Critical Management Studies (CMS) is a Division of the Academy Of Management. Each year, Division members are invited to stand for election to the Executive Committee. This group is responsible for organizing the Annual Meeting program, including Professional Development Workshops, Main Scholarly Program, Division keynote speakers, social events and awards. Members of the Executive Committee serve for a five year term, including as Division Chair. There is also the option to stand for election to the Executive on a Co-Chair basis. Within the Division, there are a number of elected Representatives-at-Large who usually serve for a three-year term. The Representatives-at-Large contribute to the development of the Division through organization of Dark Side Case Competition, newsletter editorship, doctoral workshops, social media and outreach activities. If you are interested in standing for election to one of these roles, please contact a member of the current Executive Committee.

Executive Committee 2017-2018

Nimruji Jammulamadaka
Past Division Chair
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
Banu Özkazanç-Pan
Division Co-Chair
University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
Paul Donnelly
Division Co-Chair
Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Mark Learmonth
Division Chair Elect
Durham University, UK
Stephen Cummings
Stephen Cummings
Main Scholarly Program Co-Chair
Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Ajnesh Prasad
Ajnesh Prasad
Main Scholarly Program Co-Chair
Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Patrizia Zanoni
Patrizia Zanoni
Program Co-Chair Elect [PDW Chair] Hasselt University, Belgium
Marcos Barros
Marcos Barros
Program Co-Chair Elect [PDW Chair] Grenoble École de Management, France

Division Treasurer 2017-2020

Aturo Osorio
Rutgers University, USA


Nadia deGama
Nadia deGama
Representative-at-Large (Communication – Newsletter), 2015-2018
Independent Researcher
Patrizia Hoyer
Patrizia Hoyer
Representative-at-Large (Communication - Social Media), 2015-2018
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Garance Marechal
Garance Marechal
Representative-at-Large (Ethics and Inclusion), 2017-2020
University of Liverpool, UK
Fernanda Sauerbronn
Representative-at-Large (Membership and Outreach), 2017-2018
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Past Division Chairs

Ralph Stablein (2003/4); David Jacobs (2004/5); Steve Jaros (2005/6); Rose Batt (2006/7); Bill Cooke (2007/8); Albert Mills and Jean Helms Mills (2008/9); Ann Cunliffe (2009/10); Craig Prichard (2010/11); Sarah Stookey (2011/12); Alex Faria (2012/13); Gavin Jack and Jan Schapper (2013/14); Raza Mir (2014/15); Emma Bell and Scott Taylor (2015/2016); Nimruji Jammulamadaka and Latha Poonamallee (2016/17).

Past Representatives-at-large (2005 onwards)

Maria-Jose Tonelli; Raza Mir; Jim Barker; Bill Harley; Roy Stager Jacques; Latha Poonamallee; Richard Marens; Alessia Contu; Jessica Heineman-Pieper; Rafael Alcadipani; Maxim Voronov; Mary Goodwyn; Marianna Fotaki; Pauline Fatien; Rosalie Hilde; Denise Barros; Ana Maria Peredo; Sarah Gilmore; Gabie Durepos; Robbin Derry; Jonathan Murphy.

Division Elections 2018

In accordance with the CMS Division by laws, the nominations and election process for Divisional roles is led and co-ordinated by the Nominations and Elections Committee comprising the Past Chair (who oversees the election process), Chair and Chair-elect. For the 2018 Division elections, we will be looking for nominations to fill 4 positions on the Executive Committee from August 2018:

  • Program Chair Elect (PDW chair), 5-year Chair track
  • Representative-at-Large (Communication – Newsletter), 3-year position
  • Representative-at-Large (Communication – Social Media and Website), 3-year position
  • Representative-at-Large (Membership and Outreach), 3-year position

The call for nominations goes out in January 2018 and closes February 2018. Once the nomination call has closed, nominated candidates who wish to proceed are put forward into an election ballot. This election is open to all CMS Division members and takes place from mid April to mid May 2018. The AOM's campaigning policy with respect to elections states that ‘no politicking’ is allowed. The Division welcomes applications for this role on a Co-Chair basis.

Please feel free to contact Nimruji Jammulamadaka ( , Banu Özkazanç-Pan ( or Paul Donnelly ( if you are interested in discussing and learning more about any of these roles.