Lamar Pierce has been appointed editor-in-chief of the prestigious journal Organization Science. His term begins January 1.
“It’s such an honor to be chosen,” Pierce said in an announcement from INFORMS, which publishes Organization Science. “But even more so, it is an opportunity to enable and empower the next generation of great scholars and their research,”
Pierce is professor of organization and strategy and associate dean for executive education and lifelong learning at Olin.
“I am committed to the leadership and content of Organization Science representing the diverse set of scholars, theories, methods, phenomena and geographies that make our field so great, such that everyone studying organizations will look to our journal as an opportunity to publish their best work,” he said.
The journal, in its 33rd year, publishes groundbreaking research about organizations, including their processes, structures, technologies, identities, capabilities, forms and performance.
Matthew Walls, director of publications for INFORMS, said the search committee was impressed with Pierce’s “vision for increasing the quality, dissemination and impact of this important INFORMS journal.”
“I am looking forward to working with Professor Pierce toward accomplishing these important goals to help Organization Science reach its full potential as the most innovative, rigorous and impactful journal in organizational management.”
Said Pierce, “I hope our collective work as a field will play a central role in solving the grand challenges facing people, organizations and societies today.”
Pierce will succeed Gautam Ahuja, Eleanora and George Landew Professor of Management in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, whose final term as editor-in-chief of Organization Science ends December 31.