ISM Announces Doctoral Grants and Research Fellowship

FOR RELEASE: June 18, 2009

Academicians and high-potential scholars garner funds for supply management research.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) June 18, 2009 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), with the support of the ISM Board of Directors, has awarded Doctoral Dissertation Grants to three doctoral candidates across the United States. At its May 2009 meeting, the ISM Board approved the ISM Educational Resources Committee's recommendations for ISM Doctoral Dissertation Grants in amounts ranging from $6,000 to $12,000 to:

Yusoon Kim — Arizona State University
Reframing Buyer-Supplier Relationships: Adoption of Network Embeddedness

Delvon B. Parker — Michigan State University
Modularity and Complexity: An Examination of the Effects of Product Structure on the Intricacy of Production Systems

Yoon Hee Kim — University of Wisconsin
The Effect of Operations Strategy on Supplier-Customer Relationships and the Suppliers' Financial Performance

The objective of ISM's Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program, which has funded one or more Doctoral Dissertation Grants since 1960, is to produce useful research that can be applied to supply management, and to support high-potential doctoral candidates who will teach and conduct research in supply management. A key criterion for selecting grant recipients is that their dissertations have direct value and implications for the purchasing and supply management function. For additional information on application procedures for ISM's Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program, visit Select Education — Seminars/Conferences, and then Scholastic Opportunities.

The ISM Board also approved the following Senior Research Fellowship to support outstanding research in supply management by:

Assistant Professor Tobias Schoenherr — Michigan State University
Electronic Procurement — Context, Practice, Bundles and Performance

The objective of the $5,000 grant is to support emerging, high-potential scholars who teach and conduct research in supply management, and to help produce useful research that can be applied to the advancement of supply management.

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is a not-for-profit membership association serving more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. ISM offers credentialing to professionals around the world with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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