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Dissertation Award

Division 49 is proud to announce the winner of our Dissertation Research Award for 2015.

Maartijn van der Kamp, Ph.D.
Maartijn van der Kamp, Ph.D.

He is Dr. Maartijn van der Kamp, from the University of Melbourne, and his dissertation was entitled “Group Faultlines” in strategic alliances.  His research focuses on faultline activation, defined as the process by which members of a team come to perceive subgroups, and faultline deactivation, the process of minimizing the salience of perceived subgroups in teams, in the context of strategic alliances.  Dr. van der Kamp has won $1000 in case, a free three-year membership in the Division, and a commemorative plaque.

Division 49 makes such an award every year.  To enter next year’s contest, if you completed a dissertation during calendar year 2016, contact Dr. Richard Moreland ( for information.