Prolific Prof

Donald Siegel is elected to the ranks of the nation's top management scholars.

Management Professor Donald Siegel in the Massry Center for Business, which opened in 2013 and was named for the Massry family in 2015, during his eight-year tenure as dean of the School of Business. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 8, 2016) — Professor Donald Siegel, who on June 30 stepped down after eight years as dean of the School of Business, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM), the leading professional association for management scholars.

Siegel is joined this year in the honor, which is bestowed on less than 1 percent of the Academy’s 20,000 members, by seven other eminent scholars from Harvard, Chicago, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Texas-Austin, Wisconsin, and Georgia Tech. The fellowship honors AOM members who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. They were formally inducted on August 7 at the group’s annual meeting Anaheim, Calif.

“I am proud to receive this award and join this august group of scholars,” said Siegel. “I am also grateful to the two provosts I served under as dean — Professor Susan Phillips and Professor James Stellar. They encouraged me to remain active as a researcher and editor while serving as dean, and provided me with the flexibility and resources to organize major research conferences on campus, at the SUNY Global Center in New York City, and at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.”

“It is a great honor for the School of Business and the University to have Professor Siegel be selected for this honor,” said Hany Shawky, interim dean of the School of Business. “He has been a long time contributor to the academy in terms of publications and editorial work, and, to my knowledge, he is the only active faculty member in the AOM Fellows Program within the SUNY system.”

UAlbany Donald Siegel with other 2016 AOM Fellows

Donald Siegel, top row, second from left, poses in Anaheim, Calif., with the seven other newly inducted fellows of the Academy of Management. (Photo by Caught in the Moment Photography.)

Siegel was cited by AOM for his path-breaking research on university technology transfer/academic entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility and his active role as an editor.

“I’m grateful to Provosts Phillips and Stellar for allowing me to implement some of my research findings on university technology transfer and academic entrepreneurship in the development of the School of Business’s emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem,” he said.

A prolific researcher, Siegel has been ranked number two in the world for research on university entrepreneurship. According to Google Scholar, his research has been cited 27,254 times — making him the most widely cited UAlbany faculty member — with a high “h-index (63),” denoting both productivity and scholarly impact.

He has published 108 articles in leading journals in management and economics and 12 books, including five for Oxford University Press and recent volumes for University of Chicago Press and Stanford University Press (forthcoming).

He is an editor of the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Technology Transfer and a former co-editor of Academy of Management Perspectives and associate editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education. He’s also co-edited 40 special issues of leading journals in management and economics.

Siegel is the second University at Albany, SUNY professor to be invited to the Fellows Group of AOM. He was preceded by Gary Yukl, now the Vincent O’Leary Emeritus Professor of Management.

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