July 9, 2013

Lewicki honored with lifetime achievement award


Roy Lewicki, the Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor of Business Ethics Emeritus at the The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, received the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s annual conference on July 2.

The award was given to recognize Lewicki’s distinctive contribution to management education, especially the teaching of negotiation and dispute resolution skills, as well as his research contributions.

“This is a very prestigious award and a very fitting tribute to Roy’s distinguished career as a scholar and professor,” said David Greenberger, chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources (MHR) at Fisher. “He is an internationally recognized leader in this field and through his work and contributions he has helped elevate Fisher’s reputation.”

Lewicki, although retired from full-time teaching at Fisher, continues to teach courses in the MHR Ddepartment in organizational behavior, negotiation, ethics and leadership, and to design and deliver Executive Education programs. In partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, he recently helped the college design and deliver a leadership development program for principals of 300 low-performing Ohio public schools.

“Roy is a well-known author of popular textbooks on negotiation (now going into their 7th editions), and he has won the IACM Best Book Award twice, most recently for Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts, co-authored with Barbara Gray and Michael Elliott,” wrote Wendi Adair, the president of IACM, in announcing the award. “Roy is also known for his scholarship on ethics and trust in negotiation.”

Lewicki is the author of 36 books and over 43 articles in the areas of negotiation and conflict management, interpersonal trust, framing dynamics in environmental dispute resolution, ethics, organizational justice, and leadership.

A fellow of the Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Lewicki has won the Academy’s Distinguished Educator Award, Fisher’s Pace Setters Teaching and Service awards, and many teaching awards from Fisher MBAs. He has also won several best article awards from the International Communication Association, IACM, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

He was founding editor of the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Management Education, Negotiation Journal, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.