McDonough School of Business Professor Pietra Rivoli Wins a 2006 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award

October 30, 2006

Cynthia S. Shaw
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McDonough School of Business Professor Pietra Rivoli Wins a 2006 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award

Washington, D.C. -- Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Professor Pietra Rivoli won a 2006 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award. This annual recognition celebrates business school faculty who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating social and environmental issues into academic research, educational programs, and business practice.

"This is an outstanding achievement that honors Professor Rivoli's excellent writing skills in addressing the issues of globalization, economics and politics," said the McDonough School's Deputy Dean Reena Aggarwal. "We're proud that Pietra has been recognized for her contributions to the field. This acknowledgement underlines the position of the McDonough School as a center of excellence in the study of international business."

The five winners for the 2006 award were narrowed down from nearly 100 nominees from a dozen countries on five continents. The other four winners include: a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School; a Rising Star Award to Dr. Ray Fisman of Columbia Business School; an Institutional Impact Award to Dr. Byong-Hun Ahn of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School of Management; and an External Impact Award to Dr. Lawrence Pratt of INCAE Business School.

The award includes media promotion of the professors' work, a physical award, a $1,500 cash prize, an invitation to a special recognition ceremony in New York City this November, and recognitions on both brochures and websites of Aspen Institute and Beyond Grey Pinstripes, the Aspen Institute's annual survey of the integration of social issues into business education.

This year's judges included:

 Dan Bross, Microsoft
Stuart Burden, Levi Strauss
Marcus Chung, The Gap
Dennis Macray, Starbuck's
Mary O'Malley, Prudential
Krista Pilot, UTC
Bruce Schlein, Citigroup
Elliot Schrage, Google

"I am delighted to be chosen as a winner of this award, and especially to be in the company of such well-regarded academics. I am also grateful to Georgetown for supporting my work in these important areas." said Professor Pietra Rivoli.

Pietra Rivoli received this year's Academic Leadership Award for demonstrated leadership in integrating social impact or environmental management topics into business school courses, curriculum development and design, as well as generation of cutting-edge scholarship in these areas.

About Aspen Institute and the Faculty Pioneer Awards
The mission of the Aspen Institute is to foster enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Since the commitment of business school faculty is critical to ensuring that social and environmental issues become more fully infused in business education and therefore business practice, the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Awards aim to recognize exceptional faculty that are leaders in integrating social and environmental issues into their research and teaching both on as well as off campus. More information about the Aspen Insitute and Faculty Pioneer Awards may be found at

In 2005, the McDonough School was recognized by the Aspen Institute as a leading innovator in the integration of
social and environmental analyses into graduate business education.

About Professor Rivoli

Pietra Rivoli is Professor in the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where she has served on the faculty since 1983. She specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business, and she teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels.

About Georgetown's McDonough School of Business
Offering unparalleled access to the world's business, policy and thought leaders, Georgetown University's Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business is seated at one of the nation's most prestigious universities in one of the world's most dynamic and important cities. The school is committed to developing leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity. The McDonough School's undergraduate, MBA, executive education and International Executive MBA programs provide solid grounding in all the core management disciplines,with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected
undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit