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Edwardson Elected as Division Program Chair-Elect

Posted: June 2021


SPA Associate Professor Nicholas Edwardson was recently elected to serve a five-year term as the Division Program Chair-Elect for the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management (AOM).

The Academy of Management (AOM) is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. AOM’s worldwide members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, AOM’s global community today is nearly 20,000 strong and spans over 120 countries.

The Health Care Management Division is dedicated to enhancing population health and wellbeing through developing and testing management theory. Division members seek to understand the role of professionals and organizations in providing effective health care that is low cost, high quality, and enhances population health and wellbeing at the local, national, and global levels. Members of the division research the performance of health workers and organizations across the growing spectrum of professions and settings contributing to health (i.e., beyond traditional medical care contexts); the adoption and effectiveness of new organizational forms, practices, roles, and technologies in health care; the evolution of public policy including issues related to access, cost, financial performance, and quality of care as well as how it is influenced by and affects health professionals and organizations; the competitive dynamics and strategy of health organizations and their consequences; the perspective of patients, families, and communities and their implications for workers and organizations; implementation of evidence-based management and clinical practice; and health care finance and marketing.