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    • Fiona Murray, Ed Roberts, and James Utterback named top professors
      Fiona Murray, Ed Roberts, and Jim Utterback have been named among the 100 leading professors in the field of entrepreneurship, according to Hot Topics, an online community of technology leaders.
    • Mark Kritzman article honored

      Mark Kritzman has won a 2016 Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Outstanding Article Award. The annual award recognizes research excellence in the theory and practice of portfolio management.  Honorees are chosen by subscriber vote on articles appearing in The Journalof Portfolio Management the prior year.

      The winning paper, co-authored with Will Kinlaw and David Turkington (both of State Street), is entitled “ The Divergence of High- andLow-Frequency Estimation: Implications for Performance Measurement” (TheJournal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 41, No. 3).

      Faculty: Mark Kritzman
    • Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee win book award
      Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee have won the German Business Book Award for the best business book in German in 2015 for The Second Machine Age. The book was cited as “the standard reference for a new industrial world in which machines talk to machines, robots pass objects using sensor skin on their gripper arm, and systems learn by themselves.”
    • Juan Pablo Vielma awarded for natural resources work
      Juan Pablo Vielma was awarded the 2015 Best Publication Award in Natural Resources from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment for “Imposing Connectivity Constraints in Forest Planning Models,” co-authored with Rodolfo Carvajal (Georgia Tech and Univ. Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile), Miguel Constantino (Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal), Marcos Goycoolea (Univ. Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile), and Andres Weintraub (Univ. de Chile and Instituto Milenio Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería, Chile).
      Faculty: Juan Pablo Vielma
    • Juan Pablo Vielma paper recognized
      Juan Pablo Vielma has won first place in the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences 2015 Junior Faculty Interest Group Paper Competition. His winning paper is entitled “Embedding Formulations and Complexity for Unions of Polyhedra.”
      Faculty: Juan Pablo Vielma
    • Ernst Berndt awarded honorary degree
      Ernst Berndt has been recognized with an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel (Switzerland), for his “outstanding academic achievements in the fields of econometrics and health economics.” The university noted Berndt’s “research on the sources of innovation and the measurement of productivity,” as well as the methods he “implemented for adjusting prices of commodities whose characteristics significantly change over time.”
      Faculty: Ernst Berndt
    • Karen Zheng honored for working paper
      Karen Zheng has won Second Prize in the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Behavioral Operations Management Section Best Working Paper Competition. Zheng was honored for her working paper, “Transparency and Indirect Reciprocity in Social Responsibility: An Incentivized Experiment,” co-authored with Tim Kraft (of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business) and her PhD student Leon Valdes (of MIT Sloan).
      Faculty: Karen Zheng
    • Vivek Farias paper awarded
      Vivek Farias has won the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Revenue Management and Pricing section prize, which recognizes the “best contribution to the science of pricing and revenue management published in English.” Farias was honored for his 2013 Management Science paper (co-authored with Srikanth Jagabathula of NYU Stern and Devavrat Shah of MIT EECS), “A Nonparametric Approach to Modeling Choice with Limited Data.”
      Faculty: Vivek Farias
    • Steven Eppinger named distinguished speaker
      Steven Eppinger has received the 2015 Distinguished Speaker Award from the Technology, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES) of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences). This award recognizes Eppinger as “an outstanding academic leader in the field of technology management.”
      Faculty: Steven Eppinger
    • Kristin Forbes receives Bicentennial Medal
      Kristin Forbes has received a Bicentennial Medal from Williams College. The award is given to a small number of alumni each year for distinguished achievement in their fields.
      Faculty: Kristin Forbes
    • Arnaldo Hax honored for book
      Arnoldo Hax has received the Ramon Salas Edwards Award from the Chilean Institute of Engineers in recognition of his book, The Delta Model. This award is given once every three years for the most outstanding scientific or technological research contribution related to the engineering field.
      Faculty: Arnaldo Hax
    • Tom Kochan wins Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award
      Tom Kochan has received the prestigious 2015 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer “Lifetime Achievement” Award, recognizing his contributions as an educator at the vanguard of teaching and scholarship about “business practices that contribute to an economy that works for all.”
      Faculty: Tom Kochan
    • Erin Kelly recognized for work-family research
      Erin Kelly has won the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. The Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family developed this award to raise the awareness of high-quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant, and practitioner communities. This 15th Anniversary year, five finalists were selected by a committee of over 55 leading scholars.
      Faculty: Erin Kelly
    • Gordon Kaufman appointed distinguished lecturer
      Gordon Kaufman has been appointed the 2015 International Association of Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) Distinguished Lecturer, responsible for giving a series of lectures. Kaufman gave the IAMG Distinguished Lecture at the Association’s Annual Conference in New Delhi last fall and has lectured at Stanford’s Petroleum Engineering Department and the U.S. Geological Survey’s University of Arizona branch.
      Faculty: Gordon Kaufman
    • Hazhir Rahmandad wins Jay Wright Forrester award
      Hazhir Rahmandad has won the System Dynamics Society’s Jay Wright Forrester Award. This is the top prize in the field, given at most once annually for the best published work in System Dynamics during the previous five years. Rahmandad was recognized for his 2012 paper in Organization Science, entitled “Impact of Growth Opportunities and Competition on Firm-Level Capability Development Trade-offs.”
      Faculty: Hazhir Rahmandad
    • Wanda Orlikowski receives Distinguished Scholar Award
      Wanda Orlikowski is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award given by the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of the Academy of Management.
      Faculty: Wanda Orlikowski
    • Steven Eppinger wins PICMET Medal of Excellence
      Steven Eppinger is the recipient of the PICMET Medal of Excellence Award, given by the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). This award “recognizes extraordinary achievements of individuals in any discipline for their outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology management.”
      Faculty: Steven Eppinger
    • Edgar Schein receives Beckhard Award
      Edgar Schein is the recipient of the 2015 Beckhard Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Organization Development. This annual award is given by the International Organization Development Association (IODA). The award recognizes Schein’s lifetime achievement and “many years of distinguished, continuous contribution.”
      Faculty: Edgar Schein
    • Eric von Hippel wins Innovation Luminary Award, Excellence in Innovation Research Award

