WBS academics and PhD alumna win best paper award

24 April 2019

Warwick Business School PhD alumna Seonyoung Hwang and her PhD supervisors, Dr Shainaz Firfiray and Professor Kim Hoque, have been awarded the prestigious Dorothy Harlow Best Conference Paper Award by the Academy of Management. Seonyoung, Dr Firfiray and Professor Hoque won the award for their paper titled Gender, ethnicity, and emotional responses to daily family interference with work.

With 20,000 members from more than 120 countries around the world, the Academy of Management is the largest global association for management and organisation research. The Dorothy Harlow Best Conference Paper Award is presented annually by the Gender and Diversity in Organizations division and the list of past winners includes internationally renowned scholars in the field. The 2019 award will be presented to Seonyoung, Dr Firfiray and Professor Hoque at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston in August.

Discussing the award, Dr Firfiray said: “It is an extraordinary achievement that Seon has won this award for research based on her doctoral dissertation. This award is testament to Seon’s exceptional abilities as a researcher and her commitment to doing research that is both theoretically relevant and practically impactful.

“Seon’s dissertation explores the influence of gender and ethnicity on emotional responses to work-family conflict – a topic that until recently has not received adequate research attention. It is often difficult to convince the academic community of the value of a topic that has not been extensively studied by others. The fact that the Academy of Management has recognised the importance of this topic will hopefully pave the way for a better understanding on how the intersection of gender and ethnic identities has unique influences on the work-life experiences of diverse workgroups.”

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