For the purpose of sharing and learning, the Academy of Management builds cooperative relationships and networks with other societies committed to advancing the scholarship and practice of management. Affiliated and associated societies augment and complement the activities of the Academy. They operate autonomously, conducting their own meetings and programs, which give members an opportunity to interact with colleagues who share commonality of culture, language, or geographic location. Individuals join affiliated and associated societies separately; membership dues for affiliated and associated societies are not included in Academy dues.
Affiliated societies are organizations that share a common purpose and operate in very close spirit to the Academy, espousing similar values and processes, and with activities that are in keeping with the aim and intent of our mission, bylaws and articles of incorporation. Such an arrangement requires a signed affiliation agreement. Affiliated societies are independent groups.
Currently the Academy has five U.S. affiliates: the Eastern, Midwest, Southwest, and Western Academies of Management, and the Southern Management Association, as well as three affiliates based outside of the U.S.: the Asia, Iberoamerican, and Indian Academies of Management, and the National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity Sigma Iota Epsilon.
Associated societies broadly agree to cooperate with the Academy in some manner on an area of common interest. Currently, associated organizations include the: Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Brazilian Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, European Group for Organizational Studies, International Association for Chinese Management Research, and Academia de Ciencias Administrativas (ACACIA).
Federations are organizations in which the Academy participates as a dues-paying member. Currently the Academy belongs to one federation, the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM).