Chris Long Receives Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management

September 21, 2012

Chris Long, assistant professor of management at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, was honored with the "Best Paper - Conflict in Context" award for his research on “How Managers’ Trust and Control Activities Influence Subordinates’ Perceptions” by the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. This award is given to an outstanding field-based paper studying organizational, political, or social conflict.
In the paper, Long and his co-author, Timothy Carroll from the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, demonstrate how managers combine efforts to apply controls and influence the trust that subordinates have in their managers, and the extent to which subordinates perceive they are controlled by them. The research also discusses how this perspective advances research on organizational control, organizational trust, and trust-control relationships.