Academy of Management Conference Open Thread

11 August 2010 at 11:48 am 3 comments

| Peter Klein |

Much of the O&M extended family is heading home from Montréal, site of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. I presented one paper, discussed several more, facilitated a research roundtable, and spoke at a doctoral student consortium. Then there are business meetings, editorial board pow-wows, and planning sessions. Plus the really important stuff: socializing, networking, exchanging gossip, and enjoying good food and drink. It was great to see so many O&M bloggers, former guest bloggers, regular and occasional commentators, lurkers, and secret admirers.

Several sessions dealt with pedagogy, data sharing, research collaboration, and other issues being transformed by the web/wiki/blog/tweet/Facebook revolution. There was even a session on academic blogging featuring some of our friends from That Other Site. Clearly the O&M community is on the cutting edge of organizational research, teaching, and policy.

What did you think of the conference? What were your favorite sessions, papers, discussions, and activities? What could be done to improve future conferences? (Believe it or not, many high-ranking AoM muckety-mucks are regular O&M readers, so now’s your chance to be heard!)

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  • 1. russcoff  |  11 August 2010 at 11:59 am

    I know it is “in vogue” to complain how it is such a huge impersonal and diverse conference that it isn’t worth going.

    Call it a guilty pleasure, then. The conference is long and I am weary. However, it has also rejuvenated my enthusiasm for research on many dimensions in ways that few other conferences can.

    I’m glad its only once a year but I would not pass it up just the same.

  • 2. Hakan Ener  |  12 August 2010 at 1:33 pm

    The conference sessions and social events were so spread out over different venues that I had a hard time finding people I wanted to see (but had not set appointments with). It detracted from the spontaneity and cross-divisional interactions that prior conferences were so good at fostering. Still, for a focused agenda around strategy and organizations the program at the Palais was well worth attending.

  • 3. teppofelin  |  13 August 2010 at 9:36 am

    Great conference, as usual.

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