      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.

      Faculty: Eric von Hippel
    • Excellence in Teaching Awards
      The 2015 MIT Sloan Excellence in Teaching Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year were announced in May. Dimitris Bertsimas and Otto Scharmer were the winners of the 2015 Jamieson Prize. Anna Costello and Rodrigo Verdi were named the Sloan School Teachers of the Year, and Zeynep Ton received an Outstanding Teacher Award.
    • Jean-Noel Barrot receives fellowship
      Jean-Noel Barrot has received a 2015 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF) from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The grant award recognizes the winners for beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibiting the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship.
      Faculty: Jean-Noel Barrot
    • Stewart Myers wins Onassis Prize for Finance
      Stewart Myers has won the 2015 Onassis Prize for Finance, for his “foundational contributions to finance since the beginning of its transformation to a rigorous science-based discipline, nearly a half century ago.” The prestigious honor recognizes Myers for “his influential research on capital structure and capital budgeting valuation.”
      Faculty: Stewart Myers
    • Stephen Ross wins Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics
      Stephen Ross has won the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics for his work developing pricing models that have provided standards for pricing options and other assets. This prestigious academic prize “honors internationally renowned economic researchers whose work has a marked influence on research concerning questions of financial economics and macroeconomics, and has led to fundamental advances in economic theory and practice.”
      Faculty: Stephen Ross
    • Georgia Perakis awarded prize from 2015 NEDSI Conference
      Georgia Perakis has won the Best Application of Theory award from the 2015 NEDSI (Northeast Decision Sciences Institute) Conference. Her winning paper, co-authored with Maxime C. Cohen (MIT ORC), Ngai-Hang Zachary Leung (CMU Tepper), and Kiran Panchamgam and Anthony Smith (both of Oracle RGBU), is entitled “Promotion Planning Through an Optimization Lens: From Theory to Practice.”
      Faculty: Georgia Perakis
    • Catherine Tucker recognized by American Marketing Association Foundation

      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.

      Faculty: Catherine Tucker
    • Mark Kritzman lauded for outstanding article
      Mark Kritzman has won a Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Outstanding Article Award. The annual award recognizes research excellence in the theory and practice of portfolio management. The paper, co-authored with William Kinlaw and David Turkington (both of State Street), is entitled “The Divergence of High- and Low-Frequency Estimation: Causes and Consequences.”
      Faculty: Mark Kritzman
    • Lori Breslow honored for article
      Lori Breslow has been honored as co-author of one of the Top Ten AERA (American Educational Research Association) Journal Articles in 2014. The article, co-authored with Jennifer DeBoer (Purdue), Glenda Stump (ASU), and Andrew Ho (Harvard), is entitled “Changing ‘Course’: Reconceptualizing Variables for Massive Open Online Courses.”
      Faculty: Lori Breslow
    • Karen Zheng wins NSF award

      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.”

