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Global paper award for research on social network centrality in organisations

Dr Stefano Tasselli, Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, received the Best Global Paper Award in the Health Care Management (HCM) division at the Academy of Management Conference in Boston in August 2019.



The award is assigned every year to the best global division paper submitted to the conference division. It was presented to first author Dr Tasselli and to his co-authors (Dr Balint Neray and Dr Alessandro Lomi) for their research on the alter-centric foundations of social network centrality in organisations. The international jury recognised in particular the deep and relevant theoretical contribution of this research, and its notable implications for business professionals in the contemporary global business scenario.

Psychological and social processes

“It is a great honour receiving this award at the best academic conference in our field. This prize recognises years of research aimed at understanding the psychological and social processes through which professionals benefit from the occupation of central positions in organisational social networks,” said Dr Tasselli.

The conference

The 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management was held from 9-13 August 2019 in Boston, USA. It is the biggest and most prestigious conference in the field of management and business research, with more than 10,000 researchers and professionals attending from all around the world. This year’s theme was ‘Understanding the inclusive organisation’.

Stefano Tasselli

Dr Stefano Tasselli is an associate professor at RSM. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His research and teaching focus is on the interplay between psychological and relational antecedents of organisational functioning, including the analysis of the psychological micro-foundations of organisational social networks; social networks, knowledge transfer and innovation; and organisational theory. In 2018, he was recognised by Poets and Quants as one of the world’s ’best 40 under 40 professors’, and by ASFOR as one of the ’best Italian professors under 40’.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China. www.rsm.nl

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