Academy of Management (AOM) and its members hold Ethics in high regard. There are many resources available to provide a foundation of guidance through our code, education, and reference materials on topics within Ethics. Please use these resources and check back for updates.

The Academy Of Management Code Of Ethics contains broad societal aspirations and guidelines for professional activities but also contains ethical standards. The ethical standards of the Code of Ethics are enforceable within the context of Academy of Management activities, such as publishing in Academy journals, participating in placement, or submitting a paper to the annual meeting. The Code applies to Academy officers and members and nonmembers participating in Academy activities.


Please contact the Ethics Ombuds Committee at  For the full roster of all Ethics volunteers, please visit the Leadership Directory.

Statement Of Standards Regarding Sexual Harassment
Intended to help promote understanding and awareness for the Academy’s standards and procedure regarding sexual harassment. “Harassment of any kind obliterates the possibility of creating and sustaining a supportive professional community.”

Practical Application

While we hope each of our members hold themselves to a high level of ethical conduct, sometimes instances arise which need further conversation. Click here for a handy reference on where to turn if you encounter a need to have a matter reviewed or have a question on Ethics. Your first point of contact will most likely be the Ombuds Committee.

  • PROCEDURES AND INQUIRIES: AOM Policies and Procedures for Handling Ethical Complaints.
  • JOURNALS: Many questions of ethical guidelines arise in relation to academic research and publishing. All AOM Journals subscribe to COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which promotes integrity in research and publication.
  • AOM ANNUAL MEETING: Questions occasionally arise regarding standards of conduct pertaining to the Annual Meeting such as: Participation, Original Work and New Work, Attendance and Commitments and Rigorous Scholarship. Further information on these topics can be read here.

Ethics Resources

ETHICS EDUCATION: The Ethics Education Committee (EEC) is charged with engaging members on the topic of ethics and sharing positive professional practice. For more information about Ethics Education, contact the co-Chairs of the Ethics Education Committee, Deborah Mullen and Mark Meaney.

  • For the full roster of all Ethics volunteers, please visit the Leadership Directory.

VIDEO SERIES: An eight part series explores questions in academic research and publishing on the topics of:

The Ethicist Blog

The Ethicist is an Connect@AOM community where AOM members can discuss ethical issues that affect their research, teaching and professional lives. The Ethicist communicates the Academy’s commitment to ethical conduct as a priority of the organization. The purpose of the community is to raise awareness about everyday ethical issues and ethics in the context of the Academy and the profession. The community also provides a location for experts to respond to members’ questions and concerns about ethics. The blog is sponsored by the AOM Ethics Education Committee.

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