Academy of Management honors Hambrick for teaching

June 18, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- The Academy of Management has named Donald Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management in Penn State's Smeal College of Business, as the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award, the organization's highest honor for management education.

The award honors Hambrick's career accomplishments in the classroom and is based on his significant contributions in developing doctoral students, teaching effectively, fostering pedagogical innovations, and developing effective methods, structure, and designs. Hambrick will receive the honor in August at the 2009 meeting of the Academy of Management, the leading professional organization for scholars in the field of management and organization.

Last year, Hambrick received the Scholarly Contributions to Management Award, making him only the third person in the history of the Academy of Management to receive its highest career achievement honors in both teaching and research.

An acknowledged leader in his field, Hambrick has been researching the impact of executives on corporate performance for nearly 30 years, and his work is cited more than that of any other scholar in the field. He is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books on the topics of strategy formulation and implementation, executive staffing and incentives, and the composition and processes of top management teams.

He is a fellow and past president of the Academy of Management and has served on the board of directors of the Strategic Management Society and on the editorial boards of almost all of the major scholarly journals in his field.

Hambrick holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Colorado, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in organizational strategy and policy from Smeal.

  • Donald Hambrick

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