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ISM Announces 2011 Academic Research Support Program Grants

FOR RELEASE: May 31, 2011

(TEMPE, Ariz.) May 31, 2011 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), with the support of the ISM Board of Directors, has awarded several grants under the ISM Academic Research Support Program. The program's goal is to increase academic leadership by the profession and more help more advanced students enter the supply management profession. At its May 2011 meeting, the ISM Board approved the ISM Educational Resources Committee's recommendations for grants in each of the four phases of the Academic Research Support Program, as follows:

Two grants of US$12,000 each were awarded in the Phase 1: ISM Dissertation Research Grants:

  • Monique L. Ueltschy Murfield is a Ph.D. candidate in logistics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Murfield's dissertation proposal is titled Supplier Adoption of Environmental Initiatives in Asymmetric Relationships: Influence of Supplier Tolerance and Satisfaction. Murfield is preparing to receive her doctoral degree in May 2012.

  • Kihyun Park is a Ph.D. candidate in manufacturing technology management at the University of Toledo. His dissertation proposal is titled Flexible and Redundant Supply Chain Practices to Build Strategic Supply Chain Resilience: Contingent and Resource-Based Perspectives. Park plans to complete his dissertation in summer 2011.

The Phase 2: Professional Research Development Grant of US$10,000 was awarded to Susan L. Golicic, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Management, College of Business at Colorado State University, for her research titled Driving Supply Chain Sustainability through Transportation.

The Phase 3: Professional Research and Collaboration Grant of US$15,000 was awarded to Christopher W. Craighead, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. Craighead's research is titled Building Global Supply Resiliency to Natural Disasters.

The Phase 4: The ISM Distinguished Leadership Grant has been awarded to Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., CMA, Rees Distinguished Professor of Distribution, Department of Marketing, Farmer School of Business at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Ellram received US$15,000 for year one of her research, titled A Research Agenda for Understanding Services Purchasing.

Each of the four phases of ISM's Academic Research Support Program has specific selection criteria as well as distinct application and evaluation procedures. Visit ISM online at for general eligibility requirements. Select Education — Seminars, Conferences, Academic/Student Opportunities, and then ISM Academic Research Support Programs (Grants). Follow the link for Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 or Phase 4 for specific application procedures for each grant.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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