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Chandrasekaran wins dissertation award competition

Published: 2010-08-04

Aravind Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of Management Sciences at Fisher, is the recipient of the 2010 Elwood S. Buffa Dissertation Award Competition, co-sponsored by McGraw-Hill/Irwin and the Decision Sciences Institute.

“This is a very competitive award and a real honor to actually win it,” said Peter Ward, Management Sciences department chair and Richard M. Ross Chair in Management. “There are more than a dozen submissions and a very rigorous review process led by leading scholars from around the world.”

Chandrasekaran’s research investigates managing the innovation and improvement activities in high technology organizations. His research design incorporates both qualitative and quantitative methods to collect data from multiple levels within an organization.
The title of his winning dissertation is “Multiple Levels of Ambidexterity in Managing the Innovation-Improvement Dilemma:  Evidence from High Technology Organizations.” Chandrasekaran will be honored at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA in November.

“The purpose of the award is to encourage and publicize outstanding dissertation research by selecting and recognizing the best dissertations written during 2009 in the decision sciences,” according to Nallan C. Suresh, dissertation award competition coordinator and a faculty member at State University of New York, Buffalo’s School of Management.