This year there were 12 subject categories, sponsored by a selection of Emerald journals. The Awards were open to those who had completed examination requirements for a doctoral award between 1 October 2008 and 1 October 2011.
As the quality of submissions was again exceptionally high in all categories, the judges have had a difficult task deciding whom should be awarded these prestigious accolades. In addition to the overall winner, a number of Highly Commended Awards have been bestowed across all of the various categories. Details of all award winners, listed by category, can be found below.
A cash prize of €1,500 (or currency equivalent) has been awarded to the winner of each category, as well as a certificate and the prospect of 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 winners have received certificates.
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.
Category sponsored by Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal
Professor Paul Gillis
“The Big Four in China: Hegemony and Counter-hegemony in the Development of the Accounting Profession in China”
Peking University, China
"I am honored to receive the 2011 Emerald/EFMD OutstandingDoctoral Research Award in the Interdisciplinary Accounting Research category. Emerald and EFMD are to becommended for encouraging and recognizing cutting edge doctoral research." Professor Paul Gillis
Dr Bertrand Malsch
“Three Essays On Contemporary Forms Of Political, Social And Economical Power Of Expertise”
HEC Montreal, Canada
Dr Diane-Laure Arjaliès
“Institutional Change in the Making - The Case of Socially Responsible Investment”
HEC Paris, France
"I am extremely honored to receive the Highly Commended Award in the Interdisciplinary Accounting category for my thesis. It is a strong achievement both from a professional and a personal perspective, which rewards several years of dedication to research. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my thesis advisors who never ceased to guide and encourage me during these challenging years. I would also like to thank the members of the AAAJ jury, Emerald and EFMD for organizing such a price. It is a strong incentive for me to keep innovating and looking for excellence in my research."
Category sponsored by European Journal of Marketing
Dr Christian Schlereth
“Optimal Pricing of Internet based Services”
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
"I am honored to thank Emerald, EFMD, and the European Journal of Marketing for picking my dissertation as the winner of the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Receiving this prize in a worldwide competition is a great personal and professional honor that I hardly dared to hope. I have to express my sincere thanks to Bernd Skiera for his guidance, the fun in research, and all the things I learned in the past years in an exciting field. A big hug also to my wife Lena and son Moritz for their great support and being so cute."
Dr Luke Greenacre
“Understanding Important Information in Word-of-Mouth Communication”
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
"I am very honoured on being highly commended for my submission to the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in Marketing Research. I want to thank Emerald, EFMD, and the review committee for their efforts and for this wonderful recognition of my research."
Dr Monireh Hosseini
“Customer Value Optimization Using Value Network Analysis Approach”
K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran
"I am delighted on being chosen as the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Emerald/EFMD highly commended doctoral research award in the marketing category. This award gives me the motivation to strive even more for success in my future research. For this success, first of all, I thank God for helping and guiding me. Secondly, I thank my supervisor, Prof. Dr. Amir Albadvi for his patience and insightful guidance. Also, I thank Emerald and EFMD for establishing this award. Finally, I want to thank my family and friends for all their support."
Dr Matti Mäntymäki
“Continuous use and purchasing behaviour in social virtual worlds”
Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
Dr Sebastian Berger
“The Spotlight Viewer: Measuring Advertising Effectiveness by Recording Goal-Directed Behavior”
University of Vienna, Austria
"I am very delighted to have been selected as Highly Commended Award winner in the category Marketing Research by the editors of the European Journal of Marketing. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the reviewers, Emerald and EFMD for honoring my research efforts to find a way to measure advertising effectiveness at low cost. I am deeply indebted to Professor Udo Wagner who has been an excellent supervisor and mentor. Furthermore, I want to thank my family and my wife Lydia for their continuous support." Dr Sebastian Berger pictured (right) with his supervisor Professor Wagner.
