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UCL Management Science and Innovation PhD student Sebastiano Massaro has won the 2011 Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division's Most Innovative Student Paper Award.

10 May 2011

Sebastiano's paper "Managing Knowledge-Intensive Work: A Trust Based Model", coauthored with his advisor, Dr. Simcha Jong, explores the role of trust in the creation of intellectual capital in research and development intensive environments.

A committee of six well-renowned scholars has motivated the award as follows: "This paper shows what researchers can do when they combine a rigorous attention to qualitative methods and an interesting, pertinent research question. Solid methods throughout the process are coupled with findings that have both theoretical and practical value – a real treat to see. The typology of trust in junior-senior scientists’ relationships was very interesting and their documentation of the research process very solid. The authors took a theoretically creative approach with appropriate methods to create this knowledge."

The Academy of Management is a leading professional association, for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. The Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management is the largest conference of management scholars in the world and is attended by more than 10,000 people.

Sebastiano will be formally awarded at the 71st Academy of Management Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in August 2011.