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Vision, Mission, Objectives & Values

Vision: We inspire and enable a better world through our scholarship and teaching about management and organizations.

Mission: To build a vibrant and supportive community of scholars by markedly expanding opportunities to connect and explore ideas.


Our mission is guided by key values:

  • We value high quality research, teaching, and practice in the field of management and organization.
  • We cultivate and advocate ethical behavior in all of aspects of our work.
  • We provide a dynamic and supportive community for all of our members, embracing the full diversity of our backgrounds and experiences.
  • We respect each of our members' voices and seek to amplify their ideas.
  • We build cooperative relationships with other institutions committed to the advancement of scholarship and teaching about management and organization.

Areas of Strategic Intent

  1. Internationalization
  2. Professional Impact
  3. State of the Profession
  4. Academy Management


1. Internationalization

  • Implement series of recommendations from "Welcoming Task Force" report to foster a more welcoming annual meeting for new and international members. Annual Meeting
  • Host a forum for non U.S. affiliate/associate groups to identify trends, issues of common concern and opportunities for collaboration. Partnerships/Kindred Organizations/Collaborations
  • Define internationalization in the AOM in order to monitor participation and increase the involvement of members from different regions. Diversity
  • Begin establishing robust mechanisms for international collaboration (research, teaching, practice, personal career development, etc.) starting with AOM Connect. Membership & Services
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer regarding effective processes for holding collaborative thematic workshops. Data Gathering & Issue Exploration
  • Hold our first non North American conference. Conferences
  • Create and implement mechanisms to monitor and encourage international participation in division and Academy-wide governance. Governance & Organization

2. Professional Impact

  • Produce a plan to invest substantial resources for the purpose of identifying and then beginning to respond to members needs for additional teaching resources. Membership & Services
  • Define "professional impact" and for whom. Data Gathering & Issue Exploration
  • Engage our colleagues and relevant stakeholders in a reflexive consideration and conversation about the meaning of professional impact. We will then engage in a conversation, broadening current operationalizations of impact (beyond articles, citations, media mentions) to include demonstrable effects on organizations and communities. Data Gathering & Issue Exploration
  • Develop at least two new approaches to enhance our professional impact. Research & Practice
  • Create meaningful rewards and recognition program for scholarship that inspires and enables a better world. Membership & Services

3. State of the Profession

  • Establish an AOM diversity committee in order to monitor participation and increase the involvement of members from different backgrounds. Diversity
  • Conduct a thorough analysis on the nature, climate and culture of diversity within the AOM. Diversity
  • Engage in a study about the professional challenges facing members and identify what role the AOM might play in addressing them. Data Gathering & Issue Exploration
  • Produce a report on the status of tenure track and non-tenure track positions and alternatives to attaining tenure as used by (business) schools around the world. Data Gathering & Issue Exploration

 4. Academy Management

  • Produce a white paper that examines an alternative dues structure. Issues to be addressed will include possibly providing some fee-based services (i.e., services that are unbundled from the dues) and offering new types of membership with associated differences in dues and fees. Membership & Services
  • Build a larger portfolio of robust mechanisms to facilitate cross-Division and Interest Group community learning, knowledge transfer, and leadership development. Governance & Organization
  • Conduct initial review of progress in executing the new Strategic Plan, in anticipation of a more thorough 5-year review of performance relative to mission, values and objectives. This initial review will assess whether near-term implementation targets for each Strategic Intent were achieved and assess the feasibility of meeting longer-term targets, and may lead to adjustments in the initial implementation plans. Governance & Organization
  • Evaluate portfolio of AOM publications and make decisions on need for outlets that give voice to different paradigms, approaches, etc. Publishing & Journals

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