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Management Professor Sally Baack selected for NACRA's Curtis E. Tate Jr. award

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09/30/2009

The North American Case Research Association (NACRA) will present Management Professor Sally Baack with the Curtis E. Tate Jr. Award for her paper Unauthorized Disclosure: Hewlett-Packard's Secret Surveillance of Directors and Journalists, which presents various perspectives on HP's leak investigations, including those of the non-executive chairman, CEO, former CEO, various board members, managers, and investigators.

In 2006, HP admitted it had hired outside investigators to spy on members of its board of directors and journalists to uncover the source of several confidential board deliberation leaks. The investigators used methods, including "pretexting" (using an assumed identity to access others' telephone records), which were possibly illegal and almost certainly unethical.

Baack and coauthors Anne Lawrence (San Jose State University) and Randall Harris (Cal State Stanislaus) published their paper in the Case Research Journal, Volume: 28 Issue: 1 (Winter 2008).

NACRA’s most prestigious honor, the Curtis E. Tate Jr. Award, is presented each year for the best case published (or accepted for publication) in the Case Research Journal for the previous year.

Baack will receive her award at the NACRA 2009 Annual Meeting in Santa Cruz in October. The award includes a plaque and a $2,000 prize.

Congratulations, Sally!


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