The Academy of Management (AOM), an international association of scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations, has more than 17,000 members worldwide. More than 6,000 scholars and practitioners attend the annual meeting each August.
Each year since the debut of POS-related sessions in 2002, Center for POS faculty present research, conduct professional development workshops, and host a Gathering of POS Scholars, during which scholars review accomplishments of the previous year and then break into groups of individuals with common research interests to foster networking and the building of research collaborations. Please also see POS at the Academy of Management.
Awards from the Academy of Management
2010 Martin Trailblazer Award from the Organizational & Management Theory Division
Given every two years to “scholars who have taken a leadership role in the field of OMT by opening up new lines of thinking or inquiry. A trailblazer is a boundary-spanner and a conversation starter, someone who extends and builds the OMT community by shepherding new ideas and new scholarship, often in unconventional ways.”
2012 Research Center Impact Award from the Practice Theme Committee
The award recognizes researchers or research centers that have had a major impact on management practice in the real world. The Center for POS was selected as the first winner of the AOM Practice Theme Committee’s Research Center Impact Award for its work in helping to create purpose-driven organizations and uplifting work environments.
Professional Development Workshops at AOM Annual Meetings
Dutton, J., & Golden-Biddle, K. (2012). Teaching to make a difference: Nourishing our students (and ourselves) through using a positive organizational scholarship perspective. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Materials from this PDW are available on the Teaching with a POS Lens page.
Bruch, H., Vogel, B., & Spreitzer, G. (2008). Energy and thriving at work: Exploring the terrain and developing a network of scholars. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
Dutton, J. & Glynn, M. (2007). What “Good” is leadership? New insights from viewing leadership from a POS perspective. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Cameron, K. (2006). Contributions of POS to knowledge and action. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Dutton, J., Akinola, M., Christianson, M., Glynn, M., Gruber, D., Rothman, N., et al. (2006). Learning about resilience: Exploring links to research, teaching, and our professional practice. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Cameron, K. (2005). Uncovering new variables, methods, and mechanisms for positive organizational scholarship. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
Dutton, J., Glynn, M., Spreitzer, G., Cameron, K., Feldman, M., Quinn, R., et al. (2004). RePOSitioning research using a positive organizational scholarship (POS) perspective. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.