Today, I was awarded this year’s “Outstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award” at the George Washington University’s School of Business Award Ceremony. Thanks to our WEMBA students for bestowing this great honor on me!
Truly enjoyed Spring Break with the family, especially my 6am visits to the beach alone with Max, who did not see the point of sleeping in on your vacation…
I’m honored and thankful to our PhD students for nominating me again for this year’s Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award!
My co-author Daniel Levin (Rutgers) and I just published a commentary titled "Is tie maintenance necessary?" in the Academy of Management Discoveries.
In this commentary, we build on our research on dormant ties to contrast what we would call the activity-based perspective of tie maintenance—i.e., the premise underlying the vast majority of social networks research that ties to individuals who are associated with one’s past are important to maintain—with we would call the memory-based perspective on tie maintenance, i.e., that the memory of a prior relationship is often sufficient and that past relationships can retain considerable value, without the need for active maintenance.
From the Walter Family
Thanks to Opa & Oma’s generosity, the Walter Family enjoyed a fantastic week of skiing in Flims/Laax, Switzerland
Congratulations to to the organizers Laura Cardinal, Chet Miller, and Anthea Zhang for a great Strategic Management Society conference in Houston, TX!
As Associate Program Chair for the Strategy Process IG, I co-organized two workshops:
- “New frontiers in strategy process & practice research,” with Rich Bettis (UNC Chapel Hill), Cynthia Devers (Texas A&M University), Steven Floyd (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Tomi Laamanen (University of St. Gallen), Phil Bromiley (University of California, Irvine), Paula Jarzabkowski (Cass Business School, City University of London), Shenghui Ma (University of Zurich), & Libby Weber (University of California, Irvine); co-chaired with Krsto Pandza (Leeds University Business School).
- “The process of publishing process research: Journeying along the (sometimes bumpy but ultimately successful) paths to publication,” with Steven Floyd (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Tomi Laamanen (University of St. Gallen), Henry Mintzberg (McGill University), and Sotirios Paroutis (University of Warwick); co-chaired with John Joseph (University of California, Irvine).
Thanks to all panelists and participants for making this happen!
Congratulations to the “Cheetahs” for a successful Fall soccer season! Jonathan and I are so proud of the team, which just won their end-of-the-season game at Loudoun Soccer Park 6-5!
My oldest friend from my St. Gallen days came for a brief visit, and we enjoyed exploring the DMV region (such as Dirt Farm Brewery in Bluemont, VA)