Board of Governors 2021 Elections Results
The Academy of Management is pleased to welcome four new members to the Board of Governors for the current term. Their terms began at the close of the 2021 Annual Meeting.
New Board Members
Vice President-Elect/Program Chair-Elect: Peter A. Bamberger, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Representatives at Large:
Board Member Biographies
Vice President-Elect/Program Chair-Elect: Peter A. Bamberger
Representative at Large: Cynthia E. Devers
Cynthia E. Devers is the Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor in Business and Associate Department Head of the Management Department in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Devers is also an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the University of Oxford and an Executive Committee Member of the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and Texas A&M University focused on increasing women’s economic participation and empowerment.
She previously served as an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Review, and her work has appeared in outlets including Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, and others. In her research, she draws on behavioral and social psychological perspectives to examine the roles formal and informal governance mechanisms, social evaluations, and individual differences play in individual and organizational outcomes.
Representative at Large: Lucy L. Gilson
Lucy Gilson (Ph.D. Georgia Tech) is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Faculty & Outreach at the University of Connecticut. She is also the Academic Director of the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, and a Research Fellow at the Universidade Catolica in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2019, the Web of Science named her one of the world’s most highly-cited researchers.
Her research examines teams in different organizational settings performing a diverse range of jobs to understand how creativity, empowerment, leadership, and virtual communication influence effectiveness. She has also done work on mentoring and leadership – in particular the mentoring of women and minorities. Her work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, as well as many other academic journals and edited books.
Gilson has served on the Executive Committee of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, and the Southern Management Association, where she was inducted as a Fellow in 2019. She is the Senior Associate Editor of Group and Organization Management, where she also serves as Editor of the Annual Conceptual Issue, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management. Gilson teaches Managing Organizational Change and Leadership and has been recognized as the teacher of the year on several occasions. She consults with many multinational companies and has worked with several state and national agencies including the Army Research Institute and the Army War College.
Representative at Large: Keld Laursen
Keld Laursen is professor of the economics and management of innovation at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is also the head of the Department of Strategy and Innovation at CBS. He received his MSc degree from SPRU at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom (1994) and got his PhD from the University of Aalborg in Denmark in 1998. Keld was one of the co-editors of the leading journal in innovation research, Research Policy, over the period 2014-2018, and he served on the chair track of the Academy of Management's Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Division for 2013-2018. For 2016-2017 he served as the Division’s chair.
Laursen has organized and co-organized a number of international conferences, including several vintages of the DRUID Summer Conference; the US rooted CCC (Consortium for Cooperation and Competition) Annual Colloquium for Doctoral Student Research held at Copenhagen Business School in 2009; and the European-based SEI (Strategy Entrepreneurship & Innovation) Doctoral Consortium in 2012. Laursen’s primary area of expertise is in how firms manage innovation. Within this context, he has focused on the organizational aspects of open innovation and the consequences for innovation performance. His research has been published in outlets such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Economic Geography and Research Policy.