Management trailblazer

28 September 2018

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An Honorary Professor from Cardiff Business School has been presented with a prestigious award for her trailblazing management and organisation research.

Cynthia Hardy, alongside colleagues Professor Cliff Oswick from CASS Business School and Professor Nelson Philipps from Imperial College London received The Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award for their pioneering work on organisational discourse, institutional discourse and discourse analysis.

The award, presented bi-annually, recognises scholars who extend and build the Organisation and Management Theory (OMT) community by shepherding new ideas and new scholarship, often in unconventional ways.

Such trailblazing behaviour might include starting or moving forward a journal or scholarly series, organizing a conference or workshop, and beginning or continuing a conversation about a set of OMT ideas.

Laureate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Hardy has held an honorary position in Cardiff’s Management, Employment and Organisation section since 2008.

Her research focuses on discourse, power and organizational change.

Presented by the Academy of Management the award has been running since 2008 and was introduced to mark the retirement of Professor Joanne Martin.

A leading voice in research on culture, Professor Martin leveraged her position at Stanford University in an attempt to bring feminism and critical theory into organisation theory mainstream.

Visit the OMT Division website, for a list of past winners.

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