Academy News Archive

March 2020

01 Mar 2020
In this issue: Covid 19, Virtual Career Fair, Organizational Neuroscience.

AOM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


AOM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


As part of the Academy of Management’s mission to build a vibrant and supportive community of scholars, AOM regularly hosts conferences and other events. These meetings are essential opportunities to build connections. However, as a professional association, we are also committed to the health and safety of our members, and we are always vigilant about monitoring the local conditions where these events are held.


COVID-19 is a developing situation and AOM is monitoring it closely. We plan to keep you regularly informed and updated of the status of AOM conferences and other events.


Please note the following:

  • The AOM Specialized Conference Advancing Management Research in Latin America in Mexico City 15-17 April 2020 is CANCELLED. We are thankful to all submitters and registrants for their support and we are immensely grateful to the organizers and our many AOM volunteers who have worked tirelessly to produce this very meaningful conference. It is with a heavy heart that we relay this message but it is now inadvisable and impossible to hold this conference. We hope that one day in the future we might be able to hold a specialized conference in Latin America.

  • Some AOM journal workshops have been postponed. Members are referred to the for further information.

  • Divisions and Interest Groups (DIGS) occasionally hold grassroots conferences in varying locations. For the status on individual DIG conferences, please visit the respective .

  • We are continuing to plan for the AOM Annual Meeting 7-11 August 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. and are now open.

Please and a message from AOM President Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro.



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AOM's first Global Virtual Career Fair was a success!


AOM held its first Global Virtual Career Fair on 26 February. Multiple faculty and administrators from 10 institutions discussed current openings with over 100 candidates via video, audio, and real-time chat over the course of the day.


How did it work? Recruiting teams selected their available timeslots. Candidates were able to ‘jump’ into various chat rooms and interact either publicly or privately with the representatives from the institutions. Recruiters discussed their hiring process and new faculty expectations, while candidates had the opportunity to ask questions. AOM staff was also on hand, hosting a chat room where they answered Career Services questions and provided advice on how to prepare to interview during the Annual Meeting.


Next up – AOM's second Virtual Career Fair in Fall 2020. Stay tuned!




The Academy's 'NEU' Interest Group

The Academy of Management’s Board of Governors recently approved the new Interest Group, “ Organizational Neuroscience” (NEU). Access NEU’s domain statement . Visit the on Connect@AOM to learn more.




See what's happening within your DIGs:




  • Strategic Plan: In 2019, the Academy introduced the Strategic Project Fund, providing AOM’s Divisions and Interest Groups with an experimental opportunity to creatively and meaningfully through strategic project proposals to be implemented in 2020. A list of funded projects can be found !
  • AOM Elections: Beginning in 2020, a revised election schedule is enabling the Academy of Management to coincide with Division and Interest Group Elections. Elections will be held between mid-April and mid-May. Please be sure to look for your invitation to vote for AOM’s future leaders.
  • All-Academy Career Achievement Awards: Have you noticed the leadership of a colleague or peer who is regularly engaged in advancing scholarship to the field of management? AOM invites you to share your recognition for these distinguished individuals and their accomplishments – .
    All Career Achievement Award nominations must be submitted by 11 May 2020.








  • AOM congratulates management gurus Rita Gunther McGrath, Hal Gregersen, Herminia Ibarra, W. Chan Kim and Jeffrey Pfeffer ( all pictured above) for their recognition on .
  • Arizona State University 's research into psychology of the workplace earns top faculty honor.
  • University of Arkansas' supply chain faculty recognized as top researcher in field.
  • Babson Entrepreneurship Professor Emerita Receives Max Wortman USASBE Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship.
  • The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School named of Emory University as its next dean, the first woman and African-American to head the prestigious business school in its 139-year history.
  • Simmons University Names as Ninth President.




























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