Josef Wieland, director of the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ and researcher Dominik Fischer presented their ongoing research on Collaborative Leadership for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Implications for Developed and Developing Economies at a conference by the Academy of Management (AOM), that was hosted by the IEDC-Bled School of Management in Bled, Slovenia. It was a joint presentation together with their collaborators from the University of Pretoria's Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership, Derick de Jongh and post-doctoral fellow Yolande Steenkamp as well as Gary Kendall (chief sustainability specialist at Nedbank, a South-African bank).
The joint research project focusses on how public and private organisations are cooperating on a national and international basis in order to tackle questions of climate change, poverty, inequalities and the protection of the planet. The project‘s main focus is the qualitative research on multi-sector partnerships undertaken in the interest of SDGs through a comparative analysis of partnerships that exist in South Africa and Germany.
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Roots of the Academy of Management (AOM) can be traced back to November 1936 when Professor Charles L. Jamison of the University of Michigan and William N. Mitchell of the University of Chicago were communicating by mail with several management teachers in order to invite them to a meeting. The first meeting took place at the Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago where they discussed the forming of an institution of educators to give the philosophy of management a new impetus. All professors present at the meeting agreed to call the new institution “The Acadademy of Management”. Whilst during World War II no meetings were held work commenced in 1947 again. In 2016 AOM moved to it’s new head quarters in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
The AOM publishes various academic journals, runs conferences, and provides forums for management professors as well as managers to communicate research and new ideas.