Posted on January 30, 2022 by Amanda Cerreto

January 31, 2022 - María Verónica Elías , assistant professor of Public Administration, has earned the Literari Award from the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior 's publisher, Emerald Publishing.

Maria Veronica Elias Directory Photo The Outstanding Paper award was given to Elías for her article, " The listening hermeneutic of public servants: building on the implicit . " The article examines the concept of attuned listening and explores its implications for deliberative governance. Drawing on examples from urban planning and city administration, the authors make a case for listening as hermeneutic phenomenological practice of crucial importance for public organizations.

"Winning this award means a great deal to me," Elías said. “It recognizes the value of my research and the need for more interpretive-phenomenological research in organizational studies, as well as public administration and management.”

For over 25 years, the Emerald Literati Awards have celebrated and rewarded the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers, not only to their journals and books, but also to the body of knowledge itself.

The Outstanding Paper Awards have been the backbone of the Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence. The winners are chosen by a journal editorial team giving the winning authors confidence in knowing that their paper was one of the most impressive pieces of work from the previous year.

— Amanda Cerreto