Academy of Management Board of Governors

The Board of Governors, the primary governing body of the Academy of Management has legal and fiduciary accountability for the association and primary responsibility for direction setting and policy development. The board is comprised of 15 individuals, including the president, president-elect, vice president and program chair, vice president-elect and program chair-elect, past president, and nine elected representatives-at-large. The executive director and secretary-treasurer is an ex officio member of the board.

Current Board of Governors

President: Sharon Alvarez
President-Elect: Peter A. Bamberger
Vice President and Program Chair: Tammy L. Madsen
Vice President-Elect and Program Chair-Elect: Christopher L. Tucci
Past President: Amy Hillman

  • Cynthia E. Devers
  • Peer C. Fiss
  • Lucy L. Gilson
  • Irene Henriques
  • Sabine Hoidn
  • Keld Laursen
  • Abbie J. Shipp
  • Mary Tripsas
  • Ian O. Williamson

Board of Governors Meetings

AOM's Board of Governors meets three times annually, in December, April, and August, just prior to the Annual Meeting. Highlights of recent meetings are available to members, upon request.


Notes on the members of the current AOM Board of Governors


Sharon Alvarez, President

Professor | University of Pittsburgh

Sharon Alvarez is the Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. Professor Alvarez is the Past Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management and was the 2015 Denver Program Chair for the Strategic Management Society as well as Representative at Large for the SMS Entrepreneurship Interest Group.

Alvarez has been a Max Planck Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Entrepreneurship and Economic Systems Research, she has been a visiting professor at Sun-Yet-Sen University in China, the University of Alberta, and the University of Utah. Her current research includes entrepreneurship theory of opportunities, firm, and market emergence. She is associate editor for the Academy of Management Review and past associate editor for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. She has been published in Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, and Human Resource Management Journal.

Alvarez’s paper (with Barney) “Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action” won the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division 2019 Foundational Paper Award as well as the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Best Paper Award; her paper (with Barney) “Forming and Exploiting Opportunities: The Implications of Discovery and Creation Processes for Entrepreneurial and Organizational Research” was the runner-up for the INFORMS award; and her paper (with Barney) “How Entrepreneurs Organize under Conditions of Uncertainty” won the Journal of Management Best Paper Award.


Peter Bamberger, President-Elect & Coordinator of Professional Divisions

Professor | Tel Aviv University

Peter A. Bamberger (PhD Cornell University) is the Simon I. Domberger Chaired Professor and Department Head of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University. As a Senior Research Scholar at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Peter also serves as Research Director for the School's Smithers Institute. His research examines pay communication and compensation strategy, pro-social behavior in organizations, occupational health psychology, and the cognitive implications of discrete workplace events. Author of Human Resource Strategy (Sage, 2000; Routledge, 2014), Mutual Aid and Union Renewal (Cornell Univ. Press, 2001), Retirement and the Hidden Epidemic: The Complex Link Between Aging, Work Disengagement, and Substance Misuse and What to Do About It (Oxford Univ. Press, 2014), and Exposing Pay: How Pay Transparency and Disclosure Impacts Employees, Employers and the Societies in Which We Live (Oxford Univ. Press, forthcoming), Bamberger has published over 100 refereed journal articles in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Applied Psychology.

An elected fellow of SIOP, Peter served as an associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal (2007-2010), founding associate editor and then editor-in-chief of Academy of Management Discoveries (2012-2020), and serves on the editorial board of several other leading journals. His interests outside academia include hiking, skiing, and family (wife, Ellen, and three kids, Zach, Sarah, and Noa).


Tammy L. Madsen, Vice President & Program Chair

Santa Clara University

Tammy L. Madsen (Ph.D., UCLA) is the W. M. Keck Foundation Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, where she also has served as Associate Dean. Before joining SCU, she was an Assistant Professor faculty at Southern Methodist University. Tammy has been actively engaged with the Academy of Management (AOM) for the last 30 years as: Representative-at-Large, Board of Governors (BOG) of the AOM, Chair of the AOM’s Division and Interest Group Relations Committee (AOM), Chair of the AOM’s Task Force – Reimagining the DIG 5-year Review Process, Chair of the AOM’s Strategic Management (STR) Division (5-year leadership role: PDW Chair, Program Chair, Division Chair-Elect, Division Chair, and Outgoing Division Chair), Member of the AOM’s Strategy task force and Strategy committee, Co-Chair of the STR Doctoral Consortium, Judge – STR Emerging Scholar Award, and member of the STR Executive Committee and Research Committee. Tammy’s other leadership roles include Director of the Strategy Research Foundation’s Dissertation Research Grant Program (Strategic Management Society (SMS)), Associate Editor and Special Issue Co-Editor of the Strategic Management Review, Co-Editor of Special Issues for the Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Management Studies, and Executive Committee of College on Organization Science (5 year leadership role, including Organizer of the OS Dissertation Proposal Competition).

