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Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards - (ODRA) Winners

2023

Winner

Sherri Kong
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States
PhD obtained at: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States
Thesis title: How multicultural leaders approach identifying and responding to problems in sustainability: A qualitative study

‘As a mother of bicultural children and having lived overseas myself, I recognised the complex thinking skills that emerge from navigating one’s identity between cultures. I was curious about how these cultural experiences could help a leader working in sustainability, since all sustainability issues cross borders.

The main implication of my research is that leaders from multicultural backgrounds have the cultural understanding and insight to navigate complex situations. We had participants share examples of how they used their cultural knowledge and language skills to facilitate dialogue, generate ideas, and influence behaviour change.

I hope that more people from bicultural and minority backgrounds recognize that their unique abilities are needed to address sustainability-related issues.’

Highly Commended

Vasanthi Suresh
SASTRA University (Chennai Campus), India
PhD obtained at: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Thesis title: Employment and Employability of Persons with Disabilities: Individual and Organizational Accounts

‘My study focused on understanding on-the-ground reality in Indian organisations that employ PwD with a focus on the interventions adopted to ensure inclusion, the demographic profile of PwD employed in the formal sector, and resources that could help enhance employability of PwD.

While compatibility between a job's demands and individual's capabilities needs to be achieved for effective deployment of PwD, the answer to the question 'Does compatibility exist?' is not always binary; a spectrum of opportunities that fall under: 'Possible, can be made compatible', resides between 'Yes, compatible' and 'No, not compatible.’

Ahmed M. Adel
Cairo University, Egypt
PhD obtained at: Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Thesis title: From Sufficient to Necessary: The Integrated Role of Emotions on Consumer Ethical Decision Making

‘Encouraging consumers not to avoid suboptimal food products might help reduce the burgeoning food waste problem. Despite the obvious imperative to identify the major factors that motivate or discourage individuals from choosing suboptimal food products, little research to date has directly investigated them. Meanwhile, most studies concerning preferences for suboptimal products lack the appropriate theoretical basis due to a disproportionate reliance on practical interventions.

Creating a constructive community dialogue about the seriousness of food waste and the role of suboptimal products represents the first step in awareness creation and developing favourable social pressure.’

2022

Winner

Vanessa Sofia Melo Magalhães
University of Coimbra, Portugal
PhD obtained at: University of Coimbra, Portugal
Thesis title: Framework Development for the Prevention of Food Loss and Waste: An Analysis Along the Fresh Food Supply Chain

‘The main goals of my PhD thesis were to advance our understanding of food loss and waste along fresh food supply chains and provide a research framework to guide future investigations seeking the most promising mitigation strategies.

I feel equally honoured and humbled to have been recognised for my work. It is a recognition of what I had set out to achieve with my PhD. I am grateful to the organisers of this award programme and the judging panel for acknowledging my contribution to responsible management and achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

I also want to thank my research advisors, Professor Luís Ferreira and Professor Cristóvão Silva from the University of Coimbra. Their guidance, expertise, and unwavering support have been instrumental in the success of my research, and I am privileged to have worked with such outstanding researchers.’

Highly Commended

Rafael Lorenz
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
PhD obtained at: ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Thesis title: Data-Enabled Productivity Improvement in Manufacturing

‘Research on the effects of digitalization on operational performance remains limited, requiring operations managers to make strategic decisions on digital solutions under uncertainty. My research informs operations managers how to prepare for digitalization, supports manufacturers in exploring and selecting digital solutions that fit their specific requirements, and guides them on how to implement and scale digital solutions in manufacturing.

I am honoured to receive this recognition. It confirms the relevance and importance of my research and will hopefully encourage fellow researchers. Most importantly, this research has been a joint effort and I am indebted to the support from my professor, my co-supervisor, and the colleagues I have been working with.’

Marco Escadas
University of Minho, Portugal
PhD obtained at: University of Minho, Portugal
Thesis title: From Sufficient to Necessary: The Integrated Role of Emotions on Consumer Ethical Decision Making

‘The integrated role emotions play in explaining and predicting consumer ethical decisions uncovered in this research would appear to be significant not just for business, but for life as well. I am thrilled and honoured to be recognized as a Highly Commended entrant of the 2022 Emerald and EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. This is really an amazing milestone.

