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ASAC Division Description

ASAC Division Description

Accounting is an information system that measures, processes and communicates financial information on an economic entity. The Accounting Division is a division of people interested in the teaching, research and practice of accounting in Canada. The interest covers a diverse field of study, including but not limited to managerial accounting, financial accounting, and auditing.

The Business History Division examines the historical forces that have shaped business and how they impact its present and future. It traces the evolution of different business sectors, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the context of change over time. The Business History Division welcomes papers on any topic in the history of business, entrepreneurialism, management or other business related disciplines.

The Case Division provides a supportive environment for academics interested in enhancing their skills at case research, case writing and publishing, and effective case teaching. Roundtable Case Track sessions are held on the Saturday of the annual conference. Cases should be decision focused and based on either field research or secondary sources. A comprehensive instructor's manual must accompany all case submissions.

Entrepreneurship and Family Business Division focuses on serving practitioners and academics who are involved in entrepreneurial activities or seek to promote family business development in Canada and the world. Our division pursues theoretical and practitioner development of knowledge in these fields by focusing on, amongst others, business startups, new venture development, aboriginal entrepreneurship, and corporate entrepreneurship, family business growth, and family business succession through discussion, collaboration and networking of experts across the country. Recognizing the importance of entrepreneurship and family business for continued economic development, our division aims to promote relevant discussion and research by addressing the pressing issues and the unique economic needs of the different regions of Canada. Specifically, we promote aboriginal, minority and ethnic entrepreneurial activity, which in turn will continue to enrich Canada’s economic and cultural mosaic.

The Finance Division invites academics and practitioners to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of Finance. The aim of the Division is to continue building a supportive community of scholars who actively participate in high quality dialogue and exchange of ideas through research presentations, peer review, discussion and distinguished speakers.

The Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division generates, disseminates and advances research and knowledge related to gender and all aspects of diversity in organizations and broader societal context. Our goal is to have a more inclusive lens in organizational research and education and include the perspectives and experiences of members of different social groups, including (but not limited to) those who have been traditionally marginalized because of their gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, religion, culture, (dis)ability, and age. Our members conduct their research in both Canadian and international contexts.

The Health Care Management Division explores multiple aspects of the health care sector. Areas and topics include but are not limited to: the organization and management of health care organizations; public policy and quality issues and their implications for managers, staff and clients/patients; health care finance and marketing; comparisons of health care across international contexts; empirical or conceptual application of theory in health care organizations; and conceptual development of theory from studies conducted in health care settings; even topics that might also fall within another division's domain.

The Human Resources Division focuses on exploration, discussion, development, and analysis of how the management - employee relationship can be better managed within micro, meso and macro levels. Our division contributes to the evolving world of HR through engaging in an active discourse on HR theories, concepts, research (quantitative and qualitative) and impact (theoretical and pragmatic) within Canada and internationally. The knowledge generated through involvement in the HR division is extremely diverse in scope, reflecting the diversity of stakeholders in the employment relationship (HR professionals, management, employees, unions, government, shareholders, environment etc).

Information Systems are technologies, embedded in organizational and social systems, which support the management of information. IS, as a field of study, considers theories and practices related to individual, social and technological phenomena, which underlie the development, use and effects of information in an organizational context.

The International Business Division transcends the boundaries of single academic disciplines and managerial functions to enhance international business education and practice. The main objectives of the division are: 1) to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among people in academic, business, and government professions who are concerned with education in international business; 2) to encourage and foster research activities that advance knowledge in international business and increase the available body of teaching material; and 3) to cooperate, whenever possible, with government, business and academic organizations.

The Management Education Division mission is to advance theory development and research in management education. Scholarship of teaching includes but is not limited to the research about effective and innovative instructional methods and approaches to management education, use of technology, applications of learning theories, ethical education practices and Service-Learning. The division promotes an informed community of caring scholars and teachers.

The Management Science Division promotes research and dissemination of knowledge in operations research and quantitative techniques. The division encourages and facilitates both theoretical as well as practical research as it relates to the theory, practice and applications of operations research and mathematical modeling. The division follows the ASAC charter, holds its annual meeting and publishes its annual conference proceedings. The division also holds special events and keynote lectures at its annual meeting.

The Marketing Division is comprised of scholars from Canada and around the world dedicated to researching and sharing all aspects of marketing pertinent to consumers and organizations. The division invites your manuscripts for presentation and/or publication considerations.

The field of Organizational Behavior aims at explaining, predicting, and controlling how individuals, groups, and organizations perform, and influence and adapt to each other dynamically in time. OB academics and practitioners use sophisticated methods to focus on individuals’ cognitions, affects and behaviors, on groups’ dynamics and processes, and on systems’ states and structure, to improve individual well-being and organizational effectiveness.

The Organizational Theory Division directs attention to several phenomena: why organizations look the way they do; how they undergo transformation; how they interact with other organizations and with their broader environment; how organizations shape the behavior of individuals and groups; how they undergo transformation; and how processes within organizations are developed and managed. Within these broad categories are a vast range of topics which are approached methodologically from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives.

The Production and Operations Management Division covers all topics in product and process design, operations and supply chain management in manufacturing and services, including quality, forecasting, inventory, planning and scheduling, productivity and performance, and project management.

The Social Responsibility Division provides a forum for scholarly engagement and debate on various issues surrounding the role and responsibilities of stakeholders, the environment, and the organization. The Division welcomes empirical and theoretical contributions that cover a broad range of topics including such as corporate social responsibility and performance, sustainability, business ethics, natural environment, organizational citizenship behaviour, organizational bad behaviour, political and social capital, social responsibility in an international context.

The Strategy Division focuses on the roles and problems of general managers and those who manage multi-business firms or multi-functional business units. Major topics include: strategy formulation and implementation; strategic planning and decision processes; strategic control and reward systems; resource allocation; diversification and portfolio strategies; competitive strategy; cooperative strategies, selection and behavior of general managers; and the composition and processes of top management teams.

The Technology and Innovation Management Division encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of technological advancements and innovations, at various levels including technology, individual, group, organizational, community, national and global levels. TIM promotes both conceptual and empirical scholarly initiatives.

Research in the Tourism and Sport Management Division includes the examination of the sport, tourism, hospitality, leisure and recreation systems in Canada and abroad. Research examining the impact of various sport events including both mega-events and locally organized events on the economy, the use of sport and tourism for development purposes, the businesses of sport and tourism, sport and tourism marketing, and other related areas of physical activity and recreation on individuals, groups and communities is presented in this Division. Interdisciplinary research where key elements of sport management and tourism management converge and lead to new areas of research are common outcomes in this Division.

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