Ross Professor Wins Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award


Michigan Ross Professor Sue Ashford has been honored with a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her incredible work advancing the global understanding of management knowledge and practice.

This past weekend, Ashford was awarded the Academy of Management's 2017 Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management, an honor shared by a very small list of academics and professors.

According to the Academy, “This lifetime career achievement award recognizes long-term, significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: conceptual, empirical or theoretical developments; creating and disseminating new knowledge; and advancing management knowledge and practice.”

In the 38-year history of the award, Ross faculty have been honored four times — an impressive feat for any school. Only Harvard can claim more winners.

Ashford, who serves as the Michael & Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations and the Chair of Michigan Ross’ M&O department, focuses her research on leadership, managerial effectiveness, and organizational change.

She’s an associate editor for the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior and sits on the editorial board for the Academy of Management Journal.

Congratulations to Professor Ashford and Go Blue!

Read recent Ross Thought in Action articles about Sue Ashford’s research:

The Very Real Benefits of CEOs Asking For Feedback

Fearful Employees Are Most Likely To Sabotage a Business

VIDEO: Simple Two-Step Way To Become a Better Leader

Image: Ashford accepts her award from Carlo Salvato, Career Achievement Award Committee member. Picture courtesy of The Academy of Management

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