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ST.ALBERT, AB, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Dr. Rosalie Hilde won the 2013 best dissertation award of the Academy of Management (AoM) Critical Management Studies (CMS) Division business conference in Orlando, Florida this August. The prestigious Academy of Management conference is a leading (and largest) international scholarly conference in the field of management.
The annual doctoral competition received a number of high calibre submissions, several of which had already been published in quality journals. According to Dr. Jan Schapper and Prof. Gavin Jack, co-chairs of the Academy of Management CMS Division, "the success and prestige of this award is apparent as the number of submissions grows each year. This year, with double the number of applications the competition was particularly tough." It was a difficult decision and in the end, the prize was shared by Rosalie Hilde from Athabasca University, Canada for her study 'Workplace (in)equality: Making critical sense of immigrant experiences in the Canadian workplace' and Vanessa Iwowo from the London School of Economics whose thesis focused on 'Knowing in context: A postcolonial analysis of contemporary leadership development and leadership education'.
"Dr. Hilde's thesis focused on the experiences of Hong Kong Chinese immigrants in the Canadian workplace and argues for a rethinking of the current role of ethnic service organizations in the immigration system. The reviewers praised the high quality thinking, writing and research witnessed in Rosalie's study - especially the rich, nuanced empirical material which lies at the heart of the work," said Dr. Sarah Gilmore, organizer of the competition.
"Rosalie is one of our first DBA graduates in Canada, and we are very proud of her success and accomplishments both in Canada and on the international stage. The research projects being conducted by our doctoral students, such as Rosalie's, explore practical, current issues that require in-depth knowledge and analysis in order for them to be addressed effectively. Overall, Canadian workplaces should benefit from the work of doctoral students such as Rosalie," said Dr. Kay Devine, AU DBA program director and dissertation co-supervisor.
When asked to comment on her accomplishment, Dr. Hilde states, "I feel gracious to have such an honorable award. I feel that my work is 'officially' recognized by a wider audience and academic peers."
About Rosalie Hilde
Dr. Rosalie Hilde completed her Doctoral study at Athabasca University this past June and became one of the very first graduates of the Athabasca University DBA program. She also achieved the highest grade point average of the graduating class of 2013. She is an instructor at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, British Columbia.
About Athabasca University
In 2009, AU's Faculty of Business launched Canada's first online Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program. This program is designed to develop highly qualified management talent who will foster innovation and competitive advantage for business and government in Alberta, Canada and world-wide.
SOURCE Athabasca University Centre for Innovative Management
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