2012 Awards for Excellence

Journal of Modelling in Management

ISSN: 1746-5664

Article publication date: 15 March 2013

Citation

(2013), "2012 Awards for Excellence", Journal of Modelling in Management, Vol. 8 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/jm2.2013.29708aaa.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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2012 Awards for Excellence

Article Type: 2012 Awards for Excellence From: Journal of Modelling in Management, Volume 8, Issue 1

The following article was selected for this year’s Outstanding Paper Award for Journal of Modelling in Management

A new constrained stochastic multidimensional scaling vector model: an application to the perceived importance of leadership attributes

Crystal J. Scott and Wayne S. DeSarbo

Purpose – The sports industry is one of the fastest growing business sectors in the world today and its primary source of revenue is derived from fans. Yet, little is known about fans’ allocation of time, effort, and/or financial expenditures in regard to the sports they care so desperately about. The purpose of this paper is to explore the multidimensional aspects of such manifestations of fan avidity and examine the nature of heterogeneity of such expressions.

Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from a student sample of football fans from a well-known US university.

Findings – In total, 35 different expressions of fan avidity are developed related to how fans follow and support their favorite team. A spatial choice multidimensional scaling model is developed to uncover four latent dimensions of fan avidity expression.

Originality/value – The managerial aspects of these empirical findings are provided, and the authors suggest several directions for future research.

This article originally appeared in Volume 6 Number 1, 2011 Journal of Modelling in ManagementThe following articles were selected for this year’s Highly Commended Award

“Examining the behavioral manifestations of fan avidity in sports marketing”

Wayne S. DeSarbo and Robert Madrigal

This article originally appeared in Volume 6 Number 1, 2011 Journal of Modelling in Management

“Modeling a causality network for tourism development: an empirical analysis”,

Guy Assaker, Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi and Peter O’Connor

This article originally appeared in Volume 6 Number 3, 2011, Journal of Modelling in Management

“Tourists’ external information search behavior model: the case of Thailand”,

Theera Erawan, Donyaprueth Krairit and Do Ba Khang

This article originally appeared in Volume 6 Number 3, 2011, Journal of Modelling in Management

Outstanding reviewer

Dr Rajbir Singh BhattiPunjab Technical University, India