BATON ROUGE – LSU Rucks Department of Management Ph.D. student Jeffrey Muldoon has received the Outstanding Paper award from the Emerald Literati Network for an article published in the Journal of Management History.
Muldoon’s paper, “The Hawthorne Legacy: A Reassessment of the Impact of the Hawthorne Studies, 1930-1958,” was one of three papers chosen for the honor. The award-winning papers are selected following consultation amongst the journal’s editorial team, many of whom are eminent academics or practitioners.
According to its abstract, the paper “seeks to analyze the contribution that the Hawthorne studies made to the discipline of management. The recent scholarly trend has been to attack the Hawthorne studies on the grounds of methodology and originality. However, the only way to accurately view the Hawthorne studies is to recreate the intellectual environment in which the studies were conducted.”