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Release Date: Nov 03, 2008
Professor Linda Argote Receives Prestigious INFORMS Fellows Award
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Contributions
HANOVER, Md.—The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has selected Linda Argote, Carnegie Bosch Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, to receive the 2008 INFORMS Fellows Award in recognition of her professional contributions to the advancement of operations research and the management sciences.
The INFORMS Fellows Award recognizes outstanding achievements in five areas: education in the field of operations research/management science; management of operations research/management science, including responsibility for applying the profession’s techniques within an organization of any type; the practice of operations research/management science; research; and service to INFORMS and the profession of operations research.
Argote was presented the award at a special luncheon during the INFORMS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. as one of twelve honored by this prestigious recognition in 2008. Linda joins fellow faculty members of the Tepper School of Business: Egon Balas (2002), John Hooker (2007), Gerald Thompson (2004), Michael Trick (2006), and Ph.D. Alumni Fred Glover (2002), Manfred Padberg (2002), Suresh Sethi (2003), M. Martin Weingartner (2002) and Stan Zionts (2006) as INFORMS Fellows.
Argote is also a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Her instruction and research focuses on organizational learning, innovation, productivity, knowledge transfer, organizational memory, and group decision making and performance. She is currently serving a second term as Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science.
About INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®) is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision making, management, and operations. Members of INFORMS work in business, government, and academia. They are represented in fields as diverse as airlines, health care, law enforcement, the military, financial engineering, and telecommunications. The INFORMS website is www.informs.org. More information about operations research is at www.scienceofbetter.org.
About the Tepper School of Business: Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon (www.tepper.cmu.edu) is a pioneer in the field of management science and analytical decision making. The school’s notable contributions to the intellectual community include six Nobel laureates, a Nobel Prize record that is unsurpassed by any business school worldwide. It is also among the schools with the highest rate of academic citations in the fields of finance, operations research, organizational behavior and production/operations. The academic offerings of the Tepper School include undergraduate studies in business and economics, graduate studies in business administration and financial engineering, and doctoral studies.