Sponsored by the Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Foundation, the Sheth/AIB Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award is selected during the AIB Doctoral Consortium and the winner(s) receives a plaque and a scholarship award to assist his/her dissertation research. The Sheth Foundation began sponsoring the Doctoral Consortium and the Award in 2008. From 2005-2007, both the consortium and the award were sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS).

2016

Winner(s):Caroline Witte
Affiliation: Erasmus Research Institute for Management (ERIM) & Tinbergen Institute (TI)
Dissertation:Self-interest Fueling Peace? Multinational Enterprises in Politically Violent Regions

2015

Winner(s):Abby Jingzi Zhou
Affiliation: University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Dissertation:Enhancing Cross-Border Knowledge Transfer Between Multinational Corporations and Their Foreign Susidiaries in Emerging Economies

2014

Winner(s):Jenny Hillemann
Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Dissertation:Regional integration and the death of distance

2013

Winner(s):Michael A. Sartor
Affiliation: Richard Ivey School of Business
Dissertation:Host market corruption and multinational enterprise strategy: Implications for subsidiary survival

2012

Winner(s):Bi-Juan Zhong
Affiliation: Ohio State University
Dissertation:Top Management Team Identification, Knowledge Creation, and International Join Venture Performance: The Role of National Diversity

2011

Winner(s):Matthew Smith
Affiliation: Rutgers University
Dissertation:Doing It Under The Table: Hidden Sales In India’s Manufacturing Sector

2010

Winner(s):Dong Liu
Affiliation:University of Washington at Seattle

2009

Winner(s):Prithwiraj Choudhury
Affiliation:Harvard University
Dissertation:Innovation in Emerging Markets: Role of Individuals within Multinationals, Government Laboratories and Domestic Firms

Winner(s):Luis Dau
Affiliation:University of South Carolina
Dissertation:Profiting from Globalization: Structural Reforms, Firm Internationalization Strategy, and Firm Profitability in Developing Countries

Winner(s):Jeannette Mena
Affiliation:Michigan State University
Dissertation:A Strategic Marketing Examination of Multiple Stakeholders, Satisfaction, and Marketing Performance of Multinational Corporations Embedded in Multi-Entity Supply Chains in the Global Marketplace

2008

Winner(s):Andrea Martinez-Noya
Affiliation:Universidad de Oviedo
Dissertation:R&D Services Outsourcing: Evidence from European and US firms

2007

Winner(s):Gundula Lücke
Affiliation:University of South Carolina
Dissertation:Development of Biculturalism in Cross-Cultural Managers in Multinational Corporations: A Cultural Participation Approach

2006

Winner(s):Raveendra Chittoor
Affiliation:Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta

Winner(s):Ajai Gaur
Affiliation:National University of Singapore

2005

Winner(s):Catherine Thomas (Runners-Up: James Costantini, In Hyeock (Ian) Lee, and Weiting Zheng)
Dissertation:Why do multinationals do different things in different countries? An empirical investigation of the laundry detergent industry in Western Europe

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