillan, A., Chen, H., Richard, O. C., & Bhuian, S. N. (2012). “A mediation model of task conflict in vertical dyads: Linking organizational culture, subordinate values, and subordinate outcomes.”
International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 307-332.

Inquires may be sent to:

Richard A. Posthuma
Ellis and Susan Mayfield Professor of Management
Editor, International Journal of Conflict Management
College of Business Administration, Room 230
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968
(915) 747–8646
(915) 747-5348 (FAX)
[email protected]