Hani Safadi
Hani Safadi

Hani Safadi, an assistant professor of management information systems, received an award for the Best Published Paper in 2015 from the Academy of Management at its annual meeting in August.

The paper, “The Emergence of Online Community Leadership,” appeared in the March 2015 edition of the academic journal Information Systems Research and was co-authored by Steven L. Johnson of the University of Virginia and Samer Faraj of McGill University.

The paper uses an in-depth textual analysis to identify leadership trends in online communities. The authors found that leaders of online communities tend to “post a large number of positive, concise posts with simple language familiar to other participants.”