UNAIR NEWS – To develop passion on the science of management in Indonesia, several breakthroughs have been carried out by management experts in Indonesia, including management science activists at Universitas Airlangga. As one of the best universities in Indonesia, UNAIR continues to strive and pioneer the development of various scientific fields. In this regard, Prof. Badri Munir Sukoco, Ph.D., gave his response as co-host of the “Ph.D. Consortium” held at Patra Hotel Bali, June 19, 2019. UNAIR’s youngest professor said that efforts to develop a passion for management in Indonesia could be made by giving opportunities for management scientists to collaborate with others in the world.
“One of the important things we can do is by taking an active role in Asia Academy of Management,” he said. The management professor also said that the Academy of Management (AOM), which was initially based in New York, United States, was followed by various management science activists in the world. In Asia, continued Prof. Badri, there is Asia Academy of Management (AAOM), which gathers top management scientists in Asia. “We need to have an institution like that,” said Prof. Badri. For this reason, Prof. Badri, as one of the parties with significant contribution to Indonesian management science, initiated Indonesia Academy of Management (IAOM).
IAOM is expected to be a medium to gather management scientists in Indonesia for collaboration and bring national issues to the world. “At least the level of publication can be equivalent to the global level scientists’ research,” he stated.
Furthermore, asked about IAOM activities in the future, Prof. Badri said that the activities to be carried out would be similar to AAOM. There will be conferences, workshops, joint researches, and many other things. “We want management science in Indonesia to develop better. We should not only refer to the works of researchers from other countries but also from Indonesian researchers as well,” he concluded.
Author: Nuri Hermawan