A very special thank you to my supervisors, Professor Minoo Farhangmehr, from the University of Minho, and Professor Marjan S. Jalali, from ISCTE Business School, for their guidance, patience, and enthusiastic support in all stages of this process. Thank you very much to Emerald, EFMD, and the judging panel for continuing to support emerging researchers and projects.’

2021

Winner

Alfonso Hernandez-Vivanco
University of Barcelona
PhD obtained at: University of Barcelona
Thesis title: Understanding Innovation within the context of the Integration of Management Systems

'I am thrilled and honoured to be the recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award 2021. It really means a lot to me, not only because of the prestigious international recognition that it represents, but also because I hope my work contributes to building a more sustainable society.

I am deeply grateful to Emerald Publishing, EFMD, and the judging panel for choosing to reward my research.

Special thanks to my supervisors Dr. Merce Bernardo and Dr. Claudio Cruz-Cázares of the University of Barcelona for their guidance and support. I also thank Dr. Paulo Sampaio of University of Minho for receiving me in his team for my PhD international stay.'

Highly Commended

Amer Jazairy
Texas A&M University
PhD obtained at: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University of Gävle
Thesis title: Engaging in green logistics: An eye on shippers, logistics service providers, and their interactions

'It is a great honour to have my doctoral dissertation recognised as a highly commended winner of the 2021 Emerald and EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the field of Sustainable Supply Chain Management.

'I am grateful to my supervisors Prof. Lars Bengtsson, Dr. Robin von Haartman and Dr. Andreas Feldmann for their unwavering support during my doctoral journey.

My appreciation extends to Emerald Publishing and EFMD Global for recognising the contribution of my research to responsible management and sustainable development goals.'

Leandro Nardi
HEC Paris
PhD obtained at: Insper Institute of Education and Research
Thesis title: The Rise of Impact-Oriented Strategies: Value Creation and Socio-Environmental Firm-Level Goals

'I am thrilled to receive an award that highlights research contributions to the SDGs!

As a scholar, I hope that interest in nonfinancial performance, social impact and grand societal challenges continues to grow among researchers and practitioners in business and management.

Many thanks to Emerald and EMFD for recognising my work, and to all my mentors and coauthors for their guidance and support!'

2020

Educational Leadership and Strategy

Category sponsored by: Journal of Educational Administration

Winner

Maxwell Ho Chun Sing
The Education University of Hong Kong
PhD obtained at: The Education University of Hong Kong
Thesis title: Teachers’ entrepreneurial behavior and its impact in school: Cases studies in Hong Kong
Supervisor: Dr Darren Anthony Bryant

Highly Commended

Belinda C. Hughes
University of Manchester
PhD obtained at: University of Manchester
Thesis title: An investigation into a Chief Executive Officer of a multi-academy trust in England
Supervisor: Prof. Helen Gunter

Florit Yaakov-Firuz
Bar-Ilan University
PhD obtained at: Bar-Ilan University
Thesis title: Mentoring New Principals: Investigating the Models and Stages of Development of the Mentoring Process in the First Two Years of Principals’ Work
Supervisor: Prof. Chen Schechter

Finance

Category sponsored by: Managerial Finance

Winner

Stephen Zamore
University of Agder
PhD obtained at: University of Agder
Thesis Title: Risk Management and Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions
Supervisor: Roy Mersland and Leif Atle Beisland

Highly Commended

Amira Abid
Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, University of Sfax
PhD obtained at: University of Sfax
Thesis title: Optimal debt, implied rating and implied default probability: a quantitative analysis based on CDS
Supervisor: Fathi Abid

Ashley Ding
Macquarie University
PhD obtained at: University of Queensland
Thesis title: Environmental Delta: Essays on Energy, Volatility and Climate Change
Supervisor: Martina Linnenluecke

Boris Fays
HEC Liège, Management School, ULiège
PhD obtained at: HEC Liège, Management School, ULiège
Thesis title: Efficient Construction of Linear and Nonlinear Equity Risk Strategies
Supervisor: Marie Lambert

Nicu Sprincean
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
PhD obtained at: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
Thesis title: Business Cycles and Systemic Risk
Supervisor: Alin Marius Andries

