18 Jun 2024

Faculty Recognition

A round-up of recent Harvard Business School faculty awards, honors and recognition.
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Thinkers50
HBS Professors Named on Top 10 Best New Management Books
June 10, 2024
Spotlighting the freshest ideas in thought leadership, the Best New Management Booklist addresses some of the pressing challenges facing business and management today. Among the authors featured on this year’s list are HBS’s Amy Edmondson and Frances Frei.


Poets & Quants
Professor Tiona Zuzul Named in 2024's Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors
May 20, 2024
Every year, the 40-Under-40 Best MBA Professors list aims to identify and celebrate the most talented young professors currently teaching in MBA programs around the world.


Columbia University
Professor David J. Collis Receives the 2024 STR Irwin Outstanding Educator Award
May 17, 2024
The award recognizes an established strategy scholar who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to MBA/executive education in strategic management. The award recipient's contributions typically include outstanding teaching over an extended period, demonstrated mastery of the field, training future business leaders with an impactful strategic perspective, and developing and disseminating teaching methods or materials widely adopted by others..


Columbia University
Professor Amy Edmondson to be Honored at Teachers College 2024 Convocation
April 11, 2024
Innovators across education, psychology, health and art will receive Medals for Distinguished Service, Teachers College’s highest honor, at Convocation ceremonies this year on May 14 and 15. The College’s honorees embody the rewarding journeys ahead for those dedicating their lives to the service of others.


The Boston Globe
Boston Innovation Community Celebrates the Globe’s 2024 Tech Power Players
May 14, 2024
Karim Lakhani, Dorothy & Michael Hintze Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, has been listed in the Globe's Tech Power Players 2024 list. Lakhani's research examines the difference between humans solving problems on their own and humans solving problems with AI. Lakhani organized a conference called “Leading with AI” to bring entrepreneurs and tech execs to Harvard in May and launched an institute, known as D^3, where roughly 30 Harvard faculty from across schools are working on 150-plus AI research projects. See the listing here.


Harvard Gazette
14 Harvard Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
April 30, 2024
Fourteen Harvard faculty are among the 250 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. “We honor these artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors for their accomplishments and for the curiosity, creativity, and courage required to reach new heights,” said academy President David Oxtoby. “We invite these exceptional individuals to join in the academy’s work to address serious challenges and advance the common good.”


NYU
Caroline Elkins, Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Historian, Receives the 2024 NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize
April 30, 2024
Harvard University Professor Caroline Elkins, author of Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya, has been named the recipient of the 2024 NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize. The honor aims to celebrate and support distinguished work in artistic literary narrative nonfiction by a writer whose career is in full vibrancy.


Science Direct
"The Stock Market Valuation of Human Capital Creation" Wins Best Paper Prize—Runner Up
April 04, 2024
Every year, the Journal of Corporate Finance Awards acknowledge and celebrate some of the outstanding contributions to the journal. Professor Ethan Rouen's paper, "The Stock Market Valuation of Human Capital Creation," will be made freely available for the next 12 months and will receive a monetary prize.


Harvard Business Review
“Reskilling in the Age of AI” Wins 2023 HBR Prize
April 09, 2024
In “Reskilling in the Age of AI,” authors Jorge Tamayo, Raffaella Sadun, and colleagues examine the role of companies in addressing the millions of workers who will need to acquire new skills amid profound technological change. Every year, the HBR Prize honors the best Harvard Business Review article of the year. “The High Cost of Neglecting Low-Wage Workers,” by Professor Joseph Fuller and Manjari Raman was also recognized as an HBR Prize finalist.


Charter
Professors Amy Edmondson and Prithwiraj Choudhury Recognized in Charter 30 List
March 22, 2024
The inaugural Charter 30 list highlights the figures at the forefront of the future of work. Charter has rounded up 30 cutting-edge researchers, visionary leaders, and outside-the-box innovators who are helping understand and reimagine the modern workplace.


Schmidt Sciences
HBS Professor Himabindu Lakkaraju Named AI2050 Early Career Fellow
March 05, 2024
The AI2050 Early Career Fellows will pursue bold and multidisciplinary research in artificial intelligence (AI) for societal benefit across four countries, six disciplines, and seventeen institutions. They are part of the Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Institute at Schmidt Sciences, which supports fundamental research in AI, the application of AI and data science across a wide variety of disciplines, and the creation of high-impact research platforms that can speed discovery.


