Professor Dusya Vera’s Research Focuses
On Leadership Styles of Top Managers
Research co-authored by C. T. Bauer College of Business faculty member Dusya Vera recently won a 2013 Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald Group Publishing.
Vera, an associate professor in the college’s Department of Management, and her co-authors were recognized for the article, “Strategic leadership for exploration and exploitation: the moderating role of environmental dynamism,” published in The Leadership Quarterly in 2009.
The paper is among only 50 selected for the recognition from a database of more than 15,000 articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world, including Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Finance, Strategic Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, MIS Quarterly and McKinsey Quarterly.
“Receiving one of the 2013 Citation of Excellence awards for our paper is very exciting and rewarding because this paper is part of a research agenda that started many years ago and has important implications for firms,” Vera said.
The study examines two leadership styles — transformational (based on inspiration) and transactional (based on rewards) — and their relationship to firms’ innovative outcomes under different conditions of change in the business environment.
“This award is further evidence of the impact that Vera and her colleagues are having on how organizational learning, improvisation and leadership, are viewed by both the academic and the practitioner communities,” said James Phillips, chairman of the college’s Department of Management.
“Thanks to efforts such as this, not to mention her recent invited talk at Harvard University, Vera is helping to let people know that the Bauer College can indeed compete with the finest business schools in the world,” he added.
By Amanda Sebesta