Professor Marjorie Lyles receives honorary doctorate

Marjorie Lyles, professor of international strategic management, has received an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

The school announced two researchers will receive the honor, saying they’ve made “remarkable contributions to research, dissemination and teaching."

Receiving the honor with Lyles is Professor Glenn W. Harrison of Georgia State University. The honorary doctors work closely with one or more departments at CBS, and representatives say this announcement encourages more future cooperation as well. Lyles has worked with researchers at CBS on several papers and has served as a visiting scholar there.

“In terms of trying to situate the work of Professor Lyles, what particularly stands out for me is the timeliness of the issues she has concerned herself with. In 1985, she jointly authored a ground-breaking article on organizational learning, at a time when the notion that social systems like organizations can learn in similar ways to individuals and other biological systems, was really not widely accepted. She similarly initiated work at an early stage on international joint ventures, China, and other emerging economies, putting her at the forefront of academic research in these area. So I would characterize her work as not only being timely, but also being of outstanding depth and breadth,” says Professor Michael Mol, head of Department of Strategic Management and Globalization at CBS.