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Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

International recognition and cash awards for doctoral research

Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference and seek to celebrate excellence in research by sponsoring the 2020 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.

Prize

Award-winning entries will receive a cash prize of €1,000 (or currency equivalent), a certificate and a winners' logo to attach to correspondence. In addition, a number of highly commended awards will be bestowed with a certificate and an award winners' logo for use on correspondence.

Together with Emerald, we are delighted to support doctoral graduates in their efforts to advance the management science and make a difference in society. Today, more than ever, it is essential to leverage meaningful and impactful research, and recognise it internationally. Congratulations to all!“

Prof. Eric Cornuel, President of EFMD Global

2020 Winners


Educational leadership & strategy

Sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration

Winner

Maxwell Ho Chun Sing

Dissertation title: Teachers’ entrepreneurial behavior and its impact in school: Cases studies in Hong Kong
Institution: The Education University of Hong Kong
Doctoral mentor: Dr Darren Anthony Bryant

“My passions, academic excellence mobilize me to apply for this prestigious award. I am honored to be the recipient of the 2020 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. Thanks to the Journal of Educational Administration generous support. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisors Dr. Darren Bryant and Dr. Lu Jiafang, for the continuous support of my study and related research, for their generosity, motivation, and immense knowledge.

Teacher entrepreneurialism is a new trend in educational leadership study, which can be found in great impact journal in the past few years. I hope that this study serves as one of the spearheads to contribute to future research in teacher entrepreneurialism. Furthermore, this is my responsibility to share my knowledge and practical experience in enabling teacher entrepreneurialism at school. It is a great honor and appreciation that I am the winner of this prestigious award that I will share this award's core value to others in the future”.

Highly commended

Belinda C. Hughes

Dissertation title: An investigation into a Chief Executive Officer of a multi-academy trust in England
Institution: University of Manchester
Doctoral mentor: Prof. Helen Gunter

Florit Yaakov-Firuz

Dissertation title: Mentoring New Principals: Investigating the Models and Stages of Development of the Mentoring Process in the First Two Years of Principals’ Work
Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Doctoral mentor: Professor Chen Schechter

“Being a recipient of the 2020 Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Award in the category of Education and Leadership Strategy is a great honor. I would like to express my gratitude to Emerald Publishing, EFMD, for providing this award as an opportunity to promote my doctoral research. This prestigious award will certainly be a source of motivation and inspiration to me in my research career. Having researched the field of school principal mentoring, which is a crucial factor in the advancement and retention of school principals, I follow the same research path, turning now to the research of mentoring academic gifted students. I am deeply grateful to Prof. Chen Schechter, my doctoral advisor, from the program of Leadership, Organizational Development, and Policy in Education at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Thank you for allowing me to spread my wings on this exciting, wonderful journey”.


 


Finance

Sponsored by Managerial Finance

Winner

Stephen Zamore

Dissertation title: Risk Management and Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions
Institution: University of Agder
Doctoral mentors: Roy Mersland and Leif Atle Beisland

"Risk management and efficiency are important in achieving the double-bottom line of social and financial sustainability objectives of microfinance institutions which provide financial services to the poor in society. It is such an honor that my Ph.D. research in this field has been globally recognized and selected by the editorial team of Managerial Finance for the prestigious 2020 Emerald and EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Finance category. I am grateful to Emerald Publishing, EFMD and the entire editorial team of Managerial Finance for the global recognition of my Ph.D. research. This is a great source of motivation not only for me but also for my followers and other young scholars to go higher in the academic ladder. I would like to also express my gratitude to my great advisors, Professor Roy Mersland and Professor Leif Atle Beisland, and the University of Agder for their wonderful guidance and training during my Ph.D. study"

Stephen Zamore

Highly commended

Amira ABID

Dissertation title: Optimal debt, implied rating and implied default probability: a quantitative analysis based on CDS
Institution: University of Sfax
Doctoral mentor: Fathi ABID

Nicu Sprincean

Dissertation title: Business Cycles and Systemic Risk
Institution: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
Doctoral mentor: Alin Marius Andries

