"Best Paper" Award for Dr. Winbladh

Faculty member for the business and management department, Dr. Johan Winbladh, recently received the "Best Paper" award at the International Academic Conference which took place in Tel Aviv, Israel. Dr. Winbladh tells us more about this honor granted by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.

First and foremost, congratulations on your achievement. Could you please let us know a bit more about the recognition you have received?

My paper received the "Best Paper" award at the 28th International Academic Conference, which was held on March 8-10, 2017 at the College of Law & Business, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel. The organizer was The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISES). Keynote Speaker Professor Robert J. Aumann, is a Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences (2005). He delivered the speech "Who is the Player?" I am happy that my contribution was honored and received attention.

Tell us a little more about yourself, where do you come from?

I am from Stockholm, Sweden. My Alma Mater is the Stockholm School of Economics. I obtained an MSc.degree in Finance from SSE.

What do you teach at Webster Vienna?

I teach finance and business classes mainly in the graduate program but also in the undergraduate program.

How long have you been teaching at Webster Vienna?

 I have been teaching for Webster as an adjunct since the Spring  of 2012, and as salaried (half time) faculty since August 2016.

What has been the most difficult thing about the work you have undergone?

The most difficult part is the time constraint. In second place comes budget constraints. With more time, and money it would surely be easier to work on research projects. Writing books requires even more time, and editors do not work for free. I wish I had a 36 hour day.

What is the most rewarding thing about the work you have taken part in?

The most rewarding part of the work I have done is getting the opportunity to work with world class researchers and take part in their work.  There is no better morale boost than to be acknowledged by world class researchers.