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2008 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Winners

This year there were 11 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 1 October 2006 and 1 October 2008.  As the quality of submissions was again exceptionally high in virtually all categories, the judges have had a difficult task deciding whom should be awarded these prestigious accolades.  A maximum of one overall winner has been selected from each subject category, and a number of Highly Commended Awards and Special Commendations have been bestowed.  The overall winners in each category will receive a cash prize of €1,500 (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 Award and Special Commendation winners will receive certificates. Wherever possible, we will try to arrange presentation of these certificates at forthcoming conferences or events.

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

Human resource management

Category sponsored by Personnel Review

Image: Robert Kaše receives his award at EURAM 2009 from Jim Bowden, Author Relations Team LeaderWinner
Robert Kaše
"Effects of HR practices on knowledge transfer in knowledge-intensive firms: the mediating role of social network dimensions"
Department of Management and Organization, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Robert Kaše receives his certificate from Emerald Author Relations Team Leader, Jim Bowden (right).

Highly Commended
Jingying Feng
"Learning organization and its relationship with organizational performance"
Department of Public Administration, China Youth University for Political Sciences, China
Doctorate conferred by Renmin University of China

Highly Commended
Sumita Ketkar
"Links between human resource flexibility, environmental dynamism and firm performance: an empirical study of firms in India"
Human Resources Dept, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India

Highly Commended
Image: Professor Meni Koslowsky receives certificate on behalf of Asher RazAsher Raz
"The 'good' recommender and the 'bad' recommender: regulating for the factors of leniency effect, in reference letters"
Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Emerald's Head of External Relations, Mark Hindwell (left), and Matthew Wood, Director of Communications at the EFMD, present the certificate to Professor Mini Koslowsky (centre), who received it on behalf of Asher Raz at the 2009 Academy of Management meeting in Chicago.

Information science

Category sponsored by Journal of Documentation

Xin Fu
"Evaluating sources of implicit feedback for web search"
School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Image: Michael Norris receives his certificate from Journal of Documentation EAB Member Dr Paul SturgesHighly Commended
Michael Norris
"The citation advantage of open access articles"
Information Science Dept, Loughborough University, UK

Michael Norris (right) is presented with his certificate by Journal of Documentation EAB Member, Paul Sturges.

Highly Commended
Image: Toni WellerToni Weller
"Information in nineteenth century England: exploring contemporary socio-cultural perceptions and understandings"
Information Science Dept, City University, London, UK and
History Dept, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Highly Commended
Yu Guang
"Study on delay effects and control methods of the scientific journal publication process"
School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Interdisciplinary accounting research

Category sponsored by Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

Unfortunately, the judges felt unable to declare a winner in this category this year owing to the insufficiently high standard of entries.

Knowledge management

Image: Johannes Dumay receives his certificateCategory sponsored by Journal of Knowledge Management

Johannes Dumay
"Intellectual capital in action: Australian studies"
Economics and Business Dept, The University of Sydney, Australia

Johannes Dumay receives his certificate at The University of Sydney.

Highly Commended
Qian Xu
"Research on the intra-cluster knowledge diffusion and firm’s competitive advantage: a cognitive perspective"
Business Administration Dept, Zhejiang University, China

Highly Commended
Xiaohong Zhang
"Research on intellectual capital and its management - based on research institutions"
School of Economics & Management, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, China
Doctorate conferred by Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Special Commendation
Shi Jiangtao
"On the mechanism of influence of guanxi and communication on employees' knowledge sharing and knowledge integration"
School of Economy and Management, Shanxi University, China

Leadership and organization development

Category sponsored by Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Christine Cross
"An investigation of women’s career progression decisions as a significant determinant of the under-representation of women at senior management levels in Ireland"
Personnel and Employment Relations Dept, University of Limerick, Ireland
Doctorate conferred by Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Highly Commended
Han Zhang
"The impact of ownership structure on corporation’s innovational strategic choices and performance in China"
School of Business Administration, Capital University of Economics and Business, China
Doctorate conferred by Remin University, China

Logistics and supply chain management

Category sponsored by International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

Matthias Ehrgott
"Social and environmental sustainability in supplier management - a stakeholder theory perspective on antecedents and outcomes"
Chair of International Business & Supply Management, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

Highly Commended
Xiaohong Liu
"The competitiveness of logistics service providers: an investigation in China and the UK"
School of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Highly Commended
Arshinder Kaur
"An integrative framework for supply chain coordination"
Management Studies Dept, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Doctorate conferred by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Management and governance

Category sponsored by Management Decision

Image: Yves Fassin being presented with his certificate by Management Decision Editor, John Peters and EFMD Honorary President, Gerard van SchaikWinner
Yves Fassin
"Business ethics, stakeholder management and related fields in entrepreneurship: an analysis of concerns, perceptions and inconsistencies"
Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dept, Ghent University & Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium
Doctorate conferred by Ghent University

Yves Fassin (centre) is presented with his certificate by Management Decison Editor, John Peters (left) and EFMD Honorary President, Gerard van Schaik (right).

