In Memoriam - Andy Van de Ven

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we share the sad news that the Academy’s 56th President, Andrew (Andy) H. Van de Ven, passed away on April 30, at the age of 76.

Andy fulfilled many roles within the Academy of Management. Of note, as a founding editor and ambassador for Academy of Management Discoveries, he helped establish and provided critical support for the Journal’s early development. Known across academia for his contributions to scholarship and teaching, Andy also maintained an insatiable energy for sustaining the volunteer spirit and was a frequent contributor in guiding the association and developing its future leaders.

Please join us in remembering Andy’s charisma and dedication to advancing the community of AOM. You can share your own memories by clicking "Reply" in the discussion thread linked below.
  • 1.  Passing of Andy Van de Ven

    Posted 05-17-2022 09:05
    It is with great sorrow that I have learned of the passing of our friend and colleague Andy Van de Ven. Andy's life and research influenced many of us in many ways. His writings on innovation, change, and engaged scholarship were influential within the OMT community and across the academy. He served as president of the Academy of Management. And we treasured him as an organizational theorist and mentor with OMT distinguished scholar and educator awards. Andy was the founding editor of the Academy of Management Discoveries among his many innovative contributions to our scholarly community. I always treasured my meetings and conversations with Andy. He was full of life, passion, and ideas. I will greatly miss him. 
    Martin Kilduff.
    Martin KILDUFF
    Director of Research and Professor | UCL School of Management | | +44 (0)20 3108 6021
    Chair, OMT Division, Academy of Management

    Martin Kilduff
    University College London

  • 2.  RE: Passing of Andy Van de Ven

    Posted 05-19-2022 10:07

    Andy was my mentor and colleague. From him I learned about process thinking and process research. I will always remain in his debt for this gift.

    Raghu Garud

    Raghu Garud
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park PA
    (814) 863-4534