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David Allen Wins Academy of Management Perspectives Best Paper Award

For release:  August 19, 2011

Allen, D.G., Bryant, P.C., & Vardman, J.M. (2010). Retaining talent: Replacing misconceptions with evidence-based strategies. Academy of Management Perspectives, 24, 48-64.

An article by Professor of Management David G. Allen and two graduates of the Management doctoral program (Phil Bryant and James Vardaman, currently Assistant Professors at Columbus State University and Mississippi State University, respectively) has been awarded the 2010 Best Paper Award by the Academy of Management Perspectives. In the article, the authors identify the key managerial implications of decades of research on employee turnover. Based in part on research funded by the SHRM Foundation, the article also takes an evidence-based approach to dispelling misconceptions about turnover and developing retention strategies.

Dr. Allen's research focuses on the flow of human capital into and out of organizations, and he can be reached at

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