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The 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management will be held on August 10-14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  The program theme is Improving Lives.


  • AOM 2018 Theme: Improving Lives

    78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management August 10-14, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois, USA

    2018 Theme

     

    Vice President and Program Chair: Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, London School of Economics
    Theme: Improving Lives 

    Improving Health and Well-being in Society: How Can Organizations Help? | Download PDF  

    The 2018 Theme asks the question: How can organizations contribute to the betterment of society through elevating the health and well-being of those who live in it? What role can organizations play in positively affecting the physical, psychological, social, and financial health of individuals, groups, communities, countries, regions, or global society?
    Organizations are integral to, and have an interdependent relationship with, society. As such, they affect whether societies realize their members’ health (“complete physical, mental and social well-being,” WHO 1946) and overall wellbeing (“being happy, healthy and prosperous,” Merriam-Webster). However, the role of organizations and the responsibility for improving lives is unclear, as is the extent to which their efforts have been successful.

    The Theme will explore such issues as whether (and why) organizations have a responsibility for improving the lives of individuals in society. Do organizations have an obligation to “give back”? Are there benefits for organizations who seek to improve lives as a strategic opportunity? Could—and should—organizations play more of a role in the overall health and well-being of a society? What does it take to achieve a coordinated and sustained effort from organizations to address the grand challenges of improving a [more...]

  • Exhibits and Sponsorship

    ExhibitsThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting offers opportunities for attendees to learn more about and meet industry leading publishers, universities, and service providers. Plan time during your visit to the Annual Meeting to stop by the Exhibit Hall to find can't-miss resources. 

    Looking to Exhibit? Extend your reach through terrific exhibit and sponsorship opportunities! Sales open in early 2016. Please contact exhibits@aom.org to learn more.



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