luliana Chitac, a PhD student at the University of Westminster, has won the Best Full Paper Award in the Research Methodology Track of the prestigious British Academy of Management (BAM).

Awards ceremony with an audience and gold confetti on the stage

Chitac’s paper, The Question for Deeper Understanding in Interpretive Research: Hidden Meaning in Plain Sight, won the award. The supervisors for her PhD, which focuses on London based Romanian immigrant entrepreneurs, are Dr Spinder Dhaliwal and Dr Deborah Knowles.

Every year, the Conference Tracks at BAM present one Best Full and one Best Developmental Paper winner. The awards aim to recognise and honour the best research submitted that year. During and after the conference, the winners are widely publicised among the business and management community. 

BAM are the leading authority in the academic field of management in the UK who support and represent British scholars and connect with peers all over the world. They have around 2,000 members, from the UK and worldwide, including management researchers, practitioners, and doctoral students. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference moved online this year. The usual process of giving out plaques changed and instead, this year the plaques were posted to the winners.

Talking about the achievement, Dr Dhaliwal, Reader in Entrepreneurship, said: “We are delighted to win this award from such a prestigious academic organisation such as BAM. luliana has demonstrated how innovative her research is and it’s great to be at the cutting edge of entrepreneurship research.”

Learn about research degrees at the University of Westminster.

BAM 2020 Conference plaque for winner luliana Chitac

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