Ajay Mehra presented his research, "Network Structure of Leadership and Team Creativity: Evidence from NYC Jazz Bands, Circa. 2007-2010" (with Floor van der Born and Martin Kilduff) at INSEAD's Network Evolution Conference in Fontainebleau, France.

Dan Brass's chapter, "A social network perspective on organizational citizenship behavior" has been published in P. M. Podsakoff, S. B. MacKenzie & N. P. Podsakoff (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Citizenship Behavior, 317-330, Oxford University Press.

Wally Ferrier's research, “Organizational Speed as a Dynamic Capability: Toward a Holistic Perspective," with Margaret Hughes-Morgan and Kalin Kolev (Marquette University) and Bernadine Dykes (Shenandoah University) has been accepted for publication at Strategic Organization. 

Joe Labianca gave the keynote address at INSEAD's Network Evolution Conference in Fontainebleau, France on Saturday, October 27. He presented a big data, computational social science research project on post-merger integration entitled, "Decomposing the Brokerage Advantage during Organizational Change: The Contrasting Roles of Diverse and Socially Distant Information".

Joe Labianca gave the keynote address at INSEAD's Network Evolution Conference in Fontainebleau, France on Saturday, October 27.

Congratulations to Huiwen Lian and her co-authors (Linde Liang, Douglas Brown, Samuel Hanig, Lance Ferris, & Lisa Keeping) on being awarded an Ig Nobel Prize from Harvard University for their research, “Righting a wrong: Retaliation on a voodoo doll symbolizing an abusive supervisor restores justice,” The Leadership Quarterly, Feb., 2018. The research used voodoo dolls to explore how and why employees retaliate against abusive supervisors. The prize, announced Sept.

Steve Borgatti and Joe Labianca, in collaboration with the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy, have been awarded a 2-year grant worth $425,745.

Entitled “Using Social Networks to Map and Evaluate Team Science Across CTSA (Center for Translation Science Award) hubs”, the project has three aims: (a) Map emergent research communities in CTSA hubs and obtain a scientific profile for each hub, (b) Assess the impact of CTSA programs on scientific collaboration, and (c) Evaluate the effect of CTSA-induced collaboration on the research productivity of individuals and teams.

The University Partnership in Business Administration in Pakistan was established in 2013 with $1.6 million dollars in funding from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad to establish a partnership between the Gatton College of Business and Economics and five universities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan (Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, IMSciences, Kohat University of Science and Technology, University of Peshawar, and University of Science and Technology Bannu.

   Congratulations to Dan Halgin on being selected to receive the inaugural Academy of Management Organization and Management Theary Research Committee Service Award. This award was created by the OMT Executive Committee to recognize the valuable service provided by the most dedicated members of the research committee. Winners of the award have served on the committee for more than five years and have stellar records during their tenure. Dan will receive the award certificate at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 12-16, in Chicago

 The Board of Trustees named Dan Brass as a University Research Professor at their May 1 meeting.  The designation is awarded to "recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK."  Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis noted Brass' pioneering research in social network theory, the establishment of the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis, and the more than 22,000 citations to his research.  Brass joins colleague Steve Borgatti as the second University Research Professor from the Department of Management.