Health Care Management

Category sponsored by: Journal of Health Organization and Management

Winner

Lila Petar Vrklevski
University of Tasmania
PhD obtained at: University of Tasmania
Thesis title: Professional roles and identity in public mental health services: the mulifaceted interation of belonging, attachment, power and activities.
Supervisors: Dr Kathy Eljiz and Professor David Greenfield

Highly Commended

Wouter A Keijser
University of Twente
PhD obtained at: University of Twente
Thesis title: Opening Up Medicine: Physicians and Leadership in Times of Transformation
Supervisor: Prof. Dr Celeste Wilderom

Anne Schmitz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
PhD obtained at: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Thesis title: International analysis of the usage intention of virtual doctor appointments: an adaptation of the UTAUT2 theory
Supervisors: Ana María Díaz Martín & María Jesús Yagüe Guillén

Charlotte Sharp
Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester
PhD obtained at: The University of Manchester
Thesis title: Products from healthcare research: designated boundary object to boundary object-in-use
Supervisor: Prof. Ruth Boaden

Human Resource Management

Category sponsored by: Personnel Review

Winner

Roxanne Stockwell
University of Bath
PhD obtained at: University of Bath
Thesis title: The Experiences and Responses of Business Graduates to Employer Selection Mechanisms: A Case Study
Supervisor: Prof. Rajani Naidoo

Highly Commended

Dr.Geetika Malik Chandra
University of Delhi
PhD obtained at: University of Delhi
Thesis title: Organizational Consequences of Human Resource Outsourcing in Indian Organizations
Supervisor: Prof. A Venkat Raman

Giverny De Boeck
Curtin University
PhD obtained at: KU Leuven, Belgium
Thesis title: The Realization of Potential in the Workplace: An Employer and Employee Perspective
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nicky Dries

Nevena Isaeva
University of Birmingham
PhD obtained at: University of Birmingham
Thesis title: Trust and distrust in intra-organisational relationships
Supervisor: Mark NK Saunders

Joey Soehardjojo
Cardiff University
PhD obtained at: Warwick Business School
Thesis title: Knowledge and HRM Practice Transfer in Emerging Economies: The Case of Japanese Joint Ventures in Indonesia
Supervisor: Prof. Guglielmo Meardi

Leadership and Organization Development

Category sponsored by: Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Winner

Esme Franken
Edith Cowan University
PhD obtained at: Victoria University of Wellington
Thesis title: Building people up: Leadership and employee resilience
Supervisors: Dr Geoff Plimmer, Prof Sanna Malinen and Prof Jane Bryson

Highly Commended

Dr. Swapnil Barmase
IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Thesis title: Against the flow: A process theory of imprinting and economics of organizational compassion
Supervisor: Prof. Joan Fontrodona

Seren Dalkiran
University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Utrecht University & Varna University of Management and Prof Dr. Geert Hofstede
PhD obtained at: University of Notre Dame (UNDA) in partnership and co-supervision with Utrecht University and Varna University of Management
Thesis title: Millennial Emergence: Worldviews, Value-Orientations and Leadership Paradigms among Global Youth Leadership Networks
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. John Rees, Prof ir. Klaas van Egmond and Prof Michael Minkov

Marcella Hoogeboom
University of Twente
PhD obtained at: University of Twente
Thesis title: Micro-behavioral Building Blocks of Leadership, Followership and Team Interaction
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. C.P.M. Wilderom

Svjetlana Pantic-Dragisic
Linköping University
PhD obtained at: Linköping University
Thesis title: The interplay between organizational capabilities and individual skills: Studies of technical and engineering consulting firms
Supervisor: Jonas Söderlund

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Category sponsored by: International Journal of Logistics Management

Winner

Marc van den Berg
University of Twente
PhD obtained at: University of Twente
Thesis title: Managing Circular Building Projects
Supervisors: Hans Voordijk and Arjen Adriaanse

Highly Commended

Dung H. Nguyen

University of Economics and Law (Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City)
PhD obtained at: VU University Amsterdam
Thesis title: Order fulfillment and consumer behavior in online retailing

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wout Dullaert and Prof. Dr. Ir. Sander de Leeuw (promoters), Dr. Jelle de Vries (co-promoter)

