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Gatton's Ellis Named Finalist for Prestigious Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 12, 2011) - Scott Ellis, assistant professor of supply chain management in the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, has been named as one of the finalists for a research award to be presented at a special session of the 2011 Academy of Management annual conference.

Ellis was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Best Paper Award for papers published in the Journal of Operations Management, a top journal in the field of operations and supply chain management.  He co-authored "Buyer Perceptions of Supply Disruption Risk: A Behavioral View and Empirical Assessment.”  This research provides new insights into how managers perceive and manage supply chain risks.  The winner and finalists will be presented at the conference in San Antonio Aug. 14.

Supply chain management is defined as the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of product and service packages required by end customers.  What this really translates to is one of the indispensable elements involved in running any successful business enterprise.

Ellis joined the UK faculty last year and teaches both undergraduates and students in the MBA program. 

"It is a great honor to be nominated for the Best Paper Award," said Ellis.  "One of the best parts of being a faculty member at a major research university like UK is the ability to immediately connect the new knowledge we gain from our research and bring it to the classroom and share it with our students."


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