We Are Respected Thought Leaders Across Industries


Part of what makes any school great is the caliber of ideas and the richness of intellectual thought emanating from the halls.

And you don’t have to look too hard around Michigan Ross to find exceptional thinkers, prolific researchers, and world-renowned faculty members.

Our faculty are some of the most beloved teachers and most productive and respected academics in higher education. Their research and thought leadership are changing the way companies do business and informing public debate on a daily basis.

In fact, in 2017-2018, Michigan Ross faculty produced significant contributions to business research, writing 232 peer-reviewed articles for the top academic journals.

In a comparison completed by the Jindal School of Business at UT Dallas, Michigan Ross faculty ranked ninth in terms of research output, placing them ahead of faculty from other elite schools such as Stanford, Kellogg, Fuqua, and Columbia.

And those contributions are incredibly well respected by peers and other researchers, with Michigan Ross faculty receiving many prestigious external recognitions for their work.

  • Bob Quinn landed on the cover of Harvard Business Review for his pioneering work in the field of positive organizational practices;
  • Richard Bagozzi has been recognized by Google Scholar for his paper being on of the 10 most-cited articles published in the last 10 years in the entire marketing field;
  • Toni Whited was voted in as the vice president of the Western Finance Association and will serve as the program chair for the 2020 WFA conference and will become president of the organization in 2020;
  • Gretchen Spreitzer was honored with a 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Academy of Management for her work in the field of Organizational Development;
  • Eric Schwartz won the John D.C. Little Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, which honors the best marketing paper published in 2017;
  • Jane Dutton’s book “Awakening Compassion at Work” won a silver medal from the Nautilus Book Awards, which honors books that make an impact towards creating a better world;
  • Andy Hoffman and Chris White and Jerry Davis each won awards from the Aspen Institute for it’s Ideas Worth Teaching program that recognizes forward-thinking and innovative course design;
  • Shahnaz Broucek was honored with the Provost Teaching Innovation Prize for her involvement in helping to create the First Year Experience Peer Coaching Program;
  • Martin Schmalz was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets & Quants.

These recognitions and lifetime achievement awards are just a small fraction of the honors and awards our faculty received in the last year, and they account for just a portion of the impact the research output from our faculty has on the world at large.

The story of their impact is told in more than just numbers:

Ross faculty started or continued work on more than $9.8 million of sponsored research in 2018, and wrote nearly 20 original scholarly books.

Our incredible team of faculty are at the forefront of their disciplines, shaping our collective understanding of business, our insights into the human condition, and informing the solutions we develop to the world’s most pressing challenges. We are Michigan Ross!

WE ARE MICHIGAN ROSS is a series of stories that brings together the facts, figures, people and ideas that make the Michigan Ross community unlike any other.



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