Dissertation Proposal Award


This award program ended in December 2010.


Encouraging and supporting business school faculty is central to the success of many of the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education initiatives.  Running from 2007 2010, the Dissertation Proposal Award program was created to nurture relationships with the next generation of faculty concerned with issues of environmental, ethical, and social importance, and encourage and recognize students showing interest in these issues while in their Ph.D. programs.


Annual DPA Winners were selected from a pool of Ph.D. students from around the world who submitted relevant proposals to the competition. Each year, the winners were recognized at a ceremony in the fall, highlighted in our newsletters and publications, and connected to outstanding faculty and research centers with similar academic interests.


Shared Capitalism through Employee Ownership Awards


As part of the Dissertation Proposal Award program, The Center for Business Education, in partnership with the Foundation for Enterprise Development and the Employee Ownership Foundation, awarded Shared Capitalism through Employee Ownership Awards to a set of Ph.D. students. These awards identified innovative research in business or business-related disciplines concerned with the impact of shared capitalism and broad-based ownership strategies in combination with participative and empowering workplace practices. Most importantly, this research was highlighted for its potential to significantly advance understanding of what employee ownership means for employees, firms, management-labor relations, unions, shareholders, productivity, entrepreneurship and innovation, economic development, and/or the health of communities.


For more information on our partners on the Shared Capitalism through Employee Ownership Awards, please visit The Foundation for Enterprise Development and The Employee Ownership Foundation.


Read more about all Dissertation Proposal Award winners here.