Boris Fays

Dissertation title: Efficient Construction of Linear and Nonlinear Equity Risk Strategies
Institution: HEC Liège
Doctoral mentor: Marie Lambert

Ashley Ding

Dissertation title: Environmental Delta: Essays on Energy, Volatility and Climate Change
Institution: University of Queensland
Doctoral mentor: Martina Linnenluecke


 


Health care management

Sponsored by Journal of Health Organization and Management  

Winner

Lila Petar Vrklevski

Dissertation title: Professional roles and identity in public mental health services: the multifaceted interaction of belonging, attachment, power and activities
Institution: University of Tasmania
Doctoral mentors: Dr Kathy Eljiz and Professor David Greenfield

Lila Petar Vrklevski

Highly commended

Anne Schmitz

Dissertation title: International analysis of the usage intention of virtual doctor appointments: an adaptation of the UTAUT2 theory
Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Doctoral mentors: Ana María Díaz Martín & María Jesús Yagüe Guillén

“I am really honored to receive such a prestigious recognition. This is, without doubt, a great motivation to keep on working and to create impactful and high-quality research.

I would like to express my gratitude to the Editorial Team of the Journal of Health Organization and Management and both my thesis advisors, Ana Díaz Martín and María Jesús Yagüe Guillén.” 

Anne

Charlotte Sharp

Dissertation title: Products from healthcare research: designated boundary object to boundary object-in-use
Institution: The University of Manchester
Doctoral mentor: Professor Ruth Boaden

Wouter A Keijser

Dissertation title: Opening Up Medicine: Physicians and Leadership in Times of Transformation
Institution: University of Twente
Doctoral mentor: Prof Dr Celeste Wilderom


 


Human resource management

Sponsored by Personnel Review

Winner

Roxanne Stockwell

Dissertation title: The Experiences and Responses of Business Graduates to Employer Selection Mechanisms: A Case Study
Institution: University of Bath
Doctoral mentor: Professor Rajani Naidoo

Highly commended

Dr. Geetika Malik Chandra

Dissertation title: Organizational Consequences of Human Resource Outsourcing in Indian Organizations
Institution: University of Delhi
Doctoral mentor: Prof. A Venkat Raman

It is truly an honour to be the recipient of Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2020 in the Human Resource Management category.  

"It is quite a feat to receive such recognition at the global level. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Emerald publishing, EFMD & the Editorial board of 'Personnel Review' for providing a platform to recognize the work of budding researchers while giving them a chance to shine globally

"I would like to thank all the faculty members of Faculty of Management Studies (University of Delhi), the management of different organizations, respondents and all others for their direct or indirect contribution in this study. I am especially thankful to my mentor, (my Ph.D. supervisor), Prof. A Venkat Raman who has always been a great source of inspiration and knowledge throughout the course of my research and even now. His unending support and guidance has contributed a lot towards my growth as a Researcher. I consider myself lucky to have him as my mentor.

"I also thank my family for their unconditional support in completing my research endeavour. 

"Last but not least, I Thank God for everything!!!!!! 

I really appreciate Emerald/EFMD for organizing such awards”.

Geetika Malik Chandra

Giverny De Boeck

Dissertation title: The Realization of Potential in the Workplace: An Employer and Employee Perspective
Institution: KU Leuve
Doctoral mentor: Prof. Dr. Nicky Dries

Joey Soehardjojo

Dissertation title: Knowledge and HRM Practice Transfer in Emerging Economies: The Case of Japanese Joint Ventures in Indonesia
Institution: Warwick Business School
Doctoral mentors: Professor Guglielmo Meardi and Nigel Drifield

"I am deeply grateful to the committee for recognizing the quality of my research.

Receiving the Emerald/EFMD Doctoral Research Award is a high honour for me. It is also extremely valuable as it represents international recognition of my work which can lead to wider opportunities for the dissemination of my research as a junior academic.

