RESER Founders’ PhD Award 2018


In 2012, RESER was pleased to launch  the RESER Founders’ PhD Award to recognize the 2 best PhD papers presented at the  annual RESER International Conference . The prize consists of a sum of 500 € for the best one and 300€ for the second one.

This award will be renewed each year

Object of the award

The main objective of the RESER Founders’ PhD Award is to recognise and reward the academic value of promising young scholars and facilitate the widest diffusion of their research activities within the RESER community and beyond.

This initiative is intended to reinforce the RESER support to young scholars who demonstrate high research skills and strong interests in service-related issues as well as to consolidate the RESER brand internationally (see cognate initiative RESER PhD Mobility Grant ).


  • Applicants for a RESER Founders’ PhD Award must be currently enrolled as a PhD student (2018) or  have presented his or her disertation in 2016.
  • The awarded paper will have to be authored by PhD student(s)as the first author , if there is, the co-author has to be the second writter.
  • The paper can be written in english or in french.
  • The paper must go through the regular conference selection process carried out by the scientific committee. After its acceptation the paper has to be presented at the 2018 RESER conference in Gothenburg
  • The applicant(s) must send a letter from his/her/their supervisor at the moment the application is submitted.

Applications and deadline

Applicants must send the final version of the paper by the 20th of July 2018,.

The Award recipients will be contacted directly by the RESER Council and their name will be published on the RESER web page.

The Award recipients is required to properly acknowledge the RESER support on her personal and/or institutional web site and on any published and working version of the paper awarded.

Selection criteria

The RESER Council will appoint a RESER Founders’ PhD Award Selection Committee composed by council members and external evaluators.

The Committee  evaluates all the papers submitted and makes its recommendation to the Council.

The assessment of the papers is based on the scientific quality, the originality of the research and the relevance of the field of research.


The former winners

2016 Naples

  • Michael Becker and Stephan Klingnger , Institut für Angewandte Informatik e.V, Germany, for their paper " Towards method fragments for service engineering"

2015 Copenhagen

  1. Kirsy Hyytinen, from VTT Finland for her paper "Governance for collaborative developmentof service and system innovations
  2. Milena Jael Silva Morales from Grenoble University for her paper "L'innovation dans les services publics à l'aide des TICS dans le contexte des smart cities

2014  Helsinki Conference

  • Puneet KAUR, from Aalto university for her paper:

"Influencing user participant in facebook-based brand communities"

  • Mareike MÖHLMANN, from Hamburg University for her paper “Collaborative Consumption – Determinants of Satisfaction and the Likelihood of Using a Sharing Option Again”

2013 (Aix en Provence)

 Born In 1986, she began her Ph.D. in Management, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in November 2011and has already presented a paper at the 22° Reser conference, she enters the Reser Council at Naples conference in 2016

2012 in Bucharest (Romania)

              Sen BAO, PHD student in VTT technical research center of Finland,

              Shamim Bodhanya , PHD student UKZN  South Africa, who presented "The Challenges of Service Provision and Economic Development in South Africa" you can read her paper in the University of Bucarest (Romania) amfiteatrueeconomic review, , .


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