Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards - 2016 Winners

EFMD and Emerald Publishing announce with great pleasure the winners of the 2016 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
Category sponsored by International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Dr Haley Allison Beer
University of Warwick
Thesis title: "An exploration of people’s experiences of the performance measurement process in social enterprises"
Supervisor: Dr. Pietro Micheli

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

Dr Jennifer Espinosa
Rowan University
PhD obtained at University of South Florida
Thesis title: "Understanding the Complexity of Product Returns Management: A Complex Adaptive Systems Theory Perspective"
Supervisor: James R. Stock

Educational leadership and strategy
Category sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration

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

Management and Governance
Category sponsored by Management Decision

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

Human Resource Management
Category sponsored by Personnel Review

Dr Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers
University of Strathclyde
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: Professor Patricia Findlay

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

Mr Philip Maxton
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Thesis title: "Employee Transition throughout an Appreciative Inquiry Intervention"
Supervisor: Emeritus Professor John M Verster

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

Dr Jaideep Pandit
University of Oxford
Thesis title: "Towards Efficiency: Developing Quantitative Measures of Operating Theatre Performance in the National Health Service"
Supervisor: Professor Mansukh T Popat


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.