Benefits from IFSAM Membership

October 2020

Based on article 2 of the IFSAM statutes, we articulate the current and future benefits of membership as follows:

1- Participating in the Council and its committees (strategy, awards, biannual conferences, certification, publications) to shape the role of IFSAM in building scholarly capacity and community nationally, regionally and globally. For example, we just decided to create 7 IFSAM awards for relevant and outstanding management research, education, service and practice;

2- Exchanging information and best practices in safeguarding and strengthening scholarly associations and in their on-going effective management such as, currently, the required shift to online activities and financial resilience, contributing hopefully to better management of your association;

3- Participating in the management of IFSAM by nominating its Council representatives or other association leaders for IFSAM executive positions;

4- Contributing to the preparation and diffusion of relevant position papers on standards of competence in management research, education and practice;

5- Contributing to and benefiting from synergies at regional level (and across adjacent regions) in cooperation with other IFSAM association members in your region, through initiatives such as joint scholarly education and faculty development (PhD and early career), joint publication outlets, scholarship – practice links,… For example, we are currently envisioning the establishment of an IFSAM Asia committee with the participation of all the Asian IFSAM members to further identify and facilitate synergies, given also the reduced financial resources of each;

6- Jointly designing, organizing and delivering relevant value adding events for members, particularly events designed to build indigenous academic capacity and connect and sustain academic community;

7- Reduced registration fee for IFSAM biannual congress for individual members of associations that are members of IFSAM and

8- Contributing to and receiving the IFSAM Newsletter informing members of activities, planned events, initiatives and developments.

Membership types, admissibility criteria, fees and process

  • Scholarly associations (learned academies or societies) of management can become members of IFSAM.

  • According to article 3 of the Statutes, there are two types of membership: full and associate members. Criteria for each are listed in article 3 and appendices 1 and 2.

  • Full members of IFSAM typically include established national, regional or international associations whose primary objective is the advancement of research and teaching of management. The full membership fee is currently $1,250 (USD) per year.

  • Associations from developing countries, with small number of members or limited financial capacity may join IFSAM as associate members (for up to three years), paying half the full membership dues.

  • The IFSAM executive committee can also grant reduced full membership fees (not below the amount of associate membership) if certain conditions regarding the member limited financial capability are fulfilled.

  • Please see How to Join for more information on joining IFSAM.