Jean Bartunek, Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair and Organization Studies Professor and member of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, received the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Chicago. She was given the career award for her foundational work when serving as president of the Academy and in other offices associated with the executive committee, and for her long and excellent service on the editorial boards of some of the management field’s premier journals.
Boston College ranked 16th overall and 14th among private schools in Forbes’s 2009 survey of America's Best Colleges, the magazine’s second-annual ranking.
Mary Ellen Carter, associate professor of accounting, was an invited discussant at the 2009 Chinese Accounting Professors’ Association of North America Conference in Beijing.
Associate Professor of Information Systems Rob Fichman was appointed a senior editor at Information Systems Research, a leading international journal of theory, research, and intellectual development focused on information systems in organizations, institutions, the economy, and society.
Assistant Professor of Information Systems Gerald C. (Jerry) Kane’s "It’s a Network, Not an Encyclopedia: A Social Network Perspective on Wikipedia Collaboration" received the Best Paper Award for the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division at the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting held in Chicago. Kane’s paper “Casting the Net: A Multimodal Network Perspective on User-System Interaction” (with Maryam Alavi) was runner up for the Information Systems Research 2008 Paper of the Year.
The August 2009 Journal of Service Research published a paper by Elizabeth Gelfand Miller, assistant professor of marketing, titled “Understanding Emotional Reactions for Negative Services: The Impact of Efficacy Beliefs and Stage in Process” (with Mary Frances Luce, Barbara E. Kahn, and Emily F. Conant). The Journal of Service Research is edited by Accenture Professor of Marketing Katherine ("Kay") Lemon.