Løken and Gooderham RECEIVED RESEARCH AWARDS
The prestigious awards Ingvar Wedervang Young Researcher Award and The Honour Award for Excellent Research were given to Katrine V. Løken and Paul N. Gooderham.
The awards are being handed out every fifth year at NHH.
THE INGVAR WEDERVANG YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD
Even if there were many highly qualified nominees for this award, the jury found Professor Katrine V. Løken at the Department of Economics to be in a class of her own.
Løken qualified as a full professor at the age of 31 and has conducted research on national welfare policies, including family politics, the health care system and criminology.
She has published in several of the top international journals within the field of economics, and has succeeded in becoming an internationally recognized researcher of top quality. This is demonstrated in the award of an ERC starting grant and the recent appointment as one of the editors of the Review of Economic Studies.
THE HONOUR AWARD FOR EXCELLENT RESEARCH
The award was given to Professor Paul N. Gooderham at the Department of Strategy and Management for his academic contribution over an extensive period. Since he started at NHH in 1994, he has regularly published at the top level within the fields of international management and human resource management.
Gooderham ’s article "Institutional Determinants of Organizational Practices: Human Resource Management in European Firms" which is co-authored with Odd Nordhaug and Kirsten Ringdal and published in Administrative Science Quarterly in 1999, was selected as one of the 80 most important articles written about Human Resource Management in the world. This year, the article was replicated and expanded into a new article in the Journal of World Business, an ABS4 journal, because of its importance for research within this field.