SAM was founded in 1912 by the colleagues and disciples of Frederick Taylor, the “Father of Scientific Management.” It is a non-profit organization run and advanced by hundreds of volunteers.

Members come from a variety of disciplines — productions, finance, marketing, accounting, research and development, entrepreneurship, — but share a common bond of interest in becoming stronger managers. SAM builds bridges among academicians, practitioners, and students not only to better share management expertise, but also to develop and promote new management ideas.

SAM abounds with opportunities for professional development. You will meet management and academic leaders from around the world; share your thoughts with your peers through presentations, publications, and interactive sessions at the local and national level; help students and others develop management expertise; and define and guide management thinking into the future.

We believe that every individual interested in management should belong to SAM in addition to any other association in his/her area of specialization.