Research & Innovation

Recognizing Bright Ideas of Stevens Business Faculty

The New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University will recognize the work of two faculty from the School of Business at Stevens during an Oct. 30 awards ceremony.

Professors Peter Dominick and Zvi Aronson, both highly accomplished management researchers at Stevens, and Dr. Mo Wang, of the University of Florida, will receive a Bright Idea Award for the paper “Exhibiting Leadership and Facilitation Behaviors in NPD Project-Based Work: Does Team Personal Style Composition Matter?” The article was identified as being among the top 10 submissions from more than 142 publications.

“So much exciting research is done throughout the business schools in New Jersey,” Dr. Dominick said. “It’s an honor to have our work recognized as being among the best in the state.”

Management instruction at the School of Business is rooted in the technology-driven, problem-solving DNA of Stevens. The School of Business offers MBA, EMBA and master’s programs that emphasize the application of analytics and technology to teach managers to see the world looking to solve problems and seize opportunities in a fast-moving environment. Graduates go on to exciting careers at companies like EY, Apple, Goldman Sachs, Verizon and Pfizer.

The Bright Idea Award is sponsored by Stillman and NJBIA’s NJPRO Foundation, which collaborate each year to produce the annual publications of New Jersey business faculty. This compendium of research is intended to celebrate and share the intellectual capital at New Jersey’s business schools. From this collection, a panel of deans and industry professionals select a handful of articles for the Bright Idea Award.

Dr. Dominick, who earned his Ph.D. from Stevens, focuses his research on technical leadership and leadership development, including executive education projects he’s developed and run for ExxonMobil, NASA, BAE and others. Dr. Aronson, who also earned is doctoral degree at Stevens, is a specialist in the behavioral aspects of innovation and project management, especially as they relate to leader performance and the role of culture in project-based work. 

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Dr. Peter Dominick, top, and Dr. Zvi Aronson will be honored with a Bright Idea award for their research into leadership during an awards ceremony in late October.