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A Brief History of Sigma Iota Epsilon: Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Fraternity (SIE) was founded in 1927, and began its affiliation with the Academy of Management, the world's leading scholarly and academic management professional society, in 1964. It has since become the Academy of Management’s student division, with 79 chapters within the United States of America and one in India. Sigma Iota Epsilon is a non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. You can read more about our history in the article published in 1996 by Michael D. Hankin called, "The History of Sigma Iota Epsilon".
SIE's Mission: Sigma Iota Epsilon is both an honorary and professional fraternity. Its mission is to stimulate interest and achievement in the field of management. It does this by encouraging and recognizing scholastic excellence and promoting cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management. SIE seeks to acknowledge individuals and organizations which impact the field of management while highlighting the value of scholastic achievement in the field of management.
SIE's Purpose (as stated in the SIE National Constitution): The purpose of this society shall be to stimulate interest and achievement in the field of management; to stimulate scholarship and research in management through the development of the scientific approach to the solution of management problems; to gain recognition of the value and contribution of scholastic achievement to business and public sector management; to facilitate contacts between students and practicing managers; and, through the extension of honorary and professional membership, to recognize persons who have made contributions to the field of management, provided that all activities conducted by the society shall be of an educational and charitable nature within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
The emblem of Sigma Iota Epsilon is a gold key of conventional design, cut, and rectangular in shape. The letters SIE are arranged diagonally from the upper left to the lower right. In the upper right is a replica of the Old Slater Textile Mill, the first factory built in the United States at Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It is symbolic of factory production where science was first applied to the work of management. In the lower left is a representation of the functional organization developed by F.W. Taylor, and is symbolic of management techniques.