Case Centre
HBS Faculty Recognized in the 2024 Case Centre Awards and Competitions
February 29, 2024
The Case Centre's annual Awards and Competitions celebrates excellence in case writing and teaching at schools of business, management and government worldwide.

  • Professors Julian De Freitas, Jeremy Yang, and Das Narayandas won the outstanding case writer category for their case, "Hometown Foods: Changing Price Amid Inflation."
  • Professor Shane Greenstein and colleague won the entrepreneurship award for their case, "Zebra Medical Vision."

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    HBS professor Zoë B. Cullen Wins Sloan Research Fellowship in Economics
    February 20, 2024
    The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. The two-year $75,000 Sloan fellowships are awarded annually to early-career researchers whose creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of leaders. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada.


    EPFL
    HBS Professor Philippe van der Beck Wins Doctoral Program Thesis Distinction
    February 12, 2024
    Each year, EPFL grants a doctoral program thesis distinction to a selection of high quality theses in order to highlight the doctoral candidates’ research work and their scientific merit. One of the 2023 laureats for the distinction is Professor Philippe van der Beck for his thesis: "Demand-based Asset Pricing: Theory, Estimation and Applications," supervised by Professor Pierre Collin-Dufresne.


    TIAA Institute
    Professor Mark Egan Wins Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security
    January 5, 2024
    The TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award—named in honor of the Nobel Prize winner and former CREF trustee, Paul A. Samuelson—is presented annually to recognize an outstanding research publication that helps advance Americans' lifelong financial well-being. Professor Mark Egan received the award for his paper "Conflicting Interests and the Effect of Fiduciary Duty: Evidence from Variable Annuities."


    Thinkers50
    HBS Faculty Named in the 2023 Thinkers50 Ranking
    November 9, 2023
    The Thinkers50 Ranking is the definitive list of the most influential management thinkers in the world and answers one simple question: who is the world’s most influential living management thinker? Harvard Business School faculty on the list include Amy Edmondson, Tsedal Neeley, Frances Frei, Ranjay Gulati, Linda Hill, Hubert Joly, and Tina Opie.


    Case Centre
    HBS Faculty Named in List of Top 50 Bestselling Case Authors
    October 20, 2023
    Nine HBS professors have made the Case Centre’s list of best-selling case authors. The 2022-23 list includes Professors Chris Bartlett, Jill Avery, David Yoffie, Youngme Moon, Jan Rivkin, Vincent Dessain, Ben Etsy, David Collis, and John Quelch.


    NABE
    Michael Luca Has Been Named a NABE Fellow
    October 19, 2023
    Associate Professor Michael Luca has been named a NABE Fellow. Fellows are individuals recognized by the association for their outstanding performance as a professional business economist, their contributions to the field of business economics, and their involvement with and service to NABE. Candidates for Fellow are identified and proposed by NABE’s Nominating Committee and require two-thirds approval by the NABE Board of Directors.


    Le Cercle des Economistes
    French Translation: Vincent Pons Wins the 2023 Best Young Economist Award
    May 26, 2023
    Associate Professor Vincent Pons has won the Best Young Economist Award. The award is the benchmark award for young French economists. This Prize promotes the work of a French economist or an economist assigned to France, under the age of 41. The Prize recognizes not only the excellence of the academic production of young French economists, but also their contribution to public debate. It corresponds to the Cercle's ambition to identify the talents who will shape the economics of tomorrow.


    Case Centre Awards
    Five HBS Professors Win Case Centre Awards
    February 27, 2023
    The Case Centre Awards and Competitions recognize outstanding case writers and teachers from across the globe. These prestigious accolades celebrate worldwide excellence in case writing and teaching. The award winners are as follows:

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility category winner: "Global Sourcing at Nike" by Nien-hê Hsieh, Michael W Toffel, and Olivia Hull
  • Finance, Accounting and Control category winner: "Valuing Snap After the IPO Quiet Period (A)" by Marco Di Maggio, Benjamin C Esty, and Greg Saldutte
  • Strategy and General Management category winner: "Haier: Incubating Entrepreneurs in a Chinese Giant" by Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Nancy Hua Dai.

  • National Science Foundation
    Professor Hima Lakkaraju Receives NSF Career Award
    February 13, 2023
    Professor Hima Lakkaraju has been awarded the NSF Career Award for her project that aims to systematically characterize existing explanation methods so that practitioners can readily determine which methods to employ in a given real-world application. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.


