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Awards for Excellence
Awards for Excellence
Karen BoehnkeLexmark Australia/New Zealand, French'sForest, New South Wales, AustraliaNick BontisMcMaster University, Hamilton, CanadaJoseph J. DiStefanoIMD, Lausanne, SwitzerlandandAndrea C. DiStefanoAndrea DiStefano and Associates, Bangkok, Thailand
are the recipients of the Journal's Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence for their paper
“Transformational leadership: an examination of cross-national differences and similarities”
which appeared in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 24 No. 1, 2003
Karen Boehnke has led a global career with Fortune 500 Lexmark International, working in the US, Canada and countries throughout Asia Pacific. Karen earned an HBA in business administration and an MBA from Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario. She has written several case studies and her work on leadership has been published in four countries. During her 12-year career with Lexmark International, Karen has undertaken multiple international work assignments focused on sales and marketing management.
Nick Bontis is professor of business policy and strategic management at the DeGroote Business School, McMaster University and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Capital Research, a strategic management consulting firm and research think-tank specializing in conducting knowledge management audits, intellectual capital valuations and organizational learning assessments for corporate and government clients. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Capital and Chief Knowledge Officer of Knexa Solutions – the world's first knowledge exchange and auction.
Joseph J. DiStefano's research interests include cross-cultural management, organizational effectiveness and human resource management. He has written over 100 cases and numerous articles and has (co)authored several books and monographs. DiStefano has been actively teaching, researching and consulting in the North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region for over 30 years. His clients include Caltex, Ciba-Geigy, Citibank, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Eastman Kodak, Ernst & Young, Exxon, General Electric, Nokia, Schneider Electric (Groupe Schneider/Square D), SONY, Sun Microsystems, major banks and insurance companies in Canada, Asia and Europe, the O.E.C.D. and The World Bank.
Andrea C. DiStefano graduated from Queen's University with a BA Honours in Art History and undertook postgraduate studies in Vancouver with the Asia Pacific Management Co-Operative Program at Capilano College. She has since worked exclusively in the Asia Pacific region, with Salvatore Ferragamo Hong Kong Ltd., Regus Serviced Officers (Bangkok) and, most recently, as Managing Director of SmartCityPeople Recruitment Company (Bangkok). At the end of 2004, she will be moving to Brazil where she will be assessing the feasibility of opening another SmartCityPeople office.