NAPM Names Grant Recipients

FOR RELEASE: June 18, 2001

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  NAPM Media Relations
  480/752-6276, Ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) — Each year, NAPM awards doctoral dissertation grants for support of outstanding doctoral research. The intent is to award grants to doctoral candidates who are conducting research in supply management or related fields.

The objectives of these grants are (1) to produce useful research that can be applied to supply management, and (2) to help develop high-potential academicians who will teach and conduct research in supply management.

The following doctoral candidates were awarded NAPM Doctoral Dissertation Grants for the year 2001:

Elliot Rabinovich, University of Maryland, $10,000, "Supply Chain Management and the Internet: Transaction Efficiencies."

Zhaohui Wu, Arizona State University, $10,000, "Development of Typology of Supplier-Supplier Relationships."

Jeffrey Ogden, Arizona State University, $10,000, "Supply Base Optimization: Implementation and Benefits."

Canan Kocabasoglu, State University of New York at Buffalo, $5,000, "An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Strategic Sourcing and E-Procurement Practices on Supply Chain Activity."

Carol Prahinski, Ohio State University, $5,000, "Communication Strategies and Supplier Performance Evaluations in an Industrial Supply Chain."

The NAPM Grant Program seeks qualified applicants from a diverse population regardless of gender, race, creed, age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Doctoral grant candidates must submit the required items to NAPM by the annual January 31 deadline. For more information on this program, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, log on to the NAPM Web site at and select Online Guides, Tools & Links; then Scholastic Opportunities; and then NAPM Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program.

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