18th August 2006




A postgraduate business student at the University of Lincoln has won an award for his outstanding research.


Andrew Dodds (42) from Challock in Kent has won a Highly Commended award in the Marketing Strategy category of the Emerald / EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2006.


Emerald Group Publishing publishes the world's largest collection of international business and management journals.


The EFMD is an international management development network which boasts a global membership of more than 500 institutional members from academia, business and public services.


The awards, part-funded by the Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society Ltd (ALCS), are the group's most prestigious accolades.


Well over 100 entries were received from all over the world in 12 different categories, and the quality of the submissions was exceedingly high, say the judges.


The awards seek to encourage, celebrate and reward excellence in international management research and were open to students who completed and satisfied examination requirements for a doctoral award between 1st June 2004 and 1st June 2006.


Andrew’s submission was an investigation into partnership supply agreements in the electrical industrial market place.


It was described by Emerald Chief Executive Officer John Peters as “an outstanding piece of research [which] shows great promise for future academic work.


“It was regarded by the judging panel as being of exceptionally high quality and worthy of the Highly Commended Award.”



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01522 886042             07843 658943             jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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