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University of Louisville College of Business professor receives lifetime achievement award


By Betty Coffman
University of Louisville

Manju Ahuja, Frazier Family Professor of Computer Information Systems in the University of Louisville College of Business, has received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) division.

This honor recognizes an individual’s sustained contribution to the AoM/OCIS community through significant leadership roles, as well as scholarly impact and influence.

Ahuja has served the OCIS division in a variety of elected leadership roles, including professional development workshops chair, doctoral consortium chair (2008-2009), program chair (2009-2010) and division chair (2011-2012). In addition, she has been engaged in growth and development of the OCIS community through mentoring junior and senior scholars and doctoral students.

Manju Ahuja received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s OCIS division.

Her early scholarship contributions revolved around online communities and virtual teams. In the past 10 years, her research areas have expanded to include work-life balance and remote work, gender issues in IT, Future of Work as well as communication media and mobile technology usage and impacts.

“It was a genuine surprise to be selected for the lifetime achievement award,” Ahuja said. “I have considered this division my professional home for the last 25 years, and so many outstanding members contribute to AoM and OCIS Division in significant ways. I can’t express how much it means to me to be recognized in this way by the division. I also hope the award adds to the visibility of the College of Business and UofL in the Academy of Management as well as the business community.”

Ahuja is senior editor of Information Systems Research and a five-time recipient of the UofL College of Business Faculty Research Award. She joined the faculty at UofL in 2007.

Founded in 1936, the Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars with a community of more than 20,000 members in more than 120 countries. Members are professors and doctoral students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application.

The academy’s OCIS division focuses on the study of behavioral, economic and social aspects of communication and information systems within and among organizations or institutions.

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