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EFMD logo2005 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Winners

Prizes of €1,500 were awarded for the best doctoral papers in 11 subject areas covering most areas of management. Winners were also published on the EFMD website as well as in one of Emerald's leading journals as a full paper, or as an executive summary or research note.

The 11 awards were open to those who completed and satisfied examination requirements for a doctoral award between 1 June 2003 and 1 June 2005.

Both Emerald and the EFMD are proud to help promote and reward such high-quality research and would like to congratulate all the Award winners and Highly Commended Award winners and wish them every success in the future.

Business-to-business marketing management

Category sponsored by the Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing  

Winner

Victoria Little
Understanding customer value: an action research-based study of contemporary marketing practice
University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Highly Commended

Eleri Thrope
Mid-level marketing managers and marketing strategy implementation effectiveness: an empirical study from the guided evolution perspective
University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK

Enterprise applications of internet technology

Category sponsored by the Internet Research  

Winner

Mamata Jenamani
Design benchmarking, user behavior analysis and link-structure personalization in commercial web sites
Indian Institute of Technology
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Human resource management

Category sponsored by the Personnel Review  

Winner

Image: Tom Redman (Editor of Personnel Review) presenting the HRM Doctoral Award to Leanne CutcherLeanne Cutcher
Banking on the customer: customer relations, employment relations and worker identity in the Australian retail banking industry 
University of Sydney, Australia
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Tom Redman (Editor of Personnel Review) presented the HRM Doctoral Award to Leanne Cutcher

Information science

Category sponsored by the Journal of Documentation

Image: David Bawden (Editor of Journal of Documentation, left) and John Peters presenting the award to Theresa AndersonWinner

Theresa Anderson
Understandings of relevance and topic as they evolve in the scholarly research process 
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
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David Bawden (Editor of Journal of Documentation, left) and John Peters presented the award to Theresa Anderson.

Highly Commended

Rachel Spacey
The attitudes of public library staff to the internet and evaluations of internet training
Loughborough University, UK

Jeppe Nicolaisen
Social behavior and scientific practice - missing pieces of the citation puzzle
Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark

Simon Attfield
Information seeking, gathering and review: journalism as a case study for the design of search and authoring systems
University College London, UK

Interdisciplinary accounting research

Category sponsored by the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

Image: Christian NielsenWinner

Christian Nielsen
Essays on business reporting: production and consumption of strategic information in the market for information
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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Highly Commended

Khaled Hussainey
A study of the ability of partially automated disclosure scores to explain the information content of annual reports narratives for future earnings
Manchester University, UK

International service management

Category sponsored by the International Journal of Service Industry Management  

Winner

Tracey Dagger
Perceived service quality: proximal antecedents and outcomes in the context of a high involvement, high contact, ongoing service
University of Western Australia
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Leadership and organizational development

Category sponsored by the Leadership and Organization Development Journal  

Winner

Richard Adams
Perceptions of innovations: exploring and developing innovation classification
Cranfield University, UK
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Management and governance

Category sponsored by Management Decision  

Winner

Anna Dempster
Strategic use of announcement options
Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, UK
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Highly Commended

Richard Leblanc
Boards of directors: an inside view
York University, Canada

Panayotis Dessylles
Mergers, R&D and patenting activity in high technology sectors
Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK

Operations and supply chain management

Category sponsored by the International Journal of Operations & Production Management  

Winner

Bin Jiang
Empirical evidence of outsourcing effects on firm's performance and value in the short-term
DePaul University, USA
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Highly Commended

Sai Sudhakar Nudurupati
Management and business implications of IT-supported performance measurement system
University of Strathclyde, UK

Organizational change and development

Category sponsored by the Journal of Organizational Change Management  

Winner

Sally Riad
Managing merger integration: a social constructionist perspective
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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Public sector management

Category sponsored by the International Journal of Public Sector Management  

Winner

John Mullins
Perceptions of leadership in the public library: a transnational study 
National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland
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Highly Commended

Julius Omona
Strategies for improving the effectiveness of the education inspectorate agency in Uganda: lessons from the New Zealand Education Review Office
Makerere University, Uganda

Mark Learmonth
Rereading NHS management
University of Leeds, UK