SERVSIG and the digital media lab @ UMass Boston are proud to initiate the Emerging Service Scholar Award in 2015. The award recognizes contributions to advancing the study of service research, and will be given annually to honor the contributions of a researcher in the earlier stages of his or her academic career. The award is given annually and is presented at the Frontiers in Services Conference. The award includes a cash prize and is sponsored by the digital media lab @ UMass Boston.
The digital media lab @ UMass Boston is a research center founded in 2014 at the University of Massachusetts Boston under the leadership of Werner Kunz. The mission of the center is to turn the research and intellectual capital of academia on digital marketing, social media, and innovative media services into insights for real-world application. The center fosters a global community of researchers, practitioners, students, and alumni to advance new knowledge, widespread learning, and impactful dialogue on the challenges of a new digital media era.
Recipients of the SERVSIG Emerging Service Scholar Award should have their doctoral degree up to 10 years prior to the year of the award or be nominated for the award in the last two years. Other eligibility issues:
– Candidates for a SERVSIG Award do not have to be a member of SERVSIG or the AMA to be eligible to win.
– Candidates may be from anywhere in the world. From the beginning, SERVSIG has sought to be globally oriented and globally active.
SERVSIG Emerging Service Scholar Award
(granted by digital media lab at UMass Boston)
2017 – Martin Mende – Florida State University
2016 – Bart Larivière – Ghent University
2015 – Elisabeth Brüggen and Clay Voorhees