Profess Stephen Linstead won the best discussant award
Professor Stephen Linstead won the best discussant award at the 14th Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies conference on Local Knowledges in Auckland New Zealand on December 1st.
Professor Linstead was discussant on a paper by Professor Ann Cunliffe of the University of New Mexico on Imagining Self in Liminal Spaces."Ann wanted to create more space for discussion and interaction than is customary, which gave me more scope to stimulate discussion" said Professor LInstead. The award, for the most energising discussant contribution, is also known as the "Bob" award, after Bob Dylan. Dylan, known for a remarkable lifetime of creative and provocative contributions to his field, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of St Andrews whilst one of the founders of APROS, Professor Stewart Clegg, was Head of Department there in the 1990s - hence the connection. "Unfortunately, because of the Never-ending Tour, Dr. Zimmerman wasn't able to present the award in person" said Professor LInstead. Cunliffe and Linstead previously teamed up to win two Best Symposium awards at the US Academy of Management in 2006.