Toronto - Two research papers by faculty members at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management have received best paper awards from associations. In addition, a Rotman PhD student in the area of finance has received a scholarship to support his doctoral research.
Ming Hu, a professor of operations management, won the award of 2017 Best Operations Management Paper in Management Science, which is presented by the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society (MSOM) of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Prof. Hu received the award for his paper "Dynamic Pricing of Perishable Assets Under Competition," co-authored with Prof. Guillermo Gallego of Columbia University and HKUST. The MSOM society promotes the enhancement and dissemination of knowledge and the efficiency of industrial practice related to the operations function in manufacturing and service enterprises, and the award recognizes contributions to theory and practice in the field of Operations Management.
Joanne Oxley and Brian Silverman, professors of strategic management, were presented with the Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize from the Strategic Management Society at a conference on October 31.The award is for a paper published in the Strategic Management Journal five or more years prior to the award year. Their paper, "Strategic Alliances and Interfirm Alliances," published in 1996, was co-authored with Prof. David Mowery of the University of California Berkeley. Oxley is McCutcheon Professor of International Business and Associate Dean, Faculty. Silverman is the Associate Dean, Research and Academic Resources and holds the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management.
Christoph Schiller, a finance student in the Rotman School's PhD program, is the recipient of a scholarship from the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation. The scholarship will assist Schiller in pursuing his research into how institutions and market participants affect the diffusion of information and its implications for management decision making. The Foundation encourages and supports research that will benefit Canadian capital markets and Canadian investors
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