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Luo Receives Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

April 28, 2009
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(L to R) Thomas J. Leblanc, executive vice president and
provost, Yadong Luo, professor and chair, department of
management, A. Parasuraman, vice dean of faculty,
School of Business Administration and Stephen Sapp,
chair, Faculty Senate

A School of Business faculty member recognized as one of the world’s leading international business scholars has been honored by the University of Miami Faculty Senate with its Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award.  Yadong Luo, the Emery Findley Distinguished Chair and a professor of management, received the award April 27 in a ceremony held in his honor.

Luo was praised as a role model for the entire University in remarks by Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM’s executive vice president and provost, who added that the University is proud that Luo is part of the faculty and wishes him “many years of continued success.”

In his introduction, A. Parasuraman, the School’s vice dean of faculty and the James W. McLamore Chair in Marketing said Luo has published 133 articles in refereed journals. Parasuraman also noted that the number was correct only as of midnight the night before and would quickly become outdated, a joking reference to Luo’s remarkable research productivity.

“Of those 133 [articles], 25 are in what we in the business discipline world consider solid A journals,” added Parasuraman. “Dr. Luo’s scholarly research epitomizes distinguished scholarship and he more than deserves this recognition.”

The Faculty Senate created the award to recognize outstanding contributions to scholarship by individual faculty members. Last June, the Asia Pacific Journal of Management cited Luo as the most prolific author of articles published in six leading international business journals.

In accepting the award, Luo thanked his colleagues for choosing him from so many other faculty across the university. He said he was grateful to those in attendance, which included six past award winners and the new chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, among other dignitaries, faculty and staff. Luo said he was especially grateful to his colleagues in the management department and the school, who he called “the best.”

“This honor touches me in many ways,” said Luo.

After the award was presented, the audience had the opportunity to learn about some of the research that has earned Luo international acclaim. He explained that much of his research focuses on coopetition in business, where firms that compete for business also cooperate in other ways.

“What you see in today’s global competition is truly coopetition,” said Luo, pointing to global research and development and sharing of key components as examples of collaboration among competitors. Luo also outlined other areas of his research including joint ventures, culture in international business, and international management for emerging markets. The importance of that research can be seen in the prediction that by 2040, the top four economies will be those of China, the U.S., India, and Brazil, in that order.

With Luo receiving Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, School of Business faculty members have received two of the three 2009 faculty awards presented by the Faculty Senate. On April 2, Anita Cava, associate professor of business law, co-director of UM Ethics Programs and director of the Business Ethics Program, received the Faculty Senate’s 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award.

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