Kelley School of Business, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Strategic Management Society (SMS, StrategicManagement.net) recently elected as president Marjorie Lyles, professor of international strategic management at the Kelley School of Business and OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration. Lyles will be the first female president in the society’s 33-year history.
“It was an election of the membership, which is quite an honor,” said Lyles, of the 3,000-member international society, with members from more than 80 countries and which publishes the highly influential Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), as well as numerous other publications. “I am looking forward to proudly representing the Kelley School of Business in this leadership role.”
The first female management professor at the Kelley School of Business, Lyles has authored more than 100 articles and chapters. Sun Yat-sen University in China recently nominated Lyles for the prestigious Chang Jiang Scholar Award, the Chinese government’s highest award to scholars. In 2011, she received from Indiana University the John W. Ryan Award for her distinguished contributions to international programs, teaching and research.
“Professor Lyles has built her career on in-depth knowledge of business in countries across the globe,” said Idalene Kesner, interim dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. “Her extensive contributions to strategic management and international business have furthered the Kelley brand. As a member of the Strategic Management Society, I am particularly enthusiastic about the fact that the first female president is from the Kelley School of Business.”..