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AOM SYMPOSIUM (HYBRID) The Purpose of Business Organizations and Business Schools Revisited

  • 1.  AOM SYMPOSIUM (HYBRID) The Purpose of Business Organizations and Business Schools Revisited

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    AOM SYMPOSIUM (HYBRID) The purpose of business organizations and business schools revisited

    Sunday, Aug 7, 2022, 9:30AM - 11:00AM PT (UTC-7)

    Seattle Convention Center - Room 303



    Henry Mintzberg, McGill University



    Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University     

    (pre-recorded interview:  post and video)


    Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria (former AMR Editor)


    Elaine Hollensbe, University of Cincinnati (former SMJ Editor)


    Phillip Phan, John Hopkins University (former AMP Editor)

    (pre-recorded presentation in the Files tab of the webpage)



    Hector Rocha, IAE Business School

    Michael Pirson, Fordham University


    Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria





    What might be the foundational values of a post-pandemic market system? What might be the purpose of business organizations in a post-pandemic scenario? What would a post- pandemic business school look like? The aim of this Symposium is to explore the answer to these questions and their practical application in a conversation with three former Editors of the Academy of Management journals (Suddaby, Phan, Hollensbe) and two thought thinkers and innovators of management (Mintzberg), capitalism and sustainable development (Sachs, pre-recorded interview).


    This symposium is a continuation of the 2021 Symposium on the same topic, which gathered four influential leaders and innovators:


    • Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab and CEO of Imperative 21


    • Raj Sisodia, co-founder of Conscious Capitalism


    • Charles Wookey, co-founder and CEO of A Blueprint for Better Business, and


    • Gerry George, former Dean of SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business and professor at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.


    We are thankful to the AOM Conference for allowing us to share the full video of the last symposium for you to watch:


    Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!


    Hector, Michael, and Roy