Entrepreneurship and Innovation Professor and Group Chair Samina Karim has been selected as the recipient of the Strategic Management Journal's (SMJ) 2023 Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize for her co-authored paper, “Path-Dependent and Path-Breaking Change: Reconfiguring Business Resources Following Acquisitions in the U.S. Medical Sector, 1978–1995” (Volume 21, Issue 10-11). She was recognized at the annual Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference in Toronto on Sept. 30.

The SMJ editorial review board, comprised of prominent scholars from around the globe, nominated papers for the award that were published five or more years ago. From there, several finalists and then a winner were selected. The prize was established in 1993 by co-sponsors Wiley and the Strategic Management Society to honor substantial work published in the SMJ.

Karim is an accomplished teacher and researcher who currently serves as the Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) President and previously served as the Division Chair of the Academy of Management (AoM)'s Strategic Management Division in 2020 during the pandemic. She also holds several prominent journal editorships.  Her research focuses on acquisitions and alliances, corporate restructuring and organization design, and innovation through reconfiguration and redeployment of resources and activities. Her teaching is in the areas of corporate and global strategies, innovation strategies for established firms, and competitive strategy. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, an EdM in Education from Harvard University, and both an MA in Applied Economics and a PhD in Strategy from the University of Michigan.

Photo caption: Professor Rajshree Agarwal (pictured left; University of Maryland), co-editor of the Strategic Management Journal, awards Professor Samina Karim (D'Amore-McKim School of Business) with the journal's 2023 Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize.