Well over a hundred entries were received from all over the world, and the quality of the submissions was, almost without exception, exceedingly high. Prizes of €1,500 were awarded for the best doctoral papers in 12 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, executive summary or research note.
The 12 awards were open to those who completed and satisfied examination requirements for a doctoral award between 1 June 2004 and 1 June 2006.
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.
Category sponsored by the Journal of Consumer Marketing
The effect of social context on advertising reception
RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands
(Doctoral award conferred by the London Business School, UK)
Stefano Puntoni (left) received his Award at RSM Erasmus University from Denis Godbout, Emerald Business Manager for Western Europe.
Disabling journeys: the social relations of tourism for people with impairments in Australia – an analysis of government tourism authorities and accommodation sector practice and discourses
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Simon Darcy (right) is received his Award at University of Technology, Sydney from Emerald's International Adviser, Dr David Lamond.
Category sponsored by Internet Research
Ownership and subjective value in the trading and sharing of information
University of Haifa, Israel
Category sponsored by the Journal of Workplace Learning
Governing (at) work: doing, talking and being in the workplace
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
(Doctoral award conferred by the University of Queensland, Australia)
Hermine Scheeres (centre) received her certificate from Emerald’s Dr David Lamond (right)
in the presence of the Dean of Faculty of Education at UTS, Professor Shirley Alexander.
Cultivating situated learning within project management practice: a case study exploration of the dynamics of project based learning
University of Wollongong, Australia
(Doctoral award conferred by Macquarie University, Australia)
Andrew Sense (left) received his certificate at the University of Wollongong from Emerald's International Adviser, Dr David Lamond.
Working out work: learning, identity, and history from the perspective of cultural-historical activity theory
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
(Doctoral award conferred by University of Victoria, BC, Canada)
Category sponsored by the Journal of Documentation
Information in organisations: a comparative study of information cultures
The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
(Doctoral award conferred by Monash University, Australia)
Collaborating for information literacy development: exploring the dynamic effect of academic-librarian relationships on information literacy development programmes in undergraduate education
University College Dublin, Ireland
Claire received her award at the University College Dublin (UCD). Those present are, from left to right, Dr Ian Cornelius, Deputy Head, UCD School of Information and Library Studies, Dr Claire McGuinness, John Peters, former Chief Executive of Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Griet Houbrechts, Director of the Business School Services Unit, EFMD.
Regulating the internet: policy and practice with reference to the control of internet access and content
Loughborough University, UK
Category sponsored by Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal
Governing indigenous peoples: a history of accounting interventions in the New South Wales Aborigines Protection and Welfare Boards 1883-1969
Macquarie University, Australia
Susan Greer (right) received her award at Macquarie University from James Guthrie, Co-Editor of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal.
Pension accounting and the public interest
York University, Canada
(Doctoral award conferred by the University of Calgary, Canada)
Accountability in a contemporary first nation context: a blending of forms
University of Alberta, Canada
Category sponsored by the International Journal of Service Industry Management
Investigating re-purchase intention in an experiential context using operations and marketing perspectives
Griffith University, Australia
(Doctoral award conferred by University of Queensland, Australia)
Category sponsored by the Leadership and Organization Development Journal
Goal interdependence and leader-member relationship for cross-cultural leadership in foreign ventures in China
Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China
Yifeng (Nancy) Chen (right) is pictured with Edward KY Chen, President of Lingnan University, at the presentation of her Award at Lingnan University.
Context and leadership
in the remote environment
Dalhousie University, Canada
(Doctoral award conferred by Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada)
Exploring the belief systems of senior managers: antecedents of managerial discretion
Trinity-IMI Graduate School of Management, Ireland
(Doctoral award conferred by Cranfield University, UK)
Category sponsored by Library Hi Tech
Consortia activity in academic libraries: anti-competitive or in the public good
University of Windsor, Canada
(Doctoral award conferred by University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Information technology skill acquisition and utilisation as correlates of librarians’ job performance in university and research libraries in Nigeria
University of Agriculture, Nigeria
(Doctoral award conferred by University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
Category sponsored by Management Decision
Using dynamic cultural theories to explain the viability of international strategic alliances: a focus on Indo-French alliances
Groupe ESC Rennes, France
(Doctoral award conferred by the Open University, UK)
Taranjeet Patel (right) is received her Award at the British Academy of Management Conference 2006, from Rebecca Marsh (left), Emerald's Editorial and Production Director and Dr Brad MacKay (centre), University of St Andrews, and Chair of the "Foresight and Organizational Becoming" track, sponsored by Management Decision.
Towards strategic management at local level: the balanced scorecard
University of Zaragoza, Spain
AUT University Auckland, New Zealand
From conformance to performance: the strategic role of the board and its involvement in corporate leadership
(Doctoral award conferred by RMIT University, Australia)
Coral Ingley (right) and Mark Glynn (left), both of AUT, received their awards from Carol Durham, Emerald Business Manager for Australasia and Singapore.
Factors affecting the decision to outsource human resource management functions
Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Trade unions and employment relationship in privatised enterprises: a case study of the finance and petroleum industries in Nigeria
University of Warwick, UK
(Doctoral award conferred by the University of Warwick)
Marwan Al Qur'an
Location decision-making processes of internationalising firms: a multiple case study investigation
Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Modeling the intention to use an application service provider
University College Cork, Ireland
(Doctoral award conferred by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Category sponsored by the European Journal of Marketing
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
(Doctoral award conferred by
University of Auckland,
The role of brands in manufacturer-reseller relationships
Mark Glynn (left) and Coral Ingley (right) received their awards from Carol Durham, Emerald Business Manager for Australasia and Singapore.
An investigation into partnership supply agreements in the electrical industrial market place, a case of chaos, collaboration or conspiracy?
University of Lincoln, UK
Category sponsored by the International Journal of Operations & Production Management
Balancing knowledge creation – organizational slack and knowledge
creation in product development
Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Anders Richtnér (centre) received his Award from Margaret Dunne, Emerald’s Electronic Products Trainer, in the presence of Lars Bergman, Professor and Director of the MSc Program at Stockholm School of Economics.
The evolving supply chain: an empirical investigation of the impact of knowledge dimensions in manufacturing and service supply chains
IESE Business School, Spain
(Doctoral award conferred by London Business School, UK)
The impact of supply chain dynamics on transport
Cardiff University, UK
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Continuous innovation - gaps n' bridges
University of Stavanger, Norway
(Doctoral award conferred by the Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg, Denmark)
Category sponsored by the Journal of Organizational Change Management
Commercialising the academic’s public role: theorising the politics of identity constitution and practice in UK research-led business schools
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
(Doctoral award conferred by University of Cambridge, UK)
Todd Bridgman (left) received his award from Carol Durham, Emerald Business Manager for Australasia and Singapore.
Fairness, outcomes, expectations: exploring drivers of individual reactions to planned organisational change
University of Durham, UK
(Doctoral award conferred by University of Dublin, Ireland)
Consuming work: an exploration of organizational aestheticization
University of Portsmouth, UK