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Academy of Management 2017: a conference and city guide

The 77th annual meeting of the Academy of Management will take place this year from 4 August through 8 August in Atlanta, Georgia. This year, the Academy of Management will convey the theme of “At the Interface”, inviting attendees to reflect on the ways interfaces both separate and connect people and organizations. Hosting more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals, the Academy of Management meeting will be sure to inspire, challenge, and bring about passionate dialogue and exploration. With a wide variety of panels, workshops, and sessions to attend, we’ve highlighted some of the events that we’re excited about:

Friday, 4 August

Social Class Inequality: Research Perspectives and Networking, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM, Hilton Atlanta Galleria 6

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, 6:00-8:00 PM, Hyatt Regency Grand Hall

Master of Management Development Session, 6:00-7:00 PM, Hyatt Regency Kennesaw

Saturday, 5 August

Digital Technologies: A Game Changer for Entrepreneurship?, 9:45-11:15 AM, Hilton Atlanta Room 202

At the Interface: When Managing Projects Meets International Development, 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM, Hyatt Regency Spring

Sites and Contexts of Plural Leadership Workshop, 1:00-2:30 PM, Atlanta Marriott Lobby

Good People, Bad Managers by Samuel A. Culbert Book Signing, 4:00-5:00 PM, OUP Booth #326

Human Relations Reception, 6:00-8:30 PM, Hilton Atlanta Grand Ballroom D

Sunday, 6 August

Interfaces of Individuals, Organizations & Institutions for Creation of Markets & Industries, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Hyatt Regency Embassy Hall

Multiple Perspectives on Open Science Practices Symposium: Myths, Urban Legends, and Realities, 2:00-3:30 PM, Hyatt Regency Techwood

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox Book Launch Reception, 4:00-5:30 PM at the Sway Restaurant, Hyatt Regency

Monday, 7 August

A Dialogue on Governance in Professional Service Firms Symposium, 9:45-11:15 AM, Hilton Atlanta Room 305

Advances in Cultural Entrepreneurship: Looking Back and Moving Forward, 1:15-2:45 PM, Atlanta  Marriott Marquis M303

Leadership at the Interface: Ideologies, Logics and Paradoxes, 4:45-6:15 PM, Atlanta Marriott Marquis Lobby L401

Tuesday, 8 August

Everyone Is Not the Same: Exploring Differential Roles and Relationships in Teams, 8:00-9:30 AM, Hilton Atlanta Galleria 2

Job Design Characteristics and Well-Being, 1:15-2:45 PM, Hilton Atlanta Room 224

President’s Farewell Gathering, 5:00-7:00 PM, Atlanta Marriott Marquis Imperial Ballroom

Whether you’re visiting Atlanta for the first time or returning to the city, there is plenty that the capital of Georgia has to offer. Close to the Academy of Management venues sits Centennial Olympic Park, the perfect location for a breath of fresh air in between events at the meeting. If you’re spending additional time in Atlanta, surrounding the park are tourist features such as the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and the CNN Center. The city also hosts a large assortment of museums and cultural centers, including the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the High Museum of Art, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, as well as the birth place of Martin Luther King, Jr. Finally, no trip would be complete without a sampling of the local cuisine. For a great night out, Ray’s In the City offers upscale seafood and steak as well as live jazz music. For more casual, local fare, check out Gus’s Fried Chicken or Twin Smokers BBQ. Lastly, for some spectacular views of the skyline, visit Nikolai’s Roof for French-Russian cuisine or SkyLounge to unwind after the day.

Don’t forget to come by the OUP booth, #326, throughout the weekend to check out our titles at a special conference discount, online resources, and journals. Follow us on Twitter at @OUPEconomics to stay up to date on Academy of Management 2017. We hope to see you in Atlanta!

Featured image credit: Atlanta Georgia USA City by tpsdave. Public domain via Pixabay.

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