Winners of Emerald-EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2016

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2016 EmeraldEFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards Winners

EFMD and Emerald Publishing announce with great pleasure the winners of the 2016 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctorial Research Awards (ORDA).

Award-winning entries receive a cash prize of €1,500 and international recognition. EFMD is particularly proud to celebrate the excellence in research from the EFMD member institutions represented here. Congratulations!

Winners in the following seven categories are:

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

Haley Allison Beer, 
University of Warwick
, UK
Thesis title: “An exploration of people’s experiences of the performance measurement process in social enterprises”

Supervisor: Pietro Micheli

Haley Allison Beer commented: "I am honoured to receive the 2016 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, what exciting news to begin my career in academia with! This research offers a novel perspective on the performance measurement process which I hope inspires more inclusivity and human-centeredness in theory and practice. I’d like to express gratitude to my wonderful supervisors, as well as to Emerald, EFMD, and IJOPM for celebrating doctoral research!"

Logistics and Supply Chain Management, sponsored by International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

Jennifer Espinosa, Rowan University, University of of South Florida, US
Thesis title: “Understanding the Complexity of Product Returns Management: A Complex Adaptive Systems Theory Perspective”
Supervisor: James R. Stock

"I am delighted that my research has been recognised as outstanding and high-quality by the awarding bodies and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my supervisor Prof David Bryde without whose extraordinary guidance and support this wouldn’t have been possible. I hope that with my research on fairness in projects I can make a difference in how we work together on projects in the future and contribute to more successful projects," said Jennifer Espinosa.

Educational Leadership and Strategy, category sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration 

Jared Boyce, Teachers College, Columbia University, US 
Thesis title: “Commitment and Leadership: What We Know From the Schools and Staffing Survey”
Supervisor: Alex J. Bowers

Management and Governance, sponsored by Management Decision

Thomas Lindner, WU Vienna, Austria
Thesis title: “Financing International Business: Distance, the Cost of Capital, and Financial Structure”
Supervisor: Jonas Puck

“I am honoured by the award for my dissertation. My thanks go to the dissertation committee, Jonas Puck, Igor Filatotchev, David Reeb, and Anne D’Arcy for their excellent guidance. I hope that my research contributes to bringing the fields of finance and international business closer together,” commented Thomas Lindner.

Human Resource Management, sponsored by Personnel Review

Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers, University of Strathclyde, UK 
Thesis title: “Job displacement and the implications for job quality: An investigation of the job transition process for public sector workers in Scotland, UK and Ontario, Canada in the Great Recession”
Supervisor: Patricia Findlay

Leadership and Organisational Development, sponsored Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Philip Maxton, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Thesis title: “Employee Transition throughout an Appreciative Inquiry Intervention”
Supervisor: John M Verster

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

Jaideep Pandit, University of Oxford, UK 
Thesis title: “Towards Efficiency: Developing Quantitative Measures of Operating Theatre Performance in the National Health Service”
Supervisor: Mansukh T Popat

Moreover, 11 highly commended papers from authors based at universities in Brazil, UK, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium, Finland, and the USA were also selected, demonstrating Emerald’s global author base.

Tony Roche, Publishing Director at Emerald said: “Emerald would like to congratulate all of the winning and highly commended authors of the 2016 Emerald/EFMD ODRAs. Emerald is proud to celebrate excellence in international business and management research along with EFMD, recognizing the hard work and commitment our authors put into their papers, and providing them with the opportunity to publish their research in impactful, internationally recognized journals.”

Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO of EFMD, added: “EFMD is delighted to see that the relevant and impactful research is being recognized. Together with Emerald, we are proud to support doctoral graduates in their efforts to make a difference to society and have their contribution to knowledge appreciated by an international audience.”

“Once again, we would like to warmly congratulate to all the winners as well as the authors of the highly-commended research papers for their awards."

Over the past 12 years, the Emerald/EFMD ODRA scheme has awarded 100 winning papers with a combined prize of €150,000. More than 500 highly commended papers have also been awarded since 2005. A full list of the 2016 winning and highly commended authors and research papers can be found here: