UTD Professor Recognized for ‘Influential Research
Findings’ in the Field of International Business

RICHARDSON, Texas (June 29, 2006) — Dr. Jane Salk, an associate professor of organizations, strategy and international management in the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), and a coauthor have been cited by the prestigious scholarly publication Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) for having the most influential research findings in the field of international business studies published during the last 10 years.

Salk and her coauthor, Dr. Marjorie A. Lyles, a professor of international strategic management at Indiana University Kelley School of Business, received the JIBS Palgrave Macmillan Decade Award for their paper titled “Knowledge acquisition from foreign parents in international joint ventures:  An empirical examination in the Hungarian context.”  The article was originally published in 1996.

Dr. Jane Salk
Dr. Jane Salk
Dr. Marjorie A. Lyles
Dr. Marjorie A. Lyles

The award was presented this week in Beijing, China, at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, which publishes JIBS six times per year.  The award originated three years ago and is named for Palgrave Macmillan, publisher of JIBS.  Recipients are chosen by a committee in recognition of scholarly research that has the most influence in advancing the field of international business studies. 

JIBS will republish the study, along with commentary from Salk, Lyles and two other scholars, in early 2007.

In congratulating the authors, UTD School of Management Dean Dr. Hasan Pirkul noted that an award from a leading research journal is a high honor for both scholars. 

“This award is an indicator of the strength of the faculties in our school and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, as well as the importance of the research both faculties are pursuing,” Pirkul said.

Salk earned her Ph. D. degree in management from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Master’s degree in sociology from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

About the School of Management

Faculty in the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas rank 33rd in research productivity nationwide, based on publications in the top 24 business journals spanning all areas of business.  Financial Times, using a broader set of 40 journals, ranks UTD’s management faculty 32nd worldwide.  Financial Times also ranks The UTD Executive MBA program 46th in the world and 25th in the U.S, and U.S. News and World Report lists UTD’s fulltime Cohort MBA program 54th nationwide and 25th at public colleges and universities in the United States.  The School of Management is the largest of UTD’s seven schools, with an enrollment of nearly 4,700, of which 2,500 are graduate students.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls nearly 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.