Welcome to the Management Consulting Division!

Dear Colleagues,
As a unique division in the world of academia, MCD warmly welcomes researchers and practitioners engaged in the field of consulting. At MCD, our scholarship is built on the pillars of theory, practice, and research.
Recognized as a leading bridging division within the AOM family, MCD is both interdisciplinary and global, with membership currently including nearly 900 academics, executives, doctoral students, and practitioners. 
Guided by our values of inclusion and integrity, we embrace and promote plurality of scholarship in both the discipline and practice of consulting. Our international and interdisciplinary spirit covers the spectrum of quantitative, qualitative, and applied research.
As a dynamic division, we are dedicated to serving our members and organizing several professional development events throughout the year. Our leadership team is always looking for new initiatives to broaden our impact and connections. We welcome members from all around the world and are proud to promote the creation of actionable knowledge in a variety of domains, including AI, digitalization, and the future of work. 
We are encouraged by the vibrancy of our members, and we are proud to showcase and recognize their achievements. Thank you for joining us at MCD, where theory, practice, and research meet to drive progress in the field of consulting.
Rickie Moore
Division Chair
emlyon business school
Ecully, France

About the MC Division

The purpose of the Management Consulting Division is to (1) advance knowledge and understanding of management consulting and (2) aid in the development of consultants from the perspectives of research, practice and teaching. The Division has a dual focus on both the process of consulting and the consulting industry, with an underlying goal of creating a bridge that integrates scholarship and practice.

Our members are concerned with interdisciplinary and integrative approaches related to established and major practice areas of consulting, ranging from strategy and human resource management to information technology. Major topics include: the consulting process, client-consultant relationships, ethical issues in consulting, the roles and responsibilities of academics in the field, the role of consultants in change initiatives, the management of consulting firms, the marketing of consulting, and the expanding role of consultants in organizations and society.

Each year during the Academy of Management meeting, the division offers a rich array of Professional Development Workshops, insightful scholarly papers and interactive symposia, and distinguished speakers – all intended to meet the needs and interests of our membership.

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