Emerald Group Publishing Limited, publisher of the largest collection of international business and management journals, and the EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI), a rapidly growing membership organization undertaking research and scholarly activities as well as offering a range of business-related professional services, seek to promote excellence and innovation in business research by sponsoring the 2008/2009 Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award for Young Researchers.
The judging panel have now completed their assessment of all submissions and Emerald and the EMRBI are happy to announce the results. A great number of high-quality submissions were received, making the decision of the judging panel an extremely difficult one. Ultimately the panel selected two papers as joint-Winners, with a further five papers being Highly Commended:
Fernando Muñoz–Bullón, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
"Is there new evidence to show that product and international diversification influence SMEs performance?"
Florence Benoit-Moreau, Paris-Dauphine University, France
Beatrice Parguel, Paris-Dauphine University, France
"Building brand equity with environmental communication: an empirical investigation in France"
Claudio Giannotti, University LUM Jean Monnet of Casamassima, Italy
Gianluca Mattarocci, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
Luca Spinelli, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
"The role of portfolio diversification in the hotel industry: evidence from the Italian market"
Henry López Vega, ESADE, Ramon Llull University, Spain
Juan Ramis Pujol, ESADE, Ramon Llull University, Spain
"Collaborative Innovation: The instrument for development in the Mediterranean System of Innovation (MSI)"
Konstantinos Poulis, University College Cork, Ireland
Efthimios Poulis, Bournemouth University, UK
"Standardization/adaptation’ of promotional channels in Euro-Mediterranean countries"
María Pilar Martínez-Ruiz, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Alicia Izquierdo-Yusta, University of Burgos, Spain
"Assessing the consumer´s purchase channel choice in the tourism sector: evidences from Spain"
Eleonora Pantano, University of Calabria, Italy
"Consumer’s behaviour and local products: a perception model"
"We are proud to know that our paper “Is there new evidence to show that product and international diversification influence SMEs performance?” has been chosen as a Winner of the 2008/2009 Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award for Young Researchers. It is a pleasure and an honor that our research contribution on diversification among small and medium sized enterprises in Spain has received this attention from the committee. This recognition is a fantastic encouragement to us and we hope that it will help enhance our understanding of the relationship between corporate performance and diversification strategies."
Fernando Muñoz–Bullón and Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno
"We are honoured to have won the 2008/2009 Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award for Young Researchers. It is an important first milestone of achievements in our new academic career. The paper is about ‘building brand equity with societal communication’. It is the first one of a long series of research projects regarding societal communication and ‘greenwashing’. We are proud that this paper gains visibility as we are convinced topics related to sustainability are of major importance nowadays. We would like to thank the Institute of Research in Management from the University of Créteil (France), and specifically the ANR program entitled ‘Regulatory Potential of CSR’ for their financial support. We also gratefully thank Emerald Group Publishing Limited, as well as EMJB Editor, Professor Demetris Vrontis for his involvement in the selection process.”
María Pilar Martínez-Ruiz and Alicia Izquierdo-Yusta
The Award-winning entries will each receive a cash prize of €750 (or currency equivalent), a certificate, and a winners’ logo to attach to correspondence, as well as publication in the EuroMed Journal of Business, as a full paper.
EMRBI is pleased to offer the authors of the winning entries and the five Highly Commended papers:
To be eligible for the Award, the research was to address the environmental opportunities and threats, or marketplace developments and trends, in the European-Mediterranean region. In an effort to promote and reward research from new researchers, the Award was open to any researcher under the age of 38, or to current doctoral students of any age. The paper may have been co-authored with a senior faculty member.
The entries were judged by the Editor and at least one Editorial Advisory Board member of the EuroMed Journal of Business. Entries were judged on the following criteria:
Presentations were made at The 2nd Annual EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, October 26-28, 2009,University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy.
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