BESH Doctoral Research Award


The KU Research Institute for Business and Economics in Service of Humanity announces the winners of its doctoral research awards


Author: Grazia Palmiotti

KU Research Institute for Business and Economics in Service of Humanity (BESH) is pleased to announce the winners of the First Annual BESH Doctoral Research Award. The topic of this year’s award was Well-Being. We received a high number of excellent submissions and sincerely thank all those who submitted their research for consideration. Congratulations to the Winners –

First Prize Winner (1500 EUR): Jay Zenkic (University of Melbourne), “What Cash Costs You: The Pain of Holding,” Co-authors: Kobe Millet and Nicole Mead

Second Prize Joint Winner (1000 EUR): Martin Lange (ZEW Mannheim and Goethe University Frankfurt), “Refugees Welcome? Understanding the Regional Heterogeneity of Anti-Refugee Hate Crime in Germany,” Co-author: Horst Entorf

Second Prize Joint Winner (1000 EUR): Fatima Madani (Monash University), “Life Transitions: Implication for Food Consumption”

Third Prize Winner (500 EUR): Jannsen Santana (ESCP Business Schoo), “Self-Transformations and Well-Being Through the Consumption of Experiences,” Co-author: Olivier Badot

The BESH Doctoral Consortium, scheduled for May 28, 2020 has now been put on hold, given the current virus epidemic. The decision on whether the consortium will be cancelled this year or postponed to a later date will be announced in the next few months.

KU Research Institute for Business and Economics in Service of Humanity (BESH) was established in 2019. The aim of BESH is to develop, publish and elevate collaborative, interdisciplinary research in Business and Economics that address urgent challenges facing humanity. These include challenges and topics in health, education, financial well-being, migration, responsible consumption, digitization and the labor market, and the development of smart and sustainable service offerings. BESH is an initiative of four professors at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the WFI Ingolstadt School of Management (in alphabetical order): Prof. Alexander Danzer (Chair of Microeconomics), Prof. Jens Hogreve (Chair of Service Management), Prof. Shashi Matta (Chair of Innovation and Creativity) and Prof. Simon Wiederhold (Chair of Macroeconomics).