Scholarly Works Vetted as UMass Boston Hosts Academy of Management
August 07, 2012
Office of Communications
Scholars in the management field received feedback from colleagues in Boston and around the world Friday, August 3, as the University of Massachusetts Boston’s College of Management hosted the Academy of Management’s paper development workshop.
The Academy of Management (AOM) invited managers, businesses, and scholars to present papers arounnd the theme of “The Informal Economy,” or economic activity that’s not taxed or monitored by any form of government. The goal of the weekend’s activities is to discuss one another’s papers and provide feedback to get the papers ready for publication; although the authors are present at the sessions, someone else presents the paper and another person leads the discussion.
For example, at a session on management in the context of the economic crisis, the authors of the paper “A critical look at business schools: Can we really change them?” suggested that there might be reasons a student might not want to attend a business school in “controversial” countries.
The discussant in the session challenged that recommendation, saying that more information needed to be provided in the report about what would make a country controversial.
”We are pleased to have co-hosted the CMS Paper Development Workshop with the Academy of Management Critical Studies Division and Journal Organization. Our participation of course reflects the outstanding reputation of our faculty amongst the leading scholars on the world stage,” said CM Dean Philip Quaglieri.
The annual meeting wrapped up Tuesday. Other sessions were being held at the Hynes Convention Center, the Marriot Copley, and Westin Copley Place. UMass Boston also hosted a social event celebrating its Organizations & Social Change PhD program, featuring a talk by Chuck Collins, author and scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good.
AOM was established in 1936 to build a supportive community of scholars.
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