Join the Western community in celebrating professors Paul Beamish and Adrian Owen, winners of the 2013 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in Conron Hall, room 224, University College. A reception will follow.
Beamish holds the Canada Research Chair in International Management at the Ivey Business School. He is the author or co-author of more than 50 books and 100 refereed articles. His books are in the areas of international management, strategic management and joint ventures and alliances. His articles have appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), and elsewhere.
He served as editor-in-chief of JIBS from 1993-97 and sits on numerous editorial boards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of International Business and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Owen holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neuroscience and Imaging in the Faculty of Social Science. He has spent the last 20 years pioneering breakthroughs in cognitive neuroscience. Some of his research interests include ‘brain mapping’ in the human frontostriatal system, cognitive deficits in patients with Parkinson’s disease and detecting residual cognitive function in people in a vegetative state and related consciousness disorders. His work has been published in prestigious journals such as Nature, The Lancet, Science and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Owen was a senior scientist and assistant director of the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. His work there, and at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre at the University of Cambridge, used functional neuroimaging to explore attention, memory and control in brain-injured patients and healthy volunteers.