Honors and Awards

Recognition for people and institutions.

The Academy of International Business’ 2020 International Educator of the Year is Ignacio de la Vega, dean of Tecnológico de Monterrey’s undergraduate and graduate business schools in Mexico. The award recognizes de la Vega’s efforts at internationalizing the school, including developing a bachelor’s in global business; launching a global admissions campaign; recruiting 25 international research professors; and expanding international joint-degree offerings with partner institutions on five continents.

Arun Rai has received the LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement, which is presented by the Association of Information Systems. Rai is Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia and director of the Center for Digital Innovation at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business in Atlanta.

The British Academy of Management has recognized Jean Hartley, professor at The Open University in the United Kingdom, with its 2019 Medal for Research. The award recognizes individuals who have made “sustained, original contributions to management research.” Hartley is a researcher and academic director of OU’s interdisciplinary Centre for Policing Research and Learning.