Dr Mubbsher Munawar Khan
“Conceptualizing Consumer Animosity: In-Group Reactions to Out-Group Focused Endorsements”
University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Category sponsored by International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Dr Richard N.S. Robinson
“Investigating Creativity as an Alternative Explicator of the Mobility of Chefs”
The University of Queensland, Australia
"Being the recipient of the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the hospitality management category is a great personal honour and also a fitting tribute to those many people who supported my studies. I feel very honoured indeed and would like to thank the European Foundation for Management Development, Emerald Group Publishing Limited and in particular the editors of IJCHM for providing this generous incentive for scholars to strive for research excellence."
Dr Xin Jin
“Exhibition Brand Preference in Mainland China: The Role of Relationship Quality and Destination Attractiveness”
Griffith University, Australia
"I feel really honoured to receive the Highly Commended Award in the hospitality management category. I’d like to share this honour with my supervisors and thank them for their dedication in supervision and also for setting a high standard in research and thesis writing. Thanks the organisers for honouring excellent doctoral research. This recognition is a great inspiration and encouragement for me to continue striving for research excellence in the field. I am really happy that I got the award."
Dr Florian Zach
“Partners as suppliers for innovation: the development of new services by American Destination Marketing Organizations”
Temple University, USA
Dr Rose Kisia-Omondi
“Romantic Entertainers’ in Kenya’s Coastal Tourism: Hope, Deceit and Risks”
Moi University, Kenya
Category sponsored by International Journal of Operations & Production Management
Dr Lisa Brodie
“The Nature of Complex Manufacturing System Innovation: The Invention and Adoption of New Forms of Aircraft Wing Manufacture”
University of the West of England, England
"It is a great honour to receive the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Operations and Production Management category. It is both a great personal honour and also a fitting tribute to those many people who supported my studies, I am delighted to share this success with my doctoral supervisors and colleagues at the University of Bath, in particular my supervisor Professor Michael Lewis, whose profound knowledge has been an exemplar to me in my scholarly development. I would like to thank the European Foundation for Management Development, Emerald Group Publishing Limited and in particular the editors of IJOPM for providing this international recognition of doctoral research excellence"
Dr Ahmad Beltagui
“The role of design in product-service organisations”
Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom
"I feel honoured to receive the Highly Commended award in the Operations and Production Management category. The award helps to make the months of hard work and the efforts and patience of my supervisors, family and friends seem more worthwhile. I am delighted to see my work featured in the esteemed company of my fellow winners. Í wish to thank Emerald, the European Foundation for Management Development and of course the judges for welcoming me into the academic community with this vote of confidence in the quality research." Dr Ahmad Beltagui
Category sponsored by International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
Dr Imoh Antai
“Operationalizing Supply Chain Vs. Suply Chain Competition”
Hanken School of Economics, Finland
"I am honored to receive the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Logistics and supply chain management. It means a great deal to have bold research be recognized in this way. I would like to thank Emerald Group Publishing Limited and European Foundation for Management for Development for jointly establishing this award to support and for the great work it is doing to uplift the standard of doctoral business research."
Photo right: Dr Imoh Antai (left) and Emerald representative, Chris Harris at the 24th NOFOMA Conference hosted by Turku School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Turku.
Dr Alexander Trautrims
“Management of In-Store Replenishment Systems: An exploratory study of European retailers”
University of Hull, United Kingdom
Dr Trautrims was presented with his award by IJPDLM editors, Alex Ellinger and Glenn Richey at the CSCMP Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Pictured left to right: Professor Alex Ellinger, Dr Alexander Trautrims and Professor Glenn Richey
Dr Christian Buhrmann
“Supplier Selection Decisions – Reducing the vulnerability to Judgment and Decision Biases and the Implications for Supplier Performance”
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Dr Daniel Ekwall
“Managing the Risk for Antagonistic Threats against the Transport Network”
University of Borås, Sweden
Photo right: Dr Daniel Ekwall (left) and Emerald representative, Chris Harris at the 24th NOFOMA Conference hosted by Turku School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Turku.
