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NYU’s Melissa Schilling recognised for rigorous scholarship and practitioner relevance
The winner of the 2022 “Sumantra Ghoshal Award for Rigour and Relevance in the Study of Management” is Melissa Schilling from NYU. Melissa was given the award at the 2022 Sumantra Ghoshal Strategy Conference, which took place in London on 26-27 May. Hosted by London Business School’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship faculty, the event was attended by more than 70 top academics and practitioners.
The Ghoshal Award recognises a scholar who has distinguished themselves by demonstrating both rigorous and impactful scholarship, and engagement with the world of practice. Melissa Schilling excels in both rigorous scholarship and practitioner relevance. Her research focuses on innovation and strategy in high technology industries such as smartphones, video games, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electric vehicles, and renewable energies. She is particularly interested in platform dynamics, networks, creativity, and breakthrough innovation.
Melissa’s textbook, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (now in its 7th edition), is the number one innovation strategy text in the world. She is also co-author of Strategic Management: An integrated approach (now in its 13th edition) and author of Quirky (2018), a book on breakthrough innovators.