Mimicking the Boss

Nicole Jones Young, UConn School of Business
Nicole Jones Young (Melissa Ferrigno/UConn School of Business)



Doctoral Student Nicole Jones Young Wins Her Second Award for Research on ‘Trickle-Down Leadership’ and Inclusivity

Management doctoral candidate Nicole Jones Young has won her second prestigious award in two years for research that shows employees pay close attention to their bosses’ actions, more than their words, when it comes to inclusivity in the workplace.

“A Trickle-Down Approach to Inclusive Leadership: The Role of Supervisory Moral Identity,” was recognized by the prestigious Southern Management Association (SMA) as the top doctoral research paper focused on ethics, social and diversity issues.

She won the same award two years ago for a paper on the same topic, which she and her colleagues have since expanded. The award was presented at the end of October.

Jones Young, who is a fifth-year doctoral student and plans to defend her dissertation in the spring, said she was pleased to be honored along with co-authors and friends Darryl Rice, a management professor at Miami University of Ohio, and Sharon Sheridan, a doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida.