Champion Awards
I wish to express my gratitude to  CEEMAN for this recognition [which] belongs not only to me, but also to all collaborators in Estonian Business School and other schools and research institutions.
Ruth Alas,
Estonian Business School, Estonia

Champions 2011

Innovative Program Design and Execution

Michael Netzley
Michael Netzley Singapore Management University, Singapore

Michael Netzley (PhD, Minnesota) teaches digital media, corporate reputation, and leadership at Singapore Management University.  Before arriving in Singapore in 2002, he taught in the MBA program at the University of Minnesota and has held a range of visiting appointments in Argentina, Germany, Slovenia, Finland and Japan.  Michael was selected as a 2010-11 Research Fellow with the Society for New Communication Research and regularly consults with public and private sector organizations throughout Asia. He lives in Singapore with his wife and daughters, and can be heard each week on the For Immediate Release podcast. 

Practice Based Research

Sean Meehan
Sean Meehan IMD Lausanne, Switzerland

Seán Meehan is the Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing and Change Management at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. He joined IMD in 1997 and since then he has designed and delivered management development programs for companies such as Air France-KLM, Caterpillar, COFRA, Hilti, MasterCard International, PWC, Sandvik, Schindler, Swiss Re, Telefonica, Toyota and Vodafone. He has consulted with many leading companies such as GE, Novartis, Philips, Coloplast, and Masterfood.    
Seán directs IMD’s Chief Marketing Officer Roundtable, has directed IMD’s MBA programme and served on many of its institutional committees. He was Dean of External Relations from 2008 to 2010.   
He commenced his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. serving clients in Oil and Gas, Media, Retail and Financial Services. Prior to undertaking doctoral studies at London Business School, he was director of Marketing at Deloitte.
His research interests encompass the nature and effectiveness of market orientation and customer value creation processes. In addition to developing case materials on Customer Focus issues, he has published his work in, among others, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Business Strategy Review, strategy+business, Marketing Research, Marketing Science Institute Reports, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal . He has received many awards for his research on including the Marketing Science Institute’s Alden G. Clayton award, The Academy of Marketing’s Houghton Mifflin award and scholarships from the Economic & Social Research Council and London Business School.  He is co-author of Simply Better: Winning and Keeping Customers by Delivering What Matters Most (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) was named “Marketing Book of the Year” by the American Marketing association. His most recent book is Beyond the Familiar: Long Term Growth Through Customer Focus and Innovation (Jossey Bass, 2011).

Academic Research

Ruth Alas
Ruth Alas Estonian Business School, Estonia

Prof. Ruth Alas is the Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs and Head of The Department of Management at Estonian Business School. She has written twenty-six textbooks on management and more than 130 articles. Professor Alas lectures on Change Management. Her research focuses on change and innovation management, crisis management, employee attitudes, learning abilities, organisational culture, leadership, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Professor Alas has organised several international conferences and was conference chair of IHRM 2007 and EURAM 2011 in Tallinn. She has held the position of Chair of EIASM workshops’ series on ‘Organizational Development and Change’ since 2006. 

Responsible Management Education 

W. Michael Hoffman
W. Michael Hoffman Bentley University, US

W. Michael Hoffman is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Business Ethics (1976), and the Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics at Bentley University. In addition to consulting for numerous corporations and law firms, he has authored or edited 16 books, including Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality, Ethics Matters: How to Implement Values-Driven Management, and The Ethical Edge: Tales of Organizations that Have Faced Moral Crises. He has published over 100 articles in such journals as Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Business and Society Review.  In addition, he is the co-editor of the book series Foundations of Business Ethics published by Blackwell.  Dr. Hoffman has been an invited speaker on business ethics for organizations and associations around the world, and has been quoted and featured on many occasions in print and broadcast media. He was co-founder and President of the Society for Business Ethics, and was the founding Executive Director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association. In addition to receiving the Bentley Award for Excellence in Research (1989), he was named the Humanist of the Year (2007) by the Ethical Society of Boston, and has received lifetime achievement awards from the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (2009) and the Society for Business Ethics (2011). 

Institutional Management

Andrzej Kozminski
Andrzej Kozminski Kozminski University, Poland

Andrzej Koźmiński is a Corresponding Member of a Polish Academy of Science, former Rector of the Kozminski University in Warsaw. He is also President of the Board of the International School of Management (Międzynarodowej Szkoły Zarządzania S.A.). 
In 1981-1987 he was Dean of the Management Faculty of the University of Warsaw and in 1991-1996 he headed the International Management Center of the University of Warsaw. In 1990-1996 he lectured at the University of California, Los Angeles, and in 1982-1989 at the University of Orlean, France. He is a Visiting Professor at many renowned universities abroad. 
He has published over 300 scientific papers on organization and management in Poland and abroad, including 30 books. His recent book publications in English include: “Catching Up”, “Organizational and Management Change in the Ex-socialist block”, (winning: Continuous Improvement Theory in High Performance Organization), “Organizational Communication and Management”, “Strategies For Central and Eastern Europe” (with George Yip), “Three Faces of Leadership: Manager, Artist, Priest”(with Mary Jo Hatch and Monika Kostera). 
He is an elected member of the International Academy of Management, Academie Europeane and Academie des Commerciales in Paris, and also the Scientific Society of Warsaw. He served as the Deputy President of the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), Member of the Board of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) based in Brussels and the International Committee of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). He is a member of the Presidium of the Organization and Management Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Other nominations for 2011

Management teaching category:

  • Luca Gatti and Ian Sutherland, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
  • Winter Nie, IMD International, Switzerland
  • Maria Potapkina and Nadezhda Grosheva, Baikal International Business School, Irkutsk State University, Russia

Management research category:

  • Štefan Bojnec, Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, Slovenia
  • Maja Konečnik Ruzzier, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Maja Meško, Faculty of Management, University of Primorska,  Slovenia
  • Rathna Nathan, School of Law, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Marina Prokina with Ksenia Ivanova and Maria Semenova, MIRBIS, Russia

Institutional management category:

  • Bettina Buchel, IMD International, Switzerland
  • Peter McKiernan, Strathclyde Business School, UK

Responsible management education category:

  • Kevin Kane, University of Salford, UK
  • Nadya Zhexembayeva, IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia