Recently, a Journal of Operations Management paper co-authored by Michigan State University’s Judy Whipple, Cheri Speier, Dave Closs and the University of Central Arkansas’s Doug Voss (MSU Ph.D.) was selected as this year’s Stan Hardy Award winning paper.

This recognition comes with a $500 stipend that can be divided among the co-authors.

Each year, at its annual meeting, the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute awards the Stan Hardy best paper award in recognition of the regional institute’s founder, Stan Hardy.

The winning paper is chosen from a selection of the best manuscripts as identified by the editors of Decision Sciences, the International Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. A panel of operations management researchers within Midwest DSI evaluates the manuscripts provided by the journal editors.

Congratulations to our faculty on this achievement!