Pub. date: 2007 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952651 | Print ISBN: 9781412924702 | Online ISBN: 9781412952651| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Academy of Management
Jennifer L. Burnfield
The Academy of Management is the oldest and largest scholarly professional management association in the world. Founded in 1936 by professors Charles L. Jamison and William N. Mitchell, the academy was formed to create and exchange knowledge about the discipline of management. Broadly defined, this diverse field ranges from the study of organizational processes, structures, and behaviors to the examination of environmental, cultural, industrial, and economic factors that affect organizations and their employees. Located at Pace University and the Lubin School of Business in New York, the Academy of Management is a member-driven association led by a 16-member board of governors, elected by voting members of the academy. Committees and task forces are appointed by the president of the academy to carry out services and conduct projects for the association. The Academy of Management has 24 professional divisions and interest groups, and members belong to ...