My doctoral thesis was selected for a best dissertation award in the categories of Labour and Employment Relations (by LERA), International Business (by AIB-UKI) and Human Resource Management (by EFMD)"

Nevena Isaeva

Dissertation title: Trust and distrust in intra-organisational relationships
Institution: University of Birmingham
Doctoral mentor: Mark NK Saunders

Nevena


Leadership & organisation development

Sponsored by Leadership & Organization Development Journal  

Winner

Esme Franken

Dissertation title: Building people up: Leadership and employee resilience
Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
Doctoral mentors: Dr Geoff Plimmer, A/Prof Sanna Malinen and A/Prof Jane Bryson

Highly commended

Marcella Hoogeboom

Dissertation title: Micro-behavioral Building Blocks of Leadership, Followership and Team Interaction
Institution: University of Twente
Doctoral mentor: Prof. Dr. C.P.M. Wilderom

Dr Seren Dalkiran

Current institution: University of Notre Dame (UNDA), Utrecht University & Varna University of Management
PhD obtained at: University of Notre Dame Australia(UNDA) in partnership and co-supervision with Utrecht University and Varna University of Management and Professor Dr. Geert Hofstede
Thesis title: Millennial Emergence: Worldviews, Value-Orientations and Leadership Paradigms among Global Youth Leadership Networks
Doctoral mentors: Prof. Dr. John Rees, Professor ir. Klaas van Egmond  & Professor Michael Minkov 

“It is an honour to be a recipient of the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2020 in the category of 'Leadership and Organization Development' that acknowledges excellence among the most innovative scientific research with societal impact of the last few years.

 

"I would like to express my appreciation to Emerald Publishing, EFMD and the Editorial Board of the Leadership and Organization Development Journal for this global recognition of my Ph.D. research. It is significant that with this award we are encouraged as the next generation of scholars and thought leaders who work at the nexus of theory and practise as well as science and society. This award underlines the importance for us to keep making an original contribution to the evolution of knowledge progression with societal implications and benefits. I believe that this is the future of science and scholarship.

"I would like to thank the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) (Professor Dr. John Rees, Professor Dr. Kevin Watson) in collaboration with Utrecht University  (Professor ir. Klaas van Egmond for his special mentorship throughout the years) and Varna University of Management (Professor Dr. Michael Minkov) with the support of the Global Millennial Research Team, Synergized Earth Network (SEN) for supporting me to create my own international Ph.D. program and generate a new framework of thinking, my own survey (based on established survey models) and unique quantitative and qualitative dataset that encompasses responses from Millennial leaders and young professionals from 117 countries. The market research company Kantar (TNS Nipo) gave their technical support in my data generation. My special thanks goes to the eminent Professor Geert Hofstede (in memoriam) who taught me the lessons and challenges around what it means to be a pioneer exploring the synergies between the world of theory and practise. Because we shared this deep understanding, I feel very honoured that I received his mentorship in one of the last doctoral projects in the final phase of his life. Alike many others who gratefully supported my research and societal work that derived from it, he believed in our shared responsibility to equip the next generation of leadership in the search for new leadership and organizational paradigms to tackle our most pressing challenges in the 21st century”.

Seren

Dr. Swapnil Barmase

Dissertation title: Against the flow: A process theory of imprinting and economics of organizational compassion
Institution: IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Doctoral mentor: Prof. Joan Fontrodona

"With an unconventional outlook, my contention was that why don't we as management scholars focus on positive humanistic capabilities like our abilities of caring, compassion, resilience, forgiveness, hope, or temperance; why can't we model organizations as instruments of healing broken people, communities, and ecosystems instead of profit-maximizing machines, which is is all the more important in the current challenging times. Today, I feel honored and grateful to the Emerald Publishing and EFMD for the prestigious award, recognition, and dissemination of my research. I would like to thank the editorial team of Leadership and organization development for their time and consideration. Special thanks are due to my advisor Prof. Joan Fontrodona, and the entire family of IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, for their valued guidance and encouraging me to pursue my interests".

