BOSTON—Professor of Management Practice Bob Eccles, a member of the Organizational Behavior Unit, has been awarded honorary membership in the London-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants. The award, to be formally presented in London on Nov. 22, recognizes Eccles’s contribution to “developing the thinking behind [corporate] integrated reporting and his extensive contribution to building trust in business.” He is one of only eight individuals who have received this designation since 1999.
A pioneer in the field of integrated reporting, in which a company combines its financial and non-financial performance information into a single report and leverages the internet to improve dialogue and engagement with all stakeholders, Eccles is the coauthor, most recently, of One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy (Wiley, 2010). He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Integrated Reporting Council and Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. He is also cofounder (with HBS assistant professor George Serafeim) of the Innovating for Sustainability global social movement for transforming management practices in corporations and investment firms through innovations in processes, products, and business models.
Associate Professor Francesca Gino has won the 2013 Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, a professional association of management scholars. The annual award recognizes the achievement of an early- to mid-career scholar and is named in honor of the late Larry Cummings, a professor of strategic management at the University of Minnesota.
A member of the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit, Gino is a psychologist and author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How We Can Stick to the Plan (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013).
The Academy of Management award committee lauded Gino for having “made prolific contributions to our understanding of behavioral ethics, judgment and decision making, negotiations, motivation, and creativity. She has conducted a rich body of studies in both the field and laboratory….Her research program is exceptional not only in terms of volume but also in its originality and breadth.” In addition, they concluded, she has played a leading role in bridging the gap between social psychology and organizational behavior.
In addition, a number of HBS faculty members have won best paper awards:
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