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EFMD logo2007 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Winners


This year there were nine subject categories, sponsored by a selection of Emerald’s journals.  The awards were open to those who had completed examination requirements for a Doctoral Award between 1st June 2005 and 1st October 2007.  As the quality of submissions was exceptionally high this year, the judges have had the very difficult task of scrutinising the applications in order to decide upon whom should be given a prestigious award.  One overall winner has been selected from each subject category, and a number of Highly Commended and Special Commendations have been bestowed.  The overall winners will receive a cash prize of 1,500 Euros (or currency equivalent), a certificate and an offer of publication in the sponsoring journal, either as a full paper, or an executive summary at the Editor’s discretion.  All Highly Commended and Special Commendation winners will receive certificates.

Both Emerald and the EFMD are exceedingly proud to support and reward such high quality research through the awards.  We wish the winners, and indeed all the applicants, success in their future academic careers.  Further updates including publication details, will appear here as information becomes available.

Human Resource Management

Category sponsored by Personnel Review  


Colette Darcy
National College of Ireland, School of Business, Dublin
(Doctoral award conferred by the University of Limerick, Ireland)
Understanding Fairness Judgements in Respect of the Termination of Employment; The Antecedents of Claiming Behaviour

Highly Commended

Dr Karen Becker
Queensland University of Technology, School of Management, Australia
Unlearning in the Workplace: A Mixed Methods Study

Dr Sarah Wright
University of Canterbury, Department of Management, Christchurch, New Zealand
Loneliness in the Workplace

Special Commendation

Xiaoyi Wu
Xiamen University, School of Management, China
(Doctoral award conferred by the Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)
The Impact of Organizational Justice on Employees’ Pay Satisfaction, Work Attitudes and Performance in Hotels

Information Science

Category sponsored by Journal of Documentation


Image: Liang LimingLiming Liang
Henan Normal University, Institute for Science Technology and Society, China
(Doctoral award conferred by the University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Rhythm Indicators for Measuring the Evolution of Science: Constructions and Applications

Highly Commended

Elisabeth Davies
University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Canada
Epistemic Practices of Theatre Production Professionals: An Activity Theory Approach

Polona Vilar
Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Evaluation and Design of User Interfaces of Information Retrieval Systems Based on Investigation of Information Searching Behaviour

Interdisciplinary Accounting Research

Category sponsored by Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal


Image: Helen TregidgaHelen Tregidga
AUT Business School, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
(Doctoral award conferred by the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Power and politics of organisational sustainable development: An analysis of organisational reporting discourse

Highly Commended

Charles Cho
Concordia University, John Molson School of Business, Quebec, Canada(Doctoral award conferred by University of Central Florida)
The role of social and environmental accounting disclosures, examined using different methodologies

Lisa Ann Powell
University of Adelaide, School of Commerce, South Australia
Environmental disclosures in a conservation organisation: An insider view

Knowledge Management

Category sponsored by the Journal of Knowledge Management


Image: Sandhya ShekharSandhya Shekhar
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Department of Management Studies, India
Knowledge Transfer Effectiveness for Knowledge Workers in Virtual Organizations

Highly Commended

Image: Dimitris BrachosDimitris Brachos
Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Management Science and Technology, Greece
Knowledge sharing within organizational units: The role of knowledge sharing context, process and knowledge sharing effectiveness in unit performance

Rony Dayan
Cranfield University, UK
A constructivist approach to the study of the implementation of Knowledge Management

Kondal Reddy Kandadi
University of Bolton, Business Logistics of Information Systems, UK
Knowledge management in distributed organisations: Developing a meta-level framework

Leadership and Organization Development

Category sponsored by the Leadership & Organization Development Journal


Image: Andreas RichterAndreas Richter
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid
(Doctoral award conferred by Aston University, UK)
Intergroup conflict in organisations: Predictors and relationships with team working effectiveness

Highly Commended

Tim Baker
Queensland University of Technology, School of Learning & Professional Studies, Australia
What are the core attributes of the new employment relationship?

Tim Walker
University of Ulster, Faculty of Business & Management
The Role of Best Value & Performance Management in Developing Change Within UK Councils: An Exploratory Study

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Category sponsored by the
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management


Yuan Xing
Knowledge Transfer Partnership, London South Bank University
(Doctoral award conferred by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)
An Analysis Of Physical Distribution Service Quality In The Online Retail Market

Highly Commended

Narasimha Kamath
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Management Information Systems
Supply Chain Management of Perishable Items: Channel Dynamics and Integrated Decision Making

Management and Governance

Category sponsored by Management Decision


Image: Bettina WittnebenBettina Wittneben
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Business-Society Management, the Netherlands
(Doctoral award conferred by University of Cambridge, UK)
Institutional Change in the Transfer of Climate-Friendly Technology

Highly Commended

Image: David Atkinson received his award at the Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference, 30-31st Jan, London, presented by Emerald Product Manager Sita ChauhanDavid Atkinson
Not currently affiliated.
(Doctoral award conferred by Lancaster University Management School, UK)
‘Heidegger’s Shoes’: On Art, Management, and an Art of Management

Image: Georg CasparyGeorg Caspary
World Bank, Washington, USA
(Doctoral award conferred by Sciences-Po Paris, France)
Corporate governance decisions on safeguards in infrastructure finance: influencing factors and scope for improvement

Yogesh Dwivedi
Swansea University, School of Business and Economics
(Doctoral award conferred by Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)
Investigating consumer adoption, usage and impact of broadband: UK households

Image: Karen MartynKaren Martyn
Massey University, Management Department, New Zealand
Decision-Making in a Corporate Boardroom: Inside the Black Box

Image: Jelena Petrovic
University of Wolverhampton Business School, Department of International Business
(Doctoral award conferred by Cranfield University School of Management, UK)
Balancing the multiplicity of different international joint venture (IJV) partners' agendas: IJV directors' contribution to board effectiveness

Special Commendation

Dr Pooja Malhotra
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amrtisar, India
Growth and Performance of Internet Banking in India

Yan Dan
Wuhan University of Technology, School of Management, China
(Doctoral award conferred by TongJi University, Shanghai, China)
E-Government Performance 

Dr Majid Pesaran GhaderImage: Dr Majid Pesaran Ghader
State Management and Planning Organization, Institute for Management and Planning Studies, Iran
A Contingency Model for Reforming the Administrative System of Iran 'Valued Stream' Model

Phallapa Petison
Mahidol University, School of Management, Thailand
(Doctoral award conferred by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
Value based localization strategies of automobile subsidiaries in Thailand

Marketing Strategy

Category sponsored by European Journal of Marketing


Image: Dulekha KasturiratneDulekha Kasturiratne
Imperial College London (University of London)
Value, Relationships & Competitive Advantage in the Sri Lankan Tea Industry

Highly Commended

Lola Dada
University of Surrey, School of Management
Dispelling Franchising Myths: The Franchise System as a Context for Entrepreneurial Marketing

Operations and Production Management

Category sponsored by
International Journal of Operations & Production Management


Image: Claire MoxhamClaire Moxham
University of Manchester, Manchester Business School
Measuring the Performance of Voluntary and Community Organisations

Highly Commended

Image: Alistair Brandon-JonesAlistair Brandon-Jones
University of Bath, School of Management
(Doctoral award conferred by University of Warwick, UK)
Perceived E-Procurement Quality: Exploring and measuring the construct at a tactical level within the public sector

Wendy van der Valk
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
(Doctoral award conferred by RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Buyer-Seller Interaction During Ongoing Service Exchange