2021 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition Finalists
I am pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. There were nearly 100 submissions, with many innovative and high-quality proposals submitted. Before revealing the eight finalists, I would like to take a moment to thank the over 170 scholars who generously volunteered their time to provide reviews of the candidate proposals. This competition would be nothing without them, and I am grateful to them for their willingness to provide thoughtful and timely feedback.
The eight individuals below will be presenting their dissertation proposals to a distinguished panel of judges who will select the winner and runner-up for this year's competition. If you know any of the finalists, please offer them your congratulations for a significant accomplishment.
The finalists are:
University of Washington, Foster School of Business
"Organizational Cultures of Guilt & Shame: Systems of Social Control"
McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business
"Autonomy Paradox in Platform Work: A Sociomaterial Perspective on the Work of Instagram Content Creators"
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
"From Covert Action to Overt Activism: The Evolution of Corporate Sociopolitical Involvement"
Rebecca Ponce De Leon
Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
"'Invisible' Discrimination: The Paradoxical Effects of Non-Prototypicality for Black Women"
Texas A&M University, Mays Business School
"Beyond 'Do Better, Try Harder': A Grounded Exploration of How Employees Evaluate and Respond To Allyship Failure"
Boston College, Carroll School of Management
"Relational Emotional Processing Following Traumatic Events in Life-And-Death Work"
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
"How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping Work and Professions: The Case of Medical Trainees in China"
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
"Cognitive Microfoundations of Industry Foresight and Strategic Commitments: Evidence Within The Global Automotive Industry"
Assistant Professor, Work and Organization Studies
The Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology