Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award

2018 Application

Application deadline: January 31, 2018 – 5:00pm

The Susan G. Cohen Research Award in Organization Design, Effectiveness, and Change, jointly given by CEO and the Organization Development and Change (ODC) division of the Academy of Management, 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.

CohenThe award provides $2,500 in 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. Contact Vivian Jimenez for more information.


2017 Award Winner

Sonia Raghav of The University of Western Australia, Multiple Identity Interactions: Implications for Work Outcomes

2016 Award Winner

Janina Reich of University of Edinburgh Business School for the dissertation, The relationship between organizational design and identity in situations of change.

2015 Award Winner

Patricia Satterstrom of Harvard Business School for the dissertation, Using multi-disciplinary teams to renegotiate power in hierarchical organizations.

2013 Award Winner

Pekka Vahtera of University of Leeds for the dissertation, Knowledge Flows in Global Virtual Teams: A Network Perspective.

2012 Award Winner

Faaiza Rashid of Harvard University for the dissertation, Authorized Peer Pressure: Effective Real-time Accountability in Cross-disciplinary Teams.

2011 Award Winner

Melissa Valentine of Harvard University for the dissertation, High-Velocity Teaming: How Meta-team Affiliation Promotes Coordination Effectiveness.

2010 Award Winner

Ethan Bernstein of Harvard University for the dissertation, Innovation Boundaries: Deconstructing Autonomy.

2009 Award Winner

Jill Waymier Paine of Teachers College, Columbia University for the dissertation Follower Engagement and Commitment to Change: Examining the Role of Regulatory Fit.

2008 Award Winners

Grand Prize Winner:
Kaumudi Misra of Michigan State University for the dissertation, The Effects of High Involvement Human Resource Practices on Global Team Effectiveness.

Runners-Up:
Rebekah Dibble of University of California, Irvine for the dissertation, Collaboration for the common Good: Internal and External Adjustment in Humanitarian Home Building Collaborations.

Patricia Klarner of University of Geneva (HEC) for the dissertation, The Rhythm of Change: A Longitudinal Analysis of the European Insurance Industry.