STR Distinguished Scholarship Award
The STR Distinguished Scholarship Award recognizes an individual (or individuals) that have developed a set of ideas that fundamentally advanced research and understanding in the field of strategic management. While these ideas may involve a specific theoretical or empirical discovery, priority is given to the discovery's importance to the field rather than the accumulation of disparate facts or findings. The intent is to recognize contributions that altered the development of the field. The award is bestowed on an individual in years when the annual conference is held during a calendar year that ends in an even number.
In 2022, the STR Division recognizes Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt and Professor Daniel Levinthal with Distinguished Scholarship Awards.
Kathleen Eisenhardt to receive a 2022 STR Division Distinguished Scholarship Award!
Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt is a recipient of a 2022 STR Division Distinguished Scholarship Award. Kathleen is the Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor and a faculty member in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Professor Eisenhardt received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Brown University, cum laude), holds an M.S. in computer science, and earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Professor Eisenhardt's research focuses on strategy and organization in technology-based companies and high-velocity industries. She has received the career Scholarly Contribution Award from the Academy of Management and the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. She has been honored by many other awards including the Irwin Award for her contributions in strategy, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization Theory and Management (OMT) and Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) divisions, the ASQ Scholarly Contribution award for the most influential paper five years after publication, and Strategic Management Society's Schendel Best Paper prize. Professor Eisenhardt has also been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management and of the Strategic Management Society. She has been a Fellow of the World Economic Forum (Davos), a member of General Motors' Science Advisory Committee, and a board member of MWH Global, an international engineering design and construction firm. She serves on the Advisory Board of Start-Up Chile. Professor Eisenhardt has several honorary degrees including from London Business School, Aalto University, Chalmers University of Technology.
The specific discovery recognized by the nominating individuals and the STR Award committee pertains to advancing the use of "simple rules" and heuristics to guide complex business model design and competitive interactions in new markets and ecosystems.
- "Kathy has contributed to the strategy field by helping scholars reimagine the boundaries of extant theory, how to better use qualitative and mixed methods to illuminate strategic phenomena, and by pushing the strategic management field to consider not just publicly traded US based firms (though she has also done important research in that area), but also smaller firms across a variety of emerging technologies and industries."
- "In addition to her pioneering work on multi-case methods, Kathy's trailblazing work on dynamic capabilities highlighted the importance of organizational processes in driving superior performance in high velocity environments."
- "Kathy's concept of simple rules provides meaningful advice to individuals trying to guide organizations cope with complexity and get things done when trying to meet important organizational objectives."
The STR Division congratulates Kathleen Eisenhardt on being selected to receive a 2022 STR Distinguished Scholarship Award. We will be celebrating Kathy's many contributions to the field of strategic management at the STR Career Awards session at the Academy of Management Meeting in Seattle.
Daniel Levinthal to receive a 2022 STR Division Distinguished Scholarship Award!
Professor Daniel Levinthal is a recipient of a 2022 STR Division Distinguished Scholarship Award. Dan is the Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Levinthal has published extensively on questions of organizational adaptation and industry evolution, particularly in the context of technological change with 70 articles and book chapters that have received over 100,000 Google Scholar citations. He is a Fellow of both the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, and the Academy of International Business. In addition, he is a past winner of the Strategic Management Society's Best Paper prize and has received the Distinguished Scholar from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy, as well as the Outstanding Educator Award from the Business Policy Division of the Academy. Dan has received honorary doctorates from the London Business School, University of Southern Denmark, Tilburg University, and the University of Warwick and has held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School (Bower Fellow), the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, University of Pisa (Philip Morris Visiting Professor), and the University of New South Wales (Michael Crouch Visiting Professor).
The specific discovery recognized by the nominating individuals and the STR Award committee pertains specifically to his work on the concept of absorptive capacity and more generally to his efforts to generate insights from foundational concepts involving behavioral and organizational learning.
- "Dan is without a doubt one of the foremost scholars in the field of strategic management. His work on absorptive capacity was path-breaking. He has also spearheaded strategic management research in the evolutionary vein and research from the perspective of the behavioral theory of the firm."
- "Dan pioneered the use of NK modeling in strategic management, which has now become a standard modeling tool in our field."
- "Dan has a brilliant mind and many important concepts in the field of strategic management exist because of Dan's work on organizational adaptation, learning, search and industry evolution."
The STR Division congratulates Daniel Levinthal on being selected to receive a 2022 STR Distinguished Scholarship Award. We will be celebrating Dan's many contributions to the field of strategic management at the STR Career Awards session at the Academy of Management Meeting in Seattle.
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