David Allen Elected SMA Fellow
For release: May 15, 2013
David Allen, a professor in the Department of Management, was elected as a fellow
of the Southern Management Association (SMA). SMA is an affiliate of the Academy of
Management and a sponsor of the prestigious publication, the Journal of Management. The SMA’s primary mission is to advance the research, teaching, learning, and practice
of management. Presently, the SMA membership consists of over 900 management professors,
doctoral students, and executives representing more than 200 colleges, universities,
and business firms in 43 states and several foreign countries.
Dr. Allen was elected as an SMA Fellow based on his outstanding research stature and
service to SMA. His primary research interests include the flow of people into and
out of organizations and global talent management, and his research on these topics
has been published in the field’s top journals as well as a recent book. He has served
SMA in several capacities, including an elected term to the Executive Board, as Chair
of the Finance Committee, as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Management, and as a regular contributor at the SMA annual conference.
The Southern Management Association Fellowship election is a highly selective process.
Candidates for membership must be nominated by an active SMA Fellow, and seconded
by two active Fellows. Neither nominators nor seconders may be members of the faculty
where a candidate received a terminal degree or currently holds an appointment. Affirmation
of 60 percent of the voting Fellows is required for election.