Paper Co-Authored by Alumnus Othman Namli Wins an Award


SBA Alumnus Othman Namli, and Professor Gwyneth Edwards won the Best Student Paper Award in the International Business Division at the latest Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference. The paper, Internationalization Speed: Strategies in the Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) Industry, was based on Othman Namli’s thesis, directed by Professor Edwards and submitted in August 2020.

The purpose of this paper is to understand the factors that allow a company to expand to the international market more rapidly. The model that emerged from Namli’s work could help guide airlines looking to pursue international opportunities without overstretching their capabilities. This award salutes the quality of Professor Edwards’ and Mr. Namli’s research, which had already been recognized with a research scholarship from the Boucaro Foundation. (