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Prestigious Recognitions 2019

​​​​​​​The past year, 2019, witnessed lots of awards and prestigious recognitions given to OSB faculty members. A sample of those recognitions include:

Dr. Rida Elias and Dr. Bassam Farah won the 2019's prestigious Academy of Management (AOM) Management Consulting Division's Best Research Paper Award and being nominated for 2019's AOM Carolyn B. Dexter Award for their research titled "After Saying I Do For Better Or For Worse: Incoming CEOs' Encounter With Power." In this paper, the OSB researchers argued that although every leader succeeded a powerful predecessor, each one experienced unique transitional situations. “Appointing the incoming CEO bestows on this executive a legitimate or positional power. However, this act does not always pave the way for the incoming CEO to have a successful acquisition of power from a dominant outgoing CEO," noted Elias.
 
Dr. Charlotte Karam was invited by the Journal of Business Ethics, an FT-50 journal, to establish a new section in the journal titled “Feminism and Business Ethics". This section welcomes submissions that address the complexities of the relationship between business ethics and feminisms. The journal is interested in receiving a wide range of research that examines feminist approaches to an ethical analysis of business and business-related phenomena.
 
Dr. Georges Samara won the 2019 best family business paper award at Academy of Management in Boston. His research paper titled “Hakuna Mattata! Cross regional differences in the entrepreneurial capital of family firms”, and co-authored with Nonyelum Lina Eze and Maria Jose Parada, contributes to understanding how cultural background affects the antecedents of entrepreneurial capital, and explains why significant variations in regional development exist within a perceived homogeneous institutional setting.

Dr. Jay Joseph and Dr. Alain Daou won the Best Paper for Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) for their paper titled “Entrepreneurship, Poverty Reduction, and Peace: Exploring transformative entrepreneurship in conflict zones” at the International Council for Small Business World Congress. In their paper, written with Safeen Raouf, Zainab Ali, and Gerald Reyes, they address transformational entrepreneurs who “engage in business growth, employment, and community contributions, which in conflict settings foster poverty reduction and peacebuilding.”  Their findings offer an exploratory framework for identifying vulnerable transformers, contributing directly to program utilization, and furthering peacebuilding and stability in the region. 

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