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A paper co-authored by Fisher’s Elliot Bendoly was recently recognized by a leading journal as one of its most impactful pieces of research published in decades.

Bendoly, a Distinguished Professor of Operations and Business Analytics at Fisher, co-wrote “Bodies of Knowledge for Research in Behavioral Operations.” The paper was named one of the top 10 pieces published in Production and Operations Management (POMS) in the last 30 years.

The research examines the role behavioral sciences such as cognitive psychology, social psychology, group dynamics and system dynamics can have on operations management research. The paper sought to lower startup costs for new researchers within the behavioral operations field.

Bendoly co-authored the piece in 2010 with Rachel T.A. Croson, executive vice president and provost at the University of Minnesota; Kenneth Schultz, associate professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology; and Paulo Goncalves, professor at the University of Lugano.

In addition to his research, Bendoly has distinguished himself as an operations thought leader through his service to the academic community. In January 2024, he was named the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Operations Management and has been honored as an OM Distinguished Scholar by the Academy of Management.