"The Academy of Management does not take political stands. Officers and leaders are bound by this policy and may not make publicly stated political views in the name of the AOM or through use of AOM resources. However, under exceptional circumstances, and with the consensual support of the Executive Committee and approval of the Board of Governors, the President is authorized to issue a statement on behalf of the AOM when a public policy action threatens the existence, purpose, or functioning of the AOM as an organization."
This policy, adopted on February 10, 2017, was accompanied by an embargo on its implementation for 90 days to allow a Task Force to deliberate on how the policy would be implemented. The task force completed its work and reported to the Board of Governors at its regular meeting in Chicago on April 20-22, 2017, where the Task Force's recommendations were adopted and the policy was amended on April 21, 2017.