NAPM Announces 1999 Doctoral and Fellowship Grant Recipients

FOR RELEASE: June 18, 1999

CONTACT: Zenobia Daruwalla
  NAPM Media Relations
  602/752-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, Arizona) — The National Association of Purchasing Management has awarded four doctoral dissertation grants worth $10,000 each to students conducting outstanding doctoral research in purchasing or related fields.

The grants are provided to encourage useful research that can be applied to the management of the purchasing and supply functions, and to help develop high-potential academicians who will teach and conduct research in the purchasing and supply management field.

The 1999 Doctoral Grant recipients and their research topics are listed below.

  1. William Christensen, Oklahoma State University, "The Effects of Supply Chain Management Knowledge on Organizational Structure"
  2. Michael Knemeyer, University of Maryland, "Logistics Outsourcing Relationships: An Examination of Buyer-Supplier Trust Over the Life of the Relationship"
  3. Moti Levi, University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School, "Supplier Base Management: A Framework for Analytical and Empirical Integration"
  4. George Zsidisin, Arizona State University, "Purchasing's Management of Supplier Risk: An Empirical Investigation"

The association also awarded the 1999 Senior Research Fellowship to P. Fraser Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for The University of Western Ontario. The NAPM Research Fellowship is intended to support emerging scholars who have demonstrated exceptional academic productivity in research and instruction. Fraser received $5,000 for his research project titled, "Horizontal Alliances: How Do Purchasing Consortia Differ in the Private and Public Sectors?"

Senior Research Fellows work with the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) on projects with the CAPS Director to further advance the purchasing and supply management profession.

The National Association of Purchasing Management is a not-for-profit association that provides national and international leadership in purchasing and supply management research and education. The association exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession. NAPM provides members and nonmembers alike with opportunities to expand their professional knowledge and skills. NAPM is comprised of 180 affiliates with more than 44,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Visit the NAPM Web site at