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James P. Walsh Elected 65th President of the Academy of Management

10/11/2006 --

Scholarly organization has more than 17,000 members in 99 countries.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—James P. Walsh, the Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, has been elected the 65th president of the Academy of Management (AOM), the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world.

The AOM, with 17,000 members in 99 countries, is the world's leading association for scholars who create and disseminate knowledge about management and organizations. Walsh, a member of the AOM's executive committee, begins his term as president in 2009. He is the third U-M faculty member to lead the AOM since its founding in 1936. The others were Charles Jamison, an AOM founder and its first president, who led from 1936 to 1940, and Franklin Moore, who served in 1956.

Walsh, professor of management and organizations and professor of strategy, has been active in the organization for more than 25 years, chairing two AOM divisions and either editing or serving on the boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review and the Annals of the Academy of Management. He was elected a Fellow of the AOM in 2000.

Walsh joined the Ross School in 1991 and teaches in the school's BBA, MBA, Executive Education and PhD programs. He also advises Multidisciplinary Action Projects and teaches in the school's MBA leadership development program. He came to Michigan after spending eight years at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. His research examines questions of corporate governance. Walsh is particularly interested in how well society is served by its business activity.

He earned a doctorate at Northwestern University and holds Master of Arts degrees from both Columbia University and the University of Chicago. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Walsh joined the AOM's executive committee this past August at its annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Ross School colleague Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of management and organizations, began a three-year term on the AOM Board of Governors at the same meeting.

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Mary Jo Frank
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