IFSAM monthly bulletins

Bulletin – December 2023


Presidents’ Platform Meetings (September)

The 10th Presidents Platform Meeting on “Artificial Intelligence (AI) in management education and research” took place on September 11, 2023. Sarah Toms from the IMD Business School was our guest. The presentation covered the latest applications of AI in terms of education, as well as opportunities for use by scholarly associations. One point of discussion was the use of AI to disseminate research among practitioners. In the classroom, AI is also changing opening up opportunities for student engagement and student-specific learning. The discussion really shed light on the far-reaching implications on a variety of topics relevant to scholarly associations, including inclusion and dissemination of content.

Presidents’ Platform Meeting (December)

The 11th Presidents Platform Meeting on “Shut up or speak up: What to do in a politicized world” took place on December 11, 2023. The primary topic of discussion concerned how a politicized world is affecting member associations. The attendees offered a candid account of their varied experiences across the globe and brought in different angles to the discussion. Participants also had the chance to look back at the topics discussed in previous PPMs and reflect on how this forum can continue to support our presidents grappling with challenges, such as contracting editors, open access, equity and impact on professionals.

IFSAM Online Research Panel

AI Frontiers in Management Research: Embracing Possibilities, Governing Perils

The webinar has been held on Monday 4 December 2023, it was a success in terms of participation and it could have a follow-up actions related to the topic of “anticipatory governance”

The video will soon be online on IFSAM YouTube Channel


IFSAM Awards

In response to numerous requests from applicants for the IFSAM 2023 Awards, specifically, those applying for the IFSAM Award for Exceptional Service to the Management Field Worldwide and the IFSAM Award for Excellence and Innovation in Management Pedagogy, the IFSAM Board of Directors has taken into account the unique circumstances surrounding the submission of supporting documentation from third parties.

After careful consideration, the Board has decided to extend the deadline for submitting these supporting documents. This extension aims to provide all applicants ample time to gather and submit the necessary materials, ensuring a fair and comprehensive evaluation process.

The new deadline for submission is January 31, 2024. We believe that this extension will facilitate a more inclusive application process and allow all qualified candidates to participate without undue constraints.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the IFSAM Secretariat at awards@ifsam.org.

Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the IFSAM 2023 Awards.

READ MORE: https://www.ifsam.org/ifsam-2023-awards/

NOMINATION SUBMISSION https://www.ifsam.org/submit-2023-awards/

News from GA

IFSAM General Assembly and Advisory Board Members are deeply saddened by the news that Prof. Santiango Garcia-Echevarria, IFSAM’s Former President, passed away on 20th of October.

IFSAM pays tribute to the fundamental contribution of Prof. Garcia-Echevarria

IFSAM’s General Assembly and Advisory Board express their heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

New appointments

Melanie Briant as new deputy VP Events

New GA members

New representative:

Professor Zhao Xiaokang for CNEMA

Upcoming Members’ Conferences


8-10 January, 2024

7th Biennial Conference, Stellenbosch Business School, , Cape Town, South Africa



April 23-26, 2024

XXVII Congreso internacional de investigación en Ciencias Administrativas


(Hybrid) Oujda, Morocco – April 24-25, 2024


May 29-31, 2024

45è Congrès annuel à Lion – Dijon Campus of the University of Burgundy “Accounting and Values” –



3-6 June, 2024

XXXIIIrd AIMS conference, Montreal



13-14 June

Convegno Sinergie-Sima 2024, Parma Italy



25-28 June 2024

University of Bath – School of Management, Bath – UK



28-29 August 2024

2024 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, Munster Technological University



2-6 September 2024

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University



4-7 September 2024

Chuo University Tama Campus in Tokyo



19 – 22 October 2024

SMS’s 44th Annual Conference, Silahsor Cad. No 42Istanbul, 34381(Hilton Bomonti Istanbul)

IFSAM Governance Meetings

Recent meetings

  • September 11, Presidents’ Platform Meeting
  • September 12, BoD Meeting
  • September 13, Events Committee meeting
  • October 3, BoD Meeting
  • November 7, BoD Meeting
  • November 30, Events Committee Meeting
  • December 5, BoD Meeting
  • December 11, Presidents’ Platform Meeting

If you have any questions or want to get in touch with IFSAM, please contact us at: info@ifsam.org