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Johns Hopkins Carey Business School professor earns inaugural Emerging Scholar Award

June 27, 2013
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Adam Seth Litwin, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, has been selected an inaugural winner of the Emerging Scholar Award in Employee Participation and Ownership.

The newly introduced $1,500 award is presented by the Academy of Management, the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world, and is sponsored by the Foundation for Enterprise Development, a La Jolla, California-based organization that promotes broad-based employee participation and employee ownership.

Litwin, an expert in the areas of strategic human resources management and employment relations, was honored for his collective and growing body of research on employee involvement, much of it within health

Adam Seth Litwin, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

care organizations. He was nominated for the award by Adrienne E. Eaton, chair of the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, and Thomas A. Kochan, the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The AOM is presenting two other new Emerging Scholar prizes for $1,500, with sponsorship by the Employee Ownership Foundation and Equity Administration Inc, respectively. All three AOM awards recognize innovative work by emerging researchers in the area of employee involvement. Litwin and the other winners will receive their awards during the annual gathering of the Academy of Management, scheduled for August 9-13, 2013, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The AOM has more than 19,000 members from 109 nations.

A member of the Carey Business School faculty since 2008, Adam Seth Litwin earned his doctorate at MIT Sloan’s Institute for Work and Employment Research. In addition, he holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2009, Litwin won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Industry Studies Dissertation Prize for his doctoral research examining the adoption and diffusion of electronic health record systems. The dissertation also earned an honorable mention from the Labor and Employment Relations Association, regarded as the nation’s foremost academic organization focusing on employment relations.



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