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Awards / Honors

Best in Class: CSU professor receives Best Paper Award in Journal of Operations Management

November 3, 2011

College of Business Professor Susan Golicic received the prestigious award for Best Article in 2010 from the Journal of Operations Management. This is a premier academic journal in the field of operations management.

Exceptional faculty

The excellent faculty at Colorado State is just one of the many reasons why the College of Business is one of the top public business schools in the nation.

The award-winning article is Evaluating buyer–supplier relationship–performance spirals: A longitudinal study. Susan Golicic co-published this article with Chad Autry of the University of Tennessee. It addresses gaps in buyer-supplier relationship theory through examining how buyer-supplier relationships become stronger or weaker over time as a result of prior performance. Additionally, it assesses the cyclical impact of performance changes in relationship strength throughout the relationship.

Top-ranked journal

The Journal of Operations Management is ranked first in operations research journals. Articles published in this journal usually aim to inform researchers interested in advancing operations management and supply chain management with state-of-the-art practices and management. For the title of best article, the articles published throughout the year are compiled and assessed. Four finalist papers are chosen. The authors are then asked to present their research to a board of leading experts in operations management who then choose the article that was the most interesting and well researched.

Golicic’s research primarily focuses on managing business relationships and strategy and sustainability in supply chains. At CSU, she currently teaches the GSSE supply chain class as well as logistics and sustainability.

Well deserved award

When asked about her feelings on receiving the award, Golicic expressed her excitement, “I was surprised and excited to find out the article was a finalist in the running. I felt good about the research. It took over two years to collect and compile. It is very rewarding and humbling to receive this recognition.”

Congratulations to Susan Golicic and Chad Autry! Their research and dedication to the field of operations management and the academic community is truly appreciated. We look forward to their continued contributions.

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