Membership in the
Academy of Management requires that members uphold the principles of the AOM Code of Ethics and to adhere to its ethical standards and
the accompanying policies and procedures.
Members are advised of this obligation upon joining the Academy of
Management. Violations of the ethical
standards may lead to the imposition of sanctions, including public notice of
violations. These ethical standards can also apply to non-members when
participating in AOM sponsored activities. This is a public notice of a
violation by Professor Andreas Hinterhuber.
As a result of a division’s review process for submissions
to the 2015 Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting, a complaint of a violation
of the Academy’s Ethical Code of Conduct was made against Professor Andreas Hinterhuber.
The complaint was filed with AOM's Ethics
Adjudication Committee (EAC) alleging that
Professor Hinterhuber had submitted a previously published paper for
consideration at the upcoming Annual Meeting. Specifically, the complaint
alleged violation of the following ethical standards:
3.1 AOM members do not make public statements, of
any kind, that are false, deceptive, misleading or fraudulent either because of what they state,
convey or suggest or because of what
they omit, including, but not limited to, false or deceptive statements
concerning other AOM members.
220.127.116.11 AOM members explicitly identify, credit, and reference the author
of any data or material taken verbatim from written work, whether that work is
published, unpublished, or electronically available.
18.104.22.168 AOM members explicitly cite others' work and ideas, including
their own, even if the work or ideas are not quoted verbatim or paraphrase. The
standard applies whether the previous work is published, unpublished or
Upon a thorough review of the provided evidence, the EAC determined that Professor Hinterhuber had violated the Ethical
Standards listed above and notified him that it would impose specific
sanctions. Professor Hinterhuber appealed the EAC decision to the Ethical
Appeals Committee. After its review, the Ethical Appeals Committee modified the
sanctions. The final sanctions include disqualification from participation in
Academy of Management activities (including but not limited to
submission to the conference, participation on the conference program, serving
the Academy or any of its Divisions or Interest Groups in an elected or
appointed role, or submission to any of the Academy of Management journals)
for a period of three (3) years, public notice of the violation through
publication in the AcadeMY News; formal notification to the journal where the
work was previously published, and ethics counseling by the Ombuds
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