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May 01, 2006

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Edwin A. Locke, professor emeritus of management and organization, has won the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society. He received the award at APS 18th Annual Convention, May 25-28, 2006. Locke is the most published organizational psychologist in the history of the field. His pioneering research focused on work motivation and job satisfaction, and he is well-known for his publications on goal-setting theory. His 1976 chapter on job satisfaction continues to be one of the most highly-cited pieces of work in the field.

Violina Rindova, associate professor of management and organization, and J. Robert Baum, associate professor of management and organization, have been selected as Dingman Center Research Fellows in Entrepreneurship for the 2006-2007 Academic Year. This research fellowship is meant to encourage and recognize research in entrepreneurship. Rindova will be a guest editor of a special research forum for the Academy of Management Review titled: “Dreaming, Discovering and Creating: The Visions and Costs of Entrepreneuring.”

Ritu Agarwal, Dean’s Chair of Information Systems, Anil Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization, and Robert Kraut of Carnegie Mellon will be guest editing a special issue of Information Systems Research on the “Interplay between Digital and Social Networks.”

Gupta and Ken Smith, professor of management and organization, are serving as guest editors for a special issue of Academy of Management Journal focusing on the topic of “Managing Exploration and Exploitation” with Chris Shalley of Georgia Tech.

GuptaSusan Taylor, professor of management and organization, and Paul Tesluk, associate professor of management and organization, are serving as guest editors for a special issue of Organization Science focusing on the topic of “Innovation at and across Multiple Levels of Analysis.”

Soeren Hvidkjaer, assistant professor of finance, will be a distinguished speaker at the European Financial Management Association, Milan, Italy.

Wolfgang Jank, assistant professor of management science and statistics, and Galit Shmueli, assistant professor of management science and statistics, have been named guest editors for a special issue of the journal Statistical Science on “Statistical Challenges and Opportunities in Electronic Commerce Research.”

Janet Wagner, associate professor of marketing, delivered a seminar on service marketing to the CIT, Cornell’s Information Technology Service.

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