BOSTON— This year, the Harvard Business School Doctoral Programs have awarded four Wyss Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Research and two Martin Awards for Excellence in Business Economics to six doctoral degree candidates. These monetary prizes are presented annually to outstanding students engaged in innovative dissertation research.
The Wyss Awards are named in honor of Hansjoerg Wyss (MBA 1965) who, in 2004, established the Hansjoerg Wyss Endowment for Doctoral Education. The Wyss Endowment supports a broad range of efforts to strengthen the HBS Doctoral Programs, including fellowships and stipends for doctoral students, increased support for field research, new doctoral course development, teaching skills training, and the renovation of doctoral facilities on campus.
The Roger Martin Fund for Doctoral Research was established in 2006 through the generosity of Roger Martin (MBA 1981 at the time of his 25th Reunion in memory of HBS professor John Lintner, a world-renowned expert in finance who was a mentor to Martin, currently Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
"These students have done extraordinary work that advances the boundaries of our knowledge regarding real and important business problems," said Mihir Desai, the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance and Chair of Doctoral Programs at Harvard Business School.
The 2010 Wyss Awards recipients are:
The 2010 Martin Awards recipients are:
Harvard Business School grants the DBA in five areas of study: accounting and management, marketing, management, strategy, and technology and operations management. In addition, in conjunction with Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, it offers Ph.D. programs in business economics, health policy management, science, technology and management, and organizational behavior. At any given time, approximately 120 HBS doctoral students are completing course work or working on their dissertations at the School.
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.