Contact: Mark D. Burd
Release Date: Jul 02, 2012
PITTSBURGH— The Academy of Management’s Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division has honored professor Linda Argote as the OMT Distinguished Scholar for 2012. The Distinguished Scholar Award has been presented annually to one honoree since 1980 by the OMT division of the Academy of Management and recognizes insightful work and contributions in advancing the field of organizational studies.
Linda Argote is the David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory and Director of the Center of Organizational Learning, Innovation and Performance at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Her teaching and research focuses on group and organizational learning and her work on topics including innovation, productivity, knowledge transfer, organizational memory, social identity, group processes and performance has been widely published in refereed journals.
Argote joins and distinguished group of academic honorees who have been chosen for this award, including the late Richard M. Cyert, who received the award in 1989 and served terms as president of Carnegie Mellon University and as the second dean of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, now known as the Tepper School of Business.
About the Tepper School of Business - Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (www.tepper.cmu.edu) is a pioneer in the field of management science and analytical-decision making. The school’s notable contributions to the intellectual community include eight Nobel laureates. The school is among those institutions with the highest rate of academic citations in the fields of finance, operations research, organizational behavior and production/operations. The academic offerings of the Tepper School include undergraduate studies in business and economics, graduate studies in business administration and financial engineering, and doctoral studies.