News & Awards
Kreiner Wins National Honor for Research in Work and Family
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (June 10, 2011) – Glen Kreiner, associate professor of management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, and his coauthors Elaine Hollensbe of the University of Cincinnati and Mathew Sheep of Illinois State University have won the 11th annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
The award recognizes the best research paper published during the preceding year in the work and family literature. Named for Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who has been identified as the most influential contributor to modern literature on work and family, the Kanter Award is presented by the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work and Family, with the support of Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) at WorldatWork.
Kreiner and his colleagues won for their 2009 Academy of Management Journal article, "Balancing Borders and Bridges: Negotiating the Work-Home Interface via Boundary Work Tactics." Through interviews with individuals who face particularly extreme challenges in balancing work and home demands—Episcopal priests—Kreiner and his coauthors identify 11 tactics to help employees achieve work-life balance by negotiating the boundaries between their office life and their home life. (More information about the tactics and their research is available online here.)
The Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family developed the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award to raise the awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant and practitioner communities. The nomination process for the Kanter award selection involves 38 scholarly reviewers from four countries who decide on the winners from more than 2,500 articles.
Kreiner accepted the award on behalf of his coauthors on May 24 at the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference in San Diego.
For more information on the Kanter Award, visit www.bc.edu/centers/cwf/Kanter.html.
From 2005 to 2009, research by faculty members in the Department of Management and Organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business was cited at a higher rate than that of any other management faculty in the country, according to data from Thomson Reuters.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (January 28, 2011) – From 2005 to 2009, research by faculty members in the Department of Management and Organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business was cited at a higher rate than that of any other management faculty in the country, according to data from Thomson Reuters.
The business research firm calculated the number of citations management research papers have received in management journals over the five-year period, and Penn State topped the list with an average of 6.45 citations per paper. Penn State thus ranks No. 1 on Thomson Reuters' list of high-impact U.S. institutions for management research.
Smeal Professor's Research Wins Best Paper in I-O Psychology Field
A paper coauthored by Glen Kreiner, associate professor of management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has won the 2011 Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, recognizing it as the best publication in the field of industrial and organizational psychology in 2009.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (December 22, 2010) – A paper coauthored by Glen Kreiner, associate professor of management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has won the 2011 Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, recognizing it as the best publication in the field of industrial and organizational psychology in 2009.
"Balancing Borders and Bridges: Negotiating the Work-Home Interface via Boundary Work Tactics," coauthored by Kreiner along with Elaine Hollensbe of the University of Cincinnati and Mathew Sheep of Illinois State University, appeared in the Academy of Management Journal.
Department Chair & PhD Graduate Awarded 2010 Scholarly Contribution Award
Management and Organization Department Chair, Dennis Gioia, and 2002 PhD graduate, Kevin Corley, were awarded the 2010 Scholarly Contribution Award for the most significant paper published five years earlier in Administrative Science Quarterly for their article titled: "Identity ambiguity and change in the wake of a corporate spin-off".
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (April 28, 2010) – Donald Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named an Evan Pugh Professor, joining a list of only 61 others thus recognized since the title's inception in 1960. Evan Pugh Professorships are the highest honor the University bestows on its faculty.
The Evan Pugh Professorships, named for Penn State's first president, are awarded to faculty members who are nationally or internationally acknowledged leaders in their fields of research or creative activity; have demonstrated significant leadership in raising the standards of the University with respect to teaching, research or creativity, and service; and demonstrate excellent teaching skills with undergraduate and graduate students who have subsequently achieved distinction in their field.
Hambrick came to Penn State in 2002. He specializes in the area of top management and is one of its most frequently cited authors. His current research focuses on executive psychology, top management team dynamics, and the history and evolution of the field of strategic management. In addition, he teaches courses on strategy implementation and organizational change.
Hambrick holds a Ph.D. from Penn State. He is a fellow and past president of the Academy of Management and has served on the board of directors of the Strategic Management Society and on the editorial boards of almost all of the major scholarly journals in his field. He is one of only three scholars in the history of the Academy of Management to receive its highest career achievement honors in both teaching and research.
A committee of seven distinguished Penn State faculty members, including three Evan Pugh Professors, review nominations for the honor and make recommendations to the University president.
Along with Hambrick, two other Penn State faculty members were honored this year: Judith S. Bond, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the College of Medicine, and Thomas Mallouk, DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics at the Eberly College of Science.
Of the 62 Evan Pugh Professors, 28 are still actively teaching and pursuing research or creative work at Penn State, 31 are retired or deceased, and three have resigned.
More information about the Evan Pugh Professorships is available on the Research at Penn State website.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (February 5, 2010) – Donald Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, has received an honorary doctorate degree from the Université Panthéon-Assas, one of the major affiliates of the prestigious Universities of Paris.
Hambrick was recognized for his "many important and influential contributions to the social sciences, particularly his path-breaking research on executive leadership and the role of human factors in business strategy and effectiveness."
Widely regarded as the premier law university of France, Panthéon-Assas houses faculties of law, economics, and social sciences. It bestows honorary doctorates only every five years to "distinguished foreign nationals who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, letters, science and technology."
