2017 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards winners

EFMD and Emerald Publishing announce with great pleasure the winners of the 2017 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA).

This year, over 200 entries were received from authors based all around the world. Ten winning papers have each won €1,000 across the following ten subject areas: operations and production management; logistics and supply chain management; educational leadership and strategy; management and governance; human resource management; leadership and organization development; healthcare management; tourism and hospitality management; marketing; and finance.

Tourism and Hospitality Management
Category sponsored by Tourism Review

Michael Kruesi
Thesis completed at: Auckland University of Technology
Thesis title: Management Contracts and Franchising: A Two-Study Examination of Non-Equity Entry Mode Choice in the Hotel Sector
Supervisor: Nigel Hemmington

Category sponsored by Managerial Finance

Wael Rouatbi
Thesis completed at: Université Paris-Est
Thesis title: Essays on the Governance Role of Multiple Large Shareholders
Supervisor: Sabri Boubaker

Category sponsored by European Journal of Marketing

Dionne Nickerson
Thesis completed at: Georgia Institute of Technology
Thesis title: Does It Pay to Be Virtuous? Examining Whether and Why Firms Benefit From Their CSR Initiatives
Supervisors: Sundar Bharadwaj & Ajay Kohli

Operations and Production Management
Category sponsored by International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Vieri Maestrini
Thesis completed at: Politecnico di Milano
Thesis title: Supply chain performance measurement system: a lifecycle perspective on the relationship with performance improvement
Supervisor: Federico Caniato

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Category sponsored by International Journal of Logistics Management

Agustina Calatayud
Thesis completed at: Newcastle University
Thesis title: Understanding connectivity to international markets: a complex network perspective
Supervisors: John Mangan & Roberto Palacin

Educational Leadership and Strategy
Category sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration

Hajime Mitani
Thesis completed at: Vanderbilt University
Thesis title: Principals’ Working Conditions, Job Stress, and Turnover Behaviors under NCLB Accountability Pressure
Supervisor: Jason A. Grissom

Management and Governance
Category sponsored by Management Decision

Camille Meyer
Thesis completed at: Université libre de Bruxelles
Thesis title: Social Finance and the Commons
Supervisor: Marek Hudon

Human Resource Management
Category sponsored by Personnel Review

Shreyashi Chakraborty
Thesis completed at: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Thesis title: Antecedents and Outcomes of Gender Diversity Management: An Exploratory Study in the Indian IT/ITeS Industry
Supervisors: Leena Chatterjee & Amit Dhiman

Leadership and Organisational Development
Category sponsored by Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Heather Cairns-Lee
Thesis completed at: University of Surrey
Thesis title: An exploration of leadership and its development through the inner worlds of leaders using metaphor
Supervisors: Eugene Sadler-Smith & Paul Tosey

Health Care Management
Category sponsored by Journal of Health Organisation and Management

Michaela Kerrissey
Thesis completed at: Harvard Business School
Thesis title: Integrating across Boundaries: Structures, Process and Behaviors that Enable Integrated Services
Supervisor: Amy Edmondson

A further 28 papers have been awarded highly commended status.

Simon Linacre, Journals Executive Publisher at Emerald said; “Once again, the quality of submissions was extremely high. In particular, it was refreshing to see that real world impact was such a strong theme among the submissions, supporting Emerald’s support for meaningful, real world impact in research.

“We are delighted to have attracted such great work by authors from all over the world, and be able to reward research excellence, in association with the EFMD. We recognize the hard work each author contributes to their research papers and would like to thank everyone for submitting and congratulate this year’s winners.”

Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO of EFMD, added: “Together with Emerald, we are proud to support doctoral graduates in their efforts to make a difference in society and have their contribution to knowledge appreciated by an international audience. There was an impressive response to the competition, with twice as many submissions compared to last year.

“EFMD is delighted to see that the relevant and impactful research is being recognised and would like to warmly congratulate to all the winners as well as the authors of the highly-commended research papers for their awards.”

Editors and other senior journal stakeholders were this year’s judges, choosing the winning papers based on the significance/implications for theory and practice; originality and innovation; appropriateness and application of methodology; and the quality of the data/research.

A full list of the 2017 winning and highly commended authors and research papers can be found here: emeraldgrouppublishing.com/odra