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1936

President: Charles L. Jamison
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL AOM Historical

  • Academy of Management founded during meeting between Professor Charles L. Jamison (University of Michigan), Professor William N. Mitchell (University of Chicago) and other invited teachers of management courses at the University of Chicago's Quadrangle Club, December 28, 1936.

1937
President: Charles L. Jamison
Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA

  • Charles Jamison designated as chairman of the Academy of Management.
  • First Academy of Management Annual Meeting had 24 attendees.

1938
President: Charles L. Jamison
Annual Meeting: Ann Arbor, MI

  •  First publication of the Academy of Management, a stenographic record of the third conference, published by the University of Michigan's Bureau of Business Research.

1939
President: Charles L. Jamison
Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA

  •  Lunch at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting was $1.00 and dinner was a $1.25.

1940
President: Charles L. Jamison
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL

  •  Constitutional Committee of the Academy of Management created.

1941
President: Robert P. Brecht
Annual Meeting: New York, NY

  • Academy of Management Constitution adopted, acknowledging Academy of Management's scholarly purpose.

1942
President: Robert P. Brecht

  • Academy of Management meetings are suspended during the World War II (1942-1947).

1947
President: Robert P. Brecht
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL

  • Academy of Management is revived in Chicago.

1948
President: Ralph C. Davis
Annual Meeting: Cleveland, OH

  • Two classes of the Academy of Management membership established: "Fellows" and "Associates".
  • First official Proceedings issued for the Annual Meeting.
  • Executive Committee given authority to run Academy of Management.
  • Academy of Management has 30 members and a bank account of $185.50.
  • Membership dues are $5.00.

1953
President: Franklin E. Folts
Annual Meeting: Washington, DC

  • The Academy of Management revenue reaches $827.73.

1954
President: William R. Spriegel
Annual Meeting: Detroit, MI

  • First Fellows dinner at the Academy of Management's Annual Meeting.
  • Membership grows to 110 members.

1955
President: Ronald B. Shuman
Annual Meeting: New York, NY

  • The revenue more than doubles in two years to $1,872.70.

1957
President: Alvin M. Brown
Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA

  • Midwest Academy of Management (Midwest Regional Division) formed.
  • First edition of the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) published.

1958
President: Billy E. Goetz
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL

  • Southwest Academy of Management (Southwest Regional Division) formed.

1959
President: Merten J. Mandeville
Annual Meeting: Washington, DC

  • First Academy of Management Board of Governors elected.

1960
President: Joseph W. Towle
Annual Meeting: St. Louis, MO

  • Western Academy of Management (Western Regional Division) formed.
  • Academy of Management has 387 members.
  • Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) subscriptions are $4.00.
  • Membership dues are $7.00.

1961
President: George R. Terry
Annual Meeting: New York, NY

  • Academy of Management revenue grows to $6,134.11.
  • There are 45 job openings and 35 job applicants for Placement at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

1962
President: Harold F. Smiddy
Annual Meeting: Pittsburgh, PA

  • Southern Management Association (Southern Regional Division) formed.
  • Academy of Management publishes the first book: Current Readings and Emerging Concepts: Readings from the Academy of Management Journal edited by Joseph F. Towle
  • Academy of Management Book Awards program initiated.

1963
President: Harold D. Koontz
Annual Meeting: Boston, MA  

  • Academy of Management begins affiliation with Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Fraternity (founded in 1928).
  • Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) goes to four issues a year.

1964
President: Keith Davis
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL

  • Eastern Academy of Management (Eastern Regional Division) formed.

1965
President: Dalton E. McFarland
Annual Meeting: New York, NY

  • Foundation for Administrative Research created.
  • Membership increases to 800 members.
  • Membership dues are $50.00.

1966
President: Preston P. Le Breton
Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA

  • Academy of Management revenue reaches $18,347.29.

1968
President: Ernest Dale
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL

  • Decision made to hold the subsequent meetings in the month of August (previous year the Annual Meeting was held in December).

1969
President: Paul J. Gordon
Annual Meeting: Cincinnati, OH

  • First Annual Meeting to have "mini-workshops" centered around topics of interest to the Academy of Management members.
  • Creation of seven ad hoc committees to generate professional interest subgroups within the Academy of Management.