Image: Ravvendra ChittoorHighly Commended
Prof Raveendra Chittoor
"Exploration of inward and outward internationalization linkages in knowledge-intensive firms in an emerging economy"
Strategic Management Dept, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India

Highly Commended
Miss Ping Lv
"Research on the behavior and mechanism of organizational immunity"
Department of Management, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science, China
Doctorate conferred by Tsinghua University, China

Image: Karina Skovvang ChristensenHighly Commended
Karina Skovvang Christensen
"Intrapreneurship: exploration and exploitationof internal resources"
School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Doctorate conferred by Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

Highly Commended
Jaka Lindic
"The importance of continuous focused diverse innovation in terms of e-business: the case of Inc."
Department of Business Informatics, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Image: Xibao ZhangHighly Commended
Xibao Zhang
"Culture emergence in international cross-cultural management contexts: the different roles of values, expectations, and contingencies"
International Economics and Trade, Qingdao University, China
Doctorate conferred by RMIT University, Australia

Highly Commended
Xin Pu
"Trajectory leapfrogging and innovation strategy: research on catch-up and evolution of color TV industry in China"
School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China

Marketing strategy

Category sponsored by European Journal of Marketing

Berk Ataman
"Managing brands"
Marketing Management Dept, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Doctorate conferred by Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Image: Byron Keating being presented with his certificate by Emerald's Andrea GilbyHighly Commended
Byron Keating
"Customer relationship management: examining the central proposition in the online context"
Centre for Business Services Science, University of Wollongong, Australia
Doctorate conferred by University of Newcastle, Australia

Byron Keating receives his certificate from Emerald Business Manager for Australasia, Andrea Gilby (right).

Image: Liem NgoHighly Commended
Liem Ngo
"Exploring the mechanisms of value creation: the role of strategic orientation, business orientations and operant resource-based capabilities in creating a superior value offering"
Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, Australia

Operations and production management

Category sponsored by International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Unfortunately, the judges felt unable to declare a winner in this category this year owing to the insufficiently high standard of entries. However, two entries were deemed worthy of Highly Commended awards.

Highly Commended
Ozlem Bak
"The impact of e-business technologies on automotive supply chains: an organisational transformation approach"
Business School, University of Brighton, UK
Doctorate conferred by University of East Anglia, UK

Image: Sami Farooq receives his certificateHighly Commended
Sami Farooq
"Manufacturing technology selection: a supply chain perspective"
Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg University, Denmark
Doctorate conferred by University of Nottingham, UK

Sami Farooq (right) receives his certificate from International Journal of Operations & Production Management Editors Professor Margaret Taylor (left) and Professor Andrew Taylor (centre).

Quality management

Category sponsored by The TQM Journal

Image: Milena Alic is presented with her certificate by Emerald's Marcin DembowskiWinner
Milena Alič
"Contribution of the ISO 9001 internal audit to the achievement of business goals: a case of the company Mercator"
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Milena Alič (left) receives her certificate from Emerald's Marcin Dembowski (right) at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Hospitality management

Category sponsored by International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

Image: Li MiaoWinner
Li Miao
"Consumers' emotional responses to service encounters: the influence of other consumers"
Hospitality and Tourism Management Dept, Purdue University, USA
Doctorate conferred by Penn State University, USA

Highly Commended
Amelia Adora Asperin

"Exploring brand personality congruence: measurement and application in the casual dining restaurant industry"
Applied Research Division, NFSMI, The University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Doctorate conferred by Kansas State University, USA

Highly Commended
Chih-Chien Chen

"What revenue-optimizing firms can do about their deal-seeking consumers: the role of price patterns, timing, and cancellation policies in travelers’ advanced booking decisions"
Recreation, Sport and Tourism Dept, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Highly Commended
Sameer Hosany

"The determinants and consequences of emotional responses towards tourist destinations"
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Doctorate conferred by University of Surrey, UK

Highly Commended
Michael Gross

"A conceptualisation of lifestyle tourism"
School of Management, University of South Australia, Australia

Highly Commended
Kevin Murphy

"An exploratory study of high performance work practices for unit level managers, in the casual segment of the us restaurant industry"
FLM, Rosen College, USA
Doctorate conferred by Virginia Tech, USA

Highly Commended
Karen Kelly Wollard

"Best practices in exemplary service delivery: a multiple case study of service quality"
Adult Education & HRD, Hospitality Management, Florida International University, USA

Special CommendationYeganeh Morakabati receives her certificate from Emerlad's Valerie Robillard
Yeganeh Morakabati

"Tourism, travel risk and travel risk perceptions: a study of travel risk perceptions and the effects of incidents on tourism"
School of Services Management, Bournemouth University, UK

Yeganeh Morakabati (right) receives her certificate from International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Publisher Valerie Robillard.