Maurice Holland Award

2016 Holland Award

(From left to right:  James Euchner, RTM Editor-in-Chief; Anita Friis Sommer, The LEGO Group; Christian Hedegaard, The VELUX Group.  Not pictured: Iskra Dukovska-Popovska and Kenn Steger-Jensen, Aalborg University).

The Maurice Holland Award recognizes the best papers published in Research-Technology Management and honors IRI’s founder, Maurice Holland. The award is traditionally given at the IRI Member Summit for papers published during the previous year. Papers are judged by RTM's Board of Editors according to the criteria of significance to the field of R&D, technology, and innovation management; originality of new management concepts; and excellence in clarity of presentation.

Congratulations to the 2016 Holland Award Winners Anita Friis Sommer, Christian Hedegaard, Iskra Dukovska-Popovska, and Kenn Steger-Jensen. Their article, “Improved Product Development Performance through Agile/Stage-Gate Hyprids: The Next Generation Stage-Gate Process?” was published in theJanuary-February 2015 issue of Research-Technology Management.

Past Recipients 

D. Bruce Merrifield (1982)
Warren R. Stumpe (1983)
George E. Manners, Jr., Joseph A. Steger, Thomas W. Zimmerer (1984)
Robert A. Frosch (1985)
Richard N. Foster, Alan M. Kantrow, Lawrence H. Linden, Roger L. Whiteley (1986)
Harry W. Coover (1987)
Roland W. Schmitt (1988)
Lester C. Krogh, Julianne H. Prager, David P. Sorensen, John D. Tomlinson (1989)
Albert C. Perrino, James W. Tipping (1990)
Robert G. Cooper (1991)
Walter L. Robb (1992)
Graham R. Mitchell (1993)
C. K. Prahalad (1994)
Robert G. Cooper (1995)
Mark R. Gallon and Harold M. Stillman (1996)
Deb Chatterji (1997)
Sheldon A. Buckler (1998)
John Seely Brown (1999)
William C. Herbein, Robert C. Morris,
and Gregory R. Smith (2000)
Ian C. MacMillan and Rita Gunther McGrath (2001)
Marc H. Meyer and Paul C. Mugge (2002)
Robin A. Karol, Ross C. Loeser, and Richard H. Tait (2003)
Jeffrey T. Glass, Ingrid M. Ensing, and Gerardine DeSanctis (2004)
Jay Paap and Ralph Katz (2005)
Miles P. Drake, Nabil Y. Sakkab, and Ronald Jonash (2007)
Raymond R. Cosner, E. Jefferson Hynds, Alan R. Fusfeld, Carl V. Loweth, Charles Scouten, and Richard Albright (2008)
Paul B. Germeraad and Ronald P. Taylor (2009)
Seongkeun Jang, Yongki Yoon, Inseong Lee, and Jinwoo Kim (2010)
William Banholzer (2011)
Bilal Kaafarani and Jane Edison Stevenson (2012)
Peter Toft, Bill Crandall, and Paul Henderson (2013)
Ray O. Johnson and John D. Evans (2014)
Abhijit Ganguly and James Euchner (2015)
Anita Friis Sommer, Christian Hedegaard, Iskra Dukovska-Popovska, and Kenn Steger-Jensen (2016)