Tammy’s research and teaching is at the intersection of strategy, innovation and evolutionary dynamics – specific themes include competitive heterogeneity and temporary advantage, shocks and growth under uncertainty, and co-innovation. Her work has received various awards from the AOM’s Strategic Management Division (Glueck Best Paper Award; Distinguished Paper Awards) and early in her career, she was recognized as an Ascendant Scholar by the Western Academy of Management. Tammy also has received a Best Reviewer Award from Academy of Management Discoveries. At SCU, her teaching, research and service have been recognized with Extraordinary Faculty Awards as well as the University President’s Special Recognition Award.

Tammy began her professional career as a test and evaluation engineer for the weapon control systems on the F14 aircraft and subsequently worked as a design engineer and program manager at Delco Electronics, General Motors. She also holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering (University of California, Santa Barbara) and a MS in Systems Management (University of Southern California). In her downtime, you’ll find her surfing or ocean swimming.


Christopher L. Tucci, Vice President-Elect & Program Chair-Elect

Professor | Imperial College London

Christopher L. Tucci is Professor of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Imperial College Business School, where he directs the Centre for Digital Transformation and is co-Director of I-X, a new campus concept for Imperial College London on AI, data, and digital topics.  Professor Tucci held the Chair in Corporate Strategy and Innovation from 2003-2020 at EPFL and was Dean of the College of Management there from 2013-2018. In 2018, he was Visiting Thought Leader at CEIBS in Shanghai, China.  He received the degrees of Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, MIT; SM (Technology & Policy) from MIT; and BS (Mathematical Sciences), AB (Music), and MS (Computer Science) from Stanford University. He was an industrial computer scientist involved in developing Internet protocols and applying artificial intelligence tools in the 1980s. Professor Tucci teaches courses in Co-Creation in AI, Deep Tech Acceleration, Design Thinking, Digital Strategy, AI Ventures, and Innovation Management. His primary area of interest is in how organizations of all kinds make transitions to new business models, technologies, and organizational forms. He also studies crowdsourcing and digital innovations.  He has published articles in, among others, Academy of Management Review (AMR), SMJ, Management Science, Research Policy, Communications of the ACM, SEJ, Academy of Management Annals, and JPIM.  His article with Allan Afuah, “Crowdsourcing as solution to distant search,” won the Best Paper of 2012, Best Practice Implications Award of 2019, and the Decade Award of 2022 for AMR.  He has served in leadership positions in the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. Full CV is available here.


Amy Hillman, Past President

Arizona State University

Amy Hillman is a Professor of Management and the Charles J. Robel Dean’s Chair of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She received her PhD from Texas A&M University in Strategic Management and Business & Public Policy and was formerly on the faculty of Michigan State University and University of Western Ontario.

She is former editor of Academy of Management Review, former associate editor of Academy of Management Journal, a Fellow of the Academy of Management and in 2018 received the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Educator Award. Her previous service to Academy of Management also includes the editorial boards of AMJ, AMR, and AMLE as well as serving the STR (BPS) division as a member of the executive committee and research committee, co-chairing mid-career and new faculty consortia, and on the SIM best paper committee. She is currently a member of the STR and OMT divisions.

Her research focuses on corporate political strategies, boards of directors, and corporate strategy. Hillman’s corporate experience includes serving as the general manager of a retail and manufacturing clothing business prior to joining academia, consulting for major corporations on corporate strategy and facilitating strategic planning, and advising companies on strategies to influence public policy. She serves as director and chair of the Nominating/Governance committee of Nasdaq traded CDK Global, a member of AMERCO’s independent governance committee, and serves on the non-profit boards of the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the ASU’s Research Park.


