Western Academy of Management 2018

Western Academy of Management 2018 Conference

March 7-10, 2018 / Salt Lake City, Utah
Theme: Standing the Test of Time! Resilience and Transformation

Conference Theme: Standing the Test of Time! Resilience and Transformation



We live and work in a time of frequent change, diverse crises, globalization, technological innovations, increased diversity, scandals, and political and social unrest.To be able to stand the test of time and be effective, individuals and organizations need to be resilient, undergo transformation, and be catalysts for positive change.These demands raise some important questions:

  • What kinds of individuals and organizations are more likely to be resilient in this environment? Are the traits and capabilities previously associated with resilience still valid or is something new required?
  • What kinds of transformations do individuals and organizations need to undertake to be effective? Is there something new over the horizon that we need to prepare for?
  • What does it mean to be transformative and to make a positive difference in this environment? Are there new implications for understanding character, culture, identity, and for designing effective organizations?

We will address these questions in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. Utah is home to some of the most beautiful national parks, such as Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Zion that have weathered the test of time.

Our 2018 JMI Scholars will be Jane E. Dutton (University of Michigan), and Nandini Rajagopalan (University of Southern California). The submission site will open on September 11th, 2017, and the deadline for submissions is October 2nd, 2017. For further questions, you can contact the Program Chair at Sarah.Kovoor@ucdenver.edu.

We look forward to welcoming all of you in beautiful Salt Lake City for WAM 2018!