The Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award

The Susan G. Cohen Award

The Susan G. Cohen award in Design, Effectiveness, and Change, is jointly given by Center for Effective Organizations and the ODC Division of the Academy of Management. The award is offered in remembrance of Dr. Susan Cohen, who was a research scientist at CEO, in the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, from 1988-2006. The award provides research funding to a doctoral student whose research work is compatible with the work that captivated Dr. Cohen throughout her career and will make a contribution to both academic theory and management practice. The award is to be used to support the completion of dissertation research.

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Past Winners
Year Winner University, Topic
2017 Sonia Raghav The University of Western Australia, Multiple Identity Interactions: Implications for Work Outcomes
2016 Janina Reich University of Edinburgh Business School for the dissertation, The relationship between organizational design and identity in situations of change.
2015 Patricia Satterstrom Harvard Business School for the dissertation, Using multi-disciplinary teams to renegotiate power in hierarchical organizations.
2013 Pekka Vahtera University of Leeds for the dissertation, Knowledge Flows in Global Virtual Teams: A Network Perspective.
2012 Faaiza Rashid Harvard University for the dissertation, Authorized Peer Pressure: Effective Real-time Accountability in Cross-disciplinary Teams.
2011 Melissa Valentine Harvard University for the dissertation, High-Velocity Teaming: How Meta-team Affiliation Promotes Coordination Effectiveness.
2010 Ethan Bernstein Harvard University for the dissertation, Innovation Boundaries: Deconstructing Autonomy.
2009 Jill Waymier Paine Teachers College, Columbia University for the dissertation Follower Engagement and Commitment to Change: Examining the Role of Regulatory Fit.
2008 Kaumudi Misra Michigan State University for the dissertation, The Effects of High Involvement Human Resource Practices on Global Team Effectiveness.