Negotiation and Conflict Management Research
© The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Michael A. Gross, Editor-in-Chief
Colorado State University
NCMR Volume 9, Issue 4
Legacies of Scholars, Scholarship, and Praxis from the International Association for Conflict Management: Celebrating a Lifetime of Achievements
Michael A. Gross
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co, U.S.A.
This special issue of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research celebrates the scholarship and intellectual contributions of four recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM). The IACM Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes important contributions over the span of a career, particularly to those colleagues who have spanned disciplinary boundaries in their scholarship. Each article in this special issue highlights the scholarly impact of a recipient, offers insights for building an academic career, and identifies directions for future research in negotiation and conflict management.
Elise Boulding’s Legacy to the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on Her Contributions to Understanding Conflict and Peace
J. Russell Boulding1, Kevin P. Clements2, Mary Lee Morrison3, and Andrea Strimling Yodsampa4
1 – Free-Lance Environmental Consultant, Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.
2 – The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
3 – Founder and President Emeritus, Pax Educare, Hartford, CT, U.S.A.
4 – CEO, DEPLOY/US, Lexington, MA, U.S.A.
This article is a set of tributes about Elise Boulding, one of the great peace scholars and activists of the twentieth century, by four who knew her as a friend, and as mother (Russell), colleague (Kevin), biographer (Mary Lee), and mentor (Andrea). Elise Boulding, the 2000 recipient of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, made significant contributions to understanding conflict and peace as a peace activist, peace scholar, futurist, feminist, and family sociologist. She also left a lasting legacy as a networker and builder of communities of scholars and activists. Each tribute offers a different perspective on the impact she had on the personal lives of each contributor and the significance of Elise Boulding’s work.
Celebrating the Work of Jeanne M. Brett: Building Bridges and Making Connections
Wendi L. Adair1, Kristin J. Behfar2, Mara Olekalns3, and Debra L. Shapiro4
1 – University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
2 – Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.
3 – Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic., Australia
4 – Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland – College Park, MD, U.S.A.
In this tribute to the 2009 recipient of the International Association for Conflict Management Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, we celebrate the work of Jeanne M. Brett. Each of us highlights a few unique contributions from four areas of Jeanne’s research: (a) getting disputes resolved (Debra Shapiro); (b) negotiating globally (Wendi Adair); (c) illuminating the shadow box of negotiation process (Mara Olekalns); and (d) managing team processes (Kristin Behfar). Together we identify common themes across these areas of Jeanne’s research and invite Jeanne to reflect on future research opportunities and impart her words of wisdom to doctoral students and young scholars.
Revitalizing Conflict Research with a Communication Perspective: Celebrating and Learning from Linda Putnam’s Contributions to the Study of Conflict
Gregory D. Paul1, Deanna Geddes2, Tricia S. Jones3, and William A. Donohue4
1 – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A.
2 – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
3 – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.
In this tribute to the 2010 recipient of the International Association for Conflict Management Lifetime Achievement Award, we celebrate the scholarship of Linda Putnam. We highlight her transformational impact not only on conflict research, but also on those of us who have had the opportunity to work with her. Noting her multidisciplinary research and her advocacy for a communication perspective of conflict, we review four distinct contributions and their intersections with conflict research: the communication perspective of conflict, interaction analysis, the bona fide group perspective, and bounded emotionality. Underlying these contributions are cross-disciplinary principles exemplified in Linda Putnam’s research and career that serve to revitalize conflict research and inspire scholars. We conclude with her words of wisdom on the future of this field of research.
Celebrating the Work of J. Keith Murnighan
Donald E. Conlon1, Max H. Bazerman2, Deepak Malhotra3, and Madan M. Pillutla4
1 – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.
2 – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
3 – London Business School, London, U.K.
In this tribute to the 2015 recipient of the International Association for Conflict Management Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, we celebrate the work of J. Keith Murnighan. Each of us highlights a unique contribution of his research to a different area in the field of organizational behavior. The four areas we discuss are behavioral economics, experimental design, diversity, and ethics. We conclude our discussion of the four research areas by highlighting common themes suggested by this work. The article closes by giving Keith Murnighan “the final say” to reflect on our article and to impart his words of wisdom to doctoral students and scholars at different stages of their career.