Cynthia E. Devers, Representative-at-Large

Full Professor | Virginia Tech

Cynthia Devers is the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Management as a faculty member of the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Devers most recently served as Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor in Business and associate department head in the Department of Management in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. She also has been a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Tulane University, and Michigan State University.

Devers is also an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the University of Oxford and an Executive Committee Member of the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and Texas A&M University focused on increasing women’s economic participation and empowerment.

She previously served as an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Review, and her work has appeared in outlets including Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, and others. In her research, she draws on behavioral and social psychological perspectives to examine the roles formal and informal governance mechanisms, social evaluations, and individual differences play in individual and organizational outcomes.


Peer Fiss, Representative-at-Large

University of Southern California

Peer C. Fiss is the Jill and Frank Fertitta Chair and Professor of Management & Organization and Sociology (by courtesy) at the University of Southern California. His research interests lie primarily in the areas of organization theory, strategy, and methodology, but he has also published in sociology, political science, and information systems. His early work focused the diffusion and adaptation of organizational innovations and how accounts that “frame” and justify such innovations are constructed. More recently, his research has examined how social categorization, including categorization based on race and gender, affects and shapes markets and life outcomes. Peer has also been working for almost two decades on the use of set-analytic methods in the social sciences, and specifically on the use of set-fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). His work has been published in book form and in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Strategic Organization, and the Strategic Management Journal, among others. Peer is a former chair of the OMT Division and has served as Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review and as Senior Editor for Organization Science. At USC he has received multiple teaching and mentoring awards, including the 2020 Marshall PhD Mentoring award. Peer received his PhD jointly in Management & Organization and Sociology from Northwestern University in 2003.


Lucy L. Gilson, Representative-at-Large

Dean | University of New Hampshire

Lucy Gilson (PhD Georgia Tech) is Dean of the Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. She previously was a Professor and the Associate Dean for Faculty & Outreach at the University of Connecticut. She is also the Academic Director of the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, and a Research Fellow at the Universidade Catolica in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2019, the Web of Science named her one of the world’s most highly cited researchers.

Her research examines teams in different organizational settings performing a diverse range of jobs to understand how creativity, empowerment, leadership, and virtual communication influence effectiveness. She has also done work on mentoring and leadership, in particular, the mentoring of women and minorities. Her work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, as well as many other academic journals and edited books.

Gilson has served on the Executive Committee of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, and the Southern Management Association, where she was inducted as a Fellow in 2019. She is the Senior Associate Editor of Group and Organization Management, where she also serves as Editor of the Annual Conceptual Issue and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management. Lucy teaches Managing Organizational Change and Leadership and has been recognized as the teacher of the year on several occasions. She consults with many multinational companies and has worked with several state and national agencies including the Army Research Institute and the Army War College.


Irene Henriques, Representative-at-Large

Professor | York University

Irene Henriques is a Professor of Sustainability and Economics and Schulich Research Excellence Fellow at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, and former Co-Editor of Business & Society. She is an Affiliate Research Scholar for the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation (RICSI). Her research interests span economics, stakeholder management and sustainability.  She is currently involved in a multi-year project studying Indigenous social entrepreneurship.

Irene has published numerous articles in leading economic and management journals including the American Economic Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Journal of Management Studies. Irene has served as Chair of the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management and Chair of the Strategy Division of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. She has also served as Chair of the Joint Public Advisory Committee to the US, Canadian and Mexican Environment Ministers under NAFTA (the Commission for Environmental Cooperation). Outside of academia, Irene is an avid skier and a strong believer that an economic system cannot function without amazing volunteers.


Sabine Hoidn, Representative-at-Large

Associate Lecturer | University of St. Gallen

Sabine Hoidn is Head of Student-Centered Learning Lab at the University of St. Gallen where she also teaches management classes and professional development workshops for faculty worldwide. Her research focuses on management education and higher education, particularly learning organizations, program/curriculum development, learning skills, student-centered learning, teaching, and assessment. She has held visiting scholar positions at universities in the US, UK, and CZ.

Sabine has been involved with the Academy, particularly the MED Division, for nearly 15 years, currently completing her term in the elected leadership track of the MED Division (2017-2022); prior to that, she served two-year terms as MED Membership Chair and MED Research Coordinator respectively. She also currently serves as a member of the AOM-DIGR Committee (2021-22).

