JGSB professors recognized for research excellence


Robert Hoskisson


Sébastien Michenaud


Anastasiya Zavyalova

Three Jones School professors’ research excellence is recognized through editorial reappointment and best paper awards. Robert Hoskisson, George R. Brown Professor of Management, was reappointed to a third term as an associate editor of Strategic Management Journal (SMJ).  Sébastien Michenaud, assistant professor of finance, received two separate awards for his study, Do Analysts’ Preferences Influence Corporate Policies; and Anastasiya Zavyalova, assistant professor of strategic management, won best conference paper award from the International Conference on Corporate Reputation, Brand, Identity and Competitiveness.

“Bob’s prestigious reappointment reflects not only his peers’ respect but the impact he continues to have in the field of strategic management,” said Bill Glick, dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business and H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management. “Sébastien and Annie are making tremendous contributions as junior faculty with big ideas. The Jones School is honored to have our faculty being recognized for their thought leadership that creates impact.”

Hoskisson joined the Jones School faculty in 2009. His research is focused on corporate strategy and its outcomes in regard to performance and managerial commitment to innovation. He was recognized by The Times Higher Education as one of the top 25 scholars in the world in business and economics based on the number of articles with more than 50 citations Along with his associate editorship at SMJ, Professor Hoskisson is also president of the Strategic Management Society. He earned his Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine, and both a B.S. and M.A. from Brigham Young University.

Michenaud, along with three co-authors, won the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education from the Financial Management Association. They also accepted the "Larry Lang Corporate Finance Best Paper Award" at the annual European Financial Management Association Conference. The study shows how equity analyst preferences influence corporate investment and financing policies. Professor Michenaud teaches the core finance class to the professional evening and week-end MBA students. He is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching by the MBA for Professionals Evening Class of 2012. He earned his Ph.D. from HEC, Paris.

Zavyalova, the lead author with two co-authors, presented "The Dark Side of Prominence:  Organizational Consequences of Seeking Media Coverage” at Reputation Institute’s 17th International Conference on Corporate Reputation, Brand Identity and Competitiveness, where it received the best conference paper award. In September she also won the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Best Dissertation Award for her dissertation titled “The Benefits and Burdens of High Reputation During Disruptions: The Role of Media Reputation, Organizational Identification, and Disruption Type.” Her research focuses on negative events in organizations (e.g. product recalls, on-campus murders and NCAA scandals in U.S. universities, child abuse scandals in Catholic Church) and the role of media and organizational identification for stakeholder support following these negative events. She earned her Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business.