General Business & Management
Professional & Advocacy Organizations

Academy of Management

    The Academy of Management is a leading professional association of scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. The Academy’s central mission is to enhance the profession of management by advancing the scholarship of management and enriching the professional development of its members. The Academy’s membership consists of scholars at colleges, universities, and research institutions, as well as practitioners with scholarly interests from business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
   The Academy is committed to shaping the future of management research and education. Management is defined broadly to encompass all processes, structures, and behaviors that are related to the work of organizations, as well as the dynamics of industries, economies, cultures, and other environmental forces that affect organizations and their employees.

American Management Association

    American Management Association is dedicated to building the knowledge, skills and behaviors that will help business professionals and their organizations grow and prosper.
    Since 1923, the business community has turned to American Management Association for the practical training and business tools needed to improve personal performance and organizational success.
    Today AMA, a global not-for-profit, membership-based association, provides a full range of management development and educational services to individuals, companies and government agencies throughout the world.

Society For the Advancement of Management

    SAM was founded in 1912 by the colleagues and disciples of Frederick Taylor, the "Father of Scientific Management." SAM is a non-profit organization run and built by hundreds of volunteers. SAM as an organization, focuses on general management skills.
    The Mission of SAM is to provide an opportunity for the members to increase management skills and expertise through participation in programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability.

United States Chamber of Commerce

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest not-for-profit business federation representing 3,000,000 businesses, 3,000 state and local chambers, 830 business associations and 94 American Chambers of Commerce in 82 countries.
    Our members include businesses of all sizes and industries, from every corner of America. Although nearly all of our nation's largest companies are active Chamber members, more than 96% of our of members are small businesses with 100 or fewer employees.

- R. S. Kulzick - Revised 11/17/2002 -

Source: Descriptions are from the individual organization's web sites.

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