Best Dissertation Award

2023 Winner(s)

Winning material: From Shakira to Van Gogh: Operations for the World of Culture

Purpose of the Award

Relevant dissertation topics in the domain of technology management may reflect, but are not limited to, research in science and engineering based organizations; industrial research and development (R&D) laboratories; research units in universities, teaching hospitals, etc.; organizational processes by which technically-oriented activities are integrated into other company goals; innovation processes, and the development of technological innovations for competitive markets. Dissertations may also focus on such topics as the characteristics and behavior of scientist, engineers, and other technical professionals; the flow of technical knowledge; the diffusion of innovations, technological forecasts and policies; and the behavior and management of project teams.

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Past Awardees

2023 Winner(s)
Abhishek Deshmane, IESE Business School
2023 Finalist
Ran Zhuo, University of Michigan
Zenan Zhou, Arizona State University
Shubhobrata Palit, Esade Business School
2023 Runner-Up
Tobias Lieberum, Technical University of Munich
2022 Winner(s)
Philippe Blaettchen, Bayes Business School, City University of London (PhD from INSEAD)
2022 Runner-Up
Neda Mirzaeian , University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal (PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper)
2021 Winner(s)
Zhaohui (Zoey) Jiang, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
2021 Second Place
Brian Rongqing Han, USC
2020 Winner(s)
Antoine Feylessoufi, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
2020 Second Place
Joey van Angeren, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2019 First Place
Daniel Blaseg, ESADE Ramon Llull University
2019 Second Place
Evgeny Kagan, Johns Hopkins University
2018 First Place
Tristan Botelho, MIT, Sloan School of Management
2018 Second Place
CĂ©dric Gutierrez Moreno, Bocconi University
2018 Third Place
Philipp Cornelius, Erasmus University
Konstantinos I. Stouras, University College Dublin
Lakshminarayana Nittala, University of Dayton
2017 First Place
Tugce Martagan, Eindhoven University of Technology
2017 Second Place
Tian Heong Chan
2017 Runner-Up
Bo Cowgill, Columbia University Hyunwoo Park Douglas Hannah
2016 First Place
Ersin Korpeoglu, Carnegie Mellon University
2016 Finalist
Joost Rietveld, City University, London
Haibo Liu, INSEAD
Daniel Armanios, Stanford University
2016 Runner-Up
Frank Nagle, Harvard Business School
2015 First Place
Alessio Cozzolino, Bocconi University
Department of Management and Technology
2015 Finalist
Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Harvard Business School
Catherine Magelssen, Rutgers Business School
2015 Runner-Up
Russell James Funk, University of Michigan
Ross School of Business
2014 Runner-Up
Andrew G. Earle, University of Oregon
2013 First Place
Ayfer Ali, Harvard University
2013 Runner-Up
Phillip C. Anderson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012 First Place
Zhijian Cui, INSEAD
2012 Runner-Up
Vivek Tandon, University of Michigan
2011 First Place
Claudio Wolter, Carnegie Mellon University
2011 Runner-Up
Jianxi Luo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009 First Place
Brian Fifarek, Carnegie Mellon University
2009 Runner-Up
Philipp Tuertscher