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 for six years now, the HOSOM Network has proved an excellent forum for Heads.
ANZAM Research Fellows
Appointed by the Board because of their distinguished research backgrounds, our Research Fellows mentor current members who are early career researchers, especially PhD students, in developing their career and research profile, both through one-on-one contact on request, and through their involvement in ANZAM Early Career Academic and Doctoral Workshops.
Early Career Academics (ECAs)
You may have existing support programs within your institution which we augment with:
- An ECA workshop at our annual Conference
- A $2,500 prize for the Best Early Career Researcher
- Workshops for new PhD supervisors
In 2014 we inaugurated regular half-day ANZAM ECA Workshops in a variety of locations throughout Australia and New Zealand, usually in conjunction with ANZAM board meetings and local host institutions. Feedback from these Workshops has been overwhelmingly positive. We usually attract ECAs from a variety of local institutions.
Support for PhD Candidates
Two ANZAM Doctoral Representatives work with our Board to support your students. ANZAM runs a successful Doctoral Workshop at each ANZAM Conference attracting up to 100 attendees. In addition there is usually one mid-year event, which in 2016 is a one-day Workshop at UTS, Sydney, in June. These Doctoral events are provided at an affordable cost, and sometimes free, and funded by the sponsoring institution jointly with ANZAM. We are also provide support for PhD supervisors on improving their skills. Each year we award a prize for the Best Doctoral Dissertation, recognising the importance of Doctoral candidates.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
ANZAM sponsors a number of SIGs which can significantly benefit your staff and research students. SIGs are funded through your IM fee. There are currently 8 SIGS running diverse activities, including the annual Operations, Supply Chain & Services Management Symposium.
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 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 2012/13 ANZAM spent $AU20,000 on the Research Productivity Survey. It provides solid research evidence on the state of research output by academic staff across Australian universities and should also benefit our New Zealand members. Preparations are underway to repeat this Survey in 2016.
Your membership also ensures the continuation of the only organisation for Management researchers and educators in the Australian and New Zealand region.
We believe this is a substantial “value proposition” and trust that you will become (or remain) an Institutional member of ANZAM.