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (July 30, 2009) – Over the past four years, faculty and Ph.D. students from the Department of Management and Organization at Penn State's Smeal College of Business have published more research papers in the top management journals than any other management department in the United States and Canada, according to joint research from Texas A&M University and the University of Florida.
For several years, researchers at Florida and Texas A&M have annually measured the productivity of U.S. and Canadian management departments by tallying how many of their articles appeared throughout the year in A-level management journals. Since 2005, Smeal's Department of Management and Organization has been ranked among the top two management departments each year, including No. 1 rankings in 2006 and 2008. Cumulatively, from 2005 to 2008, no school's faculty has published more in the top journals, despite the fact that Smeal's management department has fewer faculty members than almost all of its competitors.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (June 18, 2009) – The Academy of Management has named Donald Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, as the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award, the organization's highest honor for management education.
The award honors Hambrick's career accomplishments in the classroom and is based on his significant contributions in developing doctoral students, teaching effectively, fostering pedagogical innovations, and developing effective methods, structure, and designs. Hambrick will receive the honor in August at the 2009 meeting of the Academy of Management, the leading professional organization for scholars in the field of management and organization.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (January 16, 2009) – The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport recently awarded a Smeal College of Business doctoral student with the Barbara A. Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award.
Lindsey Pilver, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Management and Organization, received the award for a paper based on her master’s thesis entitled "'I Am Naturally Competitive, But I Am OK with Being in the Middle': Identity Negotiation and the Conflicting Discourses of Female College Athletes."
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (November 7, 2008) – Cardiff University in Great Britain is holding a conference next month to mark the 30th anniversary of a seminal book in the management discipline co-authored by Charles Snow, Mellon Foundation Faculty Fellow at Penn State's Smeal College of Business.
"Organizational Strategy, Structure, and Process: A Reflection on the Research Perspective of Miles and Snow" will be held Dec. 3-5 in honor of Snow and Raymond Miles, professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, co-authors of one of the most influential books in the strategic management literature, Organizational Strategy, Structure, and Process.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (June 25, 2008) – Penn State's Smeal College of Business has awarded eight doctoral students with scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Dan Chiaburu, a doctoral student in the Department of Management and Organization, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward and Susan Wilson Graduate Scholarship Award. The Wilson Scholarship was endowed by Edward and Susan Wilson as a result of their strong involvement in the Penn State Alumni Association and their commitment to Penn State.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (February 21, 2008) – The National Science Foundation has awarded a $385,000 research grant to two professors at Penn State's Smeal College of Business to study the architecture of transdisciplinary scientific collaboration.
Raghu Garud, professor of management and organization, and Barbara Gray, professor of organizational behavior, will study the elements that enable researchers from different disciplines to develop innovative research by working across disciplinary boundaries. Garud and Gray, along with three doctoral students, will study research collaboration in two settings that have the potential to yield valuable new research insights.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (February 6, 2008) – Linda Treviño, Franklin H. Cook Fellow in Business Ethics at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, has been named a Distinguished Professor by the University for her record of service to Smeal in both teaching and research. Effective July 1, 2008, her title will be Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Organizational Behavior.
Distinguished Professorships are awarded annually by Penn State to select faculty members who have been nominated by their college for outstanding academic contributions.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (February 1, 2008) – Robert Macy, clinical assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, was part of a team honored with one of two 2008 Outstanding Workshop Awards for their presentation at the national conference of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), held last month in San Antonio.
Macy and several colleagues from the University of Oregon earned the Outstanding Pedagogy Workshop award for their presentation "Active Learning in Entrepreneurship: Applying the Jigsaw Method to Entrepreneurship Instruction."
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (December 3, 2007) – Donald Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, and his wife, Peg Hambrick, have given $100,000 to support academic research in Smeal's Department of Management and Organization.
The Max D. Richards Endowment for Eminence in Management Research, named to honor a former Smeal associate dean and professor of management, will provide assistance for faculty research and establish a guest speaker program.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (November 20, 2007) – Telecommuting has mostly positive consequences for employees and employers, resulting in higher morale and job satisfaction and lower employee stress and turnover, according to research by a professor and Ph.D. candidate at Penn State's Smeal College of Business.
Ravi Gajendran, a doctoral student in the Department of Management and Organization, and David Harrison, Smeal Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, examined 20 years of research on flexible work arrangements, including 46 studies of telecommuting involving 12,833 employees. Their results are reported in the current issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (October 30, 2007) – Linda Treviño, Franklin H. Cook Fellow in Business Ethics at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, has been named an Outstanding Doctoral Alumna by her Ph.D. alma mater, the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
Treviño, who joined the Smeal faculty in 1987 after earning her Ph.D. in management from Mays, was honored at a ceremony earlier this month for her outstanding achievements in the field of corporate ethics management.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (February 5, 2007) – The United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the U.S. affiliate of the International Council for Small Business, has honored a Smeal College of Business entrepreneurship professor with a major teaching award.
Robert Macy, clinical assistant professor of entrepreneurship, received the Extraordinary Educator award from the USASBE's Corporate Entrepreneurship Division at the association's national conference last month in Orlando, Fla