2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Capitalism in Question
Theme for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
August 9-13, 2013, Orlando, Florida
Program Chair: Paul S. Adler
The Academy of Management's vision statement says that we aim
"to inspire and enable a better world through our scholarship and
teaching about management and organizations." The recent economic
and financial crises, austerity, and unemployment, and the
emergence of many economic, social, and environmental protest
movements around the world have put back on the agenda some big
questions about this vision: What kind of economic system would
this better world be built on? Would it be a capitalist one? If so,
what kind of capitalism? If not, what are the alternatives?
Although most of our work does not usually ask such "big"
questions, the assumptions we make about the corresponding answers
deeply influence our research, teaching, and service.