Devendra Kumar Pathak
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur
PhD obtained at: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Department of Management Studies
Thesis title: Performance Management of Sustainable Freight Transportation: A Study of Select Issues
Supervisor: Prof. Ravi Shankar

Ricardo Augusto Zimmermann
University of Aveiro
PhD obtained at: University of Aveiro
Thesis title: Innovation and supply chain management: strategies, capabilities, and the effect of fit on business performance
Supervisor: Luís Miguel Domingues Ferreira and Antonio Carrizo Moreira

Management and Governance

Category sponsored by: Management Decision

Winner

Kathleen M Crowley
George Washington University
PhD obtained at: George Washington University
Thesis title: Dynamics of Creativity: How Early Drug Discovery Scientists Experience Creativity
Supervisor: Shiasta Khilji

Highly Commended

Dr. Gunther Glenk
University of Mannheim
PhD obtained at: Technische Universität München
Thesis title: Economics of Renewable Hydrogen
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gunther Friedl

Marketing

Category sponsored by: European Journal of Marketing

Winner

Tim Hilken
Maastricht University
PhD obtained at: Maastricht University
Thesis title: Seeing is believing: enhancing the customer experience with augmented reality
Supervisor: Prof. Dr Ko de Ruyter

Highly Commended

Freya De Keyzer
University of Antwerp
PhD obtained at: University of Antwerp
Thesis title: Brand Communication on Social Networking Sites
Supervisors: Prof.Dr Nathalie Dens; Prof.Dr Patrick De Pelsmacker

Ramona De Luca
FGV-EAESP
PhD obtained at: FGV-EAESP
Thesis title: A cognitive approach to scent marketing: the effect of odor priming and processing dynamics on consumer aesthetic preferences and choices
Supervisor: Delane Botelho

Hugo Guyader
Linköping University
PhD obtained at: Linköping University
Thesis title: The Heart & Wallet Paradox of Collaborative Consumption
Supervisor: Lars Witell

Rafael San José Iglesias
Auckland University of Technology
PhD obtained at: Auckland University of Technology
Thesis title: Construction of Image and Attitudes Toward Global-Local Brand Alliances: The Effects of Globalness and Localness
Supervisor: Associate Professor Mark Glynn

Michiel Van Crombrugge
Erasmus University Rotterdam
PhD obtained at: KU Leuven
Thesis title: Empirical Studies on Manufacturer Direct Channels
Supervisor: Els Breugelmans

Operations and Production Management

Category sponsored by International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Winner

Henrik Franke
ETH Zürich
PhD obtained at: EBS University for Business and Law
Thesis title: Behavioral Challenges to Cross-Functional Teams: Essays on Politics and Conflict in Global Sourcing Decision Making
Supervisor: Kai Foerstl

Highly Commended

Rima Al Hasan
University of Jordan
PhD obtained at: Warwick Business school / University of Warwick
Thesis title: Exploring the interplay between process improvement approaches and product innovation
Supervisors: Prof. Pietro Micheli & Prof. Sotirios Paroutis

Jon Bokrantz
Chalmers University of Technology
PhD obtained at: Chalmers University of Technology
Thesis title: Smart Maintenance - maintenance in digitalised manufacturing
Supervisor: Anders Skoogh

Yiyi Fan
Lancaster University
PhD obtained at:Lancaster University
Thesis title: Multi-Level Buyer-Supplier Relationships and Their Influence on Supply Chain Risk Management
Supervisor: Prof. Mark Stevenson

Philipp Christropher Sauer
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
PhD obtained at: University of Kassel
Thesis title: Multi-tier sustainable supply chain management - learning from the minerals case
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Seuring

Tourism and Hospitality Management

Category sponsored by: Tourism Review

Winner

Christopher S. Dutt
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
PhD obtained at: University of Exeter
Thesis title: The role of tourism in bridging the gap between expatriates and hosts: A case of the United Arab Emirates
Supervisor: William Harvey

Highly Commended

Samira Zare
University of Queensland
Thesis title: Recall and Post-trip Evaluation of Tourist Destinations; the Effects of Travel Order
Supervisor: Prof. Philip Pearce

2018

Operations and Production Management

Category sponsored by International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Winner

Dr Stanley Frederick Lim
Arizona State University
PhD obtained at: University of Cambridge

