Fourteen Inducted Into AOM Fellows for 2021
In addition to celebrating achievement in management, the Fellows Group provides opportunities for community and a forum for discussion among the people who have been recognized. For 2021, 14 members were selected to be honored with induction.
More information about the Fellows is available. Here are biographies of the new-for-2021 inductees.
Gautam Ahuja is the Eleanora and George Landew Professor of Management and Organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Ahuja's research interests include competitive analysis, technology and innovation, networks, and the use of as mergers, acquisitions, and alliances in these contexts. His research on these issues has received several global awards, including TIM Distinguished Scholar for lifetime achievement (2019), from the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management, and the Schendel Best Paper Award (2016) from the Strategic Management Society. He was also felicitated as an SMS Foundations Scholar (2016) by the Innovation and Knowledge group of the Strategic Management Society. Ahuja teaches strategy and competitive analysis and has been selected as the Best Professor by student vote 20 times across the MBA, EMBA, and PhD programs. In 2016, Ahuja received the BPS Wiley Outstanding Educator Award for his lifetime teaching contributions. In 2011, Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked Ahuja number two on its first-ever list of Most Popular Professors in the United States of America. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and has also served as Associate Editor for Management Science and as a Senior Editor for Organization Science and Strategy Science. He served as the Co-chairperson (2001-04) and Chairperson (2004-2013) of the Strategy Area at Ross. He has also served as the Division Chair for the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. Other honors include delivering the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Oration at the invitation of the Indian Government (2011), the formal speech on the occasion of Pravasi Divas, the festival to celebrate the achievements of the Indian diaspora (non-resident Indians); Lectio Magistralis, Luiss University, Rome; the Il Sigillum Magnum Medal from the University of Bologna in Italy; the Distinguished Alumnus Award (2008) from the Ross School, University of Michigan. As a doctoral advisor, he has trained many students who are now faculty at some of the best institutions across the world.
Peter A. Bamberger
Peter A. Bamberger is the Domberger Chair in Organization and Management at Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management, and Research Director of Cornell University’s Smithers Institute. He served as an associate editor of Academy of Management Journal and founding associate editor and then Editor-In-Chief of Academy of Management Discoveries. Research interests include automatic processes in human interaction; pro-social behavior, occupational health psychology, and pay communication. Author of over 100 refereed journal articles, his books include Mutual Aid and Union Renewal (Cornell, 2000), Human Resource Strategy (Routledge, 2014), and Retirement & the Hidden Epidemic: The Complex Link Between Aging, Work Disengagement and Substance Misuse (Oxford, 2014). He is currently working on a new book (to be published by Oxford) on pay communication, and conducting a three-year study sponsored by the US Department of Defense on the transition from military service to civilian employment. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Cornell University in 1990.
Jason A. Colquitt
Jason A. Colquitt is the Franklin D. Schurz Professor in the Department of Management & Organization at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He previously served as a faculty member at the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. Colquitt received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and earned his B.S. in Psychology from Indiana University. His research interests include justice, trust, work meaning, and personality. He has published almost fifty articles on these and other topics in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, among other outlets. He is a past Editor-in-Chief of Academy of Management Journal and previously served as an Associate Editor for that journal. Colquitt is currently serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He is a recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and the Cummings Scholar Award for early to mid-career achievement, sponsored by the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management. He also authors one of the top-selling organizational behavior textbooks, now in its seventh edition.
Timothy Devinney (BSc CMU; MA, MBA, PhD Chicago) is Chair and Professor of International Business at Alliance Manchester Business School (UK). He has held positions at U. Chicago, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Australian Graduate School of Management and the University of Leeds as well as having been a visitor at many other universities. He has published 12+ books and 100+ articles in leading journals and served on more than a dozen editorial boards. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Arts, Academy of International Business (AIB), the European International Business Academy (EIBA) and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Awardee and Fellow. He has been the Chair of the IM Division of the AOM and co-editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives as well as having held executive positions in the AIB, EIBA and Strategic Management Society.
