Ronald J. Burke, professor emeritus of organization studies at the Schulich School of Business at York University, is the recipient of one of the top awards presented by the Academy of Management (AOM). Burke received AOM’s 2017 Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner.
This lifetime career achievement award is given annually in recognition of “long-term, significant contributions” for scholarly work that has affected the practice of management.
Burke’s research interests include career development, diversity in the workplace, organizational change and development, women in management, work and family, and work and health.
In announcing the award, the Academy of Management’s Career Achievement Awards committee said that Burke “is a prolific scholar and has used his research to spur change in organizations, especially relative to gender issues. He is an exemplar of the scientist-practitioner model, exemplary in pursuing a broad range of research topics that contribute to improving organizational practice and the ability to bring about organizational change on the basis of that research.
“In addition to a strong publishing and teaching record, Ron has contributed in multiple ways to improving women’s opportunities and abilities to take on important leadership roles – including positions on corporate boards. His activities have led to significant advancements for women in the business community.”
The Academy of Management describes itself as the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. It has approximately 20,000 members in 120 countries around the world.
Burke will be presented with the award at the academy’s annual meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, Aug. 6.