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AOM Scholars On… Teaching Management Best Practices

28 Feb 2023
Higher education at large and its students have experienced massive change and disruption in recent years and have had to adapt through a pandemic and a changing business landscape. How can we best approach the curriculum and pedagogy to prepare them to be our next business leaders?


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6 August at 11:00 EDT (GMT/UTC-4)

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Higher education at large and its students have experienced massive change and disruption in recent years and have had to adapt through a pandemic and a changing business landscape. How can we best approach the curriculum and pedagogy to prepare them to be our next business leaders?

Join AOM Scholars as they share their expertise and research-based insights for a discussion on these topics. 

This panel will provide research-based actionable insights on best practices on teaching management to develop the best future business leaders.  

Specific topics include:

  • Pedological best practices and examples of successes in management education in today’s classroom.
  • Challenges of the increasingly multigenerational workforce and realities facing current graduates.
  • What business schools in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand can learn from one another.
  • The demand for scholar educators to create moral and ethical future scholars and practitioners.
  • How the current social climate impacts management education and how business schools can have an impact.
  • The evolving role of Artificial Intelligence and other technology tools like Chat GPT in teaching management—positives and challenges 

This panel is AOM’s tenth Subject Matter Expert Panel in the “AOM Scholars On…” series that provides actionable, research-based insights to the most pressing issues facing organizations and workers globally. 

Visit AOM's Subject Matter Expert page for additional information and media requests.

Panel Moderator

Todd Bridgman, Victoria University of Wellington

Todd Bridgmanis an associate professor in the School of Management at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research interests lie at the intersection of management history, management education and critical management studies. In particular, he is interested in challenging conventional histories of management that appear in textbooks and writing alternative histories as a way of rethinking how management is taught to students. His most recent books are The Past, Present and Future of Sustainable Management and A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Management Theory, both with Stephen Cummings. His research has won Best Paper prizes in Human Relations (with Stephen Cummings and Kenneth Brown) and Academy of Management Learning & Education (with Stephen Cummings and Colm McLaughlin). Todd is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Management Learning.


Mary Gentile, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Mary Gentile is Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, Senior Advisor at Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, consultant on management education and leadership development, and former Richard M. Waitzer Bicentennial Professor of Ethics at University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Among numerous other awards, Mary was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame (2021); named as one of the “Top Minds 2017” by ComplianceWeek; one of the 2015 “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere; and one of the “Top Thought Leaders in Trust: 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners” by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World, January 2015. She was recently “short-listed” for the Thinkers50 2019 award for “Ideas Into Practice” (having also been short-listed in 2017). Giving Voice To Values also won the Bronze Medal in the 2017 Reimagine Education Ethical Leadership Awards.

Giving Voice to Values, a pioneering business curriculum for values-driven leadership, has been featured in Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly, etc. and presented and/or piloted in over 1,345 business schools and organizations globally. The award winning book is Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right. Mary has authored numerous books and articles and partnered with on online interactive social cohort-based modules.

Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan, RMIT University

Margaret Heffernan is an experienced, innovative, and high-energy leader whose ability to engender trust delivers results particularly for communities with socio-cultural marginalization. She brings a sustained analytical, intellectual understanding of the transitioning needs of diverse first year higher education cohort, and management issues through a women’s health lens in vulnerable communities.


Carol Kulik, University of South Australia

Carol T. Kulik is a Bradley Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of South Australia (UniSA Business) and a senior researcher at UniSA’s Centre for Workplace Excellence.

Carol's research focuses on the effective management of workforce diversity, with a particular emphasis on gender and age. Current projects are investigating strategies for closing the gender pay gap, motivating organizations to become gender equality frontrunners, and empowering employees to negotiate better working arrangements in the next normal.

Her book, Human Resources for the non-HR Manager, makes research on human resource management accessible to line managers with no formal training in human resources. 


Elena Obukhova, McGill University

Elena Obukhova is an Assistant Professor in Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. She is an economic sociologist who focuses on how relationships, gender, politics and other social processes shape market outcomes. Her recent paper has explored gender differences in networking.

One stream of Elena's research investigates the value of social connections in job search. A second stream examines what enables individuals and organizations to act in non-conformist fashion. With Daphne Demetry, she is currently conducting research on entrepreneurial resilience during Covid-19 pandemic. Her work uses a variety of methods, including survey research, simulations, experiments and big data.

Elena is a recipient of Insight Development grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education, and two Fellowships from the Social Science Research Council. She currently serves on editorial boards of Organization Science and Management and Organization Review