College of Business PhD students awarded 'Best PHD paper' and 'Best Poster' at the 16th ECRM Conference 2017

6 July 2017

The 16th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies was hosted by DIT College of Business on the 22-23 June with over 90 delegates in attendance, from 25 countries worldwide.

The conference attracted over 130 abstracts, 45 academic research papers, 11 PhD research papers and 4 work-in-progress papers in addition to 20 case study entries for the 2nd Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards.

DIT College of Business PhD students were well represented at the ECRM Conference with three awards presented- PhD student Kisito Futonge Nzembayie, School of Marketing won first prize in the Doctoral Colloquium for his paper 'Using Insider Action Research in the Study of Digital Entrepreneurship Processes: A Pragmatic Design Choice?' Kisito is supervised by Dr Anthony Paul Buckley and Professor Thomas Cooney.

Second prize went to Gavan Cleary, School of Marketing, for his paper: 'Evaluating the Impact of Effectuation on New Social Enterprise Ventures in Ireland.' Gavan is supervised by Professor Thomas Cooney. 

 Gavan Cleary PHD

Finally Jamie Meehan – also School of Marketing - won first prize in the poster competition with his poster: 'Why use a Mixed-Method Research Approach in Business Clusters?' Jamie is also supervised by Professor Thomas Cooney from the School of Marketing.

Jamie Meehan phd

Best PhD Papers
Kisito Futonge Nzembayie- Using Insider Action Research in the Study of Digital Entrepreneurship Processes: A Pragmatic Design Choice- supervised- Dr Anthony Paul Buckley and Professor Thomas Cooney

Gavan Cleary- School of Marketing, for his paper: Evaluating the Impact of Effectuation on New Social Enterprise Ventures in Ireland. supervised by Professor Thomas Cooney

Best Poster
Jamie Meehan – also School of Marketing - won first prize in the poster competition with his poster: Why use a Mixed-Method Research Approach in Business Clusters? supervised by Professor Thomas Cooney


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