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  • AOM 2016 Theme: Making Organizations Meaningful

    76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

    THEME: Making Organizations Meaningful

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    Academy of Management Vice President and Program Chair

    Mary Ann Glynn, Boston College

    Anaheim, California, United States

    August 5 - 9, 2016

    Organizations occupy a central role in the ways we live our lives, for better and for worse.  They enable   us to be more efficient, to access goods and services faster than ever before, and to share information and experiences across the globe. And yet, they are not unproblematic.  Recently, there have been highly publicized corporate scandals, Wall Street corruption, and failures of government to meet the needs of its citizens, with a resulting rise in public distrust and questioning of organizations’ reasons for being.  We often take as given that an organization’s purpose to produce economic value; and, although economic value can often add to social value, sometimes it does not.  This disjuncture raises the question of meaningfulness.

    The meaningfulness of an organization is its expression of purpose, values or worth. [more...]

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  • How companies score when they draft employees from adversariesApril 13, 2016 - Financial Post

    Jason Strudwick’s first game for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Vancouver Canucks – his employer for four National Hockey League seasons – created massive inner angst for the 6-foot-3, 230-pound defenceman.On one of his first shifts, Strudwick [more...]

  • When stars collide: CEOs versus analystsApril 13, 2016 - IR Magazine

    The power of a top analyst eclipses that of a star CEO, study showsLeadership is big business: US companies reportedly spend $14 bn a year to teach it, according to a Bersin by Deliotte study, and there are reams of literature devoted to it. But while [more...]

  • When Star CEOs And Hotshot Analysts Square Off, The Execs Rarely WinApril 13, 2016 - Forbes

    When it comes to well-liked CEOs versus hotshot Wall Street analysts, the latter may have more sway with investors.In a new study in the Academy of Management Journal, researchers found that star analysts have the ability to send a stock spiraling when [more...]

  • Star Analysts Have Big Influence on StocksApril 4, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

    Star CEOs are no match for star analysts.A new study in the Academy of Management Journal found that analysts who rank in about the top sixth of their peers have a big influence on a stock. A downgrade by a top analyst increased negative market reaction [more...]

  • Want to Beat Your Competitors? Take a Hiring Lesson from the NHLMarch 23, 2016 - Business News Daily

    Just as athletes step up their game when playing against their former team, employees are likely to exert the same extra effort when competing against a former employer. That's according to a study set to be published in an upcoming issue of the Academy [more...]

  • Invitation for Nominations - Keith Provan Award

    Keith G. Provan Award for Outstanding Contribution to Empirical Theory


    The Keith G. Provan Award was established in 2015 by the members of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management to posthumously honor the legacy of excellence that Keith brought to the field.

    Throughout his career, Keith contributed high level theory that transformed existing fields and broke open emergent disciplines in management and public administration. The hallmark of Keith's work was undoubtedly his contribution to theory building through empirical investigation. His methods were varied and suited the question at hand, but his work always addressed theory. Additionally, Keith reached into the best available literature to inform his work, not limiting himself to his trained discipline (management) or his adopted one (public administration)—but rather finding insight from an eclectic set of literature and bringing the best knowledge to bear for the problem at hand. Future recipients’  work should embody these same ideals.

    Selection Criteria

    Recipients should be a distinguished contributor to the field of Public Administration. Her/his contribution should:

    - Be interdisciplinary in integrating literature from across perspectives

    - Contribute substantially to both theory and empirical approaches

    - Make a unique and identifiable contribution to knowledge in public administration research

    Nomination and Selection Process

    All nominations should be emailed directly to this year’s chair of the committee, Kim Isett, at: by Friday February 12, 2016.

    Nominations should include a copy of the nominated individuals’ vita and a statement from the nominator. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

    All nominations will be reviewed by the [more...]

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