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Emerald/BMDA Borderless Management Research Award - previous winners


2009/2010 Emerald/BMDA Borderless Management Research Award for Young Researchers

Although many impressive papers were submitted, the Baltic Journal of Management editors did not feel that any of the submissions were of the requisite quality to be declared the winner. However, one paper has been recognised as being worthy of a Highly Commended Award:

Highly Commended
Junhong Gao, Estonian Business School, Estonia
"The reasons of reputational crisis in Chinese organization"

The Highly Commended researcher will receive a certificate and will be encouraged to submit a revised version of the paper to BJM.

2007 Emerald/BMDA Borderless Management Research Award


The winner, chosen from a number of excellent proposals, is as follows:

Collaboration in Finnish-Russian supply chains – effects on performance and the role of experience
Harri Lorentz
Senior Research Associate, Turku School of Economics, Finland

Image: Harri Lorentz

This outstanding research paper has been awarded a prize of €1,500 and publication in the Baltic Journal of Management. A presentation will be made to Harri Lorentz at the 6th Annual BMDA Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.


"I am quite hounoured that my research contribution has been considered valuable by the Emerald/BMDA Borderless Management Research Award committee. I want to express my sincere gratitude for this acknowledgement. The award is highly appreciated, and this certainly encourages me to continue research efforts in the area of international supply chain management. I am of the opinion that with a sustained joint effort, researchers may contribute to regional development and prosperity, for example in the Baltic Sea Region, through studies with practical implications to policy makers and the business community."
(Harri Lorentz, winner of the award)

"The purpose of the Emerald/BMDA Borderless Management Research Award is to promote excellence and innovativeness in international/cross-cultural management research, in particular those contributions to outstanding scholarship made by younger researchers. Emerald is delighted to have found a worthy winner in Harri Lorentz. While his work is based on sound theory (SCM, logistics, international business), it also provides valuable practical insights to managing cross-border supply chain collaboration.

About the Award

Emerald Group Publishing Limited, publisher of the largest collection of international business and management journals, and the Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA), a rapidly growing membership organization with more than 55 institutional and individual members from academia and business from 17 countries, seek to promote excellence and innovativeness in international/cross-cultural management research by sponsoring the Emerald/BMDA Borderless Management Research Award.


To be eligible for the Awards, the research had to address an issue that is of importance to one of the various general management subject areas and be assessed across at least two different countries. The Award was open to those who are doctoral students in the last year of the doctoral programme, or researchers under 38. The paper could be co-authored with the senior faculty member.

Judging criteria

The entries were judged by the Editor and at least one Editorial Advisory Board member of the sponsoring journal. Entries were judged on the following criteria:

  • Significance/implications for theory and practice.
  • Originality and innovation.
  • International/cross-cultural scope.
  • Appropriateness and application of the methodology.
  • Analysis and presentation of the data.
  • Quality of the literature review.