Title: Academy of Management Presidential Address “On Compassion: Why Should We Care”
Presenter: Anne S. Tsui, 67th President of the Academy of Management and Founding President, IACMR
Date and time: September 19, 2012, Wednesday, 3 to 5 pm
Location: Room 111 of Guanghua Building 2, Peking University
Co-sponsored by IACMR and Guanghua Leadership Institute
Registration Deadline: Sept. 17, 2012
Professor Tsui gave this Presidential address on August 5, 2012, in Boston where the annual Academy of Management meeting was held. The address was well received and Prof. Tsui would like to share the message in this address with members of IACMR. The theme of this presentation is about the role of compassion in business and management research. She will begin with presenting some facts about suffering in our societies, then go on to an analysis of increasing instances of compassion, including corporate compassion, and some exciting research on the positive results and benefits of caring. She then turns her attention to the Academy of Management, with almost 20,000 members worldwide, and most are professors and students of management research. She will discuss the question of what does compassion mean for us (the Academy)? Why should we care? The presentation will end with a challenge to all management researchers to take up the challenging of engaging in more compassionate research and less dispassionate research because the worth of scholarship has to be proved by its service to society. The presentation is about 45 minutes. After that, Prof. Tsui will invite the audience to discuss the implications of the message in this address for members of IACMR and management researchers in China.