EAM Statement of Purpose

We are a learning community of college educators dedicated to using our skills, knowledge, and talents to help the world work better through our scholarship and teaching about management and organizations. For us, a learning community is a forum of broad philosophical, social, and practical thought within which knowledge is generated and people are inspired, challenged, and validated at the same time.

As a learning community, we are devoted to members’ professional development and to the advancement of management theory, research, education, and practice. We accomplish our goals and attain our vision through conversations and activities held both throughout the year and at regular domestic and international meetings.

The Eastern Academy of Management (EAM) provides a friendly, informal, and supportive environment, which facilitates contact with one’s peers. We encourage this kind of involvement and welcome the opportunity it provides to overcome the geographical obstacles to frequent interaction in our profession.

As a regional affiliate of the Academy of Management, we have numerous ways for faculty to develop and share their scholarship and teaching of management.

Our international conference is held every other year in June and our domestic conference and annual meeting are held every May at locations in eastern North America. For both, competitive papers, symposia, panels, and professional development opportunities emphasize the pursuit of excellence in scholarly research and teaching in the field of management. We urge you to explore the information on this site about those conferences.

EAM provides a multitude of opportunities for involvement for management educators. Hundreds of members annually participate in these conferences, and we invite you to consider how you might also:

  • Present empirical or theoretical papers, cases, experiential exercises, and innovative ideas;
  • Review manuscripts or serve as a track chair;
  • Chair paper and symposia sessions;
  • Participate in a consortium for junior faculty, doctoral students, or mid- and senior-level faculty;
  • Contribute to the intellectual discussion in paper sessions;
  • Share your own experiential teaching ideas;
  • Participate in The CASE Association conference running concurrent at our domestic conference;
  • Network at one of our many welcoming receptions; and
  • Explore the newest case, text and teaching resources displayed by exhibitors.

EAM members find it easy to build lasting relationships with academic and professional colleagues within and outside the region. The benefits of membership extend beyond the conference and include:

  • Accessing current research in management and management education;
  • Publishing articles in a variety of scholarly journals; and
  • Serving in leadership roles on our Board or on committees to support the organization.