      Faculty: Karen Zheng
    • Bob McKersie cited for “landmark contribution to industrial relations”
      Robert McKersie and his co-author Richard Walton (Emeritus, HBS) were honored by the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) at a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of their 1965 classic book, A Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations. LERA presented McKersie and Walton with a citation that described the book as “A Landmark Contribution to Industrial Relations and Social Science Theory, Teaching, and Practice.”
      Faculty: Robert McKersie
    • Wanda Orlikowski and JoAnne Yates win Best Information Systems Publications Award
      Wanda Orlikowski and JoAnne Yates won the 2014 Best Information Systems Publications Award given by the Association for Information Systems (AIS). The award recognizes the breadth of high-quality work that is being published in the information systems discipline across a range of journals. The winning paper (co-authored with their former doctoral student, Melissa Mazmanian, now at UC Irvine) is entitled “The Autonomy Paradox: The Implications of Mobile Email Devices for Knowledge Professionals.”
    • Leonid Kogan wins Amundi Smith Breeden Prize
      Leonid Kogan has won the 2014 Amundi Smith Breeden Prize (first prize) for the best paper in The Journal of Finance, which is the official publication of the American Finance Association and one of the most widely cited academic journals in finance and economics. His winning paper (co-authored with D. Papanikolaou of Kellogg) is entitled “Growth Opportunities, Technology Shocks, and Asset Prices.”
      Faculty: Leonid Kogan
    • Fiona Murray named Commander of the Order of the British Empire
      Fiona Murray has been honored with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award for her contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship as part of the Queen of England’s Diplomatic Service and Overseas “New Year 2015 Honours List,” which recognizes Britons for their exceptional service to Britain overseas.
      Faculty: Fiona Murray
    • Initiative on the Digital Economy co-authors recognized
      Erik Brynjolfsson, postdoctoral associate Frank MacCrory, and research scientist George Westerman, as well as co-author Yousef Alhammadi of the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, have won the 2014 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Award for Best Conference Paper. Their winning paper is entitled, “Racing With and Against the Machine: Changes in Occupational Skill Composition in an Era of Rapid Technological Advance.”
    • Ofer Sharone book wins American Sociological Association awards
      Ofer Sharone's book, Flawed System, Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences, has won several prestigious and highly competitive awards from the American Sociological Association: the Max Weber Award for best book in Organizations, Occupations and Work; the Zelizer Award for best book in Economic Sociology; and Honorable Mention for the Mary Douglas Prize for best book in the Sociology of Culture. The award will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in San Francisco.
      Faculty: Ofer Sharone
    • John Little wins Sheth Foundation Medal

      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.

      Faculty: John Little
    • Kristin Forbes to join UK Monetary Policy Committee
      The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that Professor Kristin Forbes has been appointed as an external member of the UK Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). In this role, she will hold one of the nine votes that determine the UK monetary policy. Forbes will serve a three-year term on the MPC.
      Faculty: Kristin Forbes
    • Steven Eppinger recognized for paper
      Steven Eppinger has been honored with Runner Up for thePOMS (Production and Operations Management Society) Wickham Skinner Award forBest Paper published in Production and Operations Management during2013. The winning paper, "Structuring Work Distribution for Global ProductDevelopment Organizations," is co-authored with MIT Sloan PhD graduate AnshumanTripathy.
      Faculty: Steven Eppinger
    • Teachers of the Year announced
      Leigh Hafrey and Catherine Turco were named the MIT Sloan School Teachers of the Year, while Dirk Jenter (visiting professor of finance) received an Outstanding Teacher Award.
      Faculty: Leigh Hafrey
    • Andrew Lo wins Seegal Prize
      Andrew W. LO was named the 2014 Samuel M. Seegal Prize winner, in recognition of his having inspired students in pursuing and achieving excellence.
      Faculty: Andrew Lo
    • LGO program wins UPS George D. Smith Prize

      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 wins Robert F. Lanzilliotti Prize

      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.

       

      Faculty: Mike Whinston
    • Perakis and Zhang win Jamieson Prize

      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.

      Faculty: Georgia Perakis
    • Paul Osterman named Visiting Scholar

      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.

      Faculty: Paul Osertman
    • Tom Kochan awarded honorary degree

      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".

      Faculty: Tom Kochan
    • Eric von Hippel honored

      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.

      Faculty: Eric von Hippel
    • Jim Utterback named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

      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.