    Thinkers50
    Raffaella Sadun and Stephanie Creary Named on Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023
    January 31, 2023
    The Thinkers50 Radar identifies a cohort of 30 up-and-coming thinkers whose ideas we predict will make an important impact on management thinking in the future. It identifies new talent and ideas and provides an early alert system for managers, publishers, speaker bureaus, and others in the thought leadership industry. The annual list honors Professor Raffaella Sadun, whose research focuses on performance management, and BiGS Fellow Stephanie Creary, whose research focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion.


    CFA Institute
    Professor George Serafeim Wins 2022 Graham and Dodd Award of Excellence
    January 23, 2023
    The 2022 winner of the Graham and Dodd Scroll Award is “Which Corporate ESG News Does the Market React To?” by Professor George Serafeim and Aaron Yoon. These prestigious awards are bestowed annually for the best research articles published in the Financial Analysts Journal, the flagship publication of CFA Institute, and recognize the contribution of the articles to the practice of investment management.


    Next Big Idea Club
    Deep Purpose Makes the Top 20 Leadership Books of 2022
    December 1, 2022
    Professor Ranjay Gulati's Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies, made the Top 20 Leadership Books of 2022 list.


    Pocket
    2022’s Top Author: Arthur C. Brooks on Rethinking Happiness
    November 10, 2022
    Professor Arthur C. Brooks, the columnist behind The Atlantic’s "How to Build a Life" series, claimed the title of 2022’s Most Pocketed Writer, meaning more of his articles were reviewed on the news site Pocket than any other author.


    Driven Data Labs
    Professor Seth Neel Wins U.S. Pets Prize Challenge: Phase 1
    November 10, 2022
    Professor Seth Neel and his team, MusCAT, are winners of the U.S. PETs Prize Challenge. Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) have the potential to unlock more trustworthy innovation in data analysis and machine learning. The goal of the challenge is to advance privacy-preserving federated learning solutions that provide end-to-end privacy and security protections while harnessing the potential of AI for overcoming significant global challenges.


    Forbes
    Introducing the Forbes Future of Work 50
    November 3, 2022
    Forbes' inaugural list of 50 leaders, executives, thinkers and teams who are shaping the office of tomorrow, today includes HBS Professor Tsedal Neeley.


    INFORMS 2022
    Lauren Cohen and Scott Duke Kominers Awarded Management Science Best Paper Award
    November 1, 2022
    Professors Lauren Cohen and Scott Duke Kominers won the Management Science Best Paper Award from the finance section of INFORMS. Papers are evaluated based on their contribution to theory, empirics, operational aspects, and managerial practice of finance.


    INFORMS 2022
    Professor Edward McFowland III and Colleagues Win Best Complete Paper Award
    October 17, 2022
    At the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Professor Edward McFowland III and colleagues won the Best Complete Paper Award for their paper "Ensemble Iv: Creating Instrumental Variables from Ensemble Learners for Robust Statistical Inference." This award was presented for their latest method of addressing measurement (prediction) error in data-mined variables when they are incorporated into regression analyses.


    University of Bradford
    Professor Stephen Greyser Awarded an Honorary Doctorate
    October 19, 2022

    Professor Steve Greyser receiving an honorary degree from the University of Bradford
    Photo Courtesy University of Bradford

    Richard P. Chapman Professor (Marketing/Communications) Emeritus Stephen Greyser (MBA 1958), was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Bradford University. He had previously collaborated with former Bradford Professor John Balmer and Lund (Sweden) Professor Mats Urde on a project examining the branding of monarchies. Greyser currently serves on Bradford’s business school’s advisory board, as well as a guest lecturer. Balmer is now Professor of Corporate Identity at Brunel. Greyser has been a long-time marketing professor at HBS, teaching for over 50 years and continuing to publish HBS cases and Working Papers. Commenting on his honorary degree, Greyser said, “I have always felt that I was a member of the Bradford family. Now, I am also an alumnus.”

    Earlier this year, Greyser was elected through a competitive ballot to the Market Research Council Hall of Fame in the Retired Practitioner category. He was recognized for “his contributions of outstanding and lasting value to the practice of Market Research.”


    Private Equity Summit Series
    Professor Josh Lerner Awarded the Doriot Award
    October 2, 2022
    Professor Josh Lerner and colleagues have been awarded the 2022 Doriot Award for their paper “Investing Outside the Box: Evidence from Alternative Vehicles in Private Equity.” Established in 2021, the award jury searches for academic publications in highly ranked peer reviewed journals (A or A+ ranking) on the topics of private equity and venture capital.


