Specialized Conferences feature a portfolio of smaller, meaningful, and sustainable new meeting opportunities that complement our historic Annual Meeting.
Several conference models allow members and participants to connect and engage throughout the year, virtually and in varied locations, that are reflective of the geographic dispersion of our international membership. In addition to these conferences, new ideas that reflect the creative energy of our membership are expected to emerge, as the AOM experiments with new program structures, delivery modes, content features, and conference designs, including webinars and virtual conferences.
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Senior Lecturer and Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, ETH Zurich
Member since 2011
"The Specialized Conference Initiative… is a great initiative because it's a smaller-sized conference, which helps to off-set the scale that can be kind of daunting of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting and really give people the opportunity to interact on small-scale, more intimate settings which provides certain benefits that you wouldn't have in large conferences."
Assistant Professor, Tel Aviv University
Member since 2009
"The specialized conference initiative of the Academy of Management is an alternative approach to creating high-quality conferences. What is different about the initiative is that it is targeted at smaller audiences that are more targeted with specific teams. They take place in smaller venues and provides the opportunity for more in-depth, one-on-one meetings and discussions around a specific field or subject area."
Past Specialized Conferences
Advancing Management Research in Latin America
15-17 April 2020 | Location: Mexico City, Mexico | Latin America is a unique and under-explored region in terms of research. It is unique since its countries form part of four different regions: North America, Central America, Caribbean, and South America; and through its rich history, culture, and various socioeconomic and political conditions, provide a relevant setting for management research and its application. This conference also served to foster the development of research from Latin American scholars and institutions.Learn more
Responsible Leadership in Rising Economies
23-25 October 2019 | Location: Bled, Slovenia | The Responsible Leadership in Rising Economies conference explored what “responsible leadership” means in the context of a rapidly changing world, particularly in rising and transforming economies, and how collaboration with businesses, policy makers, NGOs, media, and other stakeholders could best support the development of responsible management and sustainable innovation.Learn more
From Start-up to Scale-up: Coping with Organizational Challenges in a Volatile Business Environment
17-19 December 2018 | Location: Tel Aviv, Israel | Following the recent financial crisis, and against the background of international political and economic turmoil, policy makers and practitioners face the important challenge of revitalizing and stabilizing the volatile economy through effective innovation policies and strategies that incentivize entrepreneurial efforts. This conference provided a unique opportunity for identifying key challenges, discussing implications, and developing suitable strategies.Learn more
Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy
18-20 April 2018 | Location: Surrey, UK | At the Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy Conference, attendees discussed the ways that big data and digital technologies change how we work and the world we live in. Researchers questioned the extent to which modern organizations will require or need to invent new forms of management.Learn more
The Academy of Management's Africa Conference
7-10 January 2013 | Location: Johannesburg, South Africa | This conference provided an opportunity for members from across the globe to explore the unique opportunities and diverse challenges of the continent. Participants gathered to connect and learn about this region through experiential learning journeys, interactive sessions, collaborative workshops, and networking activities.Learn more