      Faculty: Jim Utterback
    • Doug Ready named to Thinkers50
      Doug Ready is a winner of the 2013 Thinkers50Award.  The Thinkers50 list, published every two years, is a globalranking of individuals viewed as being among the most influential managementthinkers in the world. The honor recognizes Ready’s many influentialpublications on talent management, leadership, and leading enterprise-widechange in Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Reviewover the past two decades.
      Faculty: Doug Ready
    • Mark Kritzman wins two Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Outstanding Article Awards
      MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Mark Kritzman has won two Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Outstanding Article Awards, which recognize research excellence in the theory and practice of portfolio management. These annual awards for articles appearing in The Journal of Portfolio Management are based on subscriber voting. The first winning paper, "Liquidity and Portfolio Choice: A Unified Approach" (The Journal of Portfolio Management, Winter 2013), is co-authored with Will Kinlaw and David Turkington (both of State Street). The article illustrates innovative techniques for investors to determine the optimal allocation to illiquid assets. Mark's second awarded paper, "Risk Disparity" (The Journal of Portfolio Management, Fall 2013), addresses how to balance growth of portfolio wealth over time with avoidance of large draw-downs.
      Faculty: Mark Kritzman
    • Mark Kritzman receives the 2013 Peter L. Bernstein Award
      MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer, Mark Kritzman, has won the 2013 Peter L. Bernstein Award for Best Paper in an Institutional Investor Journal. The award honors outstanding, compelling research published in any of Institutional Investor's 10 journals over the past year. The winning paper, "Liquidity and Portfolio Choice: A Unified Approach" (The Journal of Portfolio Management, Winter 2013), is co-authored with Will Kinlaw and David Turkington (both of State Street). The article illustrates how managers can employ simulation techniques to quantify how much their unique portfolios benefit from liquidity or suffer from illiquidity. It also shows how they can use this information to construct portfolios that take liquidity considerations into account.
      Faculty: Mark Kritzman
    • World Federation of Exchanges to award the 2013 WFE Award for Excellence to Nobel Laureates Robert C. Merton and Myron S. Scholes
      The 2013 WFE Award for Excellence will be awarded to Professor Robert C. Merton, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Professor Myron Scholes, Stanford Graduate School of Business and the late Fischer Black, former Director of the Quantitative Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs, in recognition of their development of the groundbreaking Black-Scholes Model in 1973. The WFE Award for Excellence is presented annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the advancement of regulated exchange markets. The Award acknowledges innovation and advancement leading to greater understanding and better usage of the world's capital markets.
      Faculty: Robert C. Merton
    • Katherine Kellogg is the recipient of the first annual Best Published Paper Award from the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division of the Academy of Management.
      Katherine Kellogg is the recipient of the first annual Best Published Paper Award from the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division of the Academy of Management. Kate's winning paper, "Operating Room: Relational Spaces and Microinstitutional Change in Surgery," appeared in the November 2009 issue of the American Journal of Sociology.
      Faculty: Kate Kellogg
    • Jared Curhan (with doctoral student/co-author Ashley Brown) received the "Outstanding Theoretical Paper" award.
      Jared Curhan (with his MIT Sloan doctoral student/co-author Ashley Brown) received the "Outstanding Theoretical Paper" award from the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) at its 23rd Annual Conference held in Boston in late June. The winning paper, entitled "The other edge of the sword: Parallel and divergent effects on objective and subjective value in negotiation," will appear in the forthcoming Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship (Oxford University Press).
      Faculty: Jared Curhan
    • Thomas Kochan has been elected to the National Academy of Arbitrators
      Tom Kochan has been elected to the National Academy of Arbitrators, whose members are chosen by involved parties to hear and decide labor and employment arbitration cases in private industry, the public sector, and non-profits in both the United States and Canada.
      Faculty: Thomas Kochan
    • Yasheng Huang has recently been selected in the first class of Research Associates and Fellows of the National Asia Research Program
      Professor Yasheng Huang has recently been selected in the first class of Research Associates and Fellows of the National Asia Research Program (NARP), a joint project of the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Yasheng and his SHASS colleague Professor M. Taylor Fravel were selected for their excellent research on policy issues of importance to United States interests in Asia.
      Faculty: Yasheng Huang
    • Don Rosenfield received the 2009 Joseph A. Martore (1975) Excellence in Teaching Award
      Don Rosenfield (Director of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program as well as Senior Lecturer at Sloan) received the 2009 Joseph A. Martore (1975) Excellence in Teaching Award. This honor is given to a full-time member of the ESD (Engineering Systems Division) faculty or teaching staff in recognition of outstanding contributions to an ESD academic program in the areas of education and program development.
      Faculty: Don Rosenfield
    • John Hauser's, Glen Urban's, and Michael Braun's article "Website Morphing" has won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence
