The 3rd Annual Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2007

Personnel Review

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Article publication date: 6 June 2008



(2008), "The 3rd Annual Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2007", Personnel Review, Vol. 37 No. 4.



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The 3rd Annual Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2007

Article Type: Research Awards 2007 From: Personnel Review, Volume 37, Issue 4.

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Colette DarcySchool of Business, National College of Ireland, Dublin“Understanding fairness judgements in respect of the termination of employment: the antecedents of claiming behaviour”Doctoral award conferred by University of Limerick, Ireland

Highly commended

Karen BeckerSchool of Management, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia“Unlearning in the workplace: a mixed methods study”Doctoral award conferred by Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Highly commended

Sarah WrightDepartment of Management, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand“Loneliness in the workplace”Doctoral award conferred by University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Special commendation

Xiaoyi WuDepartment of Tourism and Hospitality, School of Management, Xiamen University, China“The impact of organizational justice on employees’ pay satisfaction, work attitudes and performance in hotels”Doctoral award conferred by Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China“It is a great honour to have been chosen as the recipient of the 2007 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Award in Human Resource Management. To have my research judged by an international panel of my peers makes this award even more prestigious and special to me. I hope that this award will allow me and my colleagues to continue to undertake first-class research. At National College of Ireland, we are committed to developing strategic HR professionals who are equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to make a contribution at the highest level. The research we undertake is aimed at ensuring that our students have access to the latest thinking in the field of HRM, which is relevant to their daily working lives but also challenges their thinking.” (Dr Colette Darcy, Lecturer, School of Business, National College of Ireland)

“The National College of Ireland is immensely proud and delighted that Dr Colette Darcy has been awarded this prestigious prize for her outstanding thesis. Dr Darcy has made an original and insightful contribution to research. In the field of human resource management, which will be highly relevant to those involved in day-to-day HR practice as well as academic scholars. The research undertaken builds on the College’s expertise and strength in teaching and research in human resource management and industrial relations.” (Professor Nicholas Rees, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, National College of Ireland, Dublin)

The awards, a collaboration between Emerald Group Publishing and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), were open to those who completed and satisfied examination requirements for a Doctoral award between 1 June 2005 and 1 October 2007, and had not applied for an Outstanding Doctoral Research Award previously.

The award winner will receive a cash prize of 1,500 (or other currency equivalent), a certificate and an offer of publication in Personnel Review.

Application and eligibility criteria for next year’s Awards are now available on the Emerald web site ( and the EFMD web site (

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