1970
President: Joseph A. Litterer
Annual Meeting: San Diego, CA

  • Membership tops 1,200 members.

1971
President: William G. Wolf
Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA

  • Nine professional divisions formed:
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Management History
  • Managerial Consultation
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Organization and Management Theory
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Social Issues in Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Health Care Administration interest groups formed.
  • First issue of the Academy of Management Newsletter published.
  • Membership reaches 1,400 members, including 70 international members from 16 different countries.
  • Annual Meeting has 550 attendees.

1972
President: George A. Steiner
Annual Meeting: Minneapolis, MN

  • Formal Site Selection Committee established.

1974
President: Lyman W. Porter
Annual Meeting: Seattle, WA

  • Organizational Communication and Information Systems division formed.

1975
President: Herbert G. Hicks
Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA

  • Public Sector interest group formed.

1976
President: Stanley C. Vance
Annual Meeting: Kansas City, KS

  • First publication of the Academy of Management Review (AMR).
  • Health Care Administration interest group receives division status.

1978
President: John B. Miner
Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA

  • Public Sector interest group receives division status.
  • The Academy of Management archives moved from Florida Atlantic University to Cornell University.

1979
President: Rosemary Pledger
Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA

  • Careers division formed.
  • First female president elected.

1980
President: William F. Glueck
Annual Meeting: Detroit, MI

  • Membership surpasses 4,800 members.
  • Academy of Management annual revenue is $275,000.00.
  • National offices of the Academy of Management are located at Mississippi State University, Mississippi.

1982
President: Max S. Wortman, Jr.
Annual Meeting: New York, NY

  • Academy of Management Bylaws adopted.

1983
President: Robert B. Duncan
Annual Meeting: Dallas, TX

  • Women in Management division formed.
  • George R. Terry Book Award established.
  • Irwin Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management established.

1985
President: Kathryn M. Bartol
Annual Meeting: San Diego, CA

  • The Academy of Management Membership reaches 6,422 members.
  • The Research Methods interest group formed.

1986
President: Fred Luthans
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL

  • Conflict Management interest group formed.
  • Entrepreneurship interest group receives division status.
  • Academy of Management celebrates fiftieth anniversary with the "Centennial of Management".

1987
President: Richard M. Steers
Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA

  • First publication of the Academy of Management Executive (AME).
  • Technology and Innovation Management division formed.
  • AMJ Best Paper and AMR Best Paper Awards established.

1988
President: Don Hellriegel
Annual Meeting: Anaheim, CA

  • Research Methods interest group receives division status.
  • Academy of Management receives tax exempt status, classified as 501 (c) (3) organization.

1989
President: Arthur G. Bedeian
Annual Meeting: Washington, DC

  • Academy of Management national office relocates to Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.
  • Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Service Awards established.
  • AME Best Paper Award established.

1990
President: Steven Kerr
Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA

  • Membership surpasses 8,113 members.
  • Academy of Management Code of Ethical Conduct adopted.
  • The Academy of Management Annual Meeting has 3,100 attendees.

1991
President: Janice M. Beyer
Annual Meeting: Miami, FL

  • Conflict Management interest group receives division status.
  • Managerial and Organizational Cognition interest group is formed.
  • The Academy of Management total revenue exceeds 1 million.

1993
President: Donald C. Hambrick
Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA

  • The Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) becomes a bimonthly publication.

1994
President: Greg R. Oldham
Annual Meeting: Dallas, TX

  • Organizations and the Natural Environment interest group is formed.
  • First Academy of Management executive director, Nancy Urbanowicz, hired.
  • The Academy of Management national office moves from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio to Pace University in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

1995
President: Mary Ann Y. Von Glinow
Annual Meeting: Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Academy of Management becomes incorporated.
  • First Annual Meeting to be held outside the United States.
  • The Academy of Management Annual Meeting attendance reaches 4,842.
  • Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award established.

1996
President: Richard T. Mowday
Annual Meeting: Cincinnati, OH

  • Academy of Management enters the electronic age, with the development of the website.

1997
President: Michael A. Hitt
Annual Meeting: Boston, MA

  • Signed Affiliation Agreements with the Fellows of the Academy, Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Fraternity, Eastern Academy of Management, Midwest Academy of Management, Southwest Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management, and with the Southern Management Association.

