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23 December 2020

23 Dec 2020
In this issue: Year in Review



23 December 2020

The Year-end Issue

The year 2020 impacted everyone around the world. The Academy collectively came together in new ways and advanced AOM's driving goals of connecting members with one another while providing indispensable value and service. In this, the final issue of Academy News in 2020, we look back and reflect on the year’s activities while taking a look forward to 2021.


Perhaps the most significant impact was the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our member community to come together for in-person events. In April, it was no longer advisable to hold the much-anticipated Specialized Conference in Mexico City, , and some components of the event were held online. In August, the in-person component of the Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, was transitioned into a virtual event through united efforts from AOM's unflappable volunteer community.


As a community, members strengthened their commitment to scholarship by sharing and research relating to as well as other important topics on Connect@AOM. Career Services successfully transitioned the Career Fair at the Annual Meeting onto a virtual platform, offered enhanced opportunities, and saw a record number of job seekers taking advantage of Career Coaching services. The AOM journals was among the highest attended sessions of the conference, and the Division and Interest Groups embraced the change of venue—to engage scholars and offer news ways to connect with one another.


We invite you to reflect on 2020 with us as you scroll through this issue. Thank you for being a member and for your many contributions and dedication to AOM this year and every year. AOM wishes you a peaceful and restful end of the year and we look forward to the many new things that 2021 will bring to us all.


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Looking ahead to 2021...

  • Virtual Career Fairs. The next Career Fair is slated for 17-18 February, with another to be held close to AOM 2021 in early August.
  • Featured Job Posts. Employers may now increase visibility of career opportunities by highlighting their ad in Academy News.
  • Career Coaching. A Coaching Match system will launch in 2021 in collaboration with the Career Services Committee. This member benefit will feature year-round auto-matching to those seeking a coach with experienced Career Service volunteers.
  • Resources. Career-related resources through the on the website.

If you have any Career Services-related questions, please contact the .

Featured Career Services Job Posts

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Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine that faced members around the world, the Annual Meeting was held virtually for the first time in 2020. The 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2020) took place 6-11 August and more than 7,200 participants registered, representing 88 countries worldwide. Attendees had 400+ synchronous (live) and 1200+ asynchronous (prerecorded) sessions to choose from over the five day conference, with members attending an average of 20 sessions.


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

The Academy's 75th President, Jackie Coyle-Shapiro, addressed members virtually 8 August 2020 and reflected on the ability of membership to create collective change. The 2020 Presidential Address is available for viewing .

The Teaching and Learning Conference was included with conference registration in 2020, and held special relevance this year as many members were preparing to conduct virtual learning sessions of their own. One conference highlight had professional stand-up comedian, Sammy Obeid, a business school graduate and former teacher, demonstrating ways to bring humor into the classroom.

AOM President Jackie Coyle-Shapiro and President-Elect Quinetta Roberson provided closing remarks during a live session as they transitioned AOM leadership. The pair touched on their own experiences, introduced incoming Board Members, and passed the gavel virtually, with Quinetta now serving as the 76th President of the Academy of Management. The full Closing Remarks session is available .

Specialized Conferences Anniversary

A look back at From Startup to Scaleup: Coping with Organizational Challenges in a Volatile Business Environment, 17-19 December 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

This event was hosted by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and Tel Aviv University in collaboration with the following AOM Division and Interest Groups: ENT, IM, OB, OMT, STR, and TIM. Over 350 attendees came together from more than 34 countries for three days of presentations, professional development workshops, and panel discussions. Attendees had the opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture during unique networking opportunities held at the conference hotel and in Old Jaffa.


This AOM Specialized Conference featured research on the organizational challenges of start-up firms and entrepreneurial corporations that seek to grow within and beyond their established markets. Understanding the multifaceted, complex trajectory from start-up to scale-up is not only of relevance to management practitioners, but also an important frontier for management research. The multidisciplinary conference encompassed six research perspectives, codeveloped with AOM Divisions & Interest Groups. This conference was unique given the theme and local setting in Israel, the Start-up Nation, home to the largest number of start-up companies in the world.


View and . for future Specialized Conference announcements.

Preparing for AOM 2021


Your Feedback Matters! Help shape the AOM 2021 program by signing up to review for up to two Divisions or Interest Groups as well as the Teaching and Learning Conference.


The AOM 2021 Submission Center is open through 12 January 2021. Explore the theme and Call for Submissions and submit your proposal to the AOM 2021 Submission Center.

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 Paper Development Workshops:

AMD Virtual PDW

Registration deadline: 7 March 2021


AMLE Virtual PDW

Registration deadline: 22 January 2021

AMR Paper Draft Development Workshop

6-7 January 2022

Cairo, Egypt, German University in Cairo (GUC)

2020 Media Kit

AOM offers year-round opportunities for your organization to stay top-of-mind with our audience online, at our events, and in our journals.


Access the for sponsorship information.


All-Academy Career Achievement Awards

Each year, AOM presents awards to members in recognition of outstanding contributions, professional accomplishments, and distinguished service at the Annual Meeting. 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 via 2021 Career Achievement Awards nominations! .

Connect with your Divisions and Interest Groups

Division and Interest Group Calls for 2021 Submissions

Connect@AOM is the perfect place to share ideas, knowledge, and resources. .

New Member Benefits

2020 saw the introduction of discounted member pricing for recruitment ads placed with AOM Career Services. If you are not receiving your member discount, please contact us at .


AOM 2020

Our virtual Annual Meeting made possible the welcoming of 78 new members from the Nobel International Business School of Ghana.

Our thanks to Professor Hod Anyigba, who reported afterwards that his students were “awed by the volume of good content available.”

Doctoral Student Development Program (DSDP)

The Doctoral Student Development Program (DSDP), a benefit for student members of AOM, has been joined by nearly one-third of those eligible, all of whom now have online access to the comprehensive video library of the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis, or CARMA. It's a valuable member benefit for doctoral students, research assistants, project leaders, manuscript authors, and editors.

If you wish to join DSDP, please .

Are you a renewing member experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19?

Calls for Submission

AMD Special Research Theme:

Submission deadline: 1 August 2021

AMLE Special Issue

Submission deadline: 31 May 2021

AMLE invites proposals for special issues, scheduled for publication in 2024 and 2025.

AMR Special Topic Forum

New Issue of AMP Available

AOM Journal Resources

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