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Newsroom   Professor Eddy Ng Elected to Leadership Track for the GDO Division of the Academy of Management

Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Professor Eddy Ng Elected to Leadership Track for the GDO Division of the Academy of Management

Eddy Ng, Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Singapore campus of James Cook University, has been elected to a 5-year term on the leadership track for the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM).

Professor Ng’s academic research focuses on managing diversity for organisational competitiveness, the changing nature of work and organisations, and managing across generations. As such, his appointment at the AOM is a natural fit with his abilities and expertise.

During his five-year term, Professor Ng will serve as PDW Chair, Program Chair, Division Chair-Elect, Division Chair, and Past Division Chair.

Professor Ng’s five-year commitment will also see him take up various responsibilities as he progresses through the different roles. These responsibilities include assembling pre-conference programs for activities (such as professional development workshops), assembling scholarly programs for the annual meeting of the AOM, developing the sustainability of the Division, and serving as the Chief Executive of the Division. He will also chair the Nomination Committee in his final year.

This important role also happens to be Professor Ng’s second leadership rotation within the Academy. He previously served as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee (D&ITC) of the Academy of Management.

The Academy’s distinguished legacy of building a vibrant and supportive community of scholars dates as far back as 1936, when it was founded. Today, the community boasts nearly 20,000 members across 120 countries, who continue to connect and explore ideas in order to inspire and enable a better world.

In particular, the GDO Division aims to develop and improve the research capabilities of its members, as well as promote the significance of gender and diversity in organisations to the study and practice of management.

Commenting on his election, Professor Ng noted, “In my previous role, I worked to make the Academy more inclusive for all of the Academy’s members. This time, I particularly want to promote research, teaching, and practice as a three-pronged approach to further the GDO field.”

He further adds, “I would like to encourage and see a greater number of academics from James Cook University, Australia, and Singapore, engaged in gender and diversity work!”

Check out Professor Ng’s staff and research profiles here