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Leading Editor Awards 2010


Awards for Excellence

Leading Editors

The Leading Editor awards acknowledge the high commitment Editors have to their journals and reward their efforts to raise and maintain the standing of the journals. In recognition of this work, we reward the following editors:

Thomas Garavan
Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland
Journal of European Industrial Training

Thomas Garavan is a professor at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick where he specialises in both the research and teaching of Human Resource Development, Leadership Development and Vocational Training and Education. A graduate of the University of Limerick (BBS, 1982; MBS, 1985) and the University of Bristol (Doctor of Education, 1996), he has authored or co-authored 14 books and 100 refereed journal papers and book chapters. Professor Garavan is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). He is also a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (USA) and a board member of both the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) and the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD).

Professor Garavan has edited Journal of European Industrial Training for over ten years and has been pivotal to its development during this time. In response to the evolving nature of the HRD field Professor Garavan has successfully steered JEIT to a multi-disciplinary stance, publishing empirical and theoretical articles on HRD from the fields of psychology, sociology, economics and institutional perspectives. The journal has reached new readerships by the regular publication of special issues which Professor Garavan has commissioned from leading experts in the field. Simultaneously he has greatly improved the relevance of published articles and the rigour of the journal's review process.

Professor Garavan has introduced a Regional Editor structure to JEIT and the journal also enjoys the support of an international Editorial Advisory Board. Currently JEIT is a highly respected academic title with international contributions and profile occupying a place at the forefront of HRD-based research in management.

Charles L. Martin
W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Journal of Services Marketing

Charles L. Martin is Professor of Marketing in the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University (Wichita, Kansas USA). The service sector is central to his teaching, research and consulting interests. Charles has edited the Journal of Services Marketing for many years and is one of Emerald's longest serving and most experienced Editors. Under his tenure the journal has developed into a major international resource for those researching, teaching and working in areas pertaining to the services sector.

During 2009 this journal registered almost 30,000 downloads worldwide per month - a testament to the quality of content that Charles, his reviewers, advisors and authors are bringing to the journal. Moreover in 2009 the journal was accepted into the social sciences citation index - an indication of strong citation activity relating to articles published in the journal. The journal is highly regarded in numerous rankings around the world - further evidence of the excellent work Charles has done over the many years of his editorship.

Professor Mustafa Alshawi
School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK
Professor Jack Goulding
School of Built and Natural Environment, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Construction Innovation

Professor Mustafa Alshawi is Associate Dean (Research & Innovation) in the Faculty of Business, Law & the Built Environment at Salford University, UK. He has extensive research expertise with specific interest in Integrating IT and Business Strategies, Measuring IS/IT capability of Organisations, Business Process Management, Integrating Design and Construction, e-learning and Process Management. He holds many international advisory posts in various countries and has been a consultant to the World Bank, UN Habitat and OECD. His book entitled Rethinking IT in Construction and Engineering: Organisational Readiness is one of the few books to address readiness of organisations to successfully embrace IT into their work practices.

Professor Jack Goulding is a Professor of Construction Project Management at the University of Central Lancashire, UK; and is currently leading Construction Management and Economics research in this area. His core research areas include: Construction Project Management, ICT in Construction, Change Management and Strategic Management. He is also a Professional Review Assessor and a Professional Development Programme Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Building, UK, and has been actively involved in helping several international organisations develop and restructure their organisational strategies and training policies to leverage success.

Both Jack and Mustafa are excellent editors and form a great team. Their passion for the journal and attention to detail and quality has helped develop Construction Innovation into the internationally renowned title it is today.

Dr Fevzi Okumus
Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

Dr Fevzi Okumus is an Associate Professor at Rosen College of Hospitality at the University of Central Florida. He has extensive research expertise, and his teaching areas include strategic management, leadership development, strategic human resources management, strategic marketing, and international hospitality management. In addition to his work as Editor, he has written over 100 academic publications (refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations etc) and serves on the editorial board of nine international journals. He is also the Founder and Moderator of the Strategic Management in Tourism Discussion Forum which has over 200 members worldwide.

Fevzi is an excellent editor and works tirelessly to promote and develop the journal. His ambition and energy have helped the Journal achieve status as a tier one journal in the field of tourism and hospitality. The Journal's acceptance into the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index (ISI) is testament to his hard work and dedication, and his primary concern is how we can continue to improve the Journal for both readers and authors, Fevzi also works closely with guest editors to publish a range of high quality special issues.

