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Mays Gives Their First Lifetime Achievement Award

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Texas A&M Uniersity’s Mays Business School recently gave its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship. The honor was awarded to Michael A. Hitt, a University Distinguished.

According to Mays’ online news website, Mays Dean Jerry Strawser said, “We are starting a new tradition in a place that’s full of traditions. We wanted to bring in pioneers and thought leaders in the field.”

Hitt has been in the field of management for over 40 years. In this time, he said, he has noticed changes in the field. “A lot of the work we do is important on even a broader scale,” he said.

The Time Higher Education listed Hitt among the top scholars in 2010 in economics, finance and management and he was tie for first among management scholars with the largest number of highly cited articles. An article in the Academy of Management Perspectives also named him as one of the 10 most-cited management authors over a 25-year period.

According to Mays’ news website, Hitt took a moment during the ceremony to address the younger members of the audience and offered this checklist of advice:
Whatever you do, do it well.
Think long-term.
Do work for which you have a passion.
You’re going to have pressure to do it all well.
There are no short cuts.

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