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Robinson College of Business
ATLANTA – Kris Byron, professor of management and Meredith M. Leapley WomenLead Professor in Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, will be the next editor-in-chief of the Academy of Management Review (AMR). Byron’s three-year term will begin July 1. She previously was associate editor of AMR.
AMR is a quarterly premier journal that publishes theoretical insights that advance readers’ understanding of management and organizations. It is a Financial Times Top 50 Journal. Researchers featured in the journal develop new management and organization theory, significantly challenge or clarify existing theory, synthesize recent advances and ideas into fresh, if not entirely new theory, or initiate a search for new theory by identifying and delineating a novel theoretical problem.
“Being selected to lead the journal is a great honor and recognition for Kris and her reputation and stature in the field,” said Richard Phillips, dean of the Robinson College. “With this appointment, Kris joins a prestigious group of Robinson faculty who have served as editors of premier journals in business.”
Byron herself has been published in leading management and psychology journals, including AMR, the Academy of Management Journal, Psychological Bulletin, and the Journal of Management. She is one of world’s most cited business researchers, and her work has been cited nearly 10,000 times by her peers.
“I am tremendously honored to serve in this role and am excited to implement my vision of community and inclusion,” said Kris Byron.
Kris holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Emory University. She holds two advanced degrees from Georgia State: A master’s in nonprofit management from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and a doctorate in management (organizational behavior) from Robinson.