Academy of Management Conference, SouthWest
Western Academy of Management 2016 Conference
March 9-12, 2016 / Portland, Oregon
Conference Theme: Alternative Mainstreams!
An enduring theme of the Western Academy of Management (WAM) is the acceptance and promotion of different ways of thinking, researching, teaching, and managing our careers. Portland, OR, the location of our 2016 conference, is a city that exemplifies this theme. With the city’s emphasis on green energy, craft beers, and urban forests, Portland has shown that alternatives to a traditional, singular mainstream do not need to remain niches but can grow, thrive, and coexist with the traditional approach. In 2016, a time in which many institutions (including universities) are being challenged by increasingly viable options, we invite everyone to gather in Portland, OR to explore how alternative mainstreams are created and flourish in our lives, in organizations, in management theory, and in our profession.