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Rotman PhD Student Wins Three Awards from the Strategic Management Society

October 4, 2023

Toronto – A paper by Daphné Baldassari, a PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, won three awards at the annual conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) held last weekend in Toronto.

At the conference, Brian Silverman, a professor of strategic management, who holds the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management, was also elected to the Fellows of the Strategic Management Society. The purpose of the Fellows is to recognize and honor members of SMS who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management.

Baldassari received the awards for her paper, Oscar voters so White? Hiring effects of an evaluator’s diversity intervention. She received the SMS Annual Conference Best Paper Prize, SMS Annual Conference PhD Paper Prize, and the SMS Annual Conference Responsible Research Paper Prize. She also serves as a PhD research fellow at the Institute of Gender and the Economy.

Dean Susan Christoffersen of the Rotman School co-chaired the conference.

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University of Toronto