1998
President: William H. Starbuck
Annual Meeting: San Diego, CA

  • Women in Management division name changed to Gender and Diversity in Organizations division.
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding with Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC).
  • Revenue surpasses 2 million.

1999
President: Anne S. Huff
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL

  • Managerial and Organizational Cognition interest group receives division status.
  • William H. Newman Best Dissertation Award established.

2000
President: David A. Whetten
Annual Meeting: Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding with Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
  • Signed Affiliation Agreement with the Asia Academy of Management.
  • Mentoring Award established.
  • Membership soars to 11,520 members.
  • The Annual Meeting has 5,560 attendees.

2001
President: Andrew H. Van de Ven
Annual Meeting: Washington, DC

  • Management Spirituality and Religion interest group is formed.
  • The Statement of Strategic Direction adopted by the Board of Governors.
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding with European Academy of Management (EURAM).
  • Signed Affiliation Agreement with the Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM).
  • Academy of Management electronic intranet, InfoNET, is created.
  • The Academy of Management revenue exceeds 3 million.

2002
President: Jean M. Bartunek
Annual Meeting: Denver, CO

  • Critical Management Studies interest group is formed.
  • First publication of the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE).
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding with the British Academy of Management and the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).
  • Academy of Management website redesigned, offering extensive online services to the members.

2003
President: Jone L. Pearce
Annual Meeting: Seattle, WA

  • Memoranda of Understanding signed with the Brazilian Academy of Management (ANPAD) and ACACIA, the Mexican Academy of Management.
  • Membership climbs to 13,563 members at the close of December.

2004
President: Rosalie L. Tung
Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA

  • Membership surpasses 14,000 members in April.
  • The Academy of Management net assets exceed 5 million.

2005
President: Denise M. Rousseau
Annual Meeting: Honolulu, HI

  • The Academy of Management holds its first Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii with more than 7,200 in attendance.
  • Hurricane Katrina strikes AMR office at Tulane University. Full recovery of operations takes six months.
  • Academy launches centralized manuscript management system.

2006
President: Thomas G. Cummings
Annual Meeting: Atlanta, GA

  • AME is discontinued and replaced by AMP, Academy of Management Perspectives.

2007
President: Ken G. Smith
Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA

  • Academy of Management Annals launches Volume 1 at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA., under the editorship of Jim Walsh and Art Brief.
  • Organizations and the Natural Environment interest group receives division status.

2008
President: Thomas W. (Tom) Lee
Annual Meeting: Anaheim, CA

  • Critical Management Studies interest group receives division status.
  • The Academy of Management Annual Meeting has 9,527 attendees. 

2009
President: Angelo DeNisi
Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL

  • Academy of Management launches AOM Connect, a members' only social networking platform including areas for file sharing, networking and groups. 

2010
President: James P. Walsh
Annual Meeting: Montreal, QC, Canada

  • Academy of Management introduces the Strategic Plan including updated Vision and Mission statements and 4 key areas of Strategic Intent.
  • Signed Affiliation Agreement with the Indian Academy of Management.
  • Strategizing Activities and Practice interest group formed. 

2011
President: Susan E. Jackson
Annual Meeting: San Antonio, TX

  • President Jackson urges members to make the Strategic Plan their own and move it to action through Strategic Doing. 
  • Academy of Management holds its first Africa Faculty Development Workshop in Ghana.
  • Membership surpasses 19,528 members in July.

2012
President: Anne S. Tsui
Annual Meeting: Boston, MA

  • Academy of Management holds its second Africa Faculty Development Workshop in Rwanda.
  • Academy of Management launches a new website, AOM.org.
  • The Academy of Management Annual Meeting attendance reaches 11,231.

2013
President: Ming-Jer Chen
Annual Meeting: Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL

  • Academy of Management holds its first conference outside of North America (AOM Africa Conference, January 7-10, 2013).
  • Academy of Management launches a conference focused on teaching and learning in conjunction with the Annual Meeting (TLC@AOM). 

2014
President: R. Duane Ireland
Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA

  • Academy of Management Teaching & Learning Conference (TLC@AOM year 2 pilot program) is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, August 3, 2014.

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