2022 CSCMP Doctoral Dissertation Award

The 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Award (DDA) is open to all who will have completed their doctoral work in a field related to functions within the supply chain between January 1, 2022, and May 15, 2022. If you have already accepted a position at a college or university, you may still apply.

To be considered eligible, candidates MUST be a member of CSCMP and follow the criteria and formatting guidelