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ISM Announces 2012 Academic Research Support Program Grants

FOR RELEASE: September 14, 2012

(TEMPE, Ariz.) September 14, 2012 — 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 in supply management and help more advanced students enter the profession. At its May 2012 meeting, the ISM Board approved the ISM Educational Resources Committee's recommendations for Academic Research Support Program grants as follows:

Four grants of US$6,000 each were awarded in the Phase 1: ISM Dissertation Research Grants:

  • David C. Hall is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Management at Clemson University. Hall's dissertation proposal is titled, The Decision to Outsource Production: A Behavioral Study of Relative Supplier Advantage, Monitoring, Bandwagon Pressure and Individual Characteristics.

  • Jurriaan de Jong is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Management Science, Fisher College of Business, at The Ohio State University. His dissertation proposal is titled, The Influence of Power in the Medical Equipment Supply Chain.

  • Lorena D. Mathien is a Ph.D. candidate in the Operations Management and Strategy Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mathien's dissertation proposal is titled, An Empirical Investigation of the Antecedents and Validity of Five Theory Bases of Logistics Outsourcing Decisions.

  • Serhiy Y. (Sergey) Ponomarov is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the University of Tennessee. His dissertation proposal is titled, Antecedents and Consequences of Supply Chain Resilience: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective.

The Phase 2: Professional Research Development Grant of US$10,000 was awarded to Arash Azadegan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Management, College of Business at New Mexico State University, for his research titled, Biasing and De-Biasing of Global Sourcing Decisions: A Multi-Method Analysis.

The Phase 3: Professional Research and Collaboration Grant of US$9,000 was awarded to Judith M. Whipple, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at the The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University. Whipple's research is titled, Examining and Understanding the Persuasion Process between Industrial Buyers and Suppliers.

The ISM Board also approved an award of US$19,200 to Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., CMA, for Year Two of her research under the Academic Research Support Program Phase 4: The ISM Distinguished Leadership Grant. Dr. Ellram's research is titled, A Research Agenda for Understanding Services Purchasing. She is the Rees Distinguished Professor of Distribution, Department of Marketing, at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

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 as well as specific application procedures for each grant. The deadline for grant applications is January 31 each year.

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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