The “Best Symposium Award” presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Management (AOM) was this year given to four academic contributions, including one by Prof. Franciska Krings and PhD student Oriana de Saint Priest, from HEC Lausanne (UNIL).
The 80th annual conference of the Academy of Management, which was held in virtual mode this summer, attracted over 7,000 researchers from all over the world, with a rich and varied programme of 289 symposia over five days. With four research projects including the one led by Prof. Franciska Krings and PhD student Oriana de Saint Priest from HEC Lausanne, the symposium on the theme of the role of aging in organisations (“Not Just a Number: New Frontiers in Research on the Role of Aging in Organizations”) received the prestigious “Best Symposium Award”. The award is given to the symposium that received the best evaluation from reviewers.
“Diversity is great – but not necessarily in my team”
The research carried out and presented by Prof. Franciska Krings and PhD student Oriana de Saint Priest focused on the introduction of measures to foster age diversity in the workplace. The results of their study have helped to increase understanding of the significant gap that exists between the desire to support age diversity in the workplace, and its implementation in practice.
As Prof. Krings commented, “this award represents not only recognition of the quality of academic contributions, but also the importance of continuing to carry out research on this topic.”