The Academy of Management and its members hold Ethics in high regard. There are many resources available to provide a foundation of guidance through our code, education, and reference materials on topics within Ethics.

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Academy of Management Code of Ethics

AOM's Code Of Ethics contains broad societal aspirations and guidelines for professional activities but also contains ethical standards. The ethical standards of the Code of Ethics are enforceable within the context of Academy of Management activities, such as publishing in Academy journals, participating in placement, or submitting a paper to the annual meeting. The Code applies to Academy officers and members and nonmembers participating in Academy activities.

Practical Application

While we hope each of our members hold themselves to a high level of ethical conduct, sometimes instances arise which need further conversation. Click here for a handy reference on where to turn if you encounter a need to have a matter reviewed or have a question on Ethics. Your first point of contact will most likely be the Ombuds Committee.

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    Conference Resources

    Questions occasionally arise regarding standards of conduct pertaining to the Annual Meeting such as: Participation, Original Work and New Work, Attendance and Commitments and Rigorous Scholarship.

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    Ethics Committee Volunteers

    For the full roster of all Ethics volunteers, please visit the Leadership Directory.

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    Ethics Education

    The Ethics Education Committee (EEC) is charged with engaging members on the topic of ethics and sharing positive professional practice. Past resources developed by the committee can be found on The Ethicist, a Connect@AOM community where AOM members can discuss ethical issues that affect their research, teaching and professional lives.

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    Ethics Inquiries and Concerns

    Sometimes ethical instances arise which require further conversation. Your first point of contact will most likely be the Ethics Ombuds Committee, which provides a good first place to start for advice and/or informal resolution.

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    Publishing Ethics Resources

    Many questions of ethical guidelines arise in relation to academic research and publishing. All AOM Journals subscribe to COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which promotes integrity in research and publication.

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    Statement Of Standards Regarding Sexual Harassment

    Intended to help promote understanding and awareness for the Academy’s standards and procedure regarding sexual harassment. “Harassment of any kind obliterates the possibility of creating and sustaining a supportive professional community.”



    Please contact AOM's Ethics Ombuds Committee.

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