ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT,
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Minutes of the 2019 IM Division Business Meeting, Boston, MA, USA
Division Chair Elizabeth Rose welcomed all and presented the agenda for the meeting.
The Division Chair asked to check the 2018 Meeting Minutes, which are in
email, and the financial report.
The Division Chair expressed her appreciation to the EC and especially singled out PDW Chair Katherine Xin, Program Chair Jaeyong Song, Treasurer Malika Richards, and Communications Chair Chei Hwee Chua. She also thanked the IM Division Committee Chairs and other members for their service to the division. These included acknowledgments to Bill Newburry (Dissertation), Grazia Santagelo (Research), Carl Fey (Teaching), Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (PWC Strategy& Eminent Scholar), Aya Chacar (Professional Achievement), Denise Dunlap (Social), Tanvi Kothari (Membership Drive), Luiz Kabbach de Castro (Membership), Mohan Song (Doctoral Student), Ali Taleb (Online Teaching), and Sali Li (Online Research).
She also thanked the members of various committees.
The Division Chair noted that there are several ways to keep in touch with the Division, including Facebook, LinkedIn (for doctoral students), the IM Division webpage, the IM Division Newsletter, and the Connect@AOM. These are all maintained by the Communications Committee: Chei Hwee Chua (Chair), Dennys Eduardo Rossetto (Webmaster), Sahrok Kim (Facebook Group Manager), Everlyne Misati (Communications Officer), Charles Wankel (Connect@AOM), and Rimi Zakaria (Photography Manager).
Division Chair Elizabeth Rose thanked the division sponsors for their significant contributions to the division’s awards.
IM Division Treasurer, Malika Richards, summarized the health of the division, saying membership is solid, but has declined slightly over the last few years. We had 2,337 members as of June 2019, with an allocation of $30,207 available on January 2020 (compared with 2,406/$30,966 in 2018, 2,537/$32,407 in 2017, and 2,635/$29,485 in 2016). She noted that in 2018, the base allocation increased to $4500.
She also reported on continuing and significant contributions to the division in 2019 – with $38,000 pledged from Amorepacific, Strategy&, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Florida International Univ., Georgetown University, George Washington Univ. CIBER, Northeastern Univ., Univ. of South Carolina.
This compares with the 2018 figure of $32,485 received from sponsors Amorepacific, Strategy&, Florida International Univ., Northeastern Univ., China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), George Washington Univ. CIBER, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Univ. of South Carolina.
She thanked the financial contributors, noting that they make a big difference to the quality and extensiveness of our activities, and to our award offerings. Finally, she noted that the IM Division is in good shape, and that we are working to increase our membership.
She provided a financial summary for 2019 compared to prior year – balance forward, $86,851 ($66,741, prior year); division allocation, $30,207 ($32,966, prior year); other revenue received as of July 1st 2019, $17,000 ($33,165, prior year); total expenses, not available for current year ($47,165, prior year); operating funds and endowment as of 01/01, $86,851 for current year ($66,741 for prior year); and, operating funds as of 12/31 is not available for current year ($86,851, prior year). In the end, she indicated that a detailed report is posted at the IM division website.
PDW Chair Katherine Xin thanked all those who contributed to the PDW program. She noted that we had 18 PDWs that had their primary sponsorship from the IM Division, covering research, teaching, and practice. In addition to the IM-sponsored PDWs, another 20 were jointly sponsored (organized by other divisions). She announced that the PDW 2019 program included the Boston Duck Boat Tour.
She recognized PDW drivers, starting with a special thanks to localhost-D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University. She appreciated the organizers of the two well-received consortia–Jesper Edman (Doctoral), Tatiana Kostova (Junior Faculty) – noting that the quality of the panels in each of the consortia was remarkable. And last but not least, she thanked Nandini Lahiri for arranging the Paper Development Workshop, along with Prithwiraj Choudhury for his work with the Meet the Editors session. She expressed her gratitude to everyone who proposed PDW sessions and made submissions.
