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'Prediction Machines' Nominated for George R. Terry Book Award 2019

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence” has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 George R. Terry Book Award.

This award is granted annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the global advancement of management knowledge during the last two years. This year’s committee membership included Ann Langley, Michael G. Pratt, Paul Leonardi, Sharon A. Alvarez and Yves Doz, from HEC Montréal, Boston College, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Pittsburgh and INSEAD, respectively.

Prediction Machines is one of five book finalists being recognized this year from among a field of over fifty books nominated from publishers around the globe.

This is the message Professor Agrawal received from the committee:

“Your book stood out to the committee as exemplary because we found it to be a remarkable synthesis of knowledge on artificial intelligence from a decision-making perspective, a topic that is important and extremely timely. The way it frames the role of AI is very useful and backed by good research.”

The Academy of Management acknowledges all award finalists and winners through multiple media channels, including a recognition video that is displayed during the Annual Meeting, acknowledgement on the AOM website, publication in the AcadeMY News and in the 2019 Annual Report.

The award presentation to recognize this prestigious accomplishment will take place at the Academy’s Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on August 11, 2019.

More information on the George R. Terry Book Award can be found on the Academy of Management website here.