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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.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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