EFMD and Emerald Publishing announce with great pleasure the winners of the 2020 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA) – an awards scheme designed to celebrate excellence in doctoral research.

This year, 191 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 organisation development; healthcare management; tourism and hospitality management; marketing; and finance.

“Together with Emerald, we are delighted to support doctoral graduates in their efforts to advance the management science and make a difference in society. Today, more than ever, it is essential to leverage meaningful and impactful research, and recognise it internationally. Congratulations to all!“

Prof. Eric Cornuel, President of EFMD Global

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

The winners include:

Educational Leadership and Strategy
Category sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration

Maxwell Ho Chun Sing
The Education University of Hong Kong
PhD obtained at: The Education University of Hong Kong
Thesis title: Teachers’ entrepreneurial behavior and its impact in school: Cases studies in Hong Kong
Supervisor: Dr Darren Anthony Bryant

Finance
Category sponsored by Managerial Finance

Stephen Zamore
University of Agder
PhD obtained at: University of Agder
Thesis title: Risk Management and Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions
Supervisors: Roy Mersland and Leif Atle Beisland

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

Lila Petar Vrklevski
University of Tasmania
PhD obtained at: University of Tasmania
Thesis title: Professional roles and identity in public mental health services: the mulifaceted interation of belonging, attachment, power and activities.
Supervisors: Dr Kathy Eljiz and Professor David Greenfield

Human Resource Management
Category sponsored by Personnel Review

Roxanne Stockwell
University of Bath
PhD obtained at: University of Bath

Thesis title: The Experiences and Responses of Business Graduates to Employer Selection Mechanisms: A Case Study
Supervisor: Prof. Rajani Naidoo

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

Esme Franken
Edith Cowan University
PhD obtained at: Victoria University of Wellington
Thesis title: Building people up: Leadership and employee resilience
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Plimmer, Prof. Sanna Malinen and Prof. Jane Bryson

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

Marc van den Berg
University of Twente
PhD obtained at: University of Twente
Thesis title: Managing Circular Building Projects
Supervisors: Hans Voordijk and Arjen Adriaanse

Management and Governance
Category sponsored by Management Decision

Kathleen M Crowley
George Washington University
PhD obtained at: George Washington University
Thesis title: Dynamics of Creativity: How Early Drug Discovery Scientists Experience Creativity
Supervisor: Shiasta Khilji

Marketing
Category sponsored by European Journal of Marketing

Tim Hilken
Maastricht University
PhD obtained at: Maastricht University

Thesis title: Seeing is believing: enhancing the customer experience with augmented reality
Supervisor: Prof. Dr Ko de Ruyter

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

Henrik Franke
ETH Zürich
PhD obtained at: EBS University for Business and Law
Thesis title: Behavioral Challenges to Cross-Functional Teams: Essays on Politics and Conflict in Global Sourcing Decision Making
Supervisor: Kai Foerstl

Tourism and Hospitality Management
Category sponsored by Tourism Review

Christopher S. Dutt
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
PhD obtained at: University of Exeter
Thesis title: The role of tourism in bridging the gap between expatriates and hosts: A case of the United Arab Emirates
Supervisor: William Harvey

A further 22 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, 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.” 

Tony Roche, Publishing & Strategic Relations Director at Emerald Publishing.

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 2020 winning and highly commended authors and research papers can be found here: emeraldgrouppublishing.com/odra

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