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  • AOM 2017 Theme: At the Interface

    77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

    THEME: At the Interface 

    2017 Theme

    At the Interface

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    Interface:  A common boundary or interconnection between systems, concepts or human beings (Random House Dictionary, 2016)

    That definition highlights the dual nature of interfaces. Interfaces establish boundaries that differentiate and separate; they mark a space where insiders can jointly define an organization’s mission, develop an organizational identity, and participate in organizational activities. But interfaces also develop connections that facilitate communication, negotiation, and exchange across organizational boundaries.

    Interfaces are increasingly relevant to today’s organizations, as information, people, and other resources cross organizational boundaries at unprecedented rates.  An employee conversation held around the company water cooler today is likely to appear on social media tomorrow.  In the “gig economy,” people may work as employees for only a few short weeks or a handful of quick shifts, moving from one organization to another without fully integrating into any of them.  And even when people are in traditional employment relationships with a single organization, mobile phones and Internet capabilities let them psychologically cross the organizational boundary dozens of times a day.  As traffic at the interface intensifies, how do we distinguish between insiders and outsiders, and identify who has a legitimate stake in [more...]

  • Research: Who’s Lobbying Congress on Climate ChangeOctober 19, 2016 - Harvard Business Review

    To many, political lobbying is seen as a way to advance special interests at the expense of the greater good. So when it comes to lobbying on climate change, the prevailing public view is that most firms lobby against climate regulations — such as [more...]

  • Want to Inspire Employees? Share Their Peers' SuccessesOctober 18, 2016 - Business News Daily

     Employers tell these tales in an effort to get new employees onboard with their company values and culture. However, a study recently published in the Academy of Management Journalrevealed that newcomers who are exposed to inspirational stories of [more...]

  • Build Relationships with Employees to Defeat Biased PerceptionsSeptember 18, 2016 - Business News Daily

    Treating employees with dignity and respect has different results for bosses of different races and ethnicities, new research finds.When white managers treat workers respectfully, those employees tend to work harder and help others more. However, [more...]

  • “Dirty” and “clean” firms lobby Congress the mostSeptember 9, 2016 - Scientific American

    When lawmakers began a heated debate about climate change legislation in 2008, electric utilities Southern Co. and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spent tens of millions on lobbying efforts.Southern spent $14 million in lobbying related to climate change [more...]

  • Making Corporations MeaningfulSeptember 1, 2016 - The Huffington Post

    Between August 5 and 9 in Anaheim, California, close to 10,000 people from 88 countries gathered to live out a different Disneyland experience. They were not the usual family tourists: this time, Anaheim saw academics, professors and scholars brought [more...]

  • Feeling burnt out at home? It could be all those work e-mails.August 29, 2016 - Boston Globe

    I check my e-mail in the morning before I get out of bed. So does my husband. So does my sister. Americans are connected to work via smartphone for 13.5 hours of every workday, according to a 2012 study, and that number has likely climbed over the last [more...]

  • ANNALS News

    Academy of Management Annals: The highest impact, peer-reviewed management journal!

    Academy of Management Annals is an essential piece of the totality of the AOM portfolio of publications, and we are excited to be able to highlight the unique content which makes Annals the top journal in its field. You will see a number of changes to Annals, effective immediately, with the new edition of Annals for 2017, Volume 11. First, we have streamlined the AOM member online content experience by officially adding Annals to our internal journal content platform. Second, beginning with Volume 11, the Academy of Management will add Annals to the portfolio of our self-published titles, thus bringing to a close our relationship with Annals' previous publisher, Taylor & Francis. Third, we have also redesigned the Annals format—we have brought it into alignment with our other journals with a new cover and paperback binding. And finally, beginning with Volume 11 (2017), Annals will publish two issues per year, the first issue (Volume 11, Issue 1) in January 2017 followed by Volume 11, Issue 2 in August 2017. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come with Annals in the coming year!

    Because of its origins as an invitation-only, once-per-year hardback volume, the question often arises regarding how to count an Annals publication on one's CV. We are often asked whether the articles are book chapters or journal articles, and whether they are peer-reviewed.

    The answer is simple: Annals articles are peer-reviewed journal articles. But many schools and promotion and tenure committees are unaware of this. So spread the word!

    Why the confusion? Volumes 1-8 of Annals were not peer reviewed. Beginning with Volume 9, Annals changed its submission and review process from invited [more...]

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