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Committee Charges

Below are descriptions of the Academy's Activity, Theme and Board/Governance Committees.

Diversity & Inclusion Theme Committee (D&ITC)

Theme Committee Charge:

The Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee (D&ITC) is charged with helping to ensure that the Academy fully supports and leverages the scholarly contributions of its diverse members and contributes to their professional development.

The D&ITC:

  • Assists the Board and Division leaders in collecting and analyzing data concerning the professional needs of members from diverse backgrounds
  • In collaboration with the Divisions and other Theme Committees, provides opportunities for positive and appropriate interactions among members from diverse backgrounds
  • Responds to requests from Program Chairs and Journal Editors seeking names of reviewers from diverse backgrounds
  • Responds to requests from AOM leaders for possible nominees to be considered for governance positions
  • Assists in the identification and development of data that can be used to monitor members' experiences vis-à-vis our stated values and promote an inclusive organizational climate
  • Sponsors or co-sponsor PDWs that reflect the Committee's charge
  • Serves as a liaison to AOM Affiliates, to obtain ideas and disseminate best practices
  • Provides input to the Board on Academy-sponsored initiatives related to the domain of the committee
  • Develops proposals for consideration through the AOM Strategic Doing website
  • Recruits new members to build a robust pool of energetic committee members who will contribute to the committee's ability to carry out its charge
 
Composition:
  • Chair (leadership progression, year two)
  • PDW chair (appointed by president; leadership progression, year one)
  • Past chair (leadership progression, year three)
  • Metrics chair
  • Communications director
  • Ambassadors at large (three)
 
Term: Governance rotation: three year term.  Leadership progression, one year term for each: PDW chair, chair, and past chair roles.

 

Division and Interest Group Relations Committee (DIGR)

Board/Governance Committee Charge: Policy
  • Advise the Board on all matters pertaining to relations with divisions and interest groups.
  • Maintain all policy documents pertaining to division relations and division leadership guidebooks.
  • Review all applications for interest group formation/implementation against established guidelines.
  • Handle requests for changes from interest group to division status and all domain and name change requests.
  • Make recommendations to the Board on the above.

Division Reviews

  • Receive and review three and five-year assessment reports for divisions and interest groups under review. Evaluate reports and make recommendations to the Board for renewal of division/interest group status.
 
Composition:
  • Chair (Board member), appointed by president
  • Understudy (Board member), appointed by president
  • Six committee members: Three Board members and three representatives from divisions recently reviewed.
  • Representatives rotate, with each division being represented on the committee for a one-year term before any division can have a second one-year term.
 
Term: Renewable one-year appointment.

Career Achievement Awards Committee (CAA)

Award Committee Charge: Receive nominations for the Distinguished Educator Award, the Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Practitioner-Scholar and the Scholarly Contributions to Management Award and select winners.
Composition:
  • Chair and approximately four committee members.
  • Sometimes chaired by former committee member or a past award winner.
 
Term: One year

Ethics Committee (ETHICS)

Charge:
  • Perpetuate the Academy's Code of Ethical Conduct through education, interpretation, and revision. (The Ethics Committee does not enforce the Academy's Code of Ethical Conduct)
  • Periodically review the code and manage the revision processes
 
Composition:
  • Past president (chair)
  • President (understudy)
  • Additional committee members (Board and non-Board) may be appointed by the chair, in consultation with the president.
 
Term: Renewable one-year appointment.

Executive Committee (EC)

Board/Governance Committee Charge:
  • Takes the lead on policy and strategy development.
  • Plans Board meetings and distills issues for Board consideration.
  • Functions as the fiscal affairs committee responsible for the Academy budget.
  • Oversees the Academy's executive director, who reports directly to the president.
 
Composition:
  • President (chair)
  • President-elect (understudy)
  • Vice president and program chair
  • Vice president elect and program chair-elect
  • Past president
 
Term: One year

Historian 

Activity Committee Charge: Oversee the preservation of non-current records of the Academy by serving as liaison to the archivist at Cornell University, where records are stored and professionally managed.
Composition: Volunteer selected for his/her professional expertise as a historian and commitment to the Academy.
Role of chair: Assist members desiring background or historical information pertaining to the Academy and make determinations about materials to be stored in the archives.
Term: Three years. Reappointment by president.

International Theme Committee (ITC)

Theme Committee Charge:
  • Internationalize the Academy as an organization.
  • Help Academy members improve their understanding of the internationalization of business trade and other forms of organizational transactions.
  • Encourage Academy members to become exposed to or provide exposure for organizational scholarship being conducted outside of the U.S.
  • Assist the membership committee in its charge to expand internationally and to integrate international members into the Academy.
  • International Theme Committee is responsible for awarding the Carolyn Dexter Award for the paper which best embodies this charge. Papers are nominated by divisions/interest groups and undergo a separate review process.
 
