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Celebrated authors: Best paper awards for SUMS researchers

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

A number of papers from academics at the Management School have been acknowledged as outstanding across revered journals.

In the annual Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, two papers from SUMS were deemed the best of the year. The International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research named a paper by Dr Ranis Cheng and Dr Mike Simpson from Sheffield University Management School, alongside lead author Dr Sheilagh Resnick (Nottingham Trent University) and Dr Fernando Lourenco (Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau) ‘Marketing in SMEs: a “4P” self-branding model’, as outstanding.

Meanwhile, the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal crowned a paper by Dr Panayiota (Julie) Alevizou and Dr Caroline Oates with Dr Claudia Henninger (University of Manchester), called ‘What is sustainable fashion?’.

Both articles are freely available to all for one year and will be promoted as the journal sample article.

From the Institute of Work Psychology, Dr Carolyn Axtell’s paper alongside the University of Manchester’s David Holman, ‘Can job redesign interventions influence a broad range of employee outcomes by changing multiple job characteristics? A quasi-experimental study’ has been awarded Best Paper by the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Finally, a paper by Sheffield’s Prof Tim Vorley and Dr Nick Williams (University of Leeds) won the prize for Best Paper from the International Small Business Journal. Entitled ‘Between petty corruption and criminal extortion: How entrepreneurs in Bulgaria and Romania operate within a devil’s circle’, you can click here to read the paper.

Innovative seminar series addresses behavioural spillover

Friday, September 30th, 2016


Does one thing lead to another? Experts at the Management School hope to find out.

PhD student Caroline Verfuerth (pictured), Prof Victoria Wells and Dr Caroline Oates from Management School research centre CReiMS, alongside Dr Chris Jones from Sheffield’s Department of Psychology, are involved in an innovative seminar series funded by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Together with researchers from Cardiff University, University of Surrey and the London School of Economics, the team will host one of four events of the seminar series called ‘Does one thing lead to another? Behavioural spillover in theory and practice’.

Caroline explained: “Behavioural spillover is when a change in one behaviour leads to changes in other behaviours. In this seminar series we aim to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from psychology, management, sociology, marketing and economics, to discuss theoretical and methodological issues in spillover research and its implications. We hope the seminars will advance the field of this research by producing an innovative research agenda.

“Furthermore, we hope that the seminar series will inspire future research projects and policy which addresses social, health, environmental and management issues.”

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PhD alumnus ‘cleans up’ in industry publication

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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Dr Anna Scott, who completed her PhD at Sheffield University Management School, has been acknowledged as one of the leaders in her field in a popular sector publication.

Dr Scott appeared as number 14 in Resource Magazine’s ‘Hot 100 List’ of the most influential people in the waste and resources industry. She was also the highest new entry, so the writers hope to do a career profile on her in future issues.

Her PhD, focusing on sustainable behaviour in households, was supervised by Sheffield University Management School’s Dr Caroline Oates and Professor Will Young at Leeds University. Dr Scott was a White Rose scholarship student.

Keep an eye on future publications for more on her fantastic achievements working for the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

Our Students Win Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Management School is delighted to report that two of our recent successful PhD students have received recognition in the “2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards”

Steven Kennedy who was supervised by Linda Lewis and Frank Birkin was highly commended in the “Management and Governance” category for his submission on “Using a Stakeholder Thinking Approach to Investigate Barriers to the Implementation of Sustainable Development”

Anna Scott who was supervised by Caroline Oates was highly commended in the “Marketing Research” category for her submission on “Towards sustainable consumption: Understanding the adoption and practice of environmental actions in households”

Further details of the awards and categories may be found at:

Congratulations to Steven and to Anna and to the supervisors of their research
on these awards.