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Ram Ranganathan Receives Emerging Scholar Award

Ram RanganathanAUSTIN, Texas — The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management selected McCombs School of Business Assistant Professor Ram Ranganathan as the 2016 recipient of the Past Division Chairs’ Emerging Scholar Award. The award was announced at the AOM’s annual meeting, Aug. 5-9, 2016.

“I am tremendously honored and grateful to receive this prestigious award, knowing the pool of talented scholars doing important work in the technology and innovation management area is quite substantial,” said Ranganathan. “It’s a real confidence booster and an inspiration to continue to maintain my level of research effort and achieve even greater heights.”

The Past Division Chairs’ Emerging Scholar Award is given annually to an up-and-coming scholar who has achieved a solid publication record early in their academic career and whose scholarly contributions show exceptional quality and great promise of becoming influential in the area of technology and innovation management. A committee comprised of past TIM division chairs selects the award recipient. 

“Over the past four or five years, the award winners have been faculty members at schools such as Harvard, MIT, and Wharton, so I am also very happy that this award brings recognition to the management department at McCombs,” said Ranganathan.

His research focuses on firms' strategies in settings of technological change, looking both at factors that affect firms' responses to that change and factors that enable them to control the evolution of technologies. His research has been published in the Academny of Management Journal and Organizational Science.

The AOM has previously honored Ranganathan with the Stephen M. Schrader Best Paper Award, the Best Reviewer Award, and the Best Paper Proceedings award.

“Ram does terrific work on firm strategy in the context of technological change, and in a few short years he has established himself as a leading authority in this field,” said Luis Martins, professor and chair of the management department at McCombs.

Ranganathan joined the McCombs faculty as an assistant professor in the management department in 2012 after receiving his Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact: Samantha Harris, 512-471-6746.


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