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The Award for Scholarship on Christianity in Business

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Funded by the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business, the Award for Scholarship on Christianity in Business recognizes an academic paper exemplifying Christian business scholarship. After a thorough review of business journals with Christian affiliations, nominations are submitted and judged by a committee formed by the School of Business.

Papers reviewed against four criteria:

  • Rigorous—The paper makes appropriate use of relevant sources and methods, in the course of a rationally compelling development of its theses.
  • Beautiful—The paper is winsome and evocative in its presentation, whether through the lucidity of its prose, or the aptness of its illustrations.
  • Interesting—The paper is novel in its approach and conclusions, not only providing the reader with new insight, but also prompting the reader to consider additional implications beyond those suggested in the manuscript.
  • Useful—The paper is meaningful in its implications, for both scholars and businesspeople that seek to glorify God in their workplace endeavors.

One winner is selected annually and provides a paper presentation open to the public, alumni, students, faculty, staff, area business faculty, etc.

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Award for Scholarship on Christianity in Business recipients

2023: Brett Smith. Smith received the 2023 award for his academic paper co-authored by Amanda Lawson, Jessica Jones, Tim Holcomb, and Aimee Minich. Read more about Smith.

2022: Richard Jonsen. Jonsen, senior lecturer at Rowan University, was recognized as the 2022 award winner for his Christian Business Review article. Read more about Jonsen and his receipt of the award.

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