Swapnil

Svjetlana Pantic-Dragisic

Dissertation title: The interplay between organizational capabilities and individual skills: Studies of technical and engineering consulting firms
Institution: Linköping University
Doctoral mentor: Jonas Söderlund


Logistics & supply chain management

Sponsored by International Journal of Logistics Management

Winner

Marc van den Berg

Dissertation title: Managing Circular Building Projects
Institution: University of Twente
Doctoral mentors: Hans Voordijk and Arjen Adriaanse

My PhD thesis helps to rethink the way building projects can be managed: it develops actionable knowledge for demolition and design managers’ challenges to reduce, reuse and/or recycle building materials. I am very honored that Emerald Publishing, EFMD and the editorial team of International Journal of Logistics Management chose to reward this work with an Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Thanks go to Hans Voordijk and Arjen Adriaanse for helping me with many research challenges and brightening the way."

Highly commended

Devendra Kumar Pathak

Dissertation title: Performance Management of Sustainable Freight Transportation: A Study of Select Issues
Current institution:  Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur
PhD obtained at: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Department of Management Studies
Doctoral mentor: Prof. Ravi Shankar

Dung H. Nguyen

Dissertation title: Order fulfilment and consumer behavior in online retailing
Institution: VU University Amsterdam
Doctoral mentors: Prof. Dr. Wout Dullaert and Prof. Dr. Ir. Sander de Leeuw (promoters), Dr. Jelle de Vries (co-promoter)

"I am honored to be Highly Commended in the 2020 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Logistics and supply chain management category. I would like to express my gratitude to Emerald Publishing, EFMD, and the editorial team of International Journal of Logistics Management for this international recognition of my PhD research. This prestigious award will motivate me to continue pursuing my research interests and producing high-quality research. I am especially thankful to my promoters, Prof. Dr. Wout Dullaert and Prof. Dr. Ir. Sander de Leeuw, and my co-promoter, Dr. Jelle de Vries, for their extraordinary guidance and support. This work would not have been possible without them."

Ricardo Augusto Zimmermann

Dissertation title: Innovation and supply chain management: strategies, capabilities, and the effect of fit on business performance
Institution: University of Aveiro
Doctoral mentors: Luís Miguel Domingues Ferreira and Antonio Carrizo Moreira

"I am very happy and honored to have my doctoral research recognized as highly commended in the area of Logistics and Supply Management by Emerald and EFMD Global at the 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. Thank you very much Luís Miguel D. F. Ferreira and António Carrizo Moreira for the guidance and support and thank you Emerald, EFMD and International Journal of Logistics Management for the recognition".

Ricardo Zimmermann


Management & governance

Sponsored by Management Decision

Winner

Kathleen M Crowley

Dissertation title: Dynamics of Creativity: How Early Drug Discovery Scientists Experience Creativity
Institution: George Washington University
Doctoral mentor: Shiasta Khilji

I am thrilled and honored to have my study recognized for the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award.  I would like to thank the editorial team of Management Decision for their time and consideration as well as my doctoral mentor Professor Shiasta Khilji who has always pushed and encouraged me.  Pursuits of research, learning and teaching are not done for the fame and glory but it is always great to be recognized“.

Kathleen Crowley

Highly commended

Dr. Gunther Glenk

Dissertation title: Economics of Renewable Hydrogen
Institution: Technische Universität München
Doctoral mentor: Prof. Dr. Gunther Friedl

Green hydrogen could substantially reduce global carbon emissions but has so far been too expensive for widespread application. In my dissertation, I show how the rapid cost declines of renewables and innovation in Power-to-Gas technology have now changed the economic fundamentals for green hydrogen production”.


Marketing

Sponsored by European Journal of Marketing

Winner

Tim Hilken

Dissertation title: Seeing is believing: enhancing the customer experience with augmented reality
Institution: Maastricht University
Doctoral mentor: Prof. dr. Ko de Ruyter

Highly commended

Freya De Keyzer

Dissertation title: Brand Communication on Social Networking Sites
Institution: University of Antwerp
Doctoral mentor: Prof.Dr. Nathalie Dens and Prof.Dr. Patrick De Pelsmacker

Hugo Guyader

Dissertation title: The Heart & Wallet Paradox of Collaborative Consumption
Institution: Linköping University
Doctoral mentor: Lars Witell

