Message from the Division Chair

Greetings my SIM friends!

As I write this, I assume you are all busy finishing up your SIM submissions and planning for a trip to beautiful Vancouver in August. Once again, the AOM theme of “Broadening our Sight” aligns well with the SIM domain, and our Program Chair Katherina Pattit and PDW Chair Colin Higgins are looking forward to filling the AOM program with business and society topics.

Also, at this time of year, the SIM governance team is busy with several tasks. These include:

1) Processing the data gathered from the SIM survey for our 5-year review. Thanks to Past Division Chair David Wasieleski for leading the charge, as well as Michelle WestermannBehaylo and Rich Wokutch who joined the team for this process. Our response rates were comparable to those of the other divisions, and with a steadily increasing membership we are already providing a good signal to AOM about the strength of SIM. More information will follow as we analyze the data and process our results.

2) Facilitating nominations for open SIM positions. These begin on January 31, 2020, so look for this information in your AOM emails. The Nominating Committee, comprised of me, David, Andy Wicks, Phil Cochran and Dawn Elm will facilitate the elections in March/April.

3) Finding volunteers for the following committees (check out the SIM Division website “about us” for more information):
          a. Membership Committee – this newly resurrected committee will leverage the results of the survey and plan activities to continue to increase and engage with membership. We have three open positions including Chair. Please contact Jill Brown if interested at jbrown@bentley.edu with “SIM membership committee” in subject.
          b. Awards Committees – we have several open positions for specific awards committees including SIM Best Paper, SIM Best Dissertation and Best Book. Please contact Andy Wicks at wicksA@darden.virginia.edu
          c. Carbon Neutrality Task Force – ONE has put together a special task force for carbon neutrality at SIM. If interested in being a SIM representative on this committee, please contact Jill at jbrown@bentley.edu with “Carbon Neutrality Task Force” in subject.

4) Facilitating a new ONE/SIM award – Launched by Emilio Marti and Maggie Cascadden, this award is sponsored by Rotterdam School of Management and provides and awards for Best Outreach Activities Based on a Published Paper. More to follow in a separate Call.

5) Endorsing the annual SBE/SIM Social in Vancouver. SBE is in the process of shoring up their guest speaker, but put it in your calendars that the event will be held at Sutton Place hotel, at 845 Burrard Street in Vancouver. The Joint Keynote address will be from 5:30 to 6:30 PDT on Saturday, August 8 in Versailles Salon A&B, and the reception (with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar again this year) will be immediately thereafter in the same location.

Thanks again for all that you do for SIM! Please feel free to contact me with any issues. We will let you know the name of the conference hotel in Vancouver ASAP.


Jill Brown Division
Chair, SIM, 2019-2020

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