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Eric von Hippel was awarded the Innovation Luminary Award from the European Commission for his “excellent and groundbreaking work in…‘Democratizing Innovation.’” Earlier winners include Stephen Hawking, Richard Branson, and Bill Drayton.
von Hippel also received the 2015 Innovative Management Partner (IMP) Excellence in Innovation Research Award from the University of Innsbruck School of Management, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to research in strategy and innovation.
Catherine Tucker has won the Erin Anderson Award given by the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF). The annual award recognizes an emerging female marketing scholar and mentor.
“Professor Tucker…sets a leading example for women early in their career, demonstrating how they can balance their academic lives with their personal ones and find success in both areas,” stated the award committee chair.
Yanchong (Karen) Zheng has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project entitled “A Closed-Loop Methodology for Investigating Trust, Culture, and Information Sharing in Global Supply Chains.”
CAREER Awards are the NSF’s “most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”
John Little received the 2014 Sheth Foundation Medal for Exceptional Contribution to Marketing Scholarship and Practice. The award recognizes "enduring and transformational contributions" to both marketing scholarship and marketing practice.
He received the award at an exclusive banquet during the annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, at Emory University in Atlanta. A special session followed, in which Professors John Hauser of MIT, Jim Lattin of Stanford, and John Roberts of the London Business School described Little's marketing accomplishments in detail.
The MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program, ledby Don Rosenfield and Georgia Perakis (Faculty Co-Director with DavidSimchi-Levi), has won the 2014 UPS George D. Smith Prize awarded by INFORMS(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences). The prize isgiven in recognition of “effective and innovative preparation of students to begood practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics."
The award was presented at the 2014 Franz Edelman Gala ofthe INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research inBoston.
Mike Whinston has won the 2014 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for Best Paper in Antitrust Economics sponsored by the Industrial Organization Society. The winning paper, “Internal Vs. External Growth in Industries with Scale Economies: A Computational Model of Optimal Merger Policy,” is co-authored with Ben Mermelstein, a PhD student at Northwestern; Volker Nocke of Mannheim University; and Mark Satterthwaite of Northwestern.
Georgia Perakis and Juanjuan Zhang have received the 2014 Jamieson Prize. Perakis was recognized for her dedication, passion, and innovative thinking, which have made a long-standing impact on the School, with exceptional contributions to the curriculum, the learning environment, and the students at MIT Sloan. Zhangis receiving the prize for her dedication to knowledge dissemination and pedagogical innovation, with impact extending across the Institute.
Paul Osterman has been awarded a Visiting Scholar position at the Russell Sage Foundation in 2014-15. The Russell Sage Foundation was established in 1907 for "the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States." The Foundation now dedicates itself exclusively to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. The Russell Sage Foundation invites Visiting Scholars to its New York headquarters to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences; this work constitutes an important part of the Foundation's ongoing effort to analyze the shifting nature of social and economic life in the United States.
Tom Kochan has been awarded a Doctor of Science in Economics honorary degree by the University of Sydney. This highest form of honor and recognition bestowed by the institution is given in recognition of Tom's "distinguished achievements throughout [his] professional life".
Eric von Hippel is the recipient of a Humboldt ResearchAward from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This career-achievementaward is granted "to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, orinsights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who areexpected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future." Theaward honors von Hippel’s groundbreaking research on user innovations and hiswork fostering international exchange and scientific discussions around userinnovation and open source innovation, including initiating the Open and UserInnovation Conference, which is now an internationally acclaimed forum. (For more information on the award and the research program, see: http://www.ip.mpg.de/en/pub/mcier/news/humboldt_award.cfm
Von Hippel was also awarded an honorary doctorate ofeconomics and social science by the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, amajor German technical university, "for his path-breaking contributions in theresearch area of user innovation and for his tireless efforts to support youngresearchers in their academic career paths." This is his third honorarydoctorate.
AAAS Fellows are recognized by their peers for theirscientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or itsapplications. This honor recognizes Utterback's "distinguished contributions tothe fields of technological and scientific innovation in engineering andindustry through his longtime leadership efforts in research, teaching, andtechnology."
The new AAAS Fellows were announced in the journal Science on November 29.
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