York instructor wins Dissertation Proposal Award from the Aspen Institute

Alison Kemper, an instructor in York’s School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has been announced as one of the winners of the 2009 Dissertation Proposal Award from the Center for Business Education at the Aspen Institute.

Her winning proposal is titled "Making Markets, Changing Organizations: How Firms and Activists Evaluate Institutional Change".

Kemper, who teaches ADMS 3660: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, within the law, governance & ethics area, is a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

“It’s a thrilling process each year to learn about the outstanding social impact management research being conducted by doctoral students of business,” says Rich Leimsider, director of the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education. “Meaningful work like Alison’s suggests that the next generation of top-tier business school professors will be holistically minded about the meaning of business success – and that’s good for both business and society.”

Kemper will receive an honorarium from the Aspen Institute and recognition at an awards breakfast at the corporate headquarters of Ernst & Young in New York City on Nov. 6.