SAAM’s Governance

SAAM’s work is largely carried out by members on a voluntary basis. We are a “bottom-up” organization, managed through a representative process.

We seeks to ensure that SAAM’s governance and organization is a representative of cultural diversity (e.g., in terms of ethnicity, race, language, religion, national origin) of the South Asian region and is also balanced in terms of gender.

SAAM’s officers will be elected for fixed term to produce a continuous turnover and renewal in leadership throughout SAAM.

We recognize that Special Interest Groups are the real “home” for most members-the place where members volunteer and contribute their efforts. It is incumbent on the leadership of each Interest Group to assume responsibility for satisfying their members’ needs by designing and sponsoring an excellent annual program and extending services.

Working Group

A Working Group is currently running the affairs of SAAM in order to provide a stable base to its initial structure and operation.

    Dr Jawad Syed, Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan) – Coordinator
    Professor Edwina Pio, AUT University, New Zealand (India)
    Professor Shaista Khilji, George Washington University, USA (Pakistan)
    Professor Bahaudin Mujtaba, Nova Southeastern University, USA (Afghanistan)
    Professor Naresh Khatri, University of Missouri, USA (India)
    Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb, Penn State Erie, USA (Bangladesh)


SAAM’s Brief History

In August 2010, several Academy of Management participants from South Asia met informally in Montreal in order to discuss the need and mechanics to establish the South Asian Academy of Management. They endorsed the principle that SAAM should be an independent organization, with links to the Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, European Academy of Management and other scholarly organizations. The objective of SAAM is thus to encourage contextualized management research with South Asia relevance towards global contribution to scholarship.