Several faculty and PhD students participated in the recent Academy of Management Annual Meetings in Atlanta, August 10-16.

Ji Youn (Rose) Kim received the CGIO Best Paper Award in International Corporate Governance from the International Management Division of the Academy.for her research: Xu, K., Kim, J., Withers, M. & Howard, M., "The evolution of board interlock network: A comparative study of U.S. and China."

Jon Wuerzburger knew since the age of eight that he wanted to serve in the United States Air Force. But he also aspired to one day become a Wildcat because of family ties back in Kentucky. After serving as an aircraft mechanic and the youngest C-17 flying crew chief in the Air Force, he decided to pursue his higher education goals at the University of Kentucky as a management major in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Joe Labianca's paper “Sociometric Status and Peer Control Attempts: A Multiple Status Hierarchies Approach,” (with DeKlepper, M., Sleebos, E., & Agneessens, F.) was accepted for publication at  Journal of Management Studies.

Wally Ferrier's paper, “Does It Pay To Compete Aggresively? Contingent Roles of Internal and External Resources” (with Goce Andrevsky) was accepted for publication at Journal of Management.

Nancy Johnson, Associate Dean of International Affairs and Associate Professor of Management in the Gatton College, has been honored with the UK Confucius Institute’s 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award. This award recognizes faculty who have done outstanding work towards the understanding of and learning about China on campus and beyond. The Steering Committee of the Confucius Institute selected Dr. Johnson to receive this award based on her work developing partnerships with Chinese institutions and working with Chinese students and Chinese scholars at Gatton.

Faculty and PhD student activities and research presentations at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings in Anaheim, CA, August 6-10:

Wyatt Taylor, Eric Gladstone, and Ajay Mehra with T. Grosser and R. Assudani presented " Employee Perceptions of Network Change Following an Organizational Change."

Gordon Holbein's latest book, "500 CEOs: Lessons From The Heart," was recently published and is now available on Amazon

Steve Borgatti organized the highly successful 9th Annual LINKS Center Social Network Analysis Workshop June 6-10. Approximately 150 participants, representing 14 different countries, attended.  In addition to LINKS Center faculty and graduate students, guest instructors included David Krackhardt (Carnegie Mellon), Phil Wilburn and Kristin Cullen (Center for Creative Leadership), Jeff Johnson (U. of Florida), Rich DeJordy (Northeastern U.), Tom Valente (U. of Southern California), Alan Daly (U. of California-San Diego) and Filip Agneessens (U. of Surrey).

Recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty is an integral part of the mission of the University of Kentucky's Research Challenge Trust Fund, and each year the university highlights four outstanding endowed chairs and professors. This year's annual report, approved by the UK Board of Trustees Feb. 19, featured Stephen P. Borgatti, Chellgren Chair in Corporate Strategy.

Borgatti is a professor in the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics and his expertise is in social network analysis — the study of how people are connected to each other.