SEBA faculty to attend Academy of Management conference

Academy of Management This August Saint Mary’s School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) will be sending faculty members Jyoti Bachani, Michael Hadani, Kim Clark, and Nancy Lam to the 73rd annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Florida. The theme of this year’s conference is “Capitalism in Question.”

Among the SEBA professors presenting, Bachani will be conducting a professional development workshop on writing case studies. Bachani’s workshop will be done alongside colleagues from other universities, and will focus on teaching over 100 junior faculty members how to write publishable cases, and expose them to the peer-review process.

Professor Hadani will be sharing his specialty--the often complicated interaction between corporate firms and government--with Academy members when he presents two papers, "Friends in high places? The impact of firm corporate political activity and business media visibility on obtaining government contracts" and "Social movements and corporate political activity: Corporate/regulatory responses to social activism."

Founded in 1936, the Academy of Management has over 19,000 active members from 112 countries. The conference is one of the largest gatherings of management academics, and will host over 8,000 attendees. Living up to its mission to build a vibrant and supportive community of scholars by expanding opportunities to connect and explore ideas, the Academy’s conference outside of Orlando will provide forums for sharing research, host workshops, and accommodate panel presentations and speakers. The conference will take place August 9-13 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.