Management Professors Attend Academy of Management Annual Conference


A number of CoB management faculty attended the recent annual meeting of the Academy of Management, held Aug. 9 – 13 in Orlando, Fla.

The Academy of Management (AOM, the Academy), a professional association for scholars of management and organizations, was established in 1936. It publishes several academic journals, organizes conferences, and provides other forums for management professors and managers to communicate research and ideas.

During the meeting, it was announced that the Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) Division will be organizing a scholarly session in Paul Bierly’s honor at next year's annual meeting in Philadelphia in August 2014. It will be organized by Michael Santoro of Lehigh University, who was a friend and colleague of Paul's.  Paul was an officer in the TIM division. The TIM Division also paid tribute to Paul during its meeting.

Several professors presented research at the conference:

Bill Ritchie presented a paper entitled: "Antecedents and Outcomes of Expatriate Culture Adjustment: An Assessment Tool for Nonprofit Managers"

Karen Jansen was invited to speak on academic careers in the Organizational Development and Change division's doctoral consortium.  She also presented a paper entitled "Making Sense of Fit Over Time" in a showcase symposium called "Person-Environment Fit: Unanswered Questions and New Directions."                                                           

Tom Tao attended the Professional Development Workshop (PDW) "From Mobile to Mobility: Technological Change and Innovation in the Global Vehicle Industry," and presented his paper "Alliance Portfolio Strategies in Emerging Markets--The Case of China."

Ali Shahzad presented his paper titled: "Greasing The Squeaky Wheel? Stakeholder-Centric Governance as a Response to Stakeholder Pressure"
at the SIM Divisional Paper Session # 848 - Stakeholder Influence on Firm Performance.  He was also invited to chair a BPS divisional paper session #961 - Managing Stakeholders.

Fariss Mousa was both recruiting and presenting a paper at the academy.  The paper was titled “The Effect of Slack Resources on Innovation: The Moderating Roles of CEO Tenure and Compensation.” His co-author on this paper is JMU Finance Professor Jaideep Chowdhury. The name of the session was Corporate Governance and Innovation.

Laura Leduc and Marshall Pattie presented a workshop entitled “Methods for Incorporating Experiential Learning.” The PDW was a big hit and there was standing room only! Laura also assisted with recruitment and attended the HR division Executive Board meeting (as well as other HR division events that they request she attend as a board member). Marshall presented a paper on ethical leadership.

Matt Rutherford attended the event as a recruiter.

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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