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The Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper 2014

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A paper by The School of Management’s Dr Mehdi Boussebaa, co-authored with Prof. Yiannis Gabriel and Dr Shuchi Sinha, entitled “Englishization in offshore call centres: A postcolonial perspective” was one of just 22 papers to be nominated for the Academy of Management 2014 Carolyn Dexter Award for the Best International Paper.

The paper was then chosen as one of the six finalists to be rewarded with food and champagne at the Carolyn Dexter Award Reception in Philadelphia. The Carolyn Dexter Award is a highly prestigious All-Academy award; each nominated paper is put through a rigorous selection process. Papers selected for the award offer new, important insights and demonstrate international collaboration.

One of the evaluators of the paper made the following comment: "This is a fascinating paper that represents the unusual mix of being highly topical and on the leading edge of postcolonial theory….to me it is an excellent example of how the criteria for the Dexter Award can be illustrated in a most sophisticated and well-polished manner."

The paper has also been accepted for publication in the Journal of International Business Studies, which is the top-ranked journal in the field of international business, one of the best journals in the field of management studies and is included in the Top FT45 list.

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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.