Each year, the Academy of Management hosts the largest meeting of management scholars in the world. In August 2019, the Academy hosted its 79th Annual Meeting in Boston, USA. Once again, LSE’s Department of Management scholars and doctoral researchers were in attendance to present and discuss their work.
What is the Annual Meeting?
The Academy of Management (AOM) hosts the largest meeting of management scholars in the world. In August 2019, the Academy hosted its 79th Annual Meeting in Boston, USA. Once again, LSE’s Department of Management scholars and doctoral researchers were in attendance to present and discuss their work.
The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting was “Understanding the Inclusive Organization”. There were 2,200 sessions and activities, involving more than 11,000 top scholars and researchers, representing more than 90 countries worldwide. With the significant volume of scholarly research presented annually at the Academy, there is much to learn, and a vast amount of knowledge shared annually.
LSE faculty and doctoral researchers contributed to 19 unique sessions as published in the Academy Programme. LSE scholars were invited to present their work in 13 of the Academy’s Divisions, highlighting the diversity of research topics, interests and the breadth of contribution of LSE scholars to the Management Sciences. LSE attendees delivered sessions in all available formats including paper sessions, symposiums and doctoral cosortiums
The Annual Meeting provides an invaluable opportunity to connect in person once a year
Karin King, LSE Fellow
A historical moment for LSE
One of the greatest highlights of the conference was the moment when Jackie Coyle-Shapiro, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the LSE, was invited on stage and became the 75th President of the Academy. This is the first time in the history of the Academy that a UK-based academic has been elected to the role.
Professor Coyle-Shapiro began her five-year term in 2016 as Vice President-Elect and Program Chair-Elect, becoming the Academy’s 75th President at this year’s Annual Meeting in Boston.
Underpinning the value of the information presented at the Annual Meeting is the research community network. Several LSE participants readily describe the most memorable sources of learning from each annual conference comes from their opportunities to engage with fellow scholars across the global management sciences community.
The Annual Meeting provides an invaluable opportunity to connect in person once a year, which strengthens the networks’ interaction virtually throughout the balance of the year. Through dialogue and discussion, presentation and review, feedback and ideas sharing, the value of the conference becomes visible.
It’s through the engagement with fellow Academy members in paper presentations, in plenary and symposium sessions, and throughout the conference’s informal networking events, that current research is improved and strengthened, and future research plans are incubated.
Highlights of LSE Management at AOM 2019:
- Atta Addo explored how socially embedded digital ecosystems in India are complex adaptive systems.
- Harry Barkema and Lamees Tanveer, together with Uta Bindl, discussed how proactivity in entrepreneurship can influence life quality
- Jonathan Booth Chaired this year’s Doctoral Consortium for the Gender, Diversity & Organisations Division, a Mid-Stage Doctoral Student Research Development Workshop which is a developmental experience for PhD students who are in the process of developing and writing their dissertation proposals.
- Shoshana Dobrow Riza and Hannah Wiseman presented their Meta-Analysis paper on the topic of Calling in Careers, which won Best Overall Paper Award in the Careers Division.
- Saul Estrin presented his paper with co-authors which found that “strategic engagements open entrepreneurial ventures to learning opportunities through new processes, systems and markets, and thereby to greater growth opportunities.”
- Karin King presented her analysis of the Macro Talent Management System in Canada highlighting the strengths of talent management in Canada as a nation, as evidenced by current outcomes as well as opportunities for continuing competitive advantage in talent management in future for Canadian business, society and individual talent.
- Haiyang Liu, together with co-authors, presented their work entitled: “Does Evening Cyber Leisure “Eat Up” Your Sleep and Work? A Dual-Path Model of Evening Cyber Leisure Practice-oriented Research-oriented”.