Provost Receives 2019 Emerald Literati Award

A&M-Commerce congratulates Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. John Humphreys on receiving a 2019 Emerald Literati Award by Emerald Publishing for his article in the “Journal of Management History.” Humphreys co-authored the article with researchers from five other universities.

According to Emerald Publishing Group, “…these awards help strengthen the impact of the winning research and support the author's scholarly journey by providing the recognition and international kudos they deserve.”

The article is titled, “Social Enterprise in Antebellum America: The Case of Neshoba (1824-1829)” and is Humphreys' fifth award for an outstanding journal article. According to Humphreys, “The article examines the case of Neshoba, a Tennessee-based social enterprise founded in 1824 by Francis Wright to diminish the institution of slavery in America though entrepreneurship.”

A prolific writer, Humphreys' work has appeared in practitioner venues such as “Harvard Business Review” and “MIT Sloan Management Review” as well as several social science journals. His publications have been cited more than 2,600 times in articles, books and the “The New York Times.”

Humphreys is an active member of the Academy of Management, the preeminent professional association for management scholars. A former chair of the Management History Division of the academy, his manuscripts, presented at the organization's annual conference, have been selected as the division's best paper on leadership (2003, 2008, 2010, 2015), best paper on business ethics (2012) and best paper with an international focus (2015).

Humphreys also serves as professor of management in the A&M-Commerce College of Business.