Program Chair Jaeyong Song reported on the IM Division Program. He thanked all the submitters for helping to make the program a great success. He noted that there were 458 paper and 35 symposia submissions and 496 reviewers from 53 countries, compared to last year’s 418 paper and 29 symposia submissions. He thanked all the reviewers and detailed the program statistics:
The program also included the Thought Leadership Café. Jaeyong Song
thanked Juan Alcacer, Tailan Chi, and Robert Salomon for their contributions.
The winners were Ishva Minefee and Andreea Noemi Kiss.
The winners were Heidi Wechtler, Alexei Koveshnikov, and Colin Idzert Sarkies Lee.
The winners were Juan Bu and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra.
The winners were Valentina Marano, Steve Sauerwald, and Marc Van Essen.
The winners were Deepak K Datta, Dynah A. Basuil, and Ankita Agarwal.
The winner was Thomas Lindner.
The winner was Yilang Feng.
The winners were Irina Orbes, Hang Minh Dang, and Alexander Eapen.
The winner was Caroline Witte.
For William H. Newman Award Nominee, the nominee was Murad Mithani.
For Carolyn Dexter Award, the finalists were Brandon Ofem, Seemantini Madhukar Pathak, Amy Taylor- Bianco, and Ikenna Stanley-Paschal Uzuegbunam.
For Emerald Best International Symposium, Minna Marinova Paunova and Kyle Ehrhardt.
The Program Chair thanked, again, the reviewers. And he noted IM Division 2019 Best Reviewers awards, which come with a certificate and named Anthony Cannizzaro, Bjoern Schmeisser, Cordula Barzantny, Cristina Popescu, David Ahlstrom, Davina E. Vora, Elizabeth L. Rose, Hussain G. Rammal, Hyejun Kim, Ivan Manev, Jesper Edman, Johann Fortwengel, Jun Ho Lee, Jun Yang, Liudmyla Svystunova, Malika Richards, Manfred Fuchs, Markus Pudelko, Masud Chand, Meredith Downes, Michael Nippa, Nandini Lahiri, Nathaniel Lupton, Noman Ahmed Shaheer Siddiqui, Philipp Kern, Randi Lunnan, Raquel García- García, Sachiko Yamao, Tao Han, Tim G. Andrews, Weiqiang Tang, Xie Nina, Yoo Jung Ha, Yulia Muratova, Zhirong Duan as the Best Reviewers for 2019.
The Eminent Scholar Award is sponsored by Strategy&, which is the IM Division’s longest-serving sponsor. The committee consists of Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Chair), Jay Anand, and Art Kleiner.
The 2019 IM Division Strategy& Eminent Scholar was John Cantwell (Rutgers University).
For the next three awards, the committee consists of three past division chairs (Aya Chacar, Jay Anand, and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra).
For the FIU Emerging Scholar, the 2019 award went to Stephanie L. Wang (Indiana University).
The Outstanding Service to the Global Community Award went to Timothy M. Devinney (University of Leeds).
The Amorepacific Outstanding Educator Award went to Julian Birkinshaw (London Business School).
As he was unable to attend the prior year, the 2018 Amorepacific Outstanding Educator Award winner Christopher Bartlett (Harvard Business School) was also present to receive his award.
A Special Recognition was also given to Aya Chacar (Florida International University) for her outstanding contributions to the IM Division of the Academy of Management as a member of the Executive Committee from 2015 to 2019.
The Division Chair then introduced the members of the 2019-2020 Executive Committee: PDW Chair (William Newburry), Division Program Chair (Katherine Xin), Division Chair-Elect (Jaeyong Song), Division Chair (Anu Phene), and Immediate Past Division Chair (Elizabeth Rose). She noted that she looks forward to working with all the EC members in the next year to make the IM division even better.
The Division Chair shared dates and locations of the conferences for the next 8 years, with the 2020 conference to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Division Chair reminded everyone about the social division that night and thanked everyone for a great year. The meeting was then closed.