The Academy of Management is a member-driven association governed by a volunteer Board of Governors (the board). In addition, 23 divisions and 3 interest groups, governed by their own elected officers, carry out much of the association's work. The president of AOM appoints committees and task forces to handle new business, undertake projects, and manage specific services such as career services, membership, and the historical archives. Committees, task forces, Journal editors, and the divisions and interest groups maintain connections to the Board of Governors.
AOM’s direction, structure and operation, and the philosophies by which its members carry out their professional responsibilities, are guided by four documents: AOM's Strategic Plan, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics.
The Articles of Incorporation set forth the basis for the AOM’s legal operation and its not-for-profit status.
The Bylaws outline the structure and general parameters within which the AOM operates.
The Code of Ethics describes the professional goals of members and their five major responsibilities to managerial knowledge and practice, to their students and colleagues, and to the world community.
AOM’s Strategic Plan outlines AOM’s mission and direction, in light of growth areas in membership and interest areas, as well as dramatic changes in the field of management research and education. It includes our vision, mission, values, objectives, and strategic direction.
The Academy of Management has produced an Annual Report since 2014 to help provide the basic health and welfare of the association; to share what we do and where we stand on programs, services, and finances; and to report on initiatives in the calendar period (year in review).