Dr Massimo Tizzi
“Engineering And Deployment Of An Rfid Pilot In The Apparel Supply Chain”
University of Parma, Italy
Category sponsored by Journal of Documentation
Dr Yuxian Liu
“The diffusion of scientific ideas in time and indicators for the description of this process”
Tongji University, China
"In 2007, Liang Liming, the first doctoral student of Prof. Ronald Rousseau, won the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the information science category. At that time I just began to pursue my doctoral program and she said to me that we were both lucky to have a great supervisor and that under his guidance, also my doctoral thesis would be excellent. Four years later, her encouraging words came true and I too won the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award.
On this treasured occasion, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all friends who helped meovercome the many obstacles Iencountered. Obtaining this award reminds me of my learning experience: when I was a teenager Iannounced to the world that I wanted to study abroad and obtain a doctoral degree. It seems magic that my dream of obtaining a doctoral degree abroad came true thirty years after I announced it, at a time when it seemed an impossibility …… what makes the impossible possible? Time is elapsing when rivers flow to the East……and hope is always hiding in a corner …. And even when one cannot see the corner, don’t be misled by thinking that hope is not there, just work hard and wait …… Believe that all dreams will come true one day.….. And then, I got more than I dreamed of: an international prize on top!"
Photo top: Dr Yuxian Liu and her Doctoral Supervisor Prof. Ronald Rousseau
Photo bottom: Left to right: Jinhua Shen, Yuxian Liu and Ronald Rousseau
Dr Eva Hornung
“The current state and perceptions of one-person librarians in Ireland of continuing professional development”
The University of Sheffield, UK
Dr Hornung was presented with her award at the 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Finland during the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and Information Literacy Sections' satellite meeting in Tampere.
Dr Hornung commented, "As a part-time PhD student who worked full-time throughout, it was great to be able to combine my own research interests with what was happening in the wider profession. This award is a wonderful recognition from my peers, and I am absolutely over the moon! I would like to thank Emerald and the Journal of Documentation for this prestigious prize. Thanks also to my fantastic supervisor, Ms Sheila Webber, who made this journey an enjoyable one."
Pictured right: Dr Eva Hornung (left) receiving her award from Emerald Head of Aslib and LIS, Eileen Breen
Photo by Jana Varlejs
Dr Nasrine Olson
“Taken for Granted – The Construction of Order in the Process of Library Management System Decision Making”
University of Borås, Sweden, Sweden
Category sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration
Dr Rachel McNae
“Young women and leadership development: Co-constructing leadership learning in a New Zealand secondary school”
University of Waikato, Faculty of Education, New Zealand
"I feel very fortunate to have my doctoral research focusing on young women and leadership selected as the winner of the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Leadership and Strategy category. The award is significant as it is not only recognition of my research abilities; it also acknowledges the importance of creating space for young women and their voices within the vast landscape of educational leadership research.
This prestigious award serves as an important achievement in my academic career and I am delighted to share this success with my doctoral supervisors and colleagues at the University of Waikato in New Zealand and acknowledge their inspirational support and tremendous efforts, especially Professor Noeline Alcorn and Professor Jan Robertson, and former colleague Associate Professor Jane Strachan. This research is also a reflection of the collaborative efforts from the amazing group of young women involved in the research process and I am thrilled to have their voices and work acknowledged in this way."
I would like to thank Emerald Group Publishing Limited and European Foundation for Management Development for jointly establishing this award to support global research. The prize will be used to establish further youth leadership development initiatives in my community and support research with the aim to improve youth leadership practices in schools."
