Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)


HBMSU Awards

In conjunction with a number of international thinkers and scholars, HBMSU sponsors prestigious awards & grants to encourage pioneering & original research work. The winners of the awards are announced during the inaugural ceremony of the Research Conference, Innovation Arabia. These research awards inspire and reward cutting-edge research in the Arab world, supported by eminent academicians and practitioners, and are awarded based on the evaluation of a chosen International Jury.

Harrington Best TQM Thesis/ Project Award

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in conjunction with a number of European partners from The European Universities Network – TQM has decided to sponsor a prestigious award to encourage pioneering and original research work in the field of TQM, whether through unique contributions through novel ideas and theories or practical applications that is useful and successful. This award recognizes and rewards outstanding TQM-related thesis or projects in the context of the Arab World.

The Award is named after one of the World’s best known gurus and thinkers in TQM and related areas, Dr. H. James Harrington. The award is meant as a special tribute and in recognition of his unique and immense contribution to spreading the teachings of TQM throughout the World and through assisting thousands of organizations improve and reap out its benefits.

The awards program recognizes individual Masters’ students’ unique contributions in helping develop the TQM concept and also efforts that can demonstrate best practice applications and the documentations of organizational quest for improvement and excellence.

The award program is administered through two separate strands.

  • The European version is administered by The European Centre of TQM (University of Bradford in the UK) and covering students from the European Universities Network (EUN-TQM)
  • The version covering the Arab World is administered by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai.
Parasuraman Service Excellence Prize

This award recognizes and rewards original theoretical and empirical research focusing on dimensions of service excellence.The award takes its name from Professor A. Parasuraman, one of the “Ten Most Influential Figures in Quality” (voted by the editorial board of The Quality Review). He has received many distinguished teaching and research awards, including multiple Best Professor Awards given by Executive MBA Classes and the Provost’s Award for Scholarly Research at the University of Miami. In 1998 he received the American Marketing Association’s “Career Contributions to the Services Discipline Award” [an annual award bestowed upon one individual who has had a sustained and far-reaching impact on the field]. He received the Academy of Marketing Science’s “Outstanding Marketing Educator Award” in 2001 and was designated as a “Distinguished Fellow” of the Academy in 2004.

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The Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Awards

The “Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award” is dedicated to honour men and women in the Arab World for their exemplary leadership in driving their organizations to fulfill their role in business and society, for their uncompromising style to instigate a quality approach and culture to work, and for acting as role model to all. The Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award is established in honor of Dr. Armand Val Feigenbaum, President and CEO of General Systems Company.  Dr. Feigenbaum’s considerable experience in the field of leadership and management has led to the design, installation and implementation of proprietary management operating systems to generate greatly improved results in many of the major manufacturing and services companies throughout the world.

The Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award comprises four leadership categories:

  • Exceptional Leaders.
  • Accomplished Leaders.
  • Women Leaders.
  • Rising Stars.

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