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Kelley School of Business-Indianapolis

Last modified: Thursday, July 6, 2006

Kelley School professor's research named most influential in a decade by international journal

July 6, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS -- A paper co-authored by Indiana University Kelley School of Business-Indianapolis professor Marjorie A. Lyles has been honored as the most influential research published in the last ten years in the prestigious Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).

Lyles, a professor of international strategic management, received the JIBS Palgrave Macmillan Decade Award with her co-author, Jane Salk, a University of Texas-Dallas associate professor of organizations, strategy and international management. The paper, originally published in 1996, is entitled "Knowledge acquisition from foreign parents in international joint ventures: An empirical examination in the Hungarian context."

The award was presented in Beijing, China, at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business.

The Academy publishes the scholarly journal JIBS six times a year. The award, which originated three years ago, is named for Palgrave Macmillan, publisher of JIBS. Recipients of the Palgrave MacMillan Decade Award are chosen by a committee in recognition of scholarly research that has the most influence on the field of and research in international business studies. JIBS will be republishing the study -- along with commentary from Lyles, Salk and two other scholars -- in early 2007.

This award adds to a significant list of achievements for Lyles in the international arena. She was the founding director of the IU Center on Southeast Asia and serves on the International Advisory Board of the American Management Association, among many other memberships and appointments. Lyles also has been visiting professor and scholar at Cambridge University in England, St. Gallen University's Institute of Management in Switzerland, Universiti Sains Malaysia, the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, Copenhagen Business School, and the Imagination Lab in Switzerland. At Kelley-Indianapolis, Lyles teaches a unique course that allows students to travel to China to consult with Chinese companies transitioning to free market policies.

In addition to her academic work, Lyles also has worked with governmental, non-profit and corporate entities across the globe. She has consulted with USIS, World Bank, USAID, UNDP and private firms in Malaysia, Hungary, Vietnam, Poland, People's Republic of China and Indonesia on international strategies, educational development projects, infrastructure projects, the development of the private sector, and needs assessment for management training. She also serves as a consultant to domestic firms pursuing international strategies.

The IU Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 80 years. With an enrollment of 3,716 undergraduate and over 1000 graduate students, it is among the premier business schools in the country, with both the undergraduate and graduate programs ranked among the best in the United States. Kelley's Indianapolis campus, based at IUPUI, is home to the school's Evening MBA and Master of Professional Accountancy programs and a full-time undergraduate program. Learn more at