Samuel Mortimer, the Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow at Saïd Business School, has won the 2023 prize for the Best Dissertation Award.
Awarded by the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation (CCR), an independent research centre within Oxford Saïd, it recognises significant scholarly contributions to the literature on social evaluations, focusing on areas such as legitimacy, status, reputation, and trust, and is part of the CCR’s mission to support early-career researchers.
Samuel, a philosopher, and management scholar, is the first candidate from the University of Oxford to be honoured the award in its thirteen-year history. His dissertation, ‘Work: A Philosophical Investigation’, was completed while he was a doctoral student at The Wharton School. A paper derived from this work, 'What Makes Work Meaningful?' has already been published in the Journal of Business Ethics.