Boston, Massachusetts, was beautiful and vibrant for the 84th Academy of Management Conference (AOM) this year. This year’s Academy of Management conference theme, Putting the Worker Front and Center, reminds us that global shifts in the geopolitical, environmental, demographic, and technological landscape are introducing unprecedented uncertainty into labor markets and employment relations. This 2023 theme calls for our community to rebalance our attention and pivot towards those at the very core of productive enterprise, namely the workers.
We had a good representation of students from multiple cohorts at the conference, and we managed to find time to sit and chat with each other about life, advocacy, and leadership. It was wonderful seeing our Antiochians involved and participating in the conference. From research papers steep in quantitative methodology to storytelling sessions, Antiochians were present. It is clear that our students and alumni enjoyed AOM in multiple ways. The community created in cohorts and across cohorts was powerfully displayed in how our tribe takes care of each other.
Dr. Lauralynn Jansen received The Dissertation Proposal Award from the Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSRA) affiliation of AOM at the conference. Renee Bradford (Cohort 17) was also elected to be an officer in the Management, Spirituality, and Religion affiliation.
We are very much looking forward to the 2024 conference!