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LSU Management Ph.D. Student Wins Outstanding Paper Award

06/25/2013 03:39 PM

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.”

“It is a great honor to receive this award and one that I could not have achieved without the support from my faculty and friends during my time at LSU. I would like to give a special thank you to Professor (Arthur) Bedeian, whose help in shaping the manuscript to conference paper to journal article was integral,” Muldoon said. “This paper was originally developed during his seminar on managerial thought and without his help and guidance, I could not have developed these ideas.”

Muldoon will have the option to receive his award at various conference events held across the country where Emerald representation will be available. For more information about the award, visit

“This is excellent news for Jeff and is indicative of the high-quality work being done by our doctoral students,” said Timothy Chandler, chair of the Rucks Department of Management.
Muldoon received his bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in 1999 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut in 2005.

The Rucks Department of Management at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business endeavors to prepare students for careers in fields such as international management, human resources, entrepreneurship and industrial/labor relations. A generous donation by LSU alumnus William W. Rucks and his wife, Catherine, has aided the department in securing faculty who are repeatedly recognized for their research and has aided student-affiliated organizations in achieving top honors nationally.

For more information, visit or call 225-578-6101.

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