2007 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Winners

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2007 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Winners

UNITED KINGDOM, January 17, 2008 - Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the world’s leading publisher of management research, and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a global membership organization with more than 500 institutional members from academia, business and pubic services, are delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious Outstanding Doctoral Research Fund Awards 2007. The highly competitive awards have proved to be as popular as in previous years. Well over 100 outstanding quality applications were received from many prolific institutions from all over the world.

Dr. John Peters, CEO of Emerald Group Publishing Limited, comments: "We congratulate all winners of the 2007 Outstanding Doctoral Research Fund Awards for their excellent scholarship. We are pleased to pledge our ongoing support for the Awards in 2008, and to contribute to outstanding scholarship in the field of Doctoral research in business and management."

“The EFMD are exceedingly proud to support and reward such high-quality research through the awards,” adds EFMD Director General & CEO, Eric Cornuel. “We wish the winners, and indeed all the applicants, success in their future academic careers.”

The awards were open to those who had completed examination requirements for a Doctoral Award between 1st June 2005 and 1st October 2007. Winners received a cash prize of €1,500 and an offer of publication in an Emerald publication, as a full paper, or as an executive summary/research note, at the discretion of the Editor.

The full list of all award winners and their comments is available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/awards

Further details of the 2008 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, as well as award presentations, will be added to the above link throughout the year.

Details of the awards are also available on the EFMD website: www.efmd.org

Note to the media – selected comments from the participants are provided at the end of the release.

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Comments from participants

Professor Ale Smidts, Scientific Director of ERIM, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management states “Bettina Wittneben [winner of the ODRA in Management and Governance category] is a talented young researcher and we are very proud to have her as a member of our institute. The study she has conducted is significant and the calibre of this research and its recognition by Emerald/EFMD represents another great contribution by a member of our faculty towards advancing business and management knowledge – the primary ambition of all the research conducted at ERIM.”

“I am delighted at this recognition of my research as being of exceptionally high quality and worthy of a Highly Commended Award [in the Knowledge Management category] by the awards panel. Having completed my applied and practice-relevant management research while being the Chief Knowledge Officer of Israel Aerospace Industries, shows that action research can nonetheless achieve recognition for high scholarly quality. My award reflects well on the quality of the guidance of my supervisor, Prof. Stephen Evans and of Cranfield University which has consistently been a bridge between Academy and Industry.”
Dr Rony Dayan, Cranfield University.

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