"The American Non-Dilemma" by Business School professor wins two prestigious honors

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The American Non-Dilemma by Nancy DiTomaso, Rutgers Business School professor and vice dean for faculty and research, received runner up in the Academy of Management’s annual best book competition for 2014.

The Academy of Management’s George R. Terry Award is given each year to a book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the global advancement of management knowledge during the previous two years. Books that contribute to the advancement of management theory, conceptualization, research or the practice are eligible to receive the academy’s prestigious award.

DiTomaso's work, which explores the persistence of racial inequality and its effect on modern politics and the economy, was among five finalists chosen from 65 books nominated for the 2014 award.

The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite received the 2014 George R. Terry Award. The book was written by Mark Mizruchi, a professor of business administration and sociology at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

The winners were announced during the academy’s annual meeting on Aug. 3 in Philadelphia.

DiTomaso’s The American Non-Dilemma also won the American Sociological Association’s Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility book award. DiTomaso, who teaches in the Department of Management and Global Business, will receive the ASA’s Section award on Aug. 16.

"I am thrilled to receive this recognition for my book from committees of scholars in the fields of both management and sociology," DiTomaso said. "These awards provide a gratifying affirmation to my commitment to trying to change our understanding of how racial inequality gets reproduced and the role it plays in contemporary politics."