Bringing the Presidents Back: Content and Discourse of Academy of Management Presidential Addresses

Toyoko Sato

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This paper examines the annual addresses of Academy of Management Presidents since 1957 in regard to their approaches to caring and the culture of care in the professional association. In particular, I investigated three areas: 1) How is culture of care addressed in the AOM annual presidential addresses? 2) How does culture of care resonate between the AOM President addresses and the Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group? and 3) What underlines the presidential discourse? The research combines content analysis and historical discourse analysis. All available annual addresses were examined; there are 41 in numbers. My inquiry intends to recover past president discourse through study of stated commitments and discourses for academy members and the surrounding society. The Academy Presidential addresses reflect a discourse of aspirational engagement, with this study documenting that fact and looking into the texts to illuminate Academy concerns over time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
EditorsSonia Taneja
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationBriarcliff Manor, NY
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication date2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021: Bringing the Manager Back in Management - Online, Virtual, Online
Duration: 29 Jul 20214 Aug 2021
Conference number: 81


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Internet address
SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings

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