Category sponsored by Journal of Knowledge Management
Dr Nam Hai Nguyen
“The Impact of Leadership Behaviours and Organisational Culture on Knowledge Management Practices in Small and Medium Enterprises”
Griffith University, Australia
“I feel honored to get the prestigious 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Knowledge Management category. I would like to thank Emerald for providing me with such a highly motivating and inspirational award. It is a great encouragement for me to do further research into the field of knowledge management” Dr Nam Hai Nguyen
Picture right: Emerald representative, Tim Clynes (left) and Dr Nam Hai Nguyen
Dr K Gopalakrishnan
“Knowledge Management Practices and R&D Effectiveness – A Study of Public Sector R&D Organizations”
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Pictured from left to right: Dr. T. J. Kamalanabhan, Dr. L S Ganesh, Dr. Priya, Dr. Gopal, Prof. G. Srinivasan (Head of the Department – DOMS-IITM), Debapriya Mukherjee and Nelvin Jose.
Dr Linh Chi Vo
“The experience of being knowledge manager: a practice-based view”
ISC Paris, France
Category sponsored by Management Decision
Dr Claudia Alvarez
“Institutions And Entrepreneurial Activity: A Quantitative Analysis”
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
"It is a great honor to receive this award from Emerald/EFMD in the management and governance category. I would like to share this recognition with my UAB professors, especially with my supervisor David Urbano for their support during these years". Dr Claudia Alvarez
Dr Judith Burnside-Lawry
“Participatory Communication and Listening: An Exploratory Study of Organisational Listening Competency”
RMIT University, Australia
"I feel really honoured to receive the Highly Commended Award in the management decisions category. I’d like to share this honour with my supervisor Professor John Dalrymple and thank him for his dedication in supervision and sharing his expertise and knowledge in research and thesis writing. This recognition is a great inspiration and encouragement for me to continue striving for research excellence in the field. I am really happy that I got the award."
Dr Silvia Cantarello
“Analysis Of Ambidexterity In The Search Phase Of Innovation Process: A Practice-Based Approach”
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Dr Marie dela Rama
“Corporate Governance Reforms In The Philippines: An Ethnographic Approach”
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Photo right: Emerald representative Tim Clynes (left) and Dr Marie dela Rama receiving her award
Dr Nikola Denk
“Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms – Grounded Theory-based Evidence of Relational Ambidexterities”
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Dr Denise Jackson
“Profiling industry-required non-technical competencies in university business graduates”
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Dr Priya Nair
“Impact of the Organizational Environment on Unethical Choices: A Moderated Mediating Relationship of Moral Disengagement and Ethical Empowerment”
Indian Institute Of Technology Madras, India
"I am delighted and honoured on being chosen as a highly commended winner of the prestigious 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Management and Governance category. I thank Emerald and EFMD for this recognition for my research on Ethical Decision Making. This recognition will give a huge fillip to my research efforts and will inspire me to strive harder." Dr Priya Nair
In left picture from left to right: Dr. T. J. Kamalanabhan, Dr. L S Ganesh, Dr. Priya, Dr. Gopal, Prof. G. Srinivasan (Head of the Department – DOMS-IITM), Debapriya Mukherjee and Nelvin Jose.
Category sponsored by Personnel Review
Dr David Cegarra Leiva
“The Role Of The Founder In Smes In The Implementation of a Work Life Balance (Wlb) Culture. Effects On Organizational Results and the Use of Practices by the Employees”
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
"I am pleased and honoured for having received the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Human Resource Management category. I would like to thank my supervisors for their generosity to share their knowledge with me and guide me wisely during my doctoral research. Receiving the award helps me to be aware that I am working in the right direction and gives me more energy to keep on researching these topics. Thanks Emerald and EFMD for supporting new researchers!"
