Four business professors have been honored with the 2018 Louis W. Stern Award, which recognizes an outstanding article that has made a significant contribution to marketing literature. The co-authors are Shankar Ganesan of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in Indiana; Steven P. Brown of the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston in Texas; Babu John Mariadoss of the Carson College of Business at Washington State University in Pullman; and Hillbun (Dixon) Ho in the marketing discipline group of the University of Technology Sydney. Their paper, “Buffering and Amplifying Effects of Relationship Commitment in Business-to-Business Relationships,” was published in 2010 in the Journal of Marketing Research.
Lynne Richardson, vice president for administration and finance at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been named the 2018 Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education. The award was established in 2016 by the Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group, a peer group for women administrators in business schools; it recognizes female thought leaders whose leadership, research, and educational initiatives have made a difference for women in business education. Past winners include Susan McTiernan (2017), as well as the award’s namesake, Pat Flynn (2016).
The Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago has won the 2018 North America WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award. The goal of the award—which is given out by Wharton Research Data Services, SSRN, and Elsevier—is to elevate the visibility of universities and researchers conducting financial and economic research.
The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has won the UPS George D. Smith Prize for its business analytics program. The prize was given out by INFORMS, an international association for operations research
and analytics professionals.