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  • AOM 2018 Theme: Improving Lives

    78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management August 10-14, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois, USA

    2018 Theme


    Vice President and Program Chair: Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, London School of Economics
    Theme: Improving Lives 

    Improving Health and Well-being in Society: How Can Organizations Help? | Download PDF  

    The 2018 Theme asks the question: How can organizations contribute to the betterment of society through elevating the health and well-being of those who live in it? What role can organizations play in positively affecting the physical, psychological, social, and financial health of individuals, groups, communities, countries, regions, or global society?
    Organizations are integral to, and have an interdependent relationship with, society. As such, they affect whether societies realize their members’ health (“complete physical, mental and social well-being,” WHO 1946) and overall wellbeing (“being happy, healthy and prosperous,” Merriam-Webster). However, the role of organizations and the responsibility for improving lives is unclear, as is the extent to which their efforts have been successful.

    The Theme will explore such issues as whether (and why) organizations have a responsibility for improving the lives of individuals in society. Do organizations have an obligation to “give back”? Are there benefits for organizations who seek to improve lives as a strategic opportunity? Could—and should—organizations play more of a role in the overall health and well-being of a society? What does it take to achieve a coordinated and sustained effort from organizations to address the grand challenges of improving a [more...]

  • How Investors Use 'Gut Feel' To Manage RiskApril 4, 2018 - Forbes

    The odds investors face when deciding which startup to back are long enough to make any self-respecting poker player toss in their cards. “Most investors know that when they write a $50,000 check they have a 98 percent chance of never seeing that money [more...]

  • Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman?March 16, 2018 - New York Times

    Tina Kiefer, a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, fell upon the exercise accidentally, while leading a workshop full of executives who did not speak much English. Since then it has been adopted by [more...]

  • Why All the Bosses in Disney Movies Are TerribleMarch 12, 2018 - Inc.

    Condemnations of toxic leadership have poured from the business and academic press for more than a century. Meanwhile a subtler, no-less scathing critique has subconsciously shaped our perceptions of workplace authority.We're talking about Disney [more...]

  • Why it can be cruel to be kind in the workplaceDecember 4, 2017 - Financial TImes

    Alongside the predictable specifications for a job vacancy at the Financial Times — problem-solving, tenacity, and so on — is one I haven’t seen before. The ideal candidate must “exude kindness”.As a rule, I would say that if you are actually sweating a [more...]

  • Can Workaholism Be Good for You?January 18, 2018 - Strategy+Business

    Do you spend more time at your desk than even the boss thinks is necessary? When you aren’t in the office, is that where your mind usually drifts? If so, you might be a workaholic, and that probably isn’t a surprise. But what is news is that workaholism [more...]

  • STUDY: WORKAHOLISM WON’T KILL YOU: August 23, 2017 - Politico

    People who work long hours are no more likely to show indicators of heart disease and diabetes, according to research in the current issue of Academy of Management Discoveries. But try not to be too compulsive about it. A "compulsive work mentality poses [more...]

  • Is being a workaholic really bad for your health?August 25, 2017 - BCBusiness

    Researchers at SFU's Beedie School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have found that how working long hours affects your health depends on how much you enjoy what you do. Focusing on four [more...]

  • ANNALS News

    Academy of Management Annals: The highest impact, peer-reviewed management journal!

    Academy of Management Annals is an essential piece of the totality of the AOM portfolio of publications, and we are excited to be able to highlight the unique content which makes Annals the top journal in its field. You will see a number of changes to Annals, effective immediately, with the new edition of Annals for 2017, Volume 11. First, we have streamlined the AOM member online content experience by officially adding Annals to our internal journal content platform. Second, beginning with Volume 11, the Academy of Management will add Annals to the portfolio of our self-published titles, thus bringing to a close our relationship with Annals' previous publisher, Taylor & Francis. Third, we have also redesigned the Annals format—we have brought it into alignment with our other journals with a new cover and paperback binding. And finally, beginning with Volume 11 (2017), Annals will publish two issues per year, the first issue (Volume 11, Issue 1) in January 2017 followed by Volume 11, Issue 2 in August 2017. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come with Annals in the coming year!

    Because of its origins as an invitation-only, once-per-year hardback volume, the question often arises regarding how to count an Annals publication on one's CV. We are often asked whether the articles are book chapters or journal articles, and whether they are peer-reviewed.

    The answer is simple: Annals articles are peer-reviewed journal articles. But many schools and promotion and tenure committees are unaware of this. So spread the word!

    Why the confusion? Volumes 1-8 of Annals were not peer reviewed. Beginning with Volume 9, Annals changed its submission and review process from invited [more...]

  • Specialized Conferences Initiative

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    Learn More: Call for Specialized Conference Proposals

    President's Message

    Dear Worldwide Academy Members:

     In response to member appeals for additional professional development and scholarly exchange opportunities, we are pleased to announce the formal launch of our AOM Specialized Conferences Initiative!   

    Our goal is simple…to provide a portfolio of conference offerings that allows members to connect and engage throughout the year, virtually and in person, in varied locations that are reflective of the geographic dispersion of our international membership.

    To reach this goal we invite you to propose an AOM face-to face or virtual conference (webinar).

    To help you imagine your proposal we’ve identified several new conference models that fulfill our mission to connect people and ideas while also advancing our vision to inspire and enable a better world through our scholarship and teaching on management and organizations. They are: face-to-face conference models including:

    ·         AOM Special Thematic Conferences
    ·         AOM Professional Development Conferences
    ·         AOM Regional Immersion Conferences

          Learn more at: Call for Proposals: AOM Specialized Conferences

     and, web-based meetings.

           Learn more at: Call for Proposals: AOM [more...]

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