Professor Nancy J. Adler wins prestigious Academy of Management award


Published: 23Aug2019
Nancy Adler

At the Academy of Management annual meeting in Boston, Desautels Professor Nancy J. Adler received the AMLE Decade Award for her journal article entitled “When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the Sense and Nonsense of Academic Rankings.”

The AMLE Decade Award recognizes a paper published in the Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) journal that “brings forth core ideas that are original, important and provocative” and which has made the most significant contributions to the field of management learning and education for the past ten years.

“When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the Sense and Nonsense of Academic Rankings,” co-authored by Professor Ann-Wil Harzing of Middlesex University, critiques the academic assessment systems used by universities to reward scholarship. Drawing upon data from the field of international business, the authors expose the shortcomings of ranking systems and call for a reimagined framework to evaluate academic contributions.

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