The research work of LBS faculty, Dr Constantine Tongo, bagged the ‘Best Paper Award’ during the 2014 Conference Programme of the Institute of Behavioural and Applied Management (IBAM 22) held in the United States recently.
Dr Tongo’s paper, tagged Organisational Behaviour, Theory and Development: Cognitively Based Motivational Principles for Knowledge Sharing and Protection in Organisations critically explores how Knowledge-Based Organisations (KBOs) share and protect knowledge through Collective Work Motivation (CWM). CWM – a new concept in the management genre – involves humans’ innate predispositions to effectively undertake collaborative goal-oriented work activities under ideal conditions.
IBAM, where he made his presentation, is a professional association of college and university professors and students studying the field of management. It includes practitioners in business, not-for-profit organisations and governments with a strong interest in issues relating to management.
“I feel it’s a huge achievement; an international award that will boost the image of LBS,” said an elated Dr Tongo, whose paper was among several submitted for the Conference but emerged the best following a peer review.
Tongo is a senior lecturer in the Department of Human Resources Management/Organisational Behaviour at LBS. He currently facilitates sessions and teaches organisational behaviour in the MBA and PhD programmes of the School respectively.
Going forward, he will continue to share his keen management insights in academic circles, and ultimately project the LBS brand image in the process.