From IFSAM Statutes (approved June 2012) Article 1 “Mission”

IFSAM is the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management. Our mission is to advance business and management research, teaching and practice throughout the world
To pursue this mission and provide direct benefits to our member associations and their individual members we:
  • encourage the establishment of scholarly associations of management,
  • promote linkages and exchanges of information amongst associations and support their internationalization,
  • establish and maintain standards of competence in management research, teaching and practice,
  • organize international conferences to explore the development and exchange of new concepts and perspectives on global business, and management challenges and developments,
  • promote other strategies to develop management research, teaching and practice, and encourage the development of contextualized fields of inquiry, and
  • facilitate the development of networks amongst academics with common interests.