      John Hauser's, Glen Urban's, and Michael Braun's article "Website Morphing" (co-authored with Guilherme Liberali of Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil) has been selected as one of the 50 best articles published in 2009 in management and has therefore won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence. Their article was published in Marketing Science (Vol. 28, No. 2, March-April 2009).
      Faculty: John Hauser
    • Professor Andrew Lo elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences
      Andrew Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, is one of the 198 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Members of the Academy include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.
      Faculty: Andrew Lo
    • Professor Leonid Kogan wins 2013 Crowell Second Prize from PanAgora Asset Management's Quantitative Research Institute
      MIT Sloan Professor of Finance Leonid Kogan won for his paper "Technological Innovation, Resource Allocation, and Growth" co-authored with D. Papanikolaou of Kellogg, A. Seru of Chicago Booth, and N. Stoffman of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The prize, which recognizes contributions to the field of quantitative asset management, provides a forum for new and cutting-edge research that connects theory and practice, in support of the continued development of the science of economics. The prize is named in honor of PanAgora's founder, the late Dr. Richard A. Crowell, a pioneer in the field of quantitative investing.
      Faculty: Leonid Kogan
    • MIT Sloan faculty win first and second Roger F. Murray Prize from the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance
      Mark Kritzman, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, won the Roger F. Murray Prize for his presentation entitled "Systemic Risk: Applications for Investors and Policy Makers" (co-authored with William Kinlaw and David Turkington of State Street). Professors Jun Pan and Jiang Wang were awarded second prize for their presentation of "Noise as Information for Illiquidity" (co-authored with Grace Xing Hu, University of Hong Kong)
      Faculty: Mark Kritzman
    • Professor Antoinette Schoar named one of the top 10 academics by aiCIO magazine
      MIT Sloan Professor Antoinette Schoar has been named one of the top 10 academics influencing the institutional investment industry by aiCIO magazine. Schoar joins a group of academics who have significantly aided pensions, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as institutional investors who are fulfilling their obligations to stakeholders.
      Faculty: Antoinette Schoar
    • Professor Steve Ross has been awarded the $200,000 2012 Onassis Prize for Finance
      This prestigious honor recognizes Professor Ross' significant lifetime contributions to the field: "Professor Ross is best known for having invented 'arbitrage pricing theory' and the 'theory of agency.' He is also celebrated as the co-discoverer of 'risk neutral pricing' and of the 'binomial model' for pricing derivatives."
      Faculty: Steve Ross
    • Professor Stewart Myers awarded honorary degree by Lancaster University
      Lancaster University awarded an honorary degree to one of the world's most distinguished financial economists - Professor Stewart C. Myers - at December's graduation ceremonies.
      Faculty: Stewart Myers
    • Andrew Lo has won the first-ever Harry M. Markowitz Award with co-author Mark T. Mueller
      Andrew Lo has won the first-ever Harry M. Markowitz Award with co-author Mark T. Mueller for their paper "Warning: Physics Envy May Be Hazardous to Your Wealth!" The award honors the best paper appearing in the Journal of Investment Management (JOIM) during 2010. Sponsored jointly by JOIM and New Frontier Advisors, LLC, the award was established to honor the legacy of Dr. Markowitz's work and its seminal impact on both theoretical finance and the practice of asset management, as well as to support future research and innovation in practical investment management. Papers were judged based on their practical significance, technical excellence, and theoretical quality.
      Faculty: Andrew Lo
    • Michael Cusumano has been named one of the top 50 Agenda Setters in Information Technology
      Michael Cusumano has been named one of the top 50 2009 Agenda Setters in Information Technology by silicon.com "for altering the way the business cycle of tech firms is viewed."
      Faculty: Michael Cusumano
    • Gustavo Manso has won the 2009 Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) Outstanding Paper Award for his paper
      Gustavo Manso has won the 2009 Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) Outstanding Paper Award for his paper (co-authored with Bruce Carlin) entitled "Obfuscation, Learning, and the Evolution of Investor Sophistication." The Institute is a private foundation created by Switzerland's banking and finance community in cooperation with leading Swiss universities. Gustavo has been invited to present the paper to both academics and finance practitioners in Switzerland next spring. This annual award for an unpublished research paper making an outstanding contribution to the field of finance was formerly known as the FAME Research Prize.
    • Matt Marx has recently been honored with two awards
      First, Marx received a 2009 Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research from Harvard Business School. Second, earlier this month in Chicago at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Marx received the TIM (Technology and Innovation Management) Division Best Student Paper Award for his paper "Good Work If You Can Get It...Again: Non-Competes Technical Expertise, and Staffing Small Firms."
      Faculty: Matt Marx
    • Jason Davis collected three awards at the recent Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in Chicago
      His dissertation, "Collaborative Innovation, Organizational Symbiosis, and the Embeddedness of Strategy," won the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division Best Dissertation Award. Jason's first paper from this dissertation, "Rotating Leadership and Symbiotic Organization: Relationship Processes in the Context of Collaborative Innovation," garnered him both the TIM Division Best Paper Award and the Academy-wide William H. Newman Award (for best paper based on a recent dissertation).
