Business School professor appointed Fellow of the Academy of Management

29 July 2020

Professor of Management, Paula Jarzabkowski has been announced as one of a select few Australian scholars to be elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management.

The Academy cited her exceptional contributions to the science and practice of management as a key factor for her nomination, with a reputation for ground-breaking and highly impactful research on strategically important organisational issues.

The Academy of Management (AOM) has an internationally respected reputation – established in 1936, the US-based academy today has 19,000 members from nearly 120 countries. Yet, only one per cent of AOM members are bestowed a Fellowship, with fewer than ten of the current Fellows based outside of North America.

Professor Jarzabkowski expressed her gratitude at the induction as a Fellow.

Professor Paula Jarzabkowski

“It’s a true honour to be one of the few Fellows for the Academy among a cohort of such international talent, and I look forward to continuing to contribute research with global relevance, especially during such testing times.”

Professor Jarzabkowski’s nomination received high praise for research which spans across a broad spectrum of international topics (five theoretical areas), including global reinsurance, to sustainability and religion – all from a management and strategy perspective.

As well as a strong international scholarly reputation, the practical application of her research has received prizes for impact, and appointment to policy-informing bodies, including the OECD High-Level Advisory Board for the Financial Management of Catastrophic Risk.

The Fellowship announcement also acknowledged Paula’s strong role in mentoring, developing and supporting excellence in early career scholars – many of whom have gone on to successful independent careers of their own.

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