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PhD student named finalist for prestigious dissertation award

Participating in this competition was an invaluable experience

Hannah Weisman, PhD candidate

Hannah (fourth in from the left) along with other candidates, competition organisers and judges. Photo credit: Julia DiBenigno of the Yale School of Management.

A PhD student from LSE’s Department of Management was named a finalist in a prestigious dissertation proposal competition.

Hannah Weisman, PhD candidate in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour, presented her dissertation entitled ‘For better or for worse? Changing careers to pursue a calling’ at the INFORMS/Organisation Science Best Dissertation Proposal Competition on Saturday 19 October.

Hannah was one of eight finalists who presented to a panel of judges in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for students who study organisations, and finalists are chosen based on reviews by experienced referees.

“It was an honour to be named a finalist, and especially alongside a cohort of finalists who are all doing such bold, rigorous work,” said Hannah. “Participating in this competition was an invaluable experience. Not only did I get the chance to share my dissertation and receive expert feedback, I also got the chance to connect with a great group of faculty and students.”

INFORMS is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to best practices and advances in operations research, management science and analytics. The Best Dissertation Proposal Competition, now in its 27th year, is judged by a panel of eight respected organisational scholars and takes place as part of the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

Hannah was also among the awards at the Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting back in August.

Shoshana Dobrow Riza, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour in LSE’s Department of Management, and Hannah won the Best Overall Paper Award in the Careers Division. They were recognised for their paper entitled ‘Calling attention to 20 years of research: A comprehensive meta-analysis of calling’.

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Thursday 24 October 2019