2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards winners

EFMD and Emerald Publishing announce with great pleasure the winners of the 2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA) – an awards scheme designed to celebrate excellence in doctoral research.

This year, 277  entries were received from authors based all around the world, a 17% increase as compared to the previous year.

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 organisation development; healthcare management; tourism and hospitality management; marketing; and finance.

Prof. Eric Cornuel, EFMD’s President, expressed his delight: “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. Since we launched the awards in 2003, there has been an impressive response to the competition, with the number of submissions reaching nearly 300 in this edition.

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.”

The winners include:

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

Dr Stanley Frederick Lim
Arizona State University
PhD obtained at: University of Cambridge

Thesis Title: Examining last-mile distribution networks in e-commerce omnichannel retailing: A supply network configuration approach
Supervisor: Jagjit Singh Srai

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

Dr Vincent Castillo
Ohio State University
PhD obtained at: University of Tennessee

Thesis Title: An Inquiry into the Supply Chain Strategy Implications of the Sharing Economy for Last Mile Logistics
Supervisor: Diane Mollenkopf and John Bell

Educational Leadership and Strategy
Category sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration

Dr Sherry Ganon-Shilon
Bar-Ilan University
Thesis Title: Exploring School Principals’ Sense-Making of Their Leadership Role within the National Reform “Courage to Change”
Supervisor: Prof. Chen Schechter

Management and Governance
Category sponsored by Management Decision

Ms Irina Atkova
University of Oulu 
Thesis Title: From opportunity to business model—an entrepreneurial action perspective
Supervisor: Petri Ahokangas

Human Resource Management
Category sponsored by Personnel Review

Dr Fotios Mitsakis
Nottingham Trent University
PhD obtained at: University of Strathclyde

Thesis Title: Strategic Human Resource Development Maturity: An Investigation into Greek Banks at the time of the Economic Crisis
Supervisor: Prof. Colin Lindsay

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

Dr Olga Gianzina-Kassotaki
University of Warwick
Thesis Title: Ambidexterity and leadership: A multilevel analysis of the aerospace and defence organizations
Supervisor: Sotirios Paroutis

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

Ms Virginia Rosales
HEC Montréal
PhD obtained at: Umeå University

Thesis Title: The interplay of roles and routines: Situating, patterning, and performances in the emergency department
Supervisor: Mattias Jacobsson

Tourism and Hospitality Management
Category sponsored by Tourism Review

Mr Haipeng Jin
Sun Yat-sen University
PhD obtained at: James Cook University

Thesis Title: Understanding Chinese tourist shopping in Australia: A social practice perspective
Supervisor: Gianna Moscardo

Category sponsored by European Journal of Marketing

Dr Martin Hirche
University of Melbourne
PhD obtained at: University of South Australia

Thesis Title: An empirical analysis of stock-keeping units deviating from the Reibstein-Farris distribution and market share model: the role of product- and distribution-related characteristics
Supervisor: Professor Larry Lockshin

Category sponsored by Managerial Finance

Mr Thibaut Morillon
University of Missouri
Thesis Title: Three Essays on Mergers and Acquisitions
Supervisor: John Howe

A further 27 papers have been awarded highly commended status.

“We are delighted to have attracted such great work by authors from all over the world and have been impressed to see that real-world impact continues to be a strong theme among the submissions, supporting Emerald’s support for meaningful, real-world impact in research,” commented Tony Roche, Publishing & Strategic Relations Director at Emerald Publishing.

“We recognise the hard work each author contributes to their research papers and would like to thank everyone for submitting and congratulate this year’s winners,” he added.

To be eligible for the awards, the research submitted must address an issue that is of importance to one of the various subject areas listed above. 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 2018 winning and highly commended authors and research papers can be found here: emeraldgrouppublishing.com/odra