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  • AOM 2016 Theme: Making Organizations Meaningful

    76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

    THEME: Making Organizations Meaningful

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    Academy of Management Vice President and Program Chair

    Mary Ann Glynn, Boston College

    Anaheim, California, United States

    August 5 - 9, 2016

    Organizations occupy a central role in the ways we live our lives, for better and for worse.  They enable   us to be more efficient, to access goods and services faster than ever before, and to share information and experiences across the globe. And yet, they are not unproblematic.  Recently, there have been highly publicized corporate scandals, Wall Street corruption, and failures of government to meet the needs of its citizens, with a resulting rise in public distrust and questioning of organizations’ reasons for being.  We often take as given that an organization’s purpose to produce economic value; and, although economic value can often add to social value, sometimes it does not.  This disjuncture raises the question of meaningfulness.

    The meaningfulness of an organization is its expression of purpose, values or worth. [more...]

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  • How working from home can affect a company’s cultureJanuary 15, 2016 - Chicago Tribune

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  • More Remote Workers Means Lonelier Colleagues In The OfficeJanuary 12, 2016 - Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson

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  • Interim CEOs more likely to massage the numbers, research findsNovember 25, 2015 - The Washington Post

    Corporate governance experts like to wring their hands when companies name an interim chief executive. It’s often seen as a failure of chief executive succession, one that brings with it the risk of project delays, nervous investors and second-guessing [more...]

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    Concerns about earnings management are certainly not new, but a recent report adds a different wrinkle to the issue: Interim CEOs cook the books more than permanent successors do, and that makes it more likely they’ll get the corner office.The study, [more...]

  • Invitation for Nominations - Keith Provan Award

    Keith G. Provan Award for Outstanding Contribution to Empirical Theory


    The Keith G. Provan Award was established in 2015 by the members of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management to posthumously honor the legacy of excellence that Keith brought to the field.

    Throughout his career, Keith contributed high level theory that transformed existing fields and broke open emergent disciplines in management and public administration. The hallmark of Keith's work was undoubtedly his contribution to theory building through empirical investigation. His methods were varied and suited the question at hand, but his work always addressed theory. Additionally, Keith reached into the best available literature to inform his work, not limiting himself to his trained discipline (management) or his adopted one (public administration)—but rather finding insight from an eclectic set of literature and bringing the best knowledge to bear for the problem at hand. Future recipients’  work should embody these same ideals.

    Selection Criteria

    Recipients should be a distinguished contributor to the field of Public Administration. Her/his contribution should:

    - Be interdisciplinary in integrating literature from across perspectives

    - Contribute substantially to both theory and empirical approaches

    - Make a unique and identifiable contribution to knowledge in public administration research

    Nomination and Selection Process

    All nominations should be emailed directly to this year’s chair of the committee, Kim Isett, at: by Friday February 12, 2016.

    Nominations should include a copy of the nominated individuals’ vita and a statement from the nominator. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

    All nominations will be reviewed by the [more...]

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