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Published: 2020-01-29

Awarded for best research plan

NEWS Lucas Haskell, doctoral student at the Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University, receives an award for his research plan on social innovations and environmental sustainability. The awards ceremony took place in Vaasa at the conference of the Nordic Academy of Management.

Text: Ingrid Söderbergh

“It feels super great to receive this award! This indicates that my research is important both in terms of research and for society-at-large,” remarks Lucas Haskell, who has been a doctoral student in the field of business administration at Umeå University since 2016.

The award was presented on 23 August in Vasa in conjunction with the conference of the Nordic Academy of Management.   The purpose of NFF is to advance research, education and practice in the field of business administration in the Nordic countries i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Lucas Haskell presented his research plan at a doctoral student workshop which took place for two days in connection with the NFF conference. At the workshop, twelve doctoral students presented an article or their research plan and a jury consisting of eight academic supervisors who participated in the conference, selected after deliberation the best work – which was Lucas’ research plan.

The research plan concerns investigating how social innovations can be positive for environmental sustainability and how organisations working with social innovations can be sustainable in the long run.

What does the award mean for your research?

“The award means that what me and my partner company, Coompanion Västerbotten Län, are working, in terms of social innovations, is important and can lead to a necessary change in the society. We need new ideas and new ways of living if we want a sustainable planet to live on.