15 December 2021

16 Dec 2021
In this issue: 2021 Year-end Review, Most-read Articles of 2021, President's Corner

15 December 2021


15 December 2021

The Year-end Issue


During the past year the AOM global community continued to feel their way through the COVID-19 pandemic, with many around the world gradually returning to campuses and workplaces. AOM focused on its of connecting members with one another while providing indispensable value and service. Our Academy collective effort was evident in the second virtual Annual Meeting's impressive 9,000+ member attendance. In this final issue of Academy News in 2021, we reflect on the year’s activities and look forward to 2022 as we prepare for the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in August, which will offer a combination of on-site, virtual, and hybrid session experiences.


We invite you to scroll through this issue and reflect on 2021 and what's to come. We thank our members for past and present contributions, and their dedication to the Academy. AOM wishes you a peaceful and restful end of the year and we look forward to 2022.

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AOM 2021 Recap


Career Services' Professional Development Workshop hosted a record number of participants who joined our first-ever guest speaker Dr. Olenda Johnson, Naval War College, discussing the topic, "It’s Your Choice", doubling the previous year's participant numbers.


is still seeing year-round engagement. Our Career Services Coaching team held numerous coaching sessions with several still in progress and success stories starting to roll in.


Our Employers

2021 saw 901 official job openings posted by 390 unique employers and ad agencies, up from 620 in 2020. An average of 173 active listings were posted each month. Our job board is always open so !


Our Job Seekers

Since November 2021, daily CVs average nearly 1,500 from highly qualified job seekers from over 53 countries. The Organizational Behavior (OB) category held the highest amount with 438, followed by Management at 407, with Strategy, Entrepreneurship (ENT), and Human Resources (HR) rounding out the top 5.

  • will host both on-site and virtual interviews/informational open houses during the Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington 5-9 August 2022. Stay tuned—more details to come.
  • continues year-round providing an exclusive connection with seasoned AOM members providing guidance throughout your career. today.
  • are now located under a separate tab within the Career Services Job Board to better highlight these unique opportunities and enable additional research growth and potential collaboration.

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Looking Back at AOM 2021


In 2021, the Annual Meeting was held virtually for the second time in the face of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and widespread quarantine for members worldwide. Despite having to spend another year physically apart, the 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management used feedback and innovation to bring members together virtually, with over 9,600 registered participants representing 94 countries. Attendees had a rich program to participate in, with the seven-day conference featuring 1,400+ live sessions and 250+ on-demand sessions.


Visit our website for a , including videos from the conference.

The Academy's 76th President, Quinetta M. Roberson, addressed members virtually on 8 August 2021 to recognize the shared strengths that Academy of Management members collectively enable during this continued environment of disruption. Quinetta entreated AOM members to “recognize and utilize the kaleidoscope of strengths that make us the Academy of Management.” The 2021 Presidential Address is available for viewing .


AOM President Quinetta Roberson and President-Elect Herman Aguinis provided closing remarks during a live session as they transitioned AOM leadership. The pair swapped stories of their experiences attending the Virtual Annual Meeting, introduced incoming Board Members, and passed the gavel virtually, with Herman now serving as the 77th President of the Academy of Management. The full Closing Remarks session is available .

Last chance to review AOM 2021 conference materials!


There are just a few weeks left to take advantage of ! Session recordings and supplemental materials for more than 1,650 sessions are available until 31 December for both members and non-members.


Looking Ahead to AOM 2022


The Academy of Management’s Divisions and Interest Groups, Teaching & Learning Conference Committee (TLC@AOM), Caucus Committee, and All-Academy Theme Committee are and to evaluate conference submissions for the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, our hybrid meeting experience!


The is now available for the AOM 2022 Annual Meeting. Become an engaged, proactive member of your professional community and help shape the future of management and organizational scholarship in today’s world.


AOM 2022 Key Dates

Submission Deadline: 11 January 2022

Review Period: 20 January – 17 February 2022



are designed to provide authors with guidance and expertise in the development of their manuscript for potential submission to an Academy journal.

