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Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

This award recognizes outstanding new scholarship in the field. It is given in partnership with the International Leadership Association. Annually, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond seeks submissions for the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. Submissions can be on any topic and from any discipline as long as they demonstrate substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.

Submissions are due on or before May 15. Applicants must complete an online application and submit a letter of interest, a three- to five-page abstract of a substantive doctoral dissertation chapter (specifically, the chapter that best represents the author's dissertation), a brief biography and verification of the dissertation defense date (e.g., a letter from the dissertation advisor). The award committee will contact finalists by the end of May to request a full dissertation chapter.

The Jepson School endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs. In 1999, the School implemented its annual Doctoral Dissertation Awards, which are named for Dr. Fredric M. Jablin, who died in 2004.

The 2020 award is presented at the 22nd Annual ILA Global Conference, November 5-8, in San Francisco, California, where the recipient presents his or her doctoral dissertation research. The recipient of the award also receives a $1,000 prize from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, one-year membership to the ILA, complimentary conference registration, and travel expenses to the ILA conference.

The winner of the 2019 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award was Catherine M. Faherty, for her dissertation, "Bound by Blood in the Family Firm? Examining the Effects of Trusting and Feeling Trusted in the Family Firm Top Management Team."

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