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The Academy of Management and its members hold Ethics in high regard. There are many resources available to provide a foundation of guidance through our code, education, and reference materials on topics within Ethics. Please use these resources and check back for updates.

The Academy of Management Code of Ethics contains broad societal aspirations and guidelines for professional activities but also contains ethical standards. The ethical standards of the Code of Ethics are enforceable within the context of Academy of Management activities, such as publishing in Academy journals, participating in placement, or submitting a paper to the annual meeting. The Code applies to Academy officers and members and nonmembers participating in Academy activities.

The Ethics of Research and Publishing Video Series now on YouTube!

The Ethics Education Committee of the Academy of Management presents The Ethics of Research and Publishing Video Series. This eight part series explores questions in academic research and publishing including:

    Ethics Video Series

View all eight videos on the Academy of Management YouTube site or on The Ethicist Blog on AOM Connect.

The Ethicist Blog

Ethical issues arise in many areas of academic life. Do you have ethics questions about research or teaching? Have you experienced ethical circumstances in your professional life? Join your colleagues to read and discuss ethical topics on the Ethicist Blog. Read now!

A new Ethicist Blog will appear every month! Please visit the Ethicist Blog today for insights into the ethics of research, teaching and professional life.Presented by the Academy of Management Ethics Education Committee resulting from an AOM Strategic Initiative.

Procedure and Inquiries

While we hope each of our members hold themselves to a high level of ethical conduct, sometimes instances arise which need further conversation. If you encounter a need to have a matter reviewed, please refer to our Policies and Procedures for Handling Ethical Complaints

Ethics Education
The Ethics Education Committee (EEC) is charged with engaging members on the topic of ethics and sharing positive professional practice. For more information about Ethics Education, contact the Chair of the Ethics Education Committee, Benson Honig  

Articles About Ethics

Download "An Ethical Quiz", K. Michele Kacmar, University of Alabama.Academy of Management Journal, 2009, Vol. 52, No. 3, 432-434.
Download"Better Angels of Our Nature-Ethics and Integrity in the Publishing Process", Marshall Schminke, University of Central Florida.Academy of Management Review, 2009, Vol. 34, No. 4, 586-591.
Download"Why Review?Because Reviewing is a Professional Responsibility", LindaTrevino, University of Pennsylvania. Academy of Management Review,2008, Vol. 33, No. 1, 8-10.

Please refer to our frequently asked questions which includes a comparison of the old and new Code. Or contact the Ethics Ombudsperson, Stuart Youngblood. For the full roster of all Ethics volunteers, please visit the Leadership Directory. 

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