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Faculty Awards and Honors

May 01, 2008


A paper by Sandor Boyson, research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center, titled “Unified Communications: Leading Advances in Global Decision Making & Economic Development,” was published in the World Economic Forum’s 2008 Global Information Technology report.

Hugh Courtney, Professor of the Practice in management and organization, was elected chairman of the board, D&E Communications. Courtney also maintains an active consulting and executive education practice focused on business strategy formulation in highly uncertain and competitive markets. Prior to joining the Smith School in 2002, he was a leader in McKinsey & Company’s Global Strategy practice, where he served clients on six continents on a wide variety of strategy development and implementation issues.

“The Quest for Global Dominance,” co-authored by Anil Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization, was re-issued by Jossey-Bass/Wiley in March 2008. Gupta served as a keynote speaker at the BusinessWeek CEO Forum in Dubai in April. He is 2008 program chair for the annual meeting of the Academy of Management’s International Management Division.

Dilip Madan, professor of finance, received international recognition for his research by being awarded the Medal of Science from the University of Bologna’s Institute of Advanced Studies.

Debra Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization, has had two papers accepted for presentation at the Academy of Management meeting in August and has been invited to serve as a faculty-representative on the Junior Faculty Consortium for the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior Division.

Ken Smith, Dean’s Chaired Professor of Business Strategy, is current past president of the Academy of Management and a member of the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal.

Gilvan Souza, associate professor of operations management, co-authored a paper with Meltem Denizel (Sabanci University, Turkey) and Mark Ferguson (Georgia Tech), titled “Multi-Period Remanufacturing Planning with Uncertain Quality of Inputs,” which won the Wickham Skinner Best Unpublished Paper Award from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

Editorial Appointments

Gilad Chen, associate professor of management and organization, was appointed associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Hugh Courtney, Professor of the Practice in management and organization, was appointed associate editor of Long Range Planning.

Martin Loeb, Professor of Accounting and Information Assurance and a Deloitte & Touche Faculty Fellow, has been invited to be an associate editor for a special issue ofMIS Quarterly on “Information Systems Security in a Digital Economy.”


The Smith School’s department of decision, operations and information technologies hosted the ninth INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, April 2-4. Approximately 125 participants from around the world joined the group. The event was chaired by Bruce Golden, France Merrick Chair in Management Science, and Raghu Raghavan, associate professor of management science.

Anil Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization, and Chris Bingham, assistant professor of management and organization, co-chaired the fourth annual Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference, held April 11-12.

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