Academy of Management Conference

Thursday, 15 September 2011  Features

The Australian School of Business had the largest ever representation from any Australian institution at the Academy of Management 2011 conference in San Antonia, Texas.

The Academy of Management conference was held against a backdrop of daunting challenges. The world economic crisis has destroyed vast amounts of wealth and millions of jobs. Business enterprises, governments, and public institutions around the globe have been forced to undertake major restructuring and transformation efforts.

Ming-Jer Chen, the Program Chair, said "At a time of volatility and uncertainty, the world is looking for new sources of growth and alternative business models. China has clearly been one of the drivers of growth over the past two decades. Now the world's leading recipient of foreign direct investment and the largest holder of U.S. Treasury bills, it has progressed from being the world's factory to being an overseas expansionist on a shopping spree. India and Korea have followed similar trajectories: Tata Motors' recent acquisition of Jaguar/Land Rover and Samsung's rise to global dominance, to name only two examples, seem to signal a sea change in the global business arena."

The Academy of Management is a leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organisations. The Academy of Management is the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world. Today, the Academy is the professional home for more than 19537 members from 110 nations.

Associate Professor Julie Cogin, Head of School of Organisation and Management at the Australian School of Business attended the Academy of Management Conference. She says "It was wonderful so many academics and higher degree research students from the Australian School of Business could lead and participate in discussions. The School is producing innovative research that will shape management practices for years to come."

The Australian School of Business had 43 participants present papers at the conference, which was the largest ever representation from any Australian institution.

For further details, contact Julie Cogin on 02 9385 9719 julie.cogin@unsw.edu.au.

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