Professor Joseph Sarkis
Clark University, Massachusetts, USA
Management Research Review (formerly Management Research News)

Joseph Sarkis is Professor of Operations and Environmental Management at Clark University in their Graduate School of Management. He has a PhD in Management Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and spent five years at the University of Texas at Arlington as an Assistant and Associate Professor in their School of Business. Joseph's teaching interests cover operations management, logistics, supply chain management, corporate environmental management, management of technology, international management and information systems and technology. Joseph has published numerous papers in a variety of publications.

Leading Book Series Editor Awards

For the first time this year Emerald has launched the Leading Book Series Editor awards. These awards acknowledge the high commitment Book Series Editors have to their series and reward their efforts to raise and maintain the standing of the publications. In recognition of this work, we reward the following editors:

Lisa Keister
Duke University, North Carolina, USA
Research in the Sociology of Work

Lisa Keister is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Markets and Management Program at Duke University. She holds a PhD from Cornell University and has also had faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Ohio State University. Her research focuses on economic sociology, including studying how Chinese firms have adapted to the country's decades-old economic transition as well as on saving behavior and asset accumulation among Americans. She is author of Wealth in America (Cambridge 2000), Chinese Business Groups (Oxford 2000), Getting Rich (Cambridge 2005), Social Stratification and Inequality (Cambridge forthcoming), and Faith and Finances (Cambridge forthcoming) and has also written numerous journal articles and edited multiple volumes. Lisa is a member of the Sociological Research Association and has been listed in Who's Who since 2002.

Professor Keister has edited the series since 2006 and is responsible for coordinating a strong pipeline of volumes addressing some of the key and emerging issues in the field from international perspectives. Her proactive and enthusiastic efforts on Research in the Sociology of Work have ensured that its performance has been maintained as one of Emerald's leading series.

Henry T. Frierson
Graduate School, University of Florida, USA
Diversity in Higher Education

Henry T. Frierson is Associate Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Florida. Professor Frierson's current interests include program evaluation, examining the effects of mentoring, increasing the number of individuals of color in doctoral programs and research careers, and examining effective and efficient production of PhD recipients from high-quality doctoral programs. Prior to moving to the University of Florida, he was Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Research Education Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professor Frierson has edited the Diversity in Higher Education book series since its launch in 1997. Under his editorship, the series has addressed topics regarding diversity (or the lack thereof) in a wide range of higher education settings, exploring mentoring with a focus on advancing diversity and examining the effects of mentoring, Latinos in higher education, Black American chemist PhDs and their professional experiences, and advancing diversity related to underrepresented minorities within academic administration. Most recently, the series has addressed the diminishing proportion of Black American males in higher education, an issue which for too long has not been fully acknowledged. These groundbreaking volumes forthrightly discuss and address the conditions that can be observed today, presenting a wide range of perspectives.

Joseph Cheng
College of Business at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Hitt
Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
Advances in International Management

Joseph L.C. Cheng is Professor of International Business and Director of the Illinois Global Business Initiative (IGBI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has previously served on the business faculty at The Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. During the spring semester of 2003, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Cheng was also an elected officer of the Academy of Management's International Management Division during 1999-2004, serving in various leadership roles including pre-conference chair, program chair, and division chair. He has organized major academic and business conferences in a number of international cities, including Beijing, Chicago, Seattle, Sydney-Newcastle, Toronto, Washington DC, and more recently, in Hong Kong for the 2009 IGBI Global Business Forum on Strategic Positioning in a New World Economic Order: Asia Pacific and Global Competitiveness.

He has published seven books and many refereed articles in leading US and European academic journals. Professor Cheng has received recognitions for teaching, research, and professional service excellence, including an Outstanding Elective Professor Award from The Ohio State University MBA Programs, a Best Paper Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Academy's International Management Division.

Michael Hitt is currently a Distinguished Professor of Management at Texas A&M University and holds the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership. Michael received his PhD from the University of Colorado. Dr Hitt has co-authored or co-edited 26 books and authored or co-authored many journal articles. A recent article listed him as one of the ten most cited authors in management over a 25-year period. The Times Higher Education in 2010 listed him among the top scholars in economics, finance and management and that he is first among management scholars (tied) with the highest number of highly cited articles.

Joseph Cheng and Michael Hitt recently stepped down as Series Editors of the Advances in International Management series. The series published its 22nd volume in 2009 on Managing Subsidiary Dynamics. The Series is highly regarded in the field and much of the success is due to the hard work and dedication of Joe and Michael. We thank them both very much for their service on the Series and wish them both the best for their future endeavours.