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AOM Scholars Ranked by Thinkers50

22 Nov 2021
AOM's members are scholars from around the world and our collective scholarship advances the field of management each day.
AOM is honored to share the accomplishments of its many members who were recognized by Thinkers50 for their contributions to the field of management in their 2021 rankings.

2021 Ranking of Management Thinkers

AOM members listed within Thinkers50 Top Ten:

  • #1 Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School
  • #2 Rita McGrath, Columbia University
  • #3 W. Chan Kim, INSEAD
  • #6 Adam Grant, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
  • #10 Linda Hill, Harvard Business School

AOM members listed within Thinkers50 Top 50:

  • Geoff Parker, Dartmouth
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University
  • Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School
  • Hal Gregersen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Anil Gupta, University of Maryland
  • Herminia Ibarra, London Business School
  • Sheena Iyengar, Columbia University
  • Michael Jacobides, London Business School
  • Tsedal Neeley, Harvard Business School
  • Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD
  • Laura Morgan Roberts, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
  • Ming Zeng, INSEAD

Breakthrough Idea Award


  • Leon Prieto, Clayton State University
  • Simone Phipps, Middle Georgia State University


  • Elizabeth Altman, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Todd Bridgman, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Stephen Cummings, Victoria University of Wellington

Digital Thinking Award


  • Matt Beane, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • David De Cremer, National University of Singapore
  • Amy Webb, New York University, Stern School of Business

Innovation Award


  • Christian Busch, New York University
  • Loran Nordgren, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Leadership Award


  • Morela Hernandez, University of Michigan
  • Alyson Meister, IMD Business School
  • Brianna Caza, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Wei Zheng, Stevens Institute of Technology

Radar Class of 2021


  • Laura Huang, Harvard Business School
  • Jackson Lu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kaisa Snellman, INSEAD

Strategy Award


  • Margaret Heffernan, RMIT University
  • Rita McGrath, Columbia University
  • Christian Stadler, University of Warwick
  • Julia Hautz, University of Innsbruck

Talent Award


  • Tsedal Neeley, Harvard Business School
  • Laura Morgan Roberts, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Hall of Fame

  • Mary C. Gentile, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
  • Susan Vinnicombe, Cranfield School of Management