Business Schools and Schools of Management around Australia and New Zealand choose to be ANZAM Institutional Members because of the value that ANZAM provides to the Schools, your academic staff and PhD students. We offer a range of activities, events and awards that we cannot support purely on the basis of the personal memberships/Conference fees paid by you and your staff. We rely on our Institutional Members to continue to fund activities such as the activities detailed below. They are not presented in any special order, and we recognize that different Institutional Members will value these benefits differently.
Institutional Members (IM) Meetings
Meetings are held twice a year, usually in June and December. Leading experts address members and provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to development of the Management discipline. We welcome ideas regarding speakers we can invite for your benefit.
Heads of School of Management (HOSOM) Network
Your Head of School can attend the forums held by this group and network with other Heads to discuss key issues related to the management of Management Schools/departments. Running since 2010, the HOSOM Network has proved an excellent forum for Heads.
Early Career Academics (ECAs)
You may have existing support programs within your institution which we augment with:
- An ECA event in conjunction with our annual Conference
- A $2,000 prize for the Best Early Career Researcher
Support for PhD Candidates
Two Doctoral candidate representatives work with our Board to support your students. ANZAM runs a successful Doctoral Workshop at each ANZAM Conference attracting around 70 attendees. These Doctoral events are provided free to student delegates a the annual ANZAM Conference, or at an affordable cost, and funded by the sponsoring institution jointly with ANZAM. We are also planning support for PhD supervisors on improving their skills. Each year we award a prize for the Best Doctoral Dissertation, recognising the importance of our Doctoral candidates.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
ANZAM sponsors the formation of SIGs which may have signiﬁcant beneﬁt to you and are funded in the start-up phase. All SIGs have activities across Australia which includes the Operations SIG annual Symposium in June. The current SIGs are:
- Emotions and Cognition
- Health Management and Organisation
- Indigenous Issues
- Mixed Methods Research
- Operations, Supply Chain & Services Management
Teaching and Learning Development
Institutional Members’ fees support teaching and learning awards and grants promoted by our Education Committee including:
- ANZAM PELT (Promoting Excellence in Learning and Teaching) Grants for projects that ‘aid the development of the teaching of Management in Australia and New Zealand’. Your staff can receive funding of up to $5,000 for projects that will be supportive of Management Education at your own and other universities.
- An annual ANZAM Case Writing Competition to encourage the development of excellent teaching materials within a regional context (available online to members).
- Our major Teaching and Learning award – the ANZAM Innovative Management Educator of the Year.
Journal of Management & Organization
We believe that a journal that presents research from the context of issues in our region is an important part of our Academy. In the long-term we want this journal to be self-sustaining. In the immediate future we do need to fund its development. Currently it is B ranked on the ABDC journals list. Your staff may find JMO an appropriate outlet for their research; equally its focus on context and the local influence of its international editorial board enhance the relevance of the research articles it contains.
Considerable resources go into overviewing and supporting the annual Conference even though the event does generally make a small surplus. The ANZAM Board is working to maintain the ANZAM annual conference as a major regional conference. Our inclusion of “Interactive Papers” supports research publications under development. Our many workshops and symposia provide a focus on issues of real relevance and support career development.
Research and Analysis
In 2017/18 ANZAM spent $10,000 on its latest Research Productivity Survey. This provides solid research evidence for the state of research output by academic staff across Australian universities and should also benefit our New Zealand members.
Your membership also ensures the continuation of the only organisation for Management educators in the Australian and New Zealand region.
We believe this is a substantial “value proposition” and I trust that you will be a member.
We believe this is a substantial “value proposition” and trust that you will become (or remain) an Institutional member of ANZAM.