Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards - 2017 Winners

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

Award-winning entries receive a cash prize of €1,000 and international recognition. EFMD is particularly proud to celebrate the excellence in research from the EFMD member institutions represented here.


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


For more details on the Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, the winners and the categories, please go here.

You can consult the archives of previous winners here.