June 21, 2011

Reed Nelson to receive award for research impact

by John Schumacher

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A professor emeritus from Southern Illinois University Carbondale's College of Business will receive a prestigious award for his influential published work on entrepreneurship.

Reed Nelson, from the Department of Management, will receive the Greif Research Impact award for a paper published in the Administrative Science Quarterly journal. Co-author Ted Baker of North Carolina State University will also receive the honor.

The paper, “Creating Something from Nothing: Resource Construction through Entrepreneurial Bricolage,” was originally published in 2007. The award recognizes Nelson’s paper as the most cited work in the five years after its publication. This is based on the Social Science Citations Index, a database that measures 2,474 influential social science journals from around the world.

Nelson will receive the award from the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of South Carolina during the Academy of Management meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in August.

Nelson joined the SIUC College of Business faculty in 1991. He won the Graduate Teaching Honor Roll award five times and the Undergraduate Teaching Honor Roll award twice, among numerous other awards. He currently teaches a course on organizational behavior for the SIUC online MBA program.