    • Sr. Associate Dean Alan White awarded an Honorary Professorship at the School of Management at Fudan University
      Alan was recognized as the architect of Sloan's China Management Education Project, which has contributed greatly to the development of Fudan's IMBA program (and which has been an anchor of Sloan's international educational programs).
      Faculty: Alan White
    • Kristin Forbes has been named a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations
      Kristin Forbes was named a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a nonpartisan and independent national membership organization, think tank, and publisher. The CFR is dedicated to being a resource for policymakers and interested citizens to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.
      Faculty: Kristin Forbes
    • John Little was honored at a "John D. C. Little Festschrift Celebration," which took place at the 2009 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
      John Little was honored by friends, colleagues, former students, and many others at a "John D. C. Little Festschrift Celebration," which took place June 6-7 at the 2009 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference held at the University of Michigan. A festschrift is a volume of papers written to honor an individual, which in John's case will eventually include about twenty papers and be published in 2010. Among John's achievements, he is famous for Little's Law in queuing, decision calculus models for marketing managers, his paper on marketing decision support systems, and his role in creating marketing science as a field. Other well-known research by John includes papers on choosing advertising media schedules, adaptive control of promotional spending, brand-size choice models calibrated on scanner panel data, and marketing mix models for consumer packaged goods.
      Faculty: John Little
    • Glen Urban was named a Fellow of ISMS at the 2009 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference
      Glen Urban was named a Fellow of ISMS (the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science) at the 2009 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, held earlier this month at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The Fellows Awards are given in recognition of cumulative long-term contributions in research, practice, education, and service to the ISMS's efforts to improve the understanding and practice of marketing. Glen shares this honor with Sloan colleagues and inaugural (2008) Fellows John Hauser and John Little.
      Faculty: Glen Urban
    • Ed Schein is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Practitioner Scholar Award, an Academy of Management (AOM) Career Achievement Award
      Ed Schein is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Practitioner Scholar Award, an Academy of Management (AOM) Career Achievement Award. This award recognizes, over the course of a career, significant contributions in using practice-based learning to influence theory and/or research-based theory to influence the practice of management.
      Faculty: Ed Schein
    • Damon Centola is the co-winner of an American Sociological Association (ASA) Section Award: the 2009 Outstanding Article Publication Award in Mathematical Sociology
      Damon Centola is the co-winner of an American Sociological Association (ASA) Section Award: the 2009 Outstanding Article Publication Award in Mathematical Sociology. This honor recognizes the contributions of Damon's American Journal of Sociology article, "Complex Contagions and the Weakness of Long Ties" (joint with Michael Macy, November 2007).
    • Stew Myers is a co-winner of the 2009 III Edition of the Jaime Fernández de Araoz Corporate Finance Award
      Stew Myers is a co-winner of the 2009 III Edition of the Jaime Fernandez de Araoz Corporate Finance Award, which was created to encourage the development of knowledge within the field of corporate finance by rewarding individuals or teams that contribute to this field through their research work or applied experience. The award was for the paper "The Internal Governance of Firms" (joint with Viral V. Acharya and Raghuram Rajan), for opening new and pathbreaking insights into corporate governance structures which had not been explored up to date in the classical agency theory perspective, as well as opening very promising research possibilities for scholarly work in this area.
      Faculty: Stew Myers
    • Mark Ritson and Kristen Forbes were each named 2009 Teacher of the Year
      Mark Ritson and Kristen Forbes were each named 2009 Teacher of the Year for their classes 15.846 Branding and 15.014 Global Economic Challenges, respectively.
      Faculty: Kristen Forbes
    • Alan MacCormack and Rebecca Henderson were named Outstanding Teachers
      Alan MacCormack and Rebecca Henderson were named Outstanding Teachers for their exceptional performance and motivation.
    • John Sterman and Roberto Fernandez each received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching
      John Sterman and Roberto Fernandez each received the 2009 Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. This prize, funded by MIT alumnus J. Burgess Jamieson, was established to honor educational innovation and excellence.
      Faculty: John Sterman
    • Bob Gibbons has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
      Bob Gibbons has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy announced its 2009 Class of Fellows on April 20th. The Academy, established in 1780, is one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and is a center for independent policy research. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
      Faculty: Robert Gibbons
    • Kristin Forbes and Simon Johnson have recently been appointed to the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers
      Kristin Forbes and Simon Johnson have recently been appointed to the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers. The Congressional Budget Office is the non-partisan organization that provides the formal analysis for Congress -- most importantly the estimates of the costs of different proposals that are then used as inputs for proposed legislation and the Congressional budget process.
