Two researchers at the School of Administrative Studies (SAS) were recently honoured with the 2015 SAS Research Excellence Award. The award recipients this year as determined by the SAS Research Committee were Professor Hassan Qudrat-Ullah, who specializes in the decision sciences field, and Professor Mark Schwartz, who specializes in the business ethics field. The award is intended to help foster an environment of excellence in research at the School of Administrative Studies. This year, the awards were announced during the School’s retreat held on Sept. 9.
The research excellence criteria include research productivity within the preceding three academic years, as well as the academic significance of the work and its impact on the field.
Qudrat-Ullah’s contributions from 2011 to 2014 included two books: Better Decision Making in Complex, Dynamics Tasks (Springer, 2014), and an edited volume Energy Policy Modeling in the 21st Century (Springer, 2013). Qudrat-Ullah also contributed seven journal articles, two book chapters, as well several conference proceedings and invited talks. His journal articles were published in such journals as Decision Support Systems, Energy, Telecommunication Systems, and the International Journal of Technology Management.
Schwartz’s contributions from 2011 to 2014 included the book Corporate Social Responsibility: An Ethical Approach (Broadview Press, 2011), and a co-edited textbook Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). Schwartz also contributed seven journal articles, six book chapters, as well as several other practitioner articles, conference proceedings, cases and encyclopedic entries. His journal articles were published or accepted for publication in such journals as the Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, Business and Society Review, and Business Horizons ( Schwartz received a ‘Best Article Award’ from the journal in 2013).
Both Qudrat-Ullah and Schwartz say they are honoured to be the inaugural recipients of the School of Administrative Studies Research Excellence Award.