Jonathan Doh is Associate Dean of Research and Global Engagement, Rammrath Chair in International Business, Co-Faculty Director of the Center for Global Leadership, and Professor of Management at the Villanova School of Business. He teaches and does research at the intersection of international business, strategic management, and corporate responsibility. Doh has been a visiting professor at Vienna University of Economic and Business, University of Auckland, and University of Sydney, among others. Previously, he was on the faculty of American and Georgetown Universities and a trade official with the U.S. Department of Commerce, with responsibilities related to NAFTA and North American trade. Jonathan is author or co-author of more than 85 refereed articles, 35 chapters, a dozen teaching cases and simulations, and eight books. His articles have appeared in AMR, AMP, AMLE, BEQ, JIBS, JOM, JMS, MISQ, OS, and SMJ. His co-authored books include Globalization and NGOs (Praeger, 2003), Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business (Elgar, 2005), Multinationals and Development (Yale University Press, 2007), NGOs and Corporations: Conflict and Collaboration (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Aligning for Advantage: Competitive Strategies for the Political and Social Arenas (Oxford University Press, 2014), and International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior (McGraw-Hill/Irwin), which is in its 11th edition. Jonathan has presented more than 100 papers and organized or chaired for more than 35 panels at AOM, AIB, and SMS and has served these organizations in numerous leadership capacities. He has been Associate or Consulting Editor of numerous journals and was Editor- in-Chief of Journal of World Business from effective 2014-2018. In January of 2020, he assumed the position of General Editor for Journal of Management Studies. In of 2015 he was elected as a fellow of the Academy of International Business. He holds a Ph.D. in strategic and international management from George Washington University.
Lillian Eby, Professor of Psychology, joined the University of Georgia (UGA) in 1996. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at UGA. Her research interests center on mentoring relationships, factors that predict individual career success, worker well-being, and the intersection of work and family life. She has published over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles and this work appears in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, among others. Eby has also co-edited three books, one on mentoring in organizational, educational, and community settings (Allen & Eby, Blackwell Press), one on the effect of relationships on employee attitudes, behavior, and well-being (Eby & Allen, Taylor/Routledge Press), and one on work and family (Allen & Eby, Oxford University Press). She is former Associate Editor of Personnel Psychology as well as the Journal of Applied Psychology. Currently, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Psychology. In addition to her active scholarship, Eby serves as the Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, a service unit under the Office for Research that promotes and supports interdisciplinary social and behavioral science at UGA.
Constance Helfat is the J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy and Senior Associate Dean for Research Innovation at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Helfat’s research focuses on firm capabilities and strategic change, as applied to technological innovation, top management, diversification, vertical integration, and platform ecosystems. She has published widely in leading academic journals and has written and edited three academic books. Helfat received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management, she was recognized in 2019 and 2020 as a Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) Highly Cited Scholar in Economics & Business, she is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) and a Foundations Scholar of the SMS Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group, and she was awarded the Viipuri Prize for outstanding achievements in strategy research and an honorary doctorate from Lappeenranta University of Technology. She served for eight years as a Co-editor of Strategic Management Journal and is currently a Consulting Editor, and she has served in editorial roles at Management Science and Organization Science. She also serves on the editorial boards of other academic journals.
Cynthia Lee is the Professor, Management and Organizational Development Group, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University. She received her Ph.D. from University of Maryland and is a member of the Society of Organizational Behavior as well as a SIOP Fellow. Her research primarily focuses on the nature of work and employee-employer relationships and proactivity in Chinese contexts. She has coauthored over 80 journal papers and book chapters. She has received several awards including the Nash Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Award, University of Maryland.
