The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education (Aspen CBE), a program of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, has announced the winners of the 2008 Faculty Pioneer Awards at a reception at Ernst & Young's corporate headquarters in New York City. The annual recognition, dubbed the "Oscars of the business school world" by the Financial Times, celebrates MBA faculty who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating social and environment issues into academic research, educational programs and business practice. The 2008 Faculty Pioneer Award winners are: • Lifetime Achievement – David Baron, Stanford Graduate School of Business,Stanford University • Academic Leadership – Pratima Bansal, Richard Ivey School of Business,University of Western Ontario • Institutional Impact – Nicole Woolsey Biggart, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis • External Impact – Simon, S.M. Ho, School of Business, Hong Kong bBaptist University • Rising Star – David W. Hess, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan An award for Social Entrepreneurship Education will also be given in partnership with Ashoka, a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. • James E. Austin, Harvard Business School, Harvard University The 2008 European Faculty Pioneer Awards, given in conjunction with the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), were presented in September at the University of Cranfield in the United Kingdom. The winners were Antonio Argandona, IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Lifetime Achievement) and Wendy Chapple, Nottingham University Business School (Rising Star).
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