Thesis Title: Examining last-mile distribution networks in e-commerce omnichannel retailing: A supply network configuration approach
Supervisor: Jagjit Singh Srai

Highly Commended

Dr Maricela Connie Arellano Caro
ETH Zurich
PhD obtained at: HEC Montréal

Thesis Title: An institutional and socio-cognitive view of the adoption of operational practices in production sites
Supervisor: Silvia Ponce

Dr Amy Benstead
University of Manchester
PhD obtained at: Lancaster University

Thesis Title: Research: Reshoring and Modern Slavery in the supply chain: case study evidence and action research in the Textiles and Fashion Industry
Supervisor: Linda Hendry

Dr Yamini S
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
PhD obtained at: Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Thesis Title: Determination and impact of the behavioural biases of a worker on the execution of a task
Supervisor: Dr Rahul R. Marathe

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Category sponsored by: International Journal of Logistics Management

Winner

Dr Vincent Castillo
Ohio State University
PhD obtained at: University of Tennessee

Thesis Title: An Inquiry into the Supply Chain Strategy Implications of the Sharing Economy for Last Mile Logistics
Supervisor: Diane Mollenkopf and John Bell

Highly Commended

Dr Seongtae Kim
ETH Zurich
PhD obtained at: University of Hull

Thesis Title: The impact of ethical sourcing on financial performance: An event study analysis
Supervisor: Claudia Colicchia

Educational Leadership and Strategy

Category sponsored by: Journal of Educational Administration

Winner

Dr Sherry Ganon-Shilon
Bar-Ilan University
Thesis Title: Exploring School Principals’ Sense-Making of Their Leadership Role within the National Reform “Courage to Change”
Supervisor: Prof. Chen Schechter

Highly Commended

Dr Sujay Nair
University of Melbourne
Thesis Title: 3 essays: 1. Hiring professional contract workers: does the control environment matter? 2. Leniency bias and organizational performance. 3. The role of reward systems in building relational contracts
Supervisor: Margaret Abernethy

Management and Governance

Category sponsored by: Management Decision

Winner

Ms Irina Atkova
University of Oulu
Thesis Title: From opportunity to business model—an entrepreneurial action perspective
Supervisor: Petri Ahokangas

Highly Commended

Dr Ibrahim Alhassan
Saudi Electronic University
PhD obtained at: University College of Cork

Thesis Title: Critical Success Factors for Data Governance: A Theory-Building Approach
Supervisor: Prof. David Sammon

Dr Tatiana Beliaeva
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT
Thesis Title: Complementarity and contextualization of firm-level strategic orientations
Supervisors: Professor Paavo Ritala and Professor Galina Shirokova

Dr Anne Fennimore
Florida Atlantic University
Thesis Title: Rethinking public service motivation: The role of communal narcissism
Supervisor: Dr Arthur Sementelli

Dr Anders Kryger
Copenhagen Business School
Thesis Title: Aligning future employee action and corporate strategy in a resource-scarce environment
Supervisor: Maribel Blasco

Human Resource Management

Category sponsored by: Personnel Review

Winner

Dr Fotios Mitsakis
Nottingham Trent University
PhD obtained at: University of Strathclyde

Thesis Title: Strategic Human Resource Development Maturity: An Investigation into Greek Banks at the time of the Economic Crisis
Supervisor: Prof. Colin Lindsay

Leadership and Organization Development

Category sponsored by: Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Winner

Dr Olga Gianzina-Kassotaki
University of Warwick
Thesis Title: Ambidexterity and leadership: A multilevel analysis of the aerospace and defense organizations
Supervisor: Sotirios Paroutis

Highly Commended

Dr Robert Lundmark
Umeå Univeristy
PhD obtained at: Karolinska Institutet
Thesis Title: Making or breaking organizational interventions: The role of leadership
Supervisor: Susanne Tafvelin

Dr Jess Schulschenk
University of Cape Town
Thesis Title: Effecting strategic change: The work of strategic champions in shaping narrative infrastructure
Supervisor: Prof Ralph Hamann

Health Care Management

Category sponsored by: Journal of Health Organization and Management

Winner

Virginia Rosales
HEC Montréal
PhD obtained at: Umeå University

Thesis Title: The interplay of roles and routines: Situating, patterning, and performances in the emergency department
Supervisor: Mattias Jacobsson

