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MSU’s Sambamurthy Receives 2017 LEO Award

Vallabh Sambamurthy

Vallabh Sambamurthy, Eli Broad Professor and associate dean for outreach and engagement in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, recently received the LEO Award from the Association for Information Systems.

According to the association, the LEO Award was established in 1999 to recognize truly outstanding individuals in the field of information systems who have made a global impact and have sustained those high-level contributions throughout their careers. The LEO Award was named for the world’s first business application of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office).

Sambamurthy is a leading global expert on how firms compete in the digital economy. He recently co-authored a book, Guiding the Digital Business Transformations: An Executive Agenda. He is actively engaged with business executives and academics in China, Taiwan, Singapore, India, and Hong Kong in research, teaching, consulting, as well as executive education activities. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Financial Executives Research Foundation, and the Advanced Practices Council (APC).

Sambamurthy received his doctorate from  the University of Minnesota and previously served at the business schools at The University of Maryland and The Florida State University.

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