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USC Marshall professors named to ‘A-List’

USC Marshall Professors Named to ‘A-List’
University Professor Warren Bennis

University Professor Warren Bennis and Distinguished Professor of Business Edward E. Lawler III of the USC Marshall School of Business were named to the 2011 “A-List of Management Academics,” an honorary list featuring some of the most accomplished and distinguished professors in U.S. academia.

Published in November, the list recognizes academic thought leaders who are chosen as honorees for “exemplary career achievements, widespread recognition by peers and passionate dedication to their field of expertise, as well as overall public interest … gauged by a high, estimated Web search volume for the individual’s name on Google.” The list is compiled by Business Educators, a corporate training program.

In addition, honorees must demonstrate active participation in their field of specialty by having had books or relevant articles published within the last three years.

“Because the honor is partially based on name recognition, it signifies that the academics on the list are being sought out for their critical work in the field of management,” said Lawler, director of the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at USC Marshall. “Some of us like to be known not just by other academics, but by practitioners and managers struggling with management issues.”

Lawler has been honored as a top contributor to the fields of organizational development, human resources management, organizational behavior and compensation. He is the author of more than 350 articles and 43 books. His recent books include Achieving Excellence in Human Resources Management: An Assessment of Human Resource Functions, Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice and Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness.

Bennis, a Distinguished Professor of Business Administration and professor of management and organization at USC Marshall, is one of the world’s leading experts on leadership. He has written numerous books and articles on leadership, change and creative collaboration.

His best-selling book On Becoming a Leader, republished in 2009 on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, has been named one of the 100 best business books of all time. His latest book is Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership.

“I expected Warren to be on this list,” Lawler said. “He has a rich history of studying management and writing about it.”

“My inclusion on the list,” he added, “is due to the support I have received from USC and the USC Marshall school over the years. It has enabled me to run CEO and do my research. I truly appreciate their piece of this.”

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