Taking Stock of SIM: Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management

Published on Sep 1, 2019in Business & Society5.013
· DOI :10.1177/0007650316661306
Sandra Waddock40
Estimated H-index: 40
(BC: Boston College)
This essay articulates two aspects of a changing Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM). First, the essay highlights the ways in which SIM’s central focus has...
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