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December 2019

01 Dec 2019
In this issue: 2019 Year in Review, Annual Meeting in Boston




2019 was yet another exciting year for AOM!


The 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management had a record number of attendees, with over 11,000 members visiting Boston to share their research, network with peers, and experience the theme. Over 500 of those in attendance also took part in the 2019 , and the revamped had a successful run, hosting recruiters from 125 schools, who met with over 700 job candidates onsite.


The brought the Academy to Bled, Slovenia in late October to explore amid Lake Bled's spectacular scenery. A full conference recap is available below.


The AOM journals continued to develop exciting innovations within their dynamic and exciting new platform, while the journal editorial teams hosted many around the globe in over 19 international locations, with many more on tap for 2020. This year AOM expanded the content within , an online magazine for management and business leaders built on AOM journal content.


, an interactive online community platform, is now helping facilitate connections, idea sharing, and collaboration across a growing population of and AOM conference attendees.


The new year promises even more. In April, AOM’s Specialized Conferences will visit Mexico City for the first time to explore the theme , and in August, we’re returning to Vancouver for the .


This spring, AOM will be launching a redesigned website with additional features for members and reintroducing Academy News as a comprehensive, biweekly newsletter. Keep an eye on your inbox, and be sure to follow the for news and information in the coming year.





#AOM2019 in Boston welcomed a record number of attendees and received the highest amount of submissions since 2015's Vancouver conference:

  • 11,195 Registrants
  • 530 TLC@AOM Attendees
  • 9,461 Submissions

Access meeting photos, award winners, videos, and more on our .




The Academy of Management’s Journals were fully engaged with members, authors, and volunteers around the globe in 2019, holding Paper Development Workshops in Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North and South America. This year promises to be just as exciting for prospective authors, with multiple workshops already scheduled for 2020. about these upcoming events!


AOM journal Paper Development Workshops are designed to provide authors with guidance and expertise in the development of their manuscript for potential submission to an Academy journal. The workshops include general presentations about the individual journal by members of that journal's editorial team, as well as roundtable discussions that focus on providing authors with practical and developmental feedback aimed at strengthening and improving their papers.


AOM Paper Development Workshops are open to Academy members and non-members alike.

, our online magazine for management and business leaders built primarily upon AOM journal content, continues to be well-received among journal authors, who recognize its value in promoting their work among practitioners and media. Authors have praised Insights’ value as a teaching resource, offering summaries of journal articles and related that can be used in the classroom setting.


Check out the Top 5 Most-Read Insights Articles in 2019:







To learn more and engage with AOM via . Please contact the with any inquiries.


AOM and the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) have joined forces. AOM's student members now have access to the popular and well-regarded CARMA videos through the new .




The AOM Specialized Conference, took place in Bled, Slovenia from 23-25 October 2019. The conference was hosted by IEDC Bled School of Management, and organized in collaboration with the following AOM Division and Interest Groups: Management Education and Development (MED), Organizational Behavior (OB), Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE), Social Issues in Management (SIM) and Strategic Management (STR).


Scholars, practitioners, and students from 45 countries came together in picturesque Lake Bled for thought -provoking sessions, memorable evening events, and intimate networking opportunities. There were over 190 accepted submissions that comprised over 60 concurrent sessions. The program featured 15 professional development workshops, and 39 unique paper sessions. For the first time, all six Academy Journals were featured at an AOM Specialized Conference. Attendees were given the opportunity to interact with each of the Academy’s journals through highly interactive journal paper development workshops organized by each editorial team. In addition, the conference featured keynote presentations/panels and a moderated debate featuring participants from industry, government, and academia, as well as the most recent former president of Slovenia.


For those that attended, submitted, or volunteered – thank you! Without your hard work the conference wouldn’t have been possible.


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AOM's division and interest groups are busy this time of year. Check in to see what they're offering via newsletters, interviews, and more:






The next AOM Specialized Conference, , will be held in Mexico City, Mexico on 15-17 April 2020. The conference is hosted by IPADE Business School at their campus in the heart of Mexico City and it will be the Academy’s first conference in Latin America.


We received 380 submissions from over 40 countries and expect this conference to be a robust and meaningful experience for all attendees. For the first time, select sessions will be presented in Spanish or Portuguese, with simultaneous translation to English. The will also be well represented in Mexico City. Don’t miss your chance to interact with editors from each of the Academy’s six journals in an intimate setting, with the opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback. The conference overview, which will give you an idea of the activities planned each day, . We hope to see you in Mexico City in April!


Watch your special invitation to attend in , , or .


to receive exclusive updates and news about the Academy’s next Specialized Conference in Mexico.



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