KU Research Institute for Business and Economics in Service of Humanity (BESH) is pleased to announce the winners of the First Annual BESH Doctoral Research Award. The topic of this year’s award was Well-Being.


First Prize (1500 EUR)

Jay Zenkic (University of Melbourne),
“What Cash Costs You: The Pain of Holding”

Co-authors: Kobe Millet and Nicole Mead 

Second Prize (1000 EUR)

Joint Winner:
Martin Lange (ZEW Mannheim and Goethe University Frankfurt)
“Refugees Welcome? Understanding the Regional Heterogeneity of Anti-Refugee Hate Crime in Germany”

Co-author: Horst Entorf 

Joint Winner:
Fatima Madani (Monash University)
“Life Transitions: Implication for Food Consumption” 

Third Prize (500 EUR)

Jannsen Santana (ESCP Business School)
“Self-Transformations and Well-Being Through the Consumption of Experiences”

Co-author: Olivier Badot 


The BESH Doctoral Consortium, scheduled for May 28, 2020 has now been put on hold, given the current virus epidemic. The decision on whether the consortium will be cancelled this year or postponed to a later date will be announced in the next few months. 

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