Bradford School of Management professor scoops lasting impact award for work
A leading academic in the field of Organisation Studies has won the 2016 Lasting Impact Award from the Teaching Society for Management Educators (OBTS) and Sage Publishing.
Prof Ann Cunliffe, who is professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Bradford School of Management, received the award for her article, ‘On becoming a critically reflective practitioner’, published in the Journal of Management Education, Volume 28 Issue 4 (2004).
The Lasting Impact Award recognizes an article published in JME at least 10 years prior that continues to have a significant impact on management education or educators, either conceptually or practically, since its publication.
Commenting on Prof Cunliffe's work, the awarding panel said: “Ann Cunliffe’s paper has had a broad and deep impact on teaching. It’s often used as the basis for learning and reflection activities in leadership courses at postgrad, MBA and advanced undergraduate levels.
“A search of Google Scholar shows 371 citations for the article, 72 of which are from 2015 and 2016, and it has been cited in a broad range of outlets and several books. Clearly, this is a contribution that continues to influence teaching and learning scholarship and practice.”
Prof Cunliffe said she was honoured to receive the award. “This is a wonderful and much appreciated honour,” she said. “I'm pleased that the paper is still relevant and being used by colleagues teaching both undergraduates and graduates.”
Prof Carole Howorth, who becomes Interim Dean of the School of Management on March 1, said: “It’s great to see the good work that is being undertaken around the Faculty. Don’t forget to celebrate your successes!”
In their discussion of the nominated articles, comments from the JME Associate Editors included: “Ann Cunliffe’s paper has had a broad and deep impact on teaching. It’s often used as the basis for learning and reflection activities in leadership courses at postgrad, MBA and advanced undergraduate levels.”
The award will be presented at the 44th annual OBTC Teaching Conference in June at Walsh University, Canton, Ohio.
The OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators is the oldest international professional organisation dedicated to teaching and learning excellence in the organisational and management sciences.