Highly Commended

Miss Rossella Onofrio
Politecnico di Milano
Thesis Title: Assessing the Influence of Personal and Organizational Factors on surgeon’s performance: a Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Approach
Supervisor: Prof. Paolo Trucco

Tourism and Hospitality Management

Category sponsored by: Tourism Review

Winner

Mr Haipeng Jin
Sun Yat-sen University
PhD obtained at: James Cook University

Thesis Title: Understanding Chinese tourist shopping in Australia: A social practice perspective
Supervisor: Gianna Moscardo

Highly Commended

Dr Vanja Bogicevic
The Ohio State University
Thesis Title: Service Preview Using Virtual Reality: Enhancing Hotel Pre-Experience
Supervisor: Jay Kandampully

Dr Jun Gao
Sun Yat-sen University
PhD obtained at: University of Waikato

Thesis Title: Tourism impacts on the border: An ethnographic case study of Daluo on the China-Myanmar border
Supervisor: Prof. Chris Ryan

Mrs Mijana Matosevic Radic
University of Split
Thesis Title: Tourism and the convergence of economic growth in the European Union member states
Supervisor: Prof. Lidija Petri

Dr Siripan Deesilatham
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
PhD obtained at: Royal Holloway University of Londo
n
Thesis Title: Wellness Tourism: Determinants of Incremental Enhancement in Tourists’ Quality of Life
Supervisor: Professor Sameer Hosany

Marketing

Category sponsored by:European Journal of Marketing

Winner

Dr Martin Hirche
University of Melbourne
PhD obtained at: University of South Australia

Thesis Title: An empirical analysis of stock-keeping units deviating from the Reibstein-Farris distribution and market share model: the role of product- and distribution-related characteristics
Supervisor: Professor Larry Lockshin

Highly Commended

Dr Rafaela Almeida Cordeiro
Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing
Thesis Title: My family and friends are worth their weight in gold: consumer financial-decision making in the context of Brazil
Supervisor: Mateus Canniatti Ponchio

Dr Sara Catalán
University of Zaragoza
Thesis Title: Engaging users through gamification. The role of emotions, motivation, and flow.
Supervisor: Isabel Buil Carrasco

Professor Martin Paul Fritze
University of Cologne
PhD obtained at: University of Rostock

Thesis Title: Sharing Economy and Dematerialization: Essays on the Role of Ownership for Consumer Behavior and Business Models in Service Contexts
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Benkenstein

Dr Simon Hazée
HEC Liège
Thesis Title: Why customers do not participate in the access economy
Supervisor: Yves VAN VAERENBERGH

Dr Laetitia Mimoun
Cass Business School,University of London
PhD obtained at: HEC Paris

Thesis Title: Revisiting Liminality in Consumer Research: Pursuing Liquid Lifestyles in the Marketplace
Supervisor: Tina M Lowrey

Dr Cathy Nguyen
University of South Australia
Thesis Title: Advertising Two Brands: Studying the Effects of Co-advertising on Ad & Brand Memorability
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Armando Maria Corsi

Dr Anwar Sadat Shimul
Curtin University
Thesis Title: Conceptualising Luxury Brand Attachment
Supervisor: Professor Ian Phau

Dr Tobias Otterbring
Aarhus University
PhD obtained at: Karlstad University

Thesis Title: A Shaken Self on Shopping: Consumer Threats and Compensatory Consumption
Supervisor: Per Kristensson

Finance

Category sponsored by: Managerial Finance

Winner

Mr Thibaut Morillon
University of Missouri
Thesis Title: Three Essays on Mergers and Acquisitions
Supervisor:John Howe

Highly Commended

Professor Seth Hoelscher
PhD obtained at: University of Oklahoma
Missouri State University

Thesis Title: Essays in Corporate Finance and Financial Intermediation
Supervisor: Chitru S. Fernando

Dr Patrick Reichert
IMD
PhD obtained at: Université libre de Bruxelles

Thesis Title: Subsidies, Profits and Trade-offs in Social Finance: Applications to Microfinance
Supervisor: Marek Hudon

Dr Xinting Zhen
Saint Michael's College
PhD obtained at: Illinois Institute of Technology

Thesis Title: Three essays in financial institutions and corporate finance
Supervisor: Haizhi Wang