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Emerald Selects Winners of Research Fund Awards
2007 Research Fund Award Program reaches out to developing economies
United Kingdom. December 3, 2007 – Emerald, the world’s leading publisher of management research, announces the winners of its 2007 Research Fund Awards. Targeted at researchers from developing economies, the awards seek to support and facilitate management research for the social good in China, India and Latin America.
Emerald will be gifting a total of £8,000 ($16,000) to management research scholars in 2007 to help fund projects that address the dissemination of knowledge with a specific orientation toward developing economies. Additional funds will also be made available for the development and support of LIS Research.
John Peters, CEO of Emerald said, “Emerald would like to thank all the judges involved with the awards this year; without their expertise, knowledge and experience this would not have been possible. We would also like to thank all those who applied for the awards. The judges on all three panels commented on the range of applications this year, along with the high quality of the research, particularly in the Chinese Management Research category. We are delighted with the impact the awards have made in India, Latin America and China, and we believe that all the winning research papers have great potential in benefiting the social good in these regions.
“We are particularly thankful to our award partners; The Association of Indian Management Schools - AIMS, and the Latin American Council of Management Schools - CLADEA, they help us fulfil our promise to actively promote and reward high-quality management research in Latin America and India. We have excellent relationships with these groups which we hope to continue long into the future.”
In total, across all awards, Emerald received over 200 research proposals - the highest number of applications to date, and only three winners were selected from this extensive list:
• Emerald/AIMS Research Fund Award for Indian management research, grant of £2,000 (US $4,200 equivalent)
TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Title of research paper:
"Ethnocentric tendencies of Indian consumers – Impact on preference for domestic versus foreign products"
See also: www.aims.org.in
• Emerald/CLADEA Research Fund Award for Latin American management research, grant of £2,000 (US $4,200 equivalent)
Kuan Yew Wong
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
David J. Delgado-Hernandez
Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
Sonia De la Torre
Federal Electricity Commission, Mexico
Title of research paper:
“Knowledge management adoption in Mexico: Identification of practices and barriers, and Development of an applicable methodological tool.”
See also: http://en.cladea.org/
• Emerald Research Fund Award for Chinese management research, grant of £4,000 (US $8,400 equivalent)
Nankai University, China
Texas Tech University, USA
Title of research paper:
“Promoting effectiveness of knowledge transmission in Chinese rural areas: multimedia education software development and distribution channel design.”
To learn more about Emerald Research Fund Awards go to www.emeraldinsight.com/awards
Note to media – selected comments from Research Fund Award winners and judges are provided at the end of the release
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Comments from Research Fund Award Judges and Winners:
"It is an honour to receive this Research Fund Award from Emerald and the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA). Their dedicated effort in supporting and promoting cross-national research must be commended,"
Dr. Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia.
"It is our great honour that we have been among the recipients of 2007 Emerald Research Fund Award by Emerald on Chinese management research. We are most appreciative of this award,"
Dr. Yongjian Li, Professor, Business School, Nankai University, China and Dr. Zhangxi Lin, Director, Center for Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence, Texas Tech University, USA.
“I am very pleased that I was involved with the judging process both as a judge and a coordinator, which has given me an insight into some of the research taking place in India. It was not an easy decision to pick the winner from the short-listed ones as they were all of very high calibre,"
Kasturi Narashiman, Learning and Teaching Fellow (Retired), The University of Bolton, UK, Visiting Professor, GRD Institute of Management, Coimbatore, India, Advisory Council Member, National Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore, India.
"CLADEA is delighted to support the inaugural Emerald Research Fund Award for Latin America in the Management category."
Jorge Talavera, President of CLADEA.
"It was a privilege to be involved with the judging process for the 2007 Emerald Chinese Research Fund Awards (RFAs) and to see the excellent work that is being developed by our scholarly colleagues in China,"
Professor David Lamond PhD FANZAM, Foundation Dean, International Business School Kochi and Editor, Journal of Management History.
"We are honored and grateful that our doctoral student, Archana Kumar, and faculty members, Dr. Ann Fairhurst and Dr. Youn-Kyung Kim, received the 2007 Emerald/AIMS Research Fund Award for their project, 'Ethnocentric tendencies of Indian consumers – Impact on preference for domestic versus foreign products'. The financial support is critical for the successful completion of the project, and the international recognition is very important for these scholars."
(Nancy Fair, Professor and Department Head, Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)