As part of its core mission, the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance seeks to take a broad and evolving look at how institutions and processes of governance are being (and could be) reimagined, from a diversity of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. We are hence delighted to highlight today's kick off of the 75th Annual Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. AOM's 2015 program chair, Opening Governance Research Network member Professor Anita McGahan, organized the meeting – which will bring together over 10,000 of the AOM's 20,000 active members – around the theme of Opening Governance. From Friday August 7th to Tuesday August 11th, scholars of the AOM will "consider how organizational structure and managerial decision-making are influenced by big data, calls for transparency, and constant demands for improved performance."
The event is divided into four parts:
- Friday and Saturday: Professional Development Workshops offered by 34 divisions and interest groups, and special committees;
- Sunday: All-Academy Theme Program presenting symposia and professional development workshops on theme-related topics;
- Sunday: The second Teaching and Learning Conference, an Academy-wide teaching conference in response to the growing teaching related-needs of AOM members around the globe;
- Monday and Tuesday: Scholarly programs comprised of symposia and paper sessions.
In addition to McGahan's role as program chair, members of the Research Network will take part in a number of sessions during the meeting:
- Erik Johnston will participate in the Opening Governance with a Public Intent: Studying Opening Governance at Multiple Scales on Sunday;
- Karim Lakhani will participate in three sessions: