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Academy of Management Committees & Task Forces

All AOM committees and task forces operate under the direction of the Board of Governors. They are generally given responsibility for designing and operating an Academy service (such as Placement), making policy recommendations to the Board (a typical task force charge), or implementing Board-approved organizational initiatives (a typical theme committee charge).

There are three types of AOM Committees:

(1)   Board/Governance Committees - Board committees are work groups of the Board, chaired and composed of Board members. These include the Strategic Intent Area Board Liaison Committees.

Two committees of the Board are standing committees mandated by the bylaws. They are:

    • Executive Committee: composed of the five officers, which also serves as the Fiscal Affairs Committee, overseeing budget and other financial matters, and
    • Nominating Committee: develops the slate of candidates for office in each election.

Other governance committees led by members of the Board include: Journals Committee (JC), Ethics Committee (ETH), Committee on Publishing Portfolio (CPP), Specialized Conferences Committee (SCC), and the Division and Interest Group Relations Committee (DIGR).   There are four committees of the Board that retain oversight for the specific areas of strategic intent outlined in the AOM Strategic Plan, including: Board Strategic Intent Committee for Internationalization (BOG-INT), Board Strategic Intent Committee for Professional Impact (BOG-PI), Board Strategic Intent Committee for State of the Profession (BOG-SOP), and Board Strategic Intent Committee for Academy Management (BOG-AM). 

(2)   Theme Committees - Theme committees address core "programmatic themes" that have broad appeal to all Academy members. Whereas the divisions and interest groups provide disciplinary home bases for members with specific scholarly interests, the charge to the theme committees is to improve the proficiency of all Academy members in regard to a core set of professional interests and activities.

There are currently four theme committees: Teaching Theme Committee (TTC), Practice Theme Committee (PTC), Diversity & Inclusion Theme Committee (DITC), and International Theme Committee (ITC).  These committees share a common responsibility to help all members improve their professional competencies through program activities at the annual meeting. 

(3)   Activity Committees - Activity committees are all others that carry out the work of the Academy. They include the Placement Committee, Membership Committee, Ethics Education Committee, Ethics Adjudication Committee, Ethics Ombuds Committee, the Historian and various All-Academy Award Committees (Career Achievement, Newman, Dexter, Journal Best Papers).

Activity committees may serve the purpose of carrying out all major activities of a particular service, as in the case of the Placement Committee, or work on a more limited set of tasks such as receiving and reviewing member nominations for annual awards, as in the case of the various All-Academy Awards Committees. Committee chairs provide periodic status and progress reports to the Board.  

Task forces are typically formed as the result of a Board directive.  They are charged with addressing a specific issue and recommending proposed policy or course of action for the Board to consider.  Task forces are short term appointments and may include non-Board members to address a specific charge.


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