Francesco Sguera distinguished with Best Paper Award for work on Mindfulness

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:00

CATÓLICA-LISBON’s Francesco Sguera was the recipient of a Best Scholarly Paper Award from the MSR division at this year’s Academy of Management Annual Meeting, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts. The paper “A Roadmap for State Mindfulness Research” is equally authored by Francesco Sguera and two former CATÓLICA-LISBON researchers, Andrew Hafenbrack and Samantha Sim. 

The paper explores important methodological questions for mindfulness research: What are effective ways to induce state mindfulness? How long of an induction is necessary to effectively induce state mindfulness? For whom does state mindfulness induction work? Why do state mindfulness inductions work?

In answering these questions, the paper helps researchers and practitioners to better understand the methodological requirements, theoretical implications, and psychological consequences of short-lived mindfulness meditation sessions.

Francesco Sguera is an Assistant Professor at CATÓLICA-LISBON and earned his PhD from the University of Bologna, having spent six years as a visiting scholar and postdoc at the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan). His work examines the motivational role of emotions in organizations and explores methodological issues in organizational research.

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