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Jaap Paauwe to receive Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award

Published: 13th April 2021 Last updated: 15th April 2021

Jaap Paauwe, emeritus professor Organization and HR Management (TSB), is the first non-American to receive the Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award, which is given annually by the HR Division of the Academy of Management to an individual who has distinguished herself/himself in the mentoring of PhD students.

Each year the HR Division of the Academy of Management recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions in their career to the advancement of the Human Resource Management (HRM) field. The Thomas Mahoney Mentoring Award is named in memory of Tom Mahoney, who himself provided so much guidance to developing PhD students over his long career.


Among the many comments written about Jaap Paauwe, two former students had this to say:

"Professor Paauwe is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience and is famous for instilling in his mentees the ability to think critically while keep an open-mind, balanced perspective, having worked with generations of doctoral students making a tremendous impact on their professional development during their studies and post-graduation."

"Professor Paauwe deeply cares about his mentees, treats them with dignity, and enables them to reach their full potential by trying to create opportunities for PhD students and junior faculty to learn and develop themselves. He has served as a hub for a community of HRM scholars, many of whom were his former PhD students, who have grown up around him. These people are established scholars in their own right, serving the HR community and transferring Paauwe’s role modelling to their own doctoral students."

To read Jaap Paauwe's biography, click here

HR Division Academy of Management Awards page