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Faculty and Doctoral Student Honoured by the Academy of Management.

August 15, 2018

Toronto – Faculty members and a PhD student from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management were among those receiving honours presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management held in Chicago from August 10 to 14.

Prof. Anita McGahan received special recognition for “Truly Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Academy." In 2013, she was elected by the Academy of Management’s membership to the Board of Governors and served as the Academy’s President in 2016/17. During her tenure she led the Board in creating “moonshot” strategic goals for the Academy, launching specialized conferences globally for the Academy’s members, and holding the annual meeting outside the United States and Canada. She continues to encourage members to double down on scholarship which deals with the world’s most pressing problems. She also proposed a change to the Academy’s rules on public policy, and then, under the new rules, initiated the Academy’s response to the United States travel ban for people from mostly Muslim countries which affected many professors and students. At the Rotman School, she is a professor of strategic management and also holds the George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society. 

Jing Hu, a Phd student in organizational behaviour and human resource management, along with Jacob Hirsh, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga, who is cross-appointed to the Rotman School won the Management, Spirituality and Religion Division Best Symposium Proposal Award for their co-chaired symposium titled “The Ups and Downs of Meaningful Work.”

Prof. Hirsh was also a co-winner of the Academy of Management Review Best Article Award with Prof. Eric Anicich of the University of Southern California for “The Psychology of Middle Power: Vertical code-switching, role conflict, and behavioral inhibition."

A paper co-authored by Laura Doering, an assistant professor of strategic management, with Prof. Aruna Ranganathan of Stanford University, was the runner-up for the Organization and Management Theory Division Best International Paper Award. The paper is titled “The State-Private Ties that Bind: Status Bias and Economic Development in India.”

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