Student-supervisor collaboration wins big
5 December 2017
A Professor of Organizational Studies from Cardiff Business School and his former PhD student have won a prestigious award at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Atlanta, Georgia.
Professor Rick Delbridge and Dr Jingqi Zhu, now a lecturer in International Management at Newcastle University Business School, picked up the Best Critical Paper on International Business award sponsored by the journal Critical Perspectives on International Business.
Professor Delbridge supervised Dr Zhu’s PhD study at Cardiff and the resulting research thesis which examined two Chinese firms with operations in Japan.
Through an in-depth, exploratory case study, the researchers found evidence of a distinctive form of paternalism in the workplace which is manifested in management’s attempts to infantilise the workers and mobilise a ‘tough love’ approach in their management.
Professor Delbridge said: “It is very pleasing to receive this award at the AoM meeting which is the largest and highest profile conference for management researchers...”
The Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space.