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CEEMAN Champions Award 2011

Celebrating outstanding individual achievements in management education

CEEMAN Champions Award 2011

Ruth Alas receiving CEEMAN Champions Award for Academic Research from Jim Ellert, jury chair

Each year, starting from 2010, CEEMAN management development association recognizes outstanding achievements of individuals associated with CEEMAN in the areas of teaching, research, institutional management, and responsible management education (new for 2011).

The CEEMAN Champions Award project was launched to promote and reward outstanding achievements in advancing the quality of business education and management development in the above areas, paying special attention to the originality of submissions, their contribution to knowledge and practice in respective area, relevance to local environment, and contribution to their institutions’ overall mission and strategy. 

The 2011 awards received 17 nominations from 13 institutions in eight countries (Estonia, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, UK, and the US) and the winners were announced at the 19th CEEMAN Annual Conference Gala Dinner on September 23, 2011 in Tbilisi, Georgia:

  • Michael Netzley, Singapore Management University, Singapore - for Innovative Program Design and Execution
  • Seán Meehan, IMD International, Switzerland - for Practice Based Research
  • Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School, Estonia - for Academic Research
  • W. Michael Hoffman, Bentley University, USA - for Responsible Management Education
  • Andrzej K. Kozminski, Kozminski University, Poland - for Institutional Management

“I am greatly honored to have been selected to receive the CEEMAN Champion’s Award 2011 for Responsible Management Education. To receive an award from such a prestigious international association as CEEMAN for work on which I have devoted a significant part of my life is very gratifying indeed.  In 1975 I applied for and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the United States to begin research on and teaching of business ethics at Bentley University, and that passion and effort continues to drive me now. I can think of no more pressing need in management and business education, especially today , than to develop strategies for the appropriate integration of ethics and corporate responsibility into the business curriculum.  This is what we have done and continue to do not only at Bentley, but also with faculty at universities throughout the world. For CEEMAN to recognize this through the Responsible Management Education Award will always be one of the highlights of my career.”
W. Michael Hoffman, Bentley University

"It is a great honour for me, for Estonian Business School and for our small nation of Estonia to be selected as the recipient of the CEEMAN’s Champion Award 2011 for outstanding achievement by an individual faculty member in academic research!
I wish to express my gratitude to  CEEMAN for this recognition of my work on the topic “How to prevent Crisis by means of Organisational Change Management“.  This recognition belongs not only to me, but also to all collaborators in Estonian Business School and other schools and research institutions.
I would like to also thank Estonian Business School for creating  an environment that enables  faculty  to conduct  variousresearch projects and publish research results. Furthermore,  I want to take this opportunity to thank  all the respondents from Estonia, China and other countries, who devoted their time for answering  surveys and interview questions.
This award encourages me to continue my research in the field of Change and Crises Management. and to involve even more countries to contribute to the comparative research."
Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School

Contact: Olga Veligurska, CEEMAN Head of Projects, T +386 4 57 92 505, 

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