Media Release

August 10, 2009
Ivey publication makes decade of impact

LONDON, ON, August 10, 2009 - Richard Ivey School of Business professors were honoured in Chicago this past weekend with the Decade Award from the Academy of Management Review, the pre-eminent journal for management and organization scholars around the world.

The award recognizes the article published in Academy of Management Review (AMR) from 10 years earlier that has the highest citations. The article, "An Organizational Learning Framework: From Intuition to Institution," was written by Mary M. Crossan, Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business; Henry W. Lane, Professor, Northeastern University and a former Ivey professor; and Roderick E. White, Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Research, Richard Ivey School of Business.

"It is clear your article has made a significant impact on management scholarship and we're delighted to have published it in AMR," said Amy J. Hillman, Executive Dean, W. P. Carey School of Business and Editor, Academy of Management Review.

"This is a great honour for Ivey's Mary Crossan, Rod White and their former Ivey colleague Harry Lane," said Carol Stephenson, Dean, Richard Ivey School of Business. "This award shows what a dedicated team of Ivey faculty can accomplish and speaks to their role in leading and shaping management thinking."

The article develops a framework for the process of organizational learning. It presents organizational learning as four processes - intuiting, interpreting, integrating and institutionalizing - linking the individual, group and organizational levels.

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About the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario
The Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario ( offers undergraduate (HBA) and graduate degree programs (MBA, Executive MBA and PhD) in addition to non-degree Executive Development programs. Ivey has campuses in London (Ontario), Toronto, and Hong Kong. Ivey recently redesigned its curriculum to focus on Cross-Enterprise Leadership "" a holistic issues-based approach to management education that meets the demands of today's complex global business world.


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