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Trent Durham Business Prof Recognized by Human Resources Research Institute

June 13, 2017

Dr. Amina Malik wins best Ph.D. dissertation award from Human Resources Professionals Association

Amina Malik Stands and smiles at the camera in a black suit

Dr. Amina Malik shares her extensive experience with students every day at the Durham – GTA campus of the Trent School of Business. Now, as the newest winner of the Human Resources Research Institute (HRRI) Best Ph.D. Dissertation award, the assistant professor and Human Resources Management (HRM) expert brings even more hard-earned credibility to the classroom.

In response to receiving the award and prized industry recognition, Professor Malik said: “It is an absolute honour to have my research recognized by esteemed experts and scholars with this prestigious award. I am happy to contribute to build and maintain the research profile of our faculty at the School of Business which puts great emphasis on scholarly work and publishes high-quality research. When faculty research is recognized through such awards, it gives students confidence that they are getting a world-class education from award-winning professors who stay abreast with ongoing development in their field, resulting in a more engaged and dedicated student pool.”

Her winning dissertation examines employees’ positive and negative perceptions and attributions about High Potential (HiPo) developmental programs.  Prof. Malik presented her findings at the recent Research Day held at the Durham campus.

Prof. Malik’s research has also been recognized by the 2014 ASAC-CJAS Ph.D. Research Award, the 2014 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conference and the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.  Her work appears in several high-impact journals including Human Resource Management Review, Human Resource Management, the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, and European Business Review, among others. She possesses a Ph.D. in HRM, an M.Sc. in Management and two MBAs, including one with a Marketing focus from Pakistan’s University of the Punjab.

Speaking of research, Prof. Malik added: “Sharing our research experience ignites discussions about contemporary and diverse management issues affecting organizations in an ever-evolving corporate world, which is imperative for the learning of our young, talented students. I strongly believe that our research and work has the great potential to contribute to practice and make this world a better place to live for all.”