Sharon Alvarez, Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurship and professor of business administration in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, has been elected to the Academy of Management (AOM) Board of Governors executive track.
Her five-year term begins as vice president elect and program chair elect, culminating as AOM president, and a final year as past president.
The AOM is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars, with nearly 20,000 members across more than 120 countries. Its members are business professors and doctoral students, academics in related social sciences and other fields, and practitioners.
Alvarez recently finished a three-year term as an editor of the organization’s flagship journal, the AOM Review.
Her theoretical research, “Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action,” won the AOM Entrepreneurship Division 2019 Foundational Paper Award and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Best Paper Award.
Alvarez earned her doctoral degree in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and strategic management and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado and her master’s degree in international management from the University of Denver.
Read more about her appointment in the Katz school’s news feature.