The Academy of Management (AOM), the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars, recently hosted its annual conference in Boston. As part of the event, several awards were announced for journal authors, reviewers, and symposium conductors across its six journals and 26 divisions and interest groups. The D'Amore-McKim community fared well in these results, with five faculty and staff among those recognized.
D'Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor Laura Huang‘s co-authored article, “We Ask Men to Win and Women Not to Lose: Closing the Gender Gap in Startup Funding,” received the Academy of Management Journal‘s Impact Award, which examines the venture capital bias that female entrepreneurs encounter and proposes that it originates in the questions posed to them by investors.
Incoming Dunton Family Dean David De Cremer‘s co-authored article, “When Conscientious Employees Meet Intelligent Machines: An Integrative Approach Inspired by Complementarity Theory and Role Theory,” was selected as one of three finalists for the Academy of Management Journal‘s Best Article Award.
Other D'Amore-McKim award winners include:
- Assistant Professor Zhenyu Liao, the Joseph G. Riesman Research Professor and the Thomas E. Moore Faculty Fellow, received an Academy of Management Journal Best Reviewer Award. His research primarily focuses on leadership, behavioral ethics and morality, organization philanthropy, and algorithmic labor.
- Postdoctoral Research Associate Gabriel Sala was a panelist on the team that won the Michael Driver Best Symposium Award from the AOM Careers Division for their symposium, “Meaning of Work in Crisis Contexts.” Sala's research focuses on how individuals connect to their work and each other, especially in disruptive times.
- Future Faculty Fellow Adaora Ubaka won the AOM Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division Best Paper with Practical Implications Award for her dissertation, “Organizational Event Sensegiving in the Wake of Mega-Threat Events and the Employee Psychological Contract.” Her current research streams include leadership, intergroup processes, diversity and inclusion, and psychological safety in the workplace.
“It is amazing to see how many of us are doing such important and engaging research and also serving as editors and board members of so many of the AOM journals,” says D'Amore-McKim Management and Organizational Development Professor and Group Chair Jamie Ladge.