Two papers by Smeal professors win Citations of Excellence Awards

August 24, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Two research papers by faculty members at the Penn State Smeal College of Business have won 2011 Emerald Citation of Excellence Awards, recognizing them as being among the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world.

The award-winning papers are "The Severity of Supply Chain Disruptions: Design Characteristics and Mitigation Capabilities," co-authored by Christopher Craighead, assistant professor of supply chain management, and "It's All About Me: Narcissistic Chief Executive Officers and Their Effects on Company Strategy and Performance," co-authored by Donald Hambrick, Evan Pugh Professor of Management.

The Emerald Citation Excellence Awards are presented annually by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, which maintains Emerald Management Reviews, a vast database of 280,000 plus article abstracts from the top 300 management publications worldwide. The award winners were selected based on the number of citations they received over the past three years as well as their influence according to Emerald's Impact of Research quality criteria.
Craighead's paper appeared in 2007 in Decision Sciences and was co-authored by Jennifer Blackhurst, M. Johnny Rungtusanatham and Robert B. Handfield. It explores the severity of supply chain disruptions and efforts to mitigate such disruptions.
The article co-authored by Hambrick appeared in 2007 in Administrative Science Quarterly and was written with Arijit Chatterjee. They explore the effects of CEO narcissism on corporate performance.
A full list of the 2011 winners and lists of previous winners are available online at


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