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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...]

  • Research: Who’s Lobbying Congress on Climate ChangeOctober 19, 2016 - Harvard Business Review

    To many, political lobbying is seen as a way to advance special interests at the expense of the greater good. So when it comes to lobbying on climate change, the prevailing public view is that most firms lobby against climate regulations — such as [more...]

  • Want to Inspire Employees? Share Their Peers' SuccessesOctober 18, 2016 - Business News Daily

     Employers tell these tales in an effort to get new employees onboard with their company values and culture. However, a study recently published in the Academy of Management Journalrevealed that newcomers who are exposed to inspirational stories of [more...]

  • Build Relationships with Employees to Defeat Biased PerceptionsSeptember 18, 2016 - Business News Daily

    Treating employees with dignity and respect has different results for bosses of different races and ethnicities, new research finds.When white managers treat workers respectfully, those employees tend to work harder and help others more. However, [more...]

  • “Dirty” and “clean” firms lobby Congress the mostSeptember 9, 2016 - Scientific American

    When lawmakers began a heated debate about climate change legislation in 2008, electric utilities Southern Co. and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spent tens of millions on lobbying efforts.Southern spent $14 million in lobbying related to climate change [more...]

  • Making Corporations MeaningfulSeptember 1, 2016 - The Huffington Post

    Between August 5 and 9 in Anaheim, California, close to 10,000 people from 88 countries gathered to live out a different Disneyland experience. They were not the usual family tourists: this time, Anaheim saw academics, professors and scholars brought [more...]

  • Feeling burnt out at home? It could be all those work e-mails.August 29, 2016 - Boston Globe

    I check my e-mail in the morning before I get out of bed. So does my husband. So does my sister. Americans are connected to work via smartphone for 13.5 hours of every workday, according to a 2012 study, and that number has likely climbed over the last [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...]

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