Dean’s Professor in Strategic Management
Paul Merage School of Business
Donald Bren Professor of Information and Computer Sciences
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
About the Panel
Do you ever wonder how accomplished, senior scholars become so accomplished? How they come to see a topic as worth studying? How they start projects, manage them, sustain their energy, and carry them through to completion? This panel will feature two senior scholars offering their practical advice for making your research a success.
About the Panelists
Philip Bromiley is a Dean’s Professor in Strategic Management at the Merage School of University of California, Irvine. Previously he held the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management and chaired the Department of Strategic Management & Organization at the University of Minnesota. He has published widely on organizational decision-making and strategic risk-taking. He served on the editorial boards of Academic of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, and the Journal of Management and as associate editor for Management Science. He currently serves on the board of Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Strategy and Management. His current research examines strategic decision-making, the microstructure of competition, the behavioral foundations of strategic management research, and corporate risk-taking. His most recent book, Behavioral Foundations for Strategic Management (Blackwell, 2004) argues for a behavioral basis for scholarly theory in strategic management.
Judith Olson is the Donald Bren Professor of Information and Computer Sciences, with appointments also in the Paul Merage Business School and the School of Social Ecology at the University of California at Irvine. She was just recently the Richard W. Pew Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Michigan. She was a professor in the School of Information, the Business School, and the Psychology Department. She got her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Michigan then held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University before returning to Michigan as a faculty member. Except for three years at Bell Labs and a year at Rank Xerox Cambridge, UK, and now at UC Irvine, she had been at Michigan her entire professorial life. Her research focuses on the technology and social practices necessary for successful distance work, encompassing both laboratory field study methods along with agent based modeling. She has served on a number of editorial boards and panels for both the National Research Council and the National Science Foundation. In 2001, she was one of the first seven inductees into the CHI Academy. In 2006 she and her husband Gary were awarded the 2006 CHI Lifetime Achievement Award.