She acts as scientific adviser and expert panel member for European and international bodies such as PPMI, ECA, DG-EAC and OECD and as editorial board member of international management and education journals such as JME, MTR, JHRE. She regularly presents at international scientific conferences (e.g., AOM, ECER, ICED), has published in peer-reviewed international journals (e.g., JVET, IJEM, IJIRI, ZfHE) and recently co-edited two books. She also received the MED Division Global Forum Best Symposium Award 2021 for co-organizing a symposium on the future of management education.

Sabine earned her MA in Business Education from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, her PhD in business education from the University of St. Gallen, and the Venia Legendi in educational science, especially higher education at the University of Zurich.


Keld Laursen, Representative-at-Large

Professor | Copenhagen Business School

Keld Laursen is professor of the economics and management of innovation at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is also the head of the Department of Strategy and Innovation at CBS. He received his MSc degree from SPRU at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom (1994) and got his PhD from the University of Aalborg in Denmark in 1998. Laursen was one of the co-editors of the leading journal in innovation research, Research Policy over the period 2014-2018, and he served on the chair track of the Academy of Management's Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Division for 2013-2018. For 2016-2017 he served as the Division’s chair.

Laursen has organized and co-organized a number of international conferences, including several vintages of the DRUID Summer Conference; the US rooted CCC (Consortium for Cooperation and Competition) Annual Colloquium for Doctoral Student Research held at Copenhagen Business School in 2009; and the European-based SEI (Strategy Entrepreneurship & Innovation) Doctoral Consortium in 2012. Laursen's primary area of expertise is in how firms manage innovation. Within this context, he has focused on the organizational aspects of open innovation and the consequences for innovation performance. His research has been published in outlets such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Economic Geography and Research Policy.


Abbie J. Shipp, Representative-at-Large

Texas Christian University

Dr. Abbie J. Shipp is Professor of Management and Chair of the Management and Leadership department in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (faculty page). Prior to joining TCU, she taught at Texas A&M University, as well as the University of North Carolina where she received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior. Abbie’s research focuses on the psychological aspects of temporal issues at work including how individuals think about the past/present/future, trajectories of work experiences over time, how individuals react to change, and how time is spent on work tasks. Her work appears in premier outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. Abbie has co-edited a special issue on “Time Perspective and Organizational Behavior” at Journal of Organizational Behavior, and a two-volume book entitled, Time and Work. In addition to previous work experience at The Boeing Company and TV Guide, she regularly consults and teaches executive education workshops on issues surrounding employee satisfaction and retention, person-environment fit, survey design, and organizational change.


Mary Tripsas, Representative-at-Large

Full Professor | UC Santa Barbara

Mary Tripsas is a Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to joining UCSB in 2021, she served on the faculties of the Wharton School, the Harvard Business School, and Boston College. She received her PhD from the MIT Sloan School, her MBA from the Harvard Business School, and her BS from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Mary's research lies at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy. As such, she has been active in multiple divisions of the Academy: she has served as a TIM representative-at-large (1998-2000), STR representative-at-large (2004-2007), OMT representative-at-large (2004-2007), and as the TIM Division chair on the 5-year track (2012-2017). She was a Senior Editor at Organization Science, and is currently on the editorial boards of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Industry Studies Association.

Her work has been published in a wide range of journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science, and has received multiple awards, including the AOM Entrepreneurship Division Thought Leader Award and the SMJ Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Award. She is also the recipient of the 2022 Academy of Management TIM Distinguished Scholar Award.


Ian O. Williamson, Representative-at-Large

Dean | University of California, Irvine

Ian O. Williamson is the Dean of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. He is the past Pro-Vice Chancellor and the Dean of the Wellington School of Business and Government at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). Professor Williamson has also served on the faculties of the Melbourne Business School (Australia), Rutgers Business School (USA), the Zurich Institute of Business Education (Switzerland), the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (USA) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia). He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).

Williamson is a past recipient of the Management Education and Development Division’s best paper award for his research on high performing teams and the Human Resources Division’s best paper award for his research on the effect of employee mobility on firm performance.  He is a recipient of the AOM Best Practices Mentoring Award for his role as the founding President of the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA).  Williamson received the Human Resources Division’s Ralph Alexander Best Dissertation Award for his research examining the top management team selection decisions. He has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE), Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) and Academy of Management Review (AMR). He has served on the Board of Directors of the AACSB. Williamson was inducted into the Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame for his efforts to enhance diversity in higher education.

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