Marjorie Lyles is the International Business Distinguished Research Fellow at Florida International University College of Business International. She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Copenhagen Business School honored her with an Honorary Doctorate. She is Past President of the Strategic Management Society and is a Chancellor’s Emeritus Professor of Global Strategic Management at Indiana University Kelley School of Business and was an Adjunct Professor at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. At IU she was awarded the Ryan Award for exceptional contributions to the university’s international programs and engagement. She is a Fellow of the Strategy Management Society and the Association of International Business. Her teaching and research focused on emerging economies since the mid-1980s. She worked on projects in China since 1985 when she was a consultant with the U.S. Department of Commerce Dalian programs. Her mixed method and longitudinal research required her to seek research grants which included two National Science Foundation grants that developed organizational learning and the knowledge-based perspectives by studying alliances in emerging economies. Her work has appeared in top academic journals such as SMJ, ASQ, JIBS, AMR, AMJ, and OSci. Lyles has worked with governmental, non-profit, and corporate entities across the globe. She has consulted with the USIS, World Bank, and UNDP.
Nelson Phillips is Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Co-Director of the Centre for Responsible Leadership, and the Associate Dean of External Relations at Imperial College Business School in London, UK. Originally from Canada, he completed his PhD at the University of Alberta and was previously a faculty member at McGill University and at the University of Cambridge. Phillips’ research interests cut across organization theory, innovation, and entrepreneurship and he is currently the co-editor of Innovation: Management and Organization. He also sits on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and on the Council of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.
Robert E. Ployhart
Robert E. Ployhart is the Bank of America Professor of Business Administration in the Management Department of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He is a first-generation college graduate who received his Ph.D. in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University, M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and B.S. from North Dakota State University. His research primarily focuses on integrating theories from Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, and Psychology to understand the selection, development, and retention of human capital resources. He also conducts research on applied statistical models. Ployhart has published extensively on these topics in leading journals and has coauthored three books. Ployhart has served in a number of leadership roles that include Associate Editor for Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and invited Co-Guest Editor for Organizational Research Methods. He currently serves as a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Management. Ployhart has received numerous scholarly and practice awards. He has also consulted with or advised a large number of private and public organizations. Most importantly, he is actively involved with his family and enjoys spending time with them outdoors as much as possible.
Connie Wanberg is Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair in the Work and Organizations Department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. In her role as a researcher, she is known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers. She is also a Fellow of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. In her role as an educator, Wanberg teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive education classes involving human resources management and organizational behavior. She was named a 2018 Top 50 Undergraduate Professor by Poets & Quants. Wanberg received a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Iowa State University and a BS in Psychology from Moorhead State University.
Mo Wang is the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair at the Warrington College of Business at University of Florida. He specializes in research areas of retirement and older worker employment, occupational health psychology, expatriate and newcomer adjustment, leadership and team processes, and advanced quantitative methodologies. He received Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009), European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (2009), Emerald Group’s Outstanding Author Contribution Awards (2013 and 2014), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology’s William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award (2016), and Journal of Management Scholarly Impact Award (2017) for his research in these areas. He also received Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award from Academy of Management’s OB Division (2017), Early Career Contribution/Achievement Awards from American Psychological Association (2013), Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2009). His research has been funded on multiple research projects by National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and Australian Research Council (ARC), totaling to more than 5 million dollars. He was the invited speaker for White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team twice (2015 and 2016) and conducted a Congressional Debriefing on Retirement for the U.S. Congress in 2015. He was the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Retirement and an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Work, Aging and Retirement. Wang was the President of Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2014-2015) and the Director for the Science of Organizations Program at National Science Foundation (2014-2016). He is currently serving the Presidential Track for Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2021-2024).
Jing Zhou is Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business of Rice University. She has conducted a systematic program of research on creativity and innovation, investigating antecedents of creativity, creativity receiving, and the impact of creativity on organizational innovation and performance. Her work has appeared in Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP), Journal of Management (JoM), Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. She coedited Handbook of Organizational Creativity (with Shalley, 2008), The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (with Shalley & Hitt, 2015), and Handbook of research on creativity and innovation (with Rouse, forthcoming). She received JoM’s Best Paper Award twice (2009; 2019). She has served as an associate editor of JAP, on editorial boards of AMJ, Academy of Management Review, JAP, Journal of Business Venturing, JoM, Leadership Quarterly, Management and Organization Review, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and as President of International Association for Chinese Management Research. Her work has received over 28,000 citations (Google Scholar). A recent study ranked her among the top 1% of the most influential researchers in business and management. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, of the Association for Psychological Sciences, and of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.