      Faculty: Kristin Forbes
    • Lotte Bailyn named the 2009 recipient of Gordon Y. Billard Award
      Lotte Bailyn, Professor of Management, has been named the 2009 recipient of MIT's Gordon Y. Billard Award. This award is presented annually for "special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute," with a fund established by Mr. Gordon Y Billard, '24.
      Faculty: Lotte Bailyn
    • Kristin Forbes has been named as a member of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors
      Kristin Forbes has been named by Governor Deval Patrick as a member of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors.
      Faculty: Kristin Forbes
    • Andreas S. Schulz and his coauthors received the best paper award of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society
      In October 2008, Andreas S. Schulz and his coauthors received the best paper award of the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society for their paper "System-Optimal Routing of Traffic Flows with User Constraints in Networks with Congestion," which appeared in Operations Research. This award is given every year to an outstanding paper in the field of transportation science and logistics. The paper must have been published in a refereed journal and must present innovative approaches for solving complex problems in transportation and/or logistics, with an emphasis on operations research and quantitative methods.
      Faculty: Andreas Schulz
    • Ed Roberts recognized by the International Association of Management of Technology
      International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) has recognized Ed Roberts, David Sarnoff Professor of the Management of Technology, and Eric von Hippel, Professor of Management of Innovation, as two of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management over the last 5 years. This exceptional achievement places Ed and Eric within the top 1% of all researchers in the field.
      Faculty: Ed Roberts
    • Retsef Levi has received a National Science Foundation Career Grant
      Retsef Levi has received a National Science Foundation Career Grant for his proposal: "New Algorithmic Approaches to Computationally Challenging Stochastic Supply Chain and Revenue Management Models." This award is among the most highly-regarded distinctions in government-funded scientific organizations.
      Faculty: Retsef Levi
    • Antoinette Schoar has received the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship
      Antoinette Schoar has received the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship. This award was established by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2005 to inspire promising young scholars to contribute new insight to entrepreneurship. The honor, which includes a cash prize, is awarded every two years to one scholar younger than 40 "whose research has made a significant contribution to the literature in entrepreneurship."
      Faculty: Antoinette Schoar
    • Michael Cusumano's article, "Software Development Worldwide: The State of the Practice," was selected as a Top Pick
      Michael Cusumano's 2003 article in IEEE Software, "Software Development Worldwide: The State of the Practice," co-authored with Alan MacCormack, Chris Kemerer, and Bill Crandall, was selected by IEEE Software's editorial and advisory boards as one of its 25th-Anniversary Top Picks for full-length, peer-reviewed articles. Thirty-five articles were selected in total, and seven others, including "Software Development Worldwide," were nominated for follow-up reports.
      Faculty: Michael Cusumano
    • Yasheng Huang's book cited as one of the best books of 2008 by The Economist
      Yasheng Huang's book "Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and the State" was cited by The Economist as one of the best books of 2008 and a pick of the pile in economics and business.
      Faculty: Yasheng Huang
    • Dimitris Bertsimas was awarded the 2008 Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society
      Dimitris Bertsimas was awarded the 2008 Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society, for his research work on robust optimization and its applications. The Farkas Prize is awarded bi-annually by INFORMS for the most significant contribution to the field of optimization by a researcher.
      Faculty: Dimitris Bertsimas
    • Retsef Levi and coauthers were chosen to receive the INFORMS Optimization Society Young Researcher Prize
      Retsef Levi and his co-authors Mahesh Nagarajan from UBC and Ganesh Janakiraman from NYU Stern, were chosen to receive the INFORMS Optimization Society Young Researcher Prize at the INFORMS annual conference in October for their paper entitled "A 2-Approximation Algorithm for Stochastic Inventory Control Models with Lost Sales" that appeared in Mathematics of Operations Research.
      Faculty: Retsef Levi
    • Donald Lessard is one of three MIT faculty members awarded "Class of 1960 Fellows" support
      Don Lessard is one of three MIT faculty members awarded "Class of 1960 Fellows" support. Other faculty recipients are Vladimir Bulovic from Electrical Engineering and Washington Taylor from Physics. Taken together, the Class of 1960 funds will be focused on developing the core of the evolving energy curriculum at MIT.
      Faculty: Donald Lessard
    • Robert B. McKersie is the recipient of the 2008 Cushing/Gavin Award from the Boston Labor Guild
      Robert B. McKersie is the recipient of the 2008 Cushing/Gavin Award from the Boston Labor Guild. The Guild is a community labor management organization affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston. Each year it honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions as a neutral to our labor management community.
      Faculty: Robert McKersie
    • John Hauser and John Little were elected as inaugural Fellows of ISMS
      Hauser and Little were elected as inaugural Fellows of ISMS (the INFORMS Society of Marketing Science) at the 30th Annual Marketing Science Conference in Vancouver, BC. The 10 Fellows Awards were given in recognition of significant, long-term contributions in research, education, and service to the Society of Marketing Science's efforts to improve the understanding and practice of marketing.
