Best Book Award for Sjoerd Romme
On June 23th Sjoerd Romme received the Best Book Award for his book 'The Quest for Professionalism: The Case of Management and Entrepreneurship'. The prize was awarded to him at the 17th European Academy of Management (EURAM 2017) conference in Glasgow. In his book Romme argues that the quest for professionalism must be revitalized because the societal costs and damage caused by managerial amateurism are huge. He describes how to address this grand challenge, for example by exploring whether and how a shared professional purpose, and a professional body of knowledge, can be developed.