    Chicago Quantitative Alliane
    Professor Lauren Cohen Awarded First Prize in CQA's Academic Competition
    September 30, 2022
    Professor Lauren Cohen, post-doctoral researcher Stephan Heller, and colleagues have won first place in Chicago Quantitative Alliance’s Academic Competition with their paper “Hidden Alpha.” Winners are chosen based on both presentation quality and content of interest to practicing investment professionals. Competitive papers submitted are from topic areas such as asset allocation, derivatives, fixed income, equity, financial engineering, and security valuation/pricing models.


    U.S. Department of Commerce
    U.S. Department of Commerce Appoints First Members to Industrial Advisory Committee
    September 29, 2022
    The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the appointment of 24 members to the Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), including HBS Professor Willy Shih. The advisory body that will provide guidance to the Secretary of Commerce on a range of issues related to domestic semiconductor research and development in support of CHIPS for America.


    American Accounting Association
    Professors Ethan Rouen and Yuan Zou Receive Innovation in Research Award
    September 29, 2022
    Professors Ethan Rouen and Yuan Zou received the Innovation in Research Award for their paper “Inclusive Managers,” which is now titled “Passing the Mic: Career and Firm Outcomes of Executive Interactions," from the American Accounting Association.


    MIT
    Professors Pacelli and Zou Receive Best Paper Award
    September 29, 2022
    At the 2022 MIT Asia Conference, Professors Joseph Pacelli, Yuan Zou, and Doctoral Student Tianshuo Shi, received the award for Best Paper for their paper "Communicating Corporate Culture in Labor Markets: Evidence from Job Postings."


    European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
    Professor Ethan Rouen Receives Award
    September 23, 2022
    Professor Ethan Rouen has received the award for Best Junior Contribution to the Theory and Practice of Intangibles, Intellectual Capital, and Sustainability from the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.


    Formiche
    Italian Translation: Minister Franco Gives Sadun and Tabellini the de Sanctis Prize
    September 6, 2022
    Economist Raffaella Sadun, connected via streaming, received the De Sanctis Prize for Economic Sciences in a ceremony that took place in the Carlo Azeglio Ciampi room of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in the presence of Minister Daniele Franco.


    Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award
    August 30, 2022
    Ashley Whillans has received a SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements by early career scholars in social and personality psychology, including contributions to teaching, research, or service to the field.


    International Association for Conflict Management
    2022 Early Career Award Winners Announcement
    July 10, 2022
    Earlier this year, the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) announced the winners of its Early Career Award. This award honors scholars in the first five years of their post-doctoral career, who have shown exceptional promise for making significant contributions to the study of conflict and negotiation. This year, the award went to Jackson Lu (MIT) and Julian Zlatev (HBS). Both Jackson and Julian were presented with their award at this year’s IACM Conference in Ottawa, Canada this July.


    Market Research Council
    Market Research Council Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
    June 28, 2022
    The Market Research Council (MRC), the nation’s leading organization devoted to promoting the field of marketing research, announced the inductees for its 2022 Market Research Council Hall of Fame Awards and for its Change Maker Award. This year’s Hall of Fame Inductees include Stephen A. Greyser, Richard P. Chapman Professor (Marketing/Communications) Emeritus, of the Harvard Business School, in the Retired Practitioner category. Professor Greyser is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to market research.


    American Accounting Association
    Daniel A. Cohen, Aiyesha Dey, and Thomas Z. Lys to Receive the American Accounting Association 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
    May 26, 2022
    The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award will be presented to Daniel A. Cohen, Aiyesha Dey, and Thomas Z. Lys for their work “Real and Accrual-Based Earnings Management in the Pre-and Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Periods,” published in the May 2008 issue of The Accounting Review.


    International Industrial Organization Conference
    Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for Assistant Professor Alex MacKay
    May 17, 2022
    The Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics is presented at the International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), annually. The IIOC is one of the most high-profile conferences in the field of industrial organization. Assistant Professor Alex MacKay and colleagues from Georgetown and DICE were honored this year for their paper, "Rising Markups and the Role of Consumer Preferences." The paper shows that companies in the consumer-packaged goods industry in the U.S. significantly increased their market power between 2006 and 2019, increasing their price-cost margins by more than 30% on average. The main reasons for this increase are that consumers are less responsive to price changes over time, and falling production costs have only been passed on to consumers to a small extent.

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