Composition:
  • Past chair (leadership progression, year five)
  • Chair (leadership progression, year four)
  • Carolyn Dexter Award chair (leadership progression, year three)
  • PDW chair (leadership progression, year two)
  • Emerald Best International Symposium Award chair (appointed by president; leadership progression, year one)
 
Term:
  • Leadership: Five year term.  Each serves for one year and rotates through the positions, with governance rotation beginning with the Emerald Best International Symposium Award chair.
  • Committee members can be changed as needs require.
  • Incoming leadership progression role is nominated by the ITC governance team and approved by the president.
 

Journals Committee 

Board/Governance Committee Charge:
  • Oversee, broadly speaking, journal activities within the Academy, including issues common to all journals or proposed changes in a specific journal's policies and procedures.
  • Advise the Board on strategic and policy matters pertaining to the journals
  • Coordinate the editor nomination process for all journals.
  • Manage the process of selection of new editors.
 
Composition:  
  • Chair (Board member), appointed by the president.
  • Understudy (Board member)
  • (Up to) three additional committee members.
  • Staff liaison
 
Term: Renewable one-year appointment.

Membership Committee

Activity Committee Charge:
  • Identify and recruit new members of all types.
  • Welcome and orient new members at the annual meeting.
  • Represent the interests and concerns of all current members.
  • Help the Academy keep current members.
 
Composition:
  • Chair, appointed by the president.
  • Up to 15 committee members, selected by the chair in consultation with the president.
  • The composition of the membership committee should reflect the overall composition of the Academy membership.
 
Term: Three years

Mentoring Committee (inactive)

Activity Committee Charge: Promote and improve the practice of mentoring throughout the Academy of Management.
Composition: Volunteer members from all divisions and interest groups
Term: Three years

 

Newman Award Committee (William H. Newman Award for Best Dissertation)

Award Committee Charge: Receive award nominations for the best papers based on doctoral dissertations. Select award recipient(s).
Composition:
  • Chair (chair has sometimes been a former committee member or a past award winner).
  • Committee of about four members.
 
Term: One year

 Nominating Committee

Board Committee Charge: Develop the slates of candidates for elections as required by the bylaws.
Composition:
  • Past president, chair
  • President
  • President-elect
  • Vice president and program chair
  • Vice president elect and program chair-elect
 
Term: One year

Placement Committee

Activity Committee Charge:
  • Provide job placement services for Academy members.
  • Placement services are provided electronically via the Academy's website and also provided at annual meetings, where applicants can meet interviewers face-to-face.
  • Encourage Academy members to use the Academy's Placement Services.
 
Composition:
  • Director (appointed by the president)
  • Associate director (appointed by the director, in consultation with the president)
  • Assistant director (appointed by the director, in consultation with the president)
  • Approximately 36 committee members (appointed by the director, in consultation with the president)
 
Term:
  • Director (two years) (In even-numbered years, following the annual meeting, (or as vacancies arise), the director invites applications for the position of assistant director) from within the Placement Committee.
  • Associate director (two years), progresses to director (Progression from assistant to associate director to director is automatic unless concerns are brought to the attention of the Board.)
  • Assistant director (two years), progresses to associate director
  • Committee members serve three-year terms. (The director, on the basis of letters of interest and vitae summaries, makes appointments to the committee. The structure of the Placement Nominating Committee provides a balance between the Board and Placement Service leadership. The incoming and outgoing directors are recommended to serve on the Placement Nominating Committee.)
 

Practice Theme Committee (PTC)

Theme Committee Charge:
  • Encourage the Academy to become exposed to and provide exposure for application-oriented professional development opportunities.
  • Raise the visibility of management practice as an important professional focus within the Academy
  • Coordinate support for the "scholarship of application" activities of Academy members.
  • Assist the membership committee in its charge to expand the presence of practitioners in the Academy and integrate them.
 
Composition:
  • Chair, appointed by the president
  • PDW Chair
  • Approximately five committee members selected by the chair, in consultation with the president
 
Term:
  • Chair serves three years.
  • Committee membership can be changed as needs require.
 

 

Teaching Theme Committee (TTC)

Theme Committee Charge:
  • Encourage the Academy to become exposed to/provide exposure for teaching-oriented professional development opportunities.
  • Raise the visibility of teaching as an important professional activity within the Academy.
  • Coordinate support for the "scholarship of teaching" activities of Academy members with the Management Education and Development Division.
  • Assist the Membership Committee in its charge to increase the number of members from teaching-oriented schools and integrate them into the Academy.
  • Work closely with Academy of Management Learning and Education to coordinate workshops, activities, and publication opportunities.
  • Respond to requests from divisions seeking teaching-oriented nominees for awards and elections
  • Conduct workshops on teaching at conferences of affiliated societies.
  • Conduct surveys of members' professional development needs in this area.
 
Composition:  
  • Chair, appointed by the president
  • PDW Chair
  • Approximately five committee members, selected by the chair, in consultation with the president.
 
Term:
  • Chair serves three years.
  • Committee members can be changed as needs require.
 

Terry Book Award Committee (George R. Terry Book Award)

Award Committee Charge: Receive nominations for the Terry Book Award, given annually to the book published in the previous two years judged as making the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge. Select winners.
Composition:
  • Chair (chair has sometimes been a former committee member or a past award winner).
  • Committee of about four members.
 
Term: One year

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