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The Academy of Management, founded in 1936, is the largest professional organization for management scholars and teachers in the world. With nearly 15,000 members in 2005, the Academy has members from 90 different countries, is headquartered in the United States, and is governed by its members. Membership consists of scholars at colleges, universities, and research institutions, who create and disseminate knowledge about organizations and management, and some practicing managers with scholarly interests from business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

The Academy has a mission to enhance the practice of management through scholarship and also to advance the professional development of its members. It accomplishes these ends through a variety of scholarly means. It holds an annual conference that draws together the world's leading management scholars to share ...

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