STR 2019 Emerging Scholar Award

The STR Emerging Scholar Award recognizes a promising scholar who has established a research record of exceptional quality early in his/her career, has a notable publication record, and has already demonstrated an impact on the field of strategic management. Candidates are judged by the relevance, academic contribution, theoretical and methodological rigor, and practical implications of their work. The Award is bestowed upon a winner every other (i.e. odd numbered) year.

The Emerging Scholar Award recipient is selected by a committee of former STR Division Chairs. The Division would like to extend a big thank you to this year’s committee:

Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi University)

Kathryn R. Harrigan (Columbia University)

Edward J. Zajac (Northwestern University)

The 2019 STR Emerging Scholar Award goes to Seth Carnahan!

Seth is an Associate Professor at Washington University’s Olin Business School. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He received his PhD from the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park in 2013.

Seth’s interest is at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and human capital; his research tries to understand how firms can improve performance by managing their people more effectively.  He has published several papers in the top journals in the field, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Management Science.

Seth’s supporters offered the following comments:

“Seth’s publication record displays his open-mindedness, intellectual range in both micro and macro disciplinary streams, and mastery of empirical methodologies.”

“Carnahan starts his career in strategic management auspiciously by contributing to the competitive strategy literature on salient topics concerning strategy implementation, particularly with a focus on astute use of human capital. His mainstream contributions anticipate the entrepreneurial challenge of growth through labor advantages and reflect the new economy issues ahead.”

The STR Division proudly congratulates Professor Seth Carnahan as the recipient of the 2019 STR Emerging Scholar Award. Please join us at the STR Business Meeting on Monday night (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm) to honor Seth!

Samina Karim
Northeastern University
STR Division Chair-Elect

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