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Rotman School faculty and students honoured at Academy of Management Conference

August 25, 2011

TORONTO, ON – Eight fac­ul­ty mem­bers and stu­dents from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment were hon­oured at the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment con­fer­ence held ear­li­er this month in San Anto­nio, TX.

Prof. Joel Baum, who is asso­ciate dean, fac­ul­ty, at the Rot­man School, received the Dis­tin­guished Schol­ar Award from the Academy’s Orga­ni­za­tion and Man­age­ment The­o­ry Divi­sion. The award is giv­en to schol­ars whose con­tri­bu­tions have been cen­tral to the intel­lec­tu­al devel­op­ment of the field of orga­ni­za­tion stud­ies. Prof. Baum was also elect­ed a Fel­low of the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment.  This all-Acad­e­my hon­our rec­og­nizes mem­bers of the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment who have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the sci­ence and prac­tice of man­age­ment.

Prof. Baum has pub­lished wide­ly on the top­ics of inter-firm com­pe­ti­tion and coop­er­a­tion, orga­ni­za­tion­al learn­ing, and indus­try evo­lu­tion. He has served as Edi­tor-in-Chief of Advances in Strate­gic Man­age­ment, an edi­to­r­i­al board mem­ber at numer­ous aca­d­e­m­ic man­age­ment jour­nals, and is a Found­ing Edi­tor of Strate­gic Orga­ni­za­tion.

In oth­er news from the con­fer­ence, Prof. Christo­pher Liu’s dis­ser­ta­tion “Spa­tial Net­works, Knowl­edge Pro­duc­tion, and Per­for­mance” was a final­ist for the Wiley-Black­well Out­stand­ing Dis­ser­ta­tion Award.

A paper by Key­van Vak­ili, a Rot­man PhD stu­dent, titled “Strate­gic Patent­ing and the Tragedy of Anti­com­mons: A Clos­er Look at Firms’ Patent­ing Behav­ior,” was select­ed as one of the Busi­ness Pol­i­cy and Strat­e­gy Division’s Best Papers and the Best Paper Among Doc­tor­al Stu­dents.

A paper co-authored by Prof. John Trougakos and PhD stu­dents Ivona Hideg and Bon­nie Cheng) won the Orga­ni­za­tion­al Behav­iour Division’s Best Paper Award for their paper titled, “Lunch Breaks Unpacked: The Effect of Dai­ly Lunch Break Activ­i­ties and Con­trol Over Break on Fatigue”.

A book co-authored by Prof. Mih­nea Moldoveanu and Dean Roger Mar­tin was named as a final­ist for the George R. Ter­ry Book Award. Dia­minds: Decod­ing the Men­tal Habits of Suc­cess­ful Thinkers was pub­lished by Rotman/UTPress, 2010. The Ter­ry Award is grant­ed annu­al­ly to the book judged to have made the most out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the advance­ment of man­age­ment knowl­edge. At last year’s con­fer­ence, Dean Roger Martin’s book, The Design of Busi­ness: Why Design Think­ing is the Next Com­pet­i­tive Advan­tage, pub­lished by Har­vard Busi­ness Press, 2009, was a final­ist for the same award.

The Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment is a lead­ing pro­fes­sion­al asso­ci­a­tion for schol­ars ded­i­cat­ed to cre­at­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing knowl­edge about man­age­ment and orga­ni­za­tions. Found­ed in 1936, the Acad­e­my of Man­age­ment is the old­est and largest schol­ar­ly man­age­ment asso­ci­a­tion in the world.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions.  The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it




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