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Professor Damien Power receives GLOBE Robert J. House Best Research Paper Award

09 February 2016
Professor Damian Power
Professor Damian Power

Together with three co-authors, FEB professor of Global Operations Management Damien Power has been awarded the prestigious international award for the best research paper on global leadership and/or cross-cultural research. The article was published in the journal ‘Management Science’.

The GLOBE Robert J. House Best Research Paper Award consists of a US$ 2,500 cash prize. Power’s co-authors are: Rob Klassen (Ivey Business School), Tom Kull (Arizona State) and Dayna Simpson (Monash).

Effects of culture

In their winning article, the authors demonstrate that the effects of culture on important organizational decisions regarding investment in environment and safety are more pervasive than had traditionally been assumed.


The jury says: “What was especially impressive about this research is the way the authors systematically dealt with threats to the validity of their conclusions. In the end, their results are convincing and suggest that management theorists and practitioners need to take care not to underestimate the effects of cultural context.”


The GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) Project is a large-scale international study on the relationships among societal culture, leadership and organizational practices. It is based at the University of Victoria in Canada. With more than 200 researchers from 62 countries, GLOBE has become one of the largest, most prestigious and most comprehensive studies of its kind in the social sciences. GLOBE awards the Robert J. House Best Research Paper Award to the best research using GLOBE data in an international business context.

Publication details:
Power, D.J., Klassen, R., Kull, T. and Simpson, D. (2015) “Competitive Goals and Plant Investment in Environment and Safety Practices: Moderating Effect of National Culture”, Decision Sciences Vol.46, No.1, pp.63-100.

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