2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

EFMD and Emerald Publishing announce with great pleasure the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.

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.


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

Dr Desirée van Dun
University of Twente
Thesis title: "Improving Lean Team Performance: Leadership and Workfloor Dynamics"
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Celeste P. M. Wilderom

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

Dr Gavin Meschnig
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Thesis title: "Decision-Making in Cross-Functional Teams – A Behavioural Perspective on Supplier Selection Decisions"
Supervisor: Lutz Kaufmann

Educational leadership and strategy,
category sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration

Dr Izhak Berkovich
The Open University of Israel
PhD obtained at: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thesis title: "Transformational leadership in education and emotional reframing"
Supervisor: Ori Eyal

Management and Governance,
sponsored by Management Decision

Dr Daniel Fernandes
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
PhD obtained at: Erasmus University
Thesis title: "The Functions and Dysfunctions of Memory Cues"
Supervisor: Stefano Puntoni

Dr David Teh
Monash University
PhD obtained at: RMIT University
Thesis title: "Strategic Implementation of Organizational Eco-Sustainability Policy & Strategy – A McKinsey Seven S's Approach"
Supervisor: Emeritus Professor Brian Corbitt

Human Resource Management,
sponsored by Personnel Review

Dr Maria Christina Meyers
Tilburg University
Thesis title: "From Essence to Excellence – A Strengths-based Approach to Talent Management"
Supervisor: Jaap Paauwe

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

Dr Nathan Eva
Monash University
Thesis title: "Servant leadership and job satisfaction: The moderating roles of the leader's decision making process and organizational structure"
Supervisor: Sen Sendjaya

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

Dr Valerie O'Keeffe
University of South Australia
Thesis title: "Nurses' sensemaking: The social context of occupational health and safety decision making"
Supervisor: Associate Professor Michelle Tuckey


All the Highly Commended research pieces are available here.
You may also be interested in more details on the Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards or you may want to consult the archives of previous winners.