Join us for these upcoming virtual Paper Development Workshops:

Part 1 - 21 January

Part 2 - 11 March

Special Topic Forum: Theorizing Time in Management and Organizations

Submission deadline 14 January 2022

5 February

, Florida Atlantic University

A hybrid plenary session (in person or via Zoom), hosted by Professor and Associate Dean Siri Terjesen.

Registration required

25 February

, Spain

This idea development workshop (IDW) is geared toward PhD students, junior scholars, and senior scholars who are interested in publishing in AMR.

Registration deadline 4 February

28 February

Transparency and Rigor in Empirical Research

The goal of this workshop is to showcase and discuss best practices in research transparency and share advice and tips on how to approach these issues for paper submissions to AMJ.

Registration deadline 7 February

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President's Corner

Hot off the presses! In the brand-new edition, , Herman Aguinis welcomes a special guest to offer highlights on what to expect from our first-ever Hybrid Annual Meeting.



All-Academy Career Achievement Awards

Each year, the AOM presents awards to members in recognition of outstanding contributions, professional accomplishments, and distinguished service at AOM’s . Have you noticed the leadership of a colleague or peer who is regularly engaged in advancing scholarship to the field of management? Starting in January, AOM invites you to share your recognition for these distinguished individuals and their accomplishments via 2021 Career Achievement Awards nominations! .


Division and Interest Group Nominations

DIG nominations will open February 2022. Divisions and Interest Groups with questions about their 2022 open positions/election slates should contact the .



The 2022 Responsible Research Award sponsored by AOM Fellows

Attention all AOM scholars! The , an affiliate of AOM, enthusiastically supports and sponsors the 2022 Responsible Research in Management Award and invites self-nominations by 31 January 2022. Since its 2018 founding, Responsible Research in Management Award (RRM) has assembled a canon of “responsible research” —72 books and academic articles that have helped to make the world a better place. Although there are incessant calls for research that is relevant to practice, RRM is the only award for socially valuable research whose selection includes affirmation from practicing executives that its findings are actionable. Since 2021, the RRM Awards have been sponsored and selected by members of the Academy of Management Fellows Group which seeks to widely recognize research accomplishments that involve relevance to practical action and as a catalyst for young scholars.


Connect with your Divisions and Interest Groups

Have you noticed!? OCIS is now CTO!

The has formally transitioned its name from Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) Division following a member vote approving the change and the AOM Board of Governor’s subsequent confirmation.


News and Announcements

Division and Interest Group Calls for 2022 Submissions

Podcasts and Videos






Virtual DIG Events







Connect@AOM 2021 Highlights

Throughout the course of 2021, members shared their experience and expertise on Connect@AOM by engaging in over 12,000 discussion threads and sharing more than 2,200 uploaded files and resources across our many communities. Check out some of our most active conversations:


Members in the News


Michele Gelfand


Ivuoma Onyeador


Will Mitchell



Georg Schreyögg


Member Services

  • Do you have left over school funds this year? You can now pay your AOM Membership Dues in advance. for assistance.
  • Is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting your finances? with your Membership Dues.


Calls for Submissions




NEW! AMD Special Issue:



The goal in this Academy of Management Discoveries special issue is to broaden thinking on errors and to build a knowledge resource that is more visible, inspectable, systematic, and influential on organizations. This endeavor is even more relevant in an era of rapid technological innovations, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.


AMLE Special Issues

AMLE is excited to announce a call for reviews on books and resources on three timely topics: supporting mental health and well-being, creating conversations on diversity and inclusion, and resources for the realities of teaching during the pandemic. Contact for more information.


NEW FEATURE FOR AMLE: Alternative Language Abstracts
Visit these articles to see examples!


AMR Special Topic Forums


AMR Origins Interview Series

The editors of AMR have initiated a new outreach effort in the form of author interviews on video, designed to help demystify the process of theory writing, especially for scholars new to the realm of conceptual development. These interviews are now available on YouTube.

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