Michiel Van Crombrugge

Dissertation title: Empirical Studies on Manufacturer Direct Channels
Institution: KU Leuven
Doctoral mentor: Els Breugelmans

Rafael San José Iglesias

Dissertation title: Construction of Image and Attitudes Toward Global-Local Brand Alliances: The Effects of Globalness and Localness
Institution: Auckland University of Technology
Doctoral mentor: Associate Professor Mark Glynn

Ramona De Luca

Dissertation title: A cognitive approach to scent marketing: the effect of odor priming and processing dynamics on consumer aesthetic preferences and choices
Institution: FGV-EAESP
Doctoral mentor: Delane Botelho


Operations & production management

Sponsored by International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Winner

Henrik Franke

Dissertation title: Behavioral Challenges to Cross-Functional Teams: Essays on Politics and Conflict in Global Sourcing Decision Making
Institution: EBS University for Business and Law
Doctoral mentor: Kai Foerstl

I am grateful and proud to receive this year’s award in the Operations and Production Management category! Thank you so much Emerald, EFMD, and IJOPM for picking my work among all the excellent submissions. A special thanks goes out to Prof. Förstl of EBS University, Prof. Heese of NC State U, and all my friends at GGS Heilbronn and ETH Zürich. Without your help, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Henrik

Highly commended

Jon Bokrantz

Dissertation title: Smart Maintenance - maintenance in digitalised manufacturing
Institution: Chalmers University of Technology
Doctoral mentor: Anders Skoogh

It is an honor to receive the Highly Commended Award as a recognition of my five years of hard work as a Ph.D. student. My research has always been driven by the combined pursuit of academic excellence and industrial impact, and this award will encourage me to continue on this path in both research and education. I therefore direct my deepest gratitude towards Emerald Publishing, EFMD, and the editorial board of the International Journal of Production & Operations Management. In addition, I also thank my Ph.D. supervisors at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalmers University of Technology for their endless encouragement and support: Prof. Anders Skoogh, Prof. Cecilia Berlin, and Prof. Johan Stahre.

Jon

Philipp Christopher Sauer

Dissertation title: Multi-tier sustainable supply chain management - learning from the minerals case
Institution: University of Kassel
Doctoral mentor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Seuring

Rima Al Hasan

Dissertation title: Exploring the interplay between process improvement approaches and product innovation
Institution: University of Warwick
Doctoral mentors: Prof. Pietro Micheli & Prof. Sotirios Paroutis

"Great News! I am so honored to have been received the Outstanding doctoral research award, I would like to express my appreciation to my Ph.D. supervisors, Thanks to Emerald, EFMD, and IJOPM for recognizing and promoting doctoral research contributions"

Rima

Yiyi Fan

Dissertation title: Multi-Level Buyer-Supplier Relationships and Their Influence on Supply Chain Risk Management
Institution: Lancaster University
Doctoral mentor: Professor Mark Stevenson

“I am delighted to receive the Highly Commended Award in the Operations and Production Management category. Thanks, Emerald, EFMD, and the editorial team of International Journal of Operations & Production Management. I am thankful to my dissertation supervisor Professor Mark Stevenson for his support and guidance. My appreciation also goes to Lancaster University Management School which financially supported my PhD. I would also like to thank my family for their continued support.”

Yiyi


Tourism & hospitality management

Sponsored by Tourism Review  

Winner

Christopher S. Dutt

Dissertation title: The role of tourism in bridging the gap between expatriates and hosts: A case of the United Arab Emirates
Institution: University of Exeter
Doctoral mentor: William Harvey

Highly commended

Samira Zare

Dissertation title: Recall and Post-trip Evaluation of Tourist Destinations; the Effects of Travel Order
Institution: University of Queensland
Doctoral mentor: Prof. Philip Pearce

We are delighted to have attracted such great work by authors from all over the world and have been impressed to see that real world impact continues to be a strong theme among the submissions, supporting Emerald’s commitment to meaningful, real world impact in research. We recognise the hard work each author contributes to their research papers and would like to thank everyone for submitting and congratulate this year’s winners

Tony Roche, Publishing and Strategic Relations Director, Emerald Publishing

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