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Dr Stefanie Gustafsson, Professor Juani Swart and Professor Nicholas Kinnie have been awarded the ‘Best Overall Paper Award’ of the Careers Division at the Academy of Management Conference 2015. They received the award for their paper entitled: “They are your testimony”: Clients, Professionals and Promotions in Professional Service Firms.

The Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space. The 75th Annual Meeting was recently held in Vancouver, Canada under the theme ‘Opening Governance’.

A conference paper written by School of Management PhD student Lisa Day, ‘Over the Top of the Hill: Sensemaking and the Role of Meetings in Sustaining Strategic Change’, was also awarded Best PhD Paper for Strategizing, Activities and Practices at the conference. The paper is an in-depth study conducted over two years, with over one hundred interviews and site-visits, of how an organisation is able to implement and sustain strategic change.

Professor Rob Briner was a member of the team who hosted “Change the World, Teach Evidence-Based Management”, a Program Development Workshop sponsored by MED, which was selected as the 2015 ASFOR (The Italian Association for Management Development) Award winner.

Dr Sergio Costa, who joined the School of Management in September, has been awarded the Academy of Management's Heizer Award for his doctoral dissertation. Sergio has received this prestigious international award by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management for the quality of his enterprise research.

The award is made ‘to recognise and honour outstanding doctoral research in the area of new enterprise development.’ It was presented to Sergio for his dissertation, written while he was studying at the University of Strathclyde, entitled ‘Business Model Change in Early-Stage University Spin-offs’.

Dr Sergio Costa, commented:

It’s fantastic to receive this award from one of the most prestigious and recognised management organisations in the world.

Read further about Dr Sergio Costa’s Heizer Award in the news (Portuguese):

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General Notes For Editors:

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.