Out of the 130 research works submitted by New Jersey business faculty, the Stillman School's Professor A.D. Amar received the Bright Idea Award in Management for his paper, “To Be a Better Leader, Give Up Authority.”
Written in collaboration with Carsten Hentrich and Vlatka Hlupic, the article narrates applications of leading-without-power concepts within Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC Germany) and ANADIGICS, Inc., and advances knowledge organization leadership concepts covered in Amar's book, Managing Knowledge Workers: Unleashing Innovation and Productivity (Quorum Books, 2002).
Note, the paper is also featured in the December 2009 issue of the Harvard Business Review, 87(12, December), pp. 22-24.
The Bright Idea Award Ceremony was held on Friday, November 5, at Middlesex County College.
More on Dr. Amar
Amar is a professor of management in the Stillman School of Business. To further the concepts of managing organizations for innovation and productivity covered in his book, he began work on this project during his 2007 sabbatical at Westminster Business School in London. The initial results were presented in 2008 at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
Amar has B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering, and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in business. He has published more than 85 works and has worked and consulted in general management, productivity enhancement, and operations and strategy areas for a number of organizations.
In addition to presenting his research at many technical conferences and lecturing around the world, Amar has trained and instructed managers in the U.S., Russia, Poland, the United Kingdom and India.
About the Bright Idea Awards
Bright Idea Awards are sponsored annually by the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) Foundation (the public policy affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association), New Jersey Business Magazine and the Stillman School of Business. Each year, these organizations present awards for the best research published by the business faculty at New Jersey's colleges and universities.
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