August 22, 2014

Fisher faculty honored at Academy of Management meeting

Fisher College of Business was well-represented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) in Philadelphia, as numerous faculty and a PhD candidate earned recognition for their outstanding research contributions to the management and organization industries.

The AOM is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Its 20,000 worldwide members are professors and PhD students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application.

Department of Management and Human Resources

  • Jeffrey D. Ford, a professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources, was nominated for a best paper award by the Organization Development and Change Division of the AOM for “Leadership in the Conduct of Organization Change: An Integrative View.” Read more about the research.
  • Robert Lount, Jr., associate professor of management and human resources, was part of a team that took home the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award for “Competition vs. Cooperation: Motivating Groups in Base-of-the-Pyramid Markets.” Read more about the research.
  • Jay Anand, the William H. Davis Chair and Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Strategy, served as Chair Elect of the AOM's International Management Division.

Department of Management Sciences

  • W.C. Benton, Jr., professor of operations and systems management and a Dean’s Distinguished Research Professor, was recognized as a finalist for the Journal of Operations Management’s Jack Meredith Best Paper Award, given annually at the AOM Annual Meeting as part of the Operations Management Division sessions. Read more about Benton's research, “The Influence of Task- and Location-specific Complexity on the Control and Coordination Costs in Global Outsourcing Relationships."
  • Elliot Bendoly, a professor in the Department of Management Sciences, was also a finalist for the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award for the study “Real-Time Feedback and Booking Behavior in the Hospitality Industry: Moderating the Balance Between Imperfect Judgment and Imperfect Prescription." Read more about the research.
  • John Gray, associate professor of operations, was recognized with the Chan Hahn Best Paper Award from the Operations Management Division for his work on “Managing Contract Manufacturer Quality When Product Testability is Low.” Read more.
  • In student competition, PhD candidate Luv Sharma was honored with the Operations Management Division’s Best Student Paper Award for “The Impact of Health Information Technology on Performance: An Econometric Study.” Fisher faculty Aravind Chandrasekaran and Ken Boyer served as advisors to Sharma’s research. Read more about the research.