It’s probably fair to say that most doctoral students are ecstatic when they complete their dissertations. Assistant Management Professor Dr. Wendy Boswell has reason to be even more excited.

The 2000 Cornell University graduate recently received honorable mention in the Industrial Relations Research Association’s 2001 Best Dissertation Competition. Boswell’s dissertation, “Aligning Employees with the Organization’s Strategic Objectives: Out of ‘Line of Sight,’ Out of Mind,” contributes to the emerging debate regarding employee engagement with the strategic goals of the organization.