      Faculty: John Hauser
    • Vivek Farias and Tavneet Suri have each received funding from the Solomon Buchsbaum Research Fund
      Vivek Farias and Tavneet Suri have each received approval from the MIT Research Support Committee for $50,000 of funding from the Solomon Buchsbaum Research Fund. This fund's purpose is "to launch new research initiatives that cut across disciplinary lines" in "support of innovative ideas advanced primarily by young faculty."
      Faculty: Vivek Farias
    • Ed Roberts has been selected for the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Promoting Entrepreneurship
      The Global Agenda Councils include "the most innovative and relevant leaders to capture the best knowledge on each key issue and integrate it into global collaboration and decision-making processes."
      Faculty: Ed Roberts
    • Noubar Afeyan, Senior Lecturer, received the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor given by the National Ethnic Coalition
      "In choosing Dr. Afeyan as a Medal of Honor recipient, NECO recognized his achievements not only as a successful technologist and entrepreneur, but also as a humanitarian who has had a positive impact on his local community and in his ethnic home country of Armenia," having played an extensive role in supporting long-range visions for Armenia, its business environment and culture, and worldwide understanding and awareness of Armenian issues.
      Faculty: Noubar Afeyan
    • Ewa Sletten's dissertation has been selected by the American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Reporting Section as one of the two best dissertations completed in 2007
      Sletten's dissertation, "Essays on Discretionary Disclosure," tied for first place with Karthik Ramanna, an MIT accounting PhD. The Best Dissertation Award is made to the author(s) of an outstanding financial accounting/reporting dissertation completed during the previous year, recognizing the importance of the financial accounting/reporting issue, the quality of execution of the study, and the contribution to the accounting research literature.
    • Fiona Murray has won the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research 2008 Best Paper Award
      Murray's winning paper is titled "Trading in the shadow of the market: An analysis of layman-scientist exchange relationships in genetics."
      Faculty: Fiona Murray
    • Stew Myers has been appointed as a Research Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
      Myers's appointment was announced earlier this month at the ECGI's General Assembly in Barcelona. The ECGI, which was founded in 2002, is an international scientific non-profit association. It provides a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.
      Faculty: Stew Myers
    • Kristin Forbes was recently selected to be a member of the Trilateral Commission
      "The Trilateral Commission is a non-governmental, policy-oriented discussion group of about 350 distinguished citizens from Western Europe, North America and Pacific Asia formed to encourage mutual understanding and closer cooperation among these three regions on common problems."
      Faculty: Kristin Forbes
    • JoAnne Yates was chosen to give the Laurent Picard Lecture at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management
      Speakers for this annual lecture, which was named in honor of a former dean, are chosen based on excellence and relevance of their work to a wide range of fields in the school. Through a competitive process their faculty identifies a leading scholar whose work is both highly impactful but also attractive to the broad set of interests among management faculty members. JoAnne Yates will give her lecture at McGill on April 18 in Montreal.
      Faculty: JoAnne Yates
    • James Orlin is a co-winner of the Leonard G. Abraham Prize
      The Leonard G. Abraham Prize is given annually to the best original paper published in the past year in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. Jim Orlin received the award for the paper, "Preconfiguring IP-over-Optical Networks to Handle Router Failures and Unpredictable Traffic," co-authored with Murali Kodialam, T. V. Lakshman, and Sudipta Sengupta.
      Faculty: James Orlin
    • Ed Roberts is the fourth recipient of the annual Adolf F. Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring
      "The Monosson Prize for Entrepreneurship Mentoring recognizes those who support and guid business pioneers who are blazing new pathways in entrepreneurship," and Ed was awarded for his extensive mentoring of aspiring entrepreneurs in the classroom and entrepreneurs active in the business world.
      Faculty: Ed Roberts
    • John Little paper reprinted for the January/February 2008 special issue of Marketing Science
      The papers being reprinted in the Classics Issue is: Peter Guadagni and John Little, "A Logit Model of Brand Choice Calibrated on Scanner Data," originally published in 1983. This Classics Issue celebrates foundation research that is highly cited. Editorials from Editors-in-Chief along with author commentaries are included with the articles in this special issue.
      Faculty: John Little
    • John Hauser paper reprinted for the January/February 2008 special issue of Marketing Science
      The papers being reprinted in the Classics Issue is: John Hauser and Steven Shugan, "Defensive Marketing Strategies," originally published in 1983. This Classics Issue celebrates foundation research that is highly cited. Editorials from Editors-in-Chief along with author commentaries are included with the articles in this special issue.
      Faculty: John Hauser
    • Steve Graves has been named a POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) Fellow
      Stephen C. Graves has been named a POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) Fellow. Each year at most two OM researchers are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the Operations Management profession and the Society through their research and teaching.
      Faculty: Steve Graves