BBS Academics Get Awards for Excellence

Journal articles by two Brunel Business School academics have recently been awarded prizes at Emerald Literati Network’s 2013 Awards for Excellence. These awards are given to the best papers published in Emerald journals – each journal’s Editorial Team nominate that title’s single Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous year (2012).

An article by Dr Natasha Slutskaya won ‘Outstanding Paper’, as it was judged the best paper published in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management in 2012. The purpose of this paper is to explore the possibilities of incorporating such visual methods as photoelicitation and photovoice into qualitative research, in order to retrieve something that, as a result of particular group socialisation, has been hidden, unspoken of or marginalised

Fintan Clear won ‘Highly Commended’ as his paper was deemed one of the top three papers published in the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. The paper reports on a qualitative study into how small businesses use Web 2.0 information and communication technologies (ICT) to work collaboratively with other small businesses. The study looked at the benefits available from the use of Web 2.0 in collaborations amongst small firms, and sought to characterize the different types of such online collaborations.

Congratulations to both Fintan and Natasha!

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