Awards/Honours

In February 2019, Mark was elected a Founding Scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council. The Founding Scholars’ launch event was held at the Freud Museum, London.

In July 2017, Mark’s paper ‘Whistleblower as lost good self’ was nominated for the best paper award at the EGOS colloquium, Copenhagen, Denmark.

In June 2016, Management Students at the University of Leicester School of Management voted Mark as the ‘most interesting lecturer’ during their time as undergraduate students at the university.

In July 2014, Mark’s paper on narcissistic leadership (published in ‘Journal of Management Inquiry’ in 2013) was runner-up for the CSOC Excellence in Organizational Scholarship Award.

In June 2013, Management Students at the University of Leicester School of Management voted Mark as the most respected lecturer during their time as undergraduate students at the university.

In October 2013, together with co-author Gianpiero Petriglieri of INSEAD, Mark was a Gradiva Award nominee for his paper (published in ‘Organization Studies’ in 2012) on ‘the unwanted self’.

In October 2012, Mark was a Gradiva Award nominee for his credit crisis paper (published in ‘Organization’ in 2011) on ‘a culture of mania’.

In August 2012, together with co-author Jonathan Pinto of Imperial College London, Mark received the Group & Organization Management best paper prize for the article on a gang at work in Enron. The plaque was presented at the annual Academy of Management Conference in Boston, USA.

In June 2012 Mark received the iLab prize for innovative scholarship, co-sponsored by the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and the Swiss-based Imagination Foundation Laboratory. The award, a diploma and 12,000 Swiss Francs, was for his stream of scholarship using psychoanalytic ideas in relation to organizations and for his credit crisis paper (published in Organization in 2011) in particular. The award was presented at the EURAM Annual Conference in Holland.

In 2007 Mark received the Richard Normann Prize, held in trust by Templeton College (University of Oxford) between the years 2005-2008. The prize is intended to reward “outstanding insights into the service economy, value co-production, and business innovation and change”, and was presented at the University of Oxford in November 2007. For his work on toxicity, and based on an abridged version of his paper published in Organization Studies in 2007, Mark was in fact the only-ever recipient of the award.

In 2005 Mark received an Emerald Citation of Excellence for his paper on the critical period of disasters (published in Human Relations in 2004). Of 15,000 management publications worldwide that year, the citation is awarded to the top 50.