Steve Selfridge, a second-year MBA student, recently received the A. Worley Brown Leadership Award. Only one business student per year is selected to receive the $10,000 scholarship, which is administered by the Charles B. Eberhart Cancer Center of DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of A. Worley Brown, a local businessman and philanthropist. Applicants must submit essays detailing their leadership-based accomplishments in academic, athletic, professional, or personal experiences. A committee that includes Brown's widow, Lou Jewell Brown, interviews all finalists and selects the winner.
Marie Thursby, professor of strategic management, recently received a four-year $655,720 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for a program to develop, test and deliver a workshop on technology entrepreneurship and commercialization. The two-or-three day workshop will be targeted at administrators and/or faculty from other research universities, whose students would benefit from the development of integrative programs on technology entrepreneurship and commercialization. An example of such a program is Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER®), which Thursby created at Tech. TI:GER joins doctoral students in science and engineering with MBA and law students, who collaborate in learning how to move technologies from the lab to the marketplace.
Vinod Singhal, professor of operations management, was recently named a department editor for supply chain management in the journal Production and Operations Management. Stelios Kavadias, assistant professor of operations management, was appointed associate editor for new product development in the journal Management Science.
Alkin Citrin, assistant professor of marketing, recently received a $10,000 grant through the Institute for the Study of Business Markets at Pennsylvania State University for her study examining the outsourcing of customer-service activities.