In August, Haas School Professor Barry Staw received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management for his contribution to the field of organizational behavior. Staw was honored at the academy’s annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. and said, “As the fourth recipient of the award, I was thrilled to receive it and deliver a one-hour address in connection with the award. “
Staw, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Professor in Leadership and Communication, was selected to receive the award by the academy's organizational behavior division. The division chooses candidates who have published in highly-regarded journals and contribute to the field in ways that complement their scholarship, such as serving on editorial boards or as elected representatives for the Academy of Management. The organizational behavior division is the academy's largest division, with more than 5,500 members.
"We are all very proud to have Barry on our faculty," says James Lincoln, associate dean for academic affairs. "His lifetime achievement award is yet another example of a Haas professor being acknowledged by his peers as a leading-edge creator of theoretical as well as applied business knowledge."
Staw's recent research has focused on creativity and organizational innovation. Staw has been a professor at the Haas School since 1980 and is a member of the school's Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, and The Quarterly Review of Economics and Business.