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Faculty and Doctoral Students Honoured with Research Awards at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

September 11, 2017

Toronto, ON – Current faculty members and a former doctoral student from the areas of accounting, organizational behaviour and strategic management have received awards for their research papers from academic associations and publications.

A paper published in Administrative Science Quarterly was honoured with two top awards last month. Whitened Résumés: Race and Self-Presentation in the Labor Market is co-authored by Profs. Sonia Kang, Katy DeCelles, and András Tilcsik, along with Sora Jun, an assistant professor at UT Dallas, who is a graduate of the Rotman Commerce program.

The paper received the Saroj Parasuraman Award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division of the Academy of Management. Presented at the AOM’s annual meeting, the award recognizes an outstanding publication on gender and diversity in organizations.

The paper also received the W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the Organizations, Occupations, and Work section of the American Sociological Association. The award is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in an article published within the last three years.

Prof. Ole-Kristian Hope, along with a former doctoral student from the Rotman School, were honoured by the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association at the organization’s annual conference in August. Prof. Hope, who is the Deloitte Professor and a professor of accounting, received the Best Dissertation Supervision Award. Danqi Hu, an assistant professor of accounting at the Kellogg School of Management, who recently graduated from the Rotman PhD program, received the Best Dissertation Award.

In August, a paper co-authored by Prof. Brian Silverman received the Roger V. Gould Prize for the most outstanding article published the American Journal of Sociology over the previous two years.  The paper, The Cultural Contingency of Structure: Evidence from Entry to the Slave Trade In and Around the Abolition Movement, received high praise for its empirical rigor, theoretical sharpness, and elegant writing. Prof. Silverman, who is currently the associate dean, research and academic resources and holds the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management, wrote the paper with Prof. Paul Ingram of Columbia Business School.

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Ken McGuffin
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Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
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