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Prestigious award for article on qualitative interviews

Prestigious award for article on qualitative interviews

A research article by Kasper Trolle Elmholdt, Jeppe Agger Nielsen and Michael Gill is awarded Best Article at the world’s largest research conference on management.

Last modified: 04.06.2021

Text: Niels Krogh Søndergaard, communications officer 
Photo: The Academy of Management Annual meeting 2021

Two researchers from The Department of Politics and Society, AAU, along with an Oxford researcher has won a prestigious award for a co-produced article.

The “best paper award” is to be handed over at the Academy of Management Annual meeting 2021, with 10-15.000 participants recognized as the world’s largest research conference on management.

Associate Professor Kasper Trolle Elmholdt, Professor Jeppe Agger and Associate Professor Michael Gill (Oxford University) is awarded for the article “Building Theories From Qualitative Interview Research: How Many Interviews Do I Need?”

Impressed committee

Each conference division hands out its own awards, and this is a part of the Research Methods division. This year the conference is held online only.

- I would like to congratulate you on receiving the 2021 RMD Best Paper Award, writes Nikos Dimotakis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, chair of the awards committee.

- This award is given to the paper that is thought to be the best among the highest rated AoM submissions. The committee was extremely impressed by your work. 

2021 RMD Awards Committee Members:

  • Dan Beal, Virginia Tech (voting member)
  • Dorothy Carter, University of Georgia (voting member)
  • Kevin Corley, Arizona State (voting member)
  • Jeremy Dawson, University of Sheffield (voting member)
  • Justin DeSimone, University of Alabama (voting member)
  • Aaron McKenny, Indiana University (voting member)
  • Timothy Quigley, University of Georgia (voting member)
  • Michael Withers, Texas A&M University (voting member)
  • Nikos Dimotakis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (chair, non-voting member)
  • Kris Byron, Georgia State University (ex-officio, program chair, non-voting member)

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