In 2006, the Academy of Management will hold its 66th annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. We once again invite management scholars from around the globe to convene, consort and attend. Like every Academy meeting, there will be excellent conversation, good friends and, of course, good cheer. Simultaneously, we gather to celebrate what we do best, namely, advancing management research while solving real-world problems.
This year’s theme, Knowledge, Action and The Public Concern, explores the linkages among organizational knowledge, managerial action and the major issues that face people in the global and knowledge economy.
First, we want to push the bounds of our current theories and research.
Second, we want to highlight the concrete action-implications from our evidence-based knowledge.
Third and perhaps most important, we want to focus our evidence-based and actionable knowledge on the great questions of the day.
At the 2006 AOM meetings in Atlanta, please join your friends and colleagues from around the world and engage in the discussion involving the interplay of Knowledge, Action and the Public Concern. In the words of the world famous, Professor Albus Dumbledore, “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we really are ….”