Politics, Governance, and Leadership: What Can We Learn From the Academy of Management's Response to EO13769?

Gerald F. Davis, Michel Anteby, Forrest S. Briscoe, P. Devereaux Jennings, Samina Karim, Aseem Kaul, Sergio Lazzarini, Banu Özkazanç-Pan, Paul Donnelly, Andreas Rasche, Anne S. Tsui, Thomas A. Wright, Todd R. Zenger

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Organization design seeks to balance potentially conflicting objectives while achieving a broader mission. EO13769 created a challenge for the president of the Academy of Management in leading through these conflicts, as President Anita McGahan describes: how to be true to her own moral values while leading an organization with well-established design constraints, and members with diverse opinions. This article shares the perspectives of 12 scholars on the lessons we can learn from Professor McGahan’s leadership of a constraining organization through a challenging time.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)283–290
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Governance
  • Organization design
  • Constitutional democracy
  • Accountability
  • Ethical leadership

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