Goal 2: Providing Indispensable Value

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AOM is providing indispensable value to a diverse membership characterized by extensive professional services, vibrant volunteerism, interactive communities, and reimagined governance.

What does that mean for our volunteers and member communities?

While every year seems to present its own unique challenges to people around the world, the Academy's global community continues to inspire and guide AOM's forward-momentum to continue delivering the vision of connecting members to one another through scholarship and teaching about management and organization. Thanks to our dynamic member community, we were able to continually achieve our goals and try new things in 2022. 

AOM’s Board of Governors focused on exploring those aspects of Academy membership that our global members value including how we can better serve members at each stage of their professional lifecycle. While membership continues to rebound from the pandemic, our focus turns to reinforcing the foundations of the member experience by empowering members to realize the full value of year-round opportunities afforded to them by AOM, and to effectively leverage their member benefits. 


Our worldwide members are professors and PhD students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application.

Founded in 1936, our global community reached 20,000 members for the first time during 2022.

Division and Interest Groups

Members benefit from involvement in the Academy’s 26 Divisions and Interest Groups (DIGs). Divisions and Interest Groups provide disciplinary “home bases” where members connect and collaborate around specific management domains. These active communities offer a broad range of services tailored to members with interests in a specific management discipline.

In 2022, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Division formally transitioned its name from the Gender & Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division following a member vote approving the change and the AOM Board of Governor’s confirmation. 

Division & Interest Group Reviews

Every five years, the Academy’s Divisions and Interest Groups are reviewed by a group of DIG leaders and members of the Board serving on the Division and Interest Group Relations Committee. In 2022, the following five divisions were reviewed. Click on each division for their 5-Year Review Reports.

Entrepreneurship (ENT)

Health Care Management (HCM)
Health Care Management Division_HCM

Management Consulting (MC)

Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE)

Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

DIG & AOM Board Leadership Strategy 

Back together in person in Seattle, Division and Interest Group leaders and members of the Board of Governors held their annual DIG & BOG Leadership Strategy Exchange on 4 August 2022 --- a collaborative opportunity to provide information on AOM’s strategy, learn from each other, and ask meaningful questions about AOM’s value proposition.

Key highlights included:

  • Taking stock of our changed environment for the field and the profession, as well as looking at the organization’s needs holistically, beyond any one structure.
  • Providing greater insight to the Academy’s finances and the Board Executive Committee’s goals as financial stewards for operational sustainability.
  • Offering awareness on changes going forward to the DIG review structure, notably a refined and simplified strategic planning and report format, starting with the cohort developing DIG reviews for 2023 submission.
  • Acknowledging and thanking all DIG volunteers, especially those rotating out of the Chair position.
  • Table breakout discussions around:
    • AOM’s value proposition
    • Examples of successful best practices on how the pandemic changed Division and Interest Groups approaches
    • Examining how the needs of the organization and AOM’s value proposition guide DIG strategy for the future
    • Exploring opportunities for strategic DIG planning going forward

Career Services

In 2022, AOM members participated in the 2022 Annual Meeting Career Fair.  Recruiters had the option to connect with job seekers on-site, online, or both during the Annual Meeting. The Career Services' Committee brought back two trademark sessions entitled the ‘Ins & Outs’ of the Job Market followed by its on-site Saturday PDW “Beyond the Handshake: New Norms of the Job Market from a Dean’s Perspective”. The early session focused on sharing job market insights with recruiters who were then given time to meet job seekers prior to their session which followed. While both sessions were well received, the job seeker session focusing more on the do’s and don’ts saw over 100 participants engage in these discussions. Career Coaching continues year-round engagement with the Career Services Coaching team holding numerous coaching sessions both on-site and virtually.

2022 saw 1157 official job openings posted by 440 unique employers and ad agencies which is a 28% increase from 2021. Although we have an average of 1400 active job seekers month after month, traffic to the site averages 11,046 monthly visitors who have submitted 7,405 applications with 1,004 average views per job.

Career Center at the Annual Meeting

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