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Academy of Management

The Academy of Management, founded in 1936, is the largest professional organization for management scholars and teachers in the world. With nearly 20,000 members in 2016, the Academy has members from 115 different countries, is headquartered in the United States, and is governed by its members. Membership consists mainly 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 established a vision—to inspire and enable a better world through scholarship and teaching related to management and organizations. 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 their ...

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