On June 8 2012, the 2011 SOM awards were presented, for Best Graduate of the Research Master, best PhD Thesis, Outstanding Junior Researcher and for Outstanding Researcher.
Ward Romeijnders, the winner of the Best Graduate of the Research Master Economics & Business was awarded 1,000 euro's. His master thesis “A Convex Three-Stage Approximation for Two-Stage Mixed-Integer Recourse Models: Concept and Initial Analysis?”, supervised by Maarten van der Vlerk and Hans Nieuwenhuis was awarded with a grade 10 and he graduated summa cum laude.
The award of 1,500 euro was for Cees de Snoo for his thesis “Coordination in planning and scheduling. An organizational and behavioral perspectives', supervised by Hans Wortmann, Gerard Gaalman and Wout van Wezel. The jury awarded the thesis because amongst others it contains several high-quality papers including one in the top journal Journal of Operations Management. The subject is highly relevant across various disciplines and theoretically novel aspects have been used.
The 2,000 euro prize for junior researcher was awarded to Lammertjan Dam. He obtained his PhD degree in 2008, and he already published more than articles in outstanding journals like the top journal Review of Financial Studies.
Robert Lensink, professor of Finance and Financial Markets at FEB was awarded 2,500 euro by the SOM Board for his overall performance. Lensink has numerous publications in top journals varying from the American Economic Review to the Journal of Management Studies, supervised 18 PhD students and recently received two 1,5 million grants from WOTRO.
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