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Thank you all for a great MSR showing at AOM 2019!

  • 1.  Thank you all for a great MSR showing at AOM 2019!

    Posted 08-19-2019 11:32
    Edited by Michael Pirson 08-19-2019 11:34

    Dear MSR members,

    Thank you so much for helping make this year's Academy of Management meeting a grand success.  Our Interest Group had a great showing and many fantastic events thanks to the hard work of our PDW Chair, Christopher Laszlo and our Program Chair, Stacie Chappell.  Our pre-program also benefited from a very successful research consortium under the leadership of Tom Culham and the amazing support of the Fetzer Institute with the newly elected Fetzer Fellows (thanks to Judi Neil for establishing that match made in heaven). Our unique MSR Retreat was a great success as well and thanks goes to Stacie Chappell for untiring organizational talent and mojo.  Our events overall were very well attended, vibrancy was high, and the initial feedback has been extremely positive.

    Please know that none of this is possible without all of you.  Thanks to all who presented, chaired sessions, ran our committees, and reviewed for MSR.  And also a very special thanks to our sponsors, especially Lee Robbins and the Fetzer Institute in the person of Xiaoan Li.   Without your support for our interest group's awards and events, we could not have the impact that we do.

    As this year's MSR Division Chair, I felt like I was carried along by an army of supporters including our Executive Committee.  It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the interest group and all of you in my role.  I'm gratified and humbled to work with such great scholars and friends.  Thanks also to Jim Stoner, Katherine Pavlovich and the wonderfully caring Mary Finney for their support.

    We welcome and need your feedback.  So please feel free to reach out to me about your impressions of the meeting so we can continue to serve you and improve.  Our team will certainly be reaching out to many of you as well. Please wish our new Chair, Charles Tackney all the best for his journey in the role of MSR Chair. We will be in good hands!

    Safe travels back home and best wishes for a successful academic year.


    Michael Pirson
    MSR Interest Group Chair 2018-19

    Michael Pirson
    Chair, MSR IG Academy of Management
    Associate Professor, Fordham University,
    New York, NY