Winners Announced in Real Impact Awards

Emerald’s inaugural competition honors those who bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Emerald P.ublishmg has announced the winners of its inaugural Real Impact Awards, which celebrate scholars who have made a commitment to creating impact with their research. The awards also recognize their efforts to conduct disciplinary research and to bridge the gap between research and practice.

Jan Godsell, professor of operations and supply chain strategy at the University of Warwick in the UK won in the individual category for the ways she puts stakeholders at the heart of her scholarship and builds impact through storytelling, poems, physical artwork, and the media.

The University of Reading in the UK and its five-member Impact Team won in the institutional category for creating a university culture that puts impact at the center of research.

In the team category, the prize went to Miroslaw Staron of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Miroslaw Ochodek of the Poznan University of Technology in Poland, and Wilhelm Meding and Martin Sjödin of the telecommunications company Ericsson in Sweden. They have worked together since 2006 to establish measurement programs in large software development companies. They have co-authored more than 40 papers.

The award for outstanding contribution went to Research Impact Canada, a network dedicated to supporting impact practitioners and building institutional capacity of knowledge mobilization.

These winners, as well as nine other commended entries, will have their research written up as case studies and showcased in a book.

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