Dr Alexander Pepper
“Behavioural aspects of senior executive reward systems”
London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
"I was delighted to receive a commendation for my thesis. I am very grateful to my supervisor, Dr Julie Gore, for putting my name forward and to Emerald for the encouragement they have given me." Dr Alexander Pepper
Dr Alison Thirlwall
“Workplace Bullying in New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics: Prominence, processes, and emotions”
The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Dr Pauline Anderson
“Stuck in the Middle: Problems with Recruitment, Skill and Training in Intermediate Occupations in the Hourglass Economy”
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
Dr Na Fu
“Exploring the Indirect Performance Impact of High Performance Work Systems in Professional Service Firms: A Practices-Resources-Uses-Performance Approach”
Dublin City University, Ireland
"I feel very delighted and honoured to be awarded as highly recommend winner of the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Human Resource Management category. I would like to thank Emerald, European Foundation for Management Development and Personnel Review for this recognition for my research on High Performance Work System in Professional Service Firms. Sincere thanks are given to my supervisors Professor Patrick Flood and Dr Janine Bosak. Many thanks are also given to my mentors who inspired me in my PhD journey. They are Professor Tim Morris, Dr Philip O’Regan and Professor Denise Rousseau. Finally, I would like to thank the participants in Irish accounting firms for their great support for academic research." Dr Na Fu
Dr Saima Naeem
“Efficiency Wages and Non-monetary Motivational Strategies: An Experimental Approach”
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan
"I feel really honored to receive “Highly commended Doctoral Research Award 2011” in Human Recourse Management Category. I would like to thank my supervisor Professor Asad Zaman for dedicated supervision throughout my thesis. I am also thankful to Emerald Group Publishing Limited and European Foundation for Management for Development for recognizing and supporting best doctoral research." Dr Saima Naeem
Dr Mélanie Hassett (former Raukko)
“Key persons' organisational commitment in cross-border acquisitions”
Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, UK
Dr Romana Garma
“Customer Citizenship Behaviour and Its Impact on Service Personnel’s Psychological Job Outcomes”
Victoria University, Australia
Dr Pamela Lirio
“Beyond the Expatriate Model: An Exploration of Global Work and Reconciliation of Work and Family Demands among Global Generation X Managers in Dual-Career Families”
EDHEC Business School, France
Pamela was presented with her award at the Academy of International Business Conference in Washington, DC, USA.
Pictured left to right: Emerald Publisher Martyn Lawrence, Women in the Academy of International Business (WAIB) board members Pamela Lirio, Joan Mileski and Gabrielle Suder
Dr Pamela Lirio commented "I am honored to have received the distinction by the editors of Personnel Review as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Human Resource Management category. This award provides significant recognition of my efforts to understand the new ways people are managing professional and personal demands in a global work environment. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my mentors at McGill University, Dr. Mary Dean Lee and Dr. Nancy J. Adler, who provided meaningful guidance and encouragement during my doctoral years, and who continue to inspire me to this day."
Dr Smriti Anand
“Multi-level Examination of Idiosyncratic Deals: Antecedents and Consequences”
Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S.A
Category sponsored by Leadership & Organization Development Journal
Dr Dong Liu
"A Follower in Need is a Follower Indeed: Exploring the Joint Effects of TMT Support, Contextual Shocks, and Individual Regulatory Focus on Foreign CEO Self-efficacy and New Venture Performance”
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
"I am very thrilled and honored to receive the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Leadership and Organization Development category because this doctoral research Award has been attracting strong applications worldwide and thus extremely competitive. Winning this award is truly something to be proud of and will tremendously motivate me to contribute to the field. I would like to thank Emerald Group Publishing Limited and European Foundation for Management for Development for jointly establishing this award to support and reward high-quality business research throughout the world." Dr Dong Liu
Dr Martin Amsteus
"Managerial Foresight and Firm Performance”
Linnaeus University, Sweden
"It’s a tremendous honor to receive the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Leadership and Organization Development category. This award I believe reflects the importance of research in the field of foresight. I would like to thank Emerald Group Publishing Limited and the editors of Leadership & Organization Development Journal. Special thanks to Professor Jon Aarum Andersen and Professor Kåre Skallerud."
Dr Sewon Kim
"Managerial Coaching Behavior and Employee Outcomes: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis”
State University of New York, Empire State, USA
Category sponsored by Journal of Property Investment and Finance
No winner was chosen this year, this category will be replaced in 2012.