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University of Wisconsin-Madison’s alum earns 2021 Award for Responsible Research in Management

Amy Cheribelle

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MACON, GA — Mercer University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty member Dr. Rachael Goodman has recently been selected as a Distinguished Winner of the 2021 Award for Responsible Research in Management.

Fellows of the Academy of Management and the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management co-sponsored the award.

The Award for Responsible Research in Management pays tribute to high-quality scientific research that addresses critical issues in business and society.

The award is given to honor Dr. Goodman’s work as a co-author on 'Work–life balance as a household negotiation: A new perspective from rural India', published in the Academy of Management Discoveries journal.

The article explores how families redistribute household labor among members so that women can work paid jobs since their household labor is vital to day-to-day survival.

Upon the announcement of the award, Dr. Goodman expressed her pride, saying, “This award is a great endorsement of the value of interdisciplinary research as it shows how methods from anthropology can positively contribute to the development of research on management and business.”

After finishing her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and international studies from the University of Chicago and her master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Goodman earned her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the latter, she studied how different ideas of well-being shape economic development projects in northern India.

In her current research, she explores the impacts of globalization, international volunteering, shifting ideas of “the good life” on economic development, and regional economic change.

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