Awards and Honors
Nirvikar Singh receives IBM Faculty Award
Professor of economics Nirvikar Singh has received a prestigious
2005 IBM Faculty Award of $20,000. These awards are intended
to recognize outstanding faculty and to promote innovative,
collaborative research in disciplines of mutual interest to
IBM and the researcher.
Singh's collaboration with IBM will focus on business transformation
and the management of communication and change across organizational
cultures. The goal is to generate insights that can improve
the organizational architectures and business processes that
govern information technology services engagements. In particular,
experiments conducted at UCSC and IBM will seek to identify
factors that enhance positive organizational change.
Singh is collaborating with economics professor Daniel Friedman
and IBM researcher Paul Maglio to conduct these experiments.
Subjects will be organized in teams, and the speed of accurate
communication of technical information will be measured under
different conditions, such as changing team composition, different
background knowledge, and varied communication chain structures.
Singh is a first-time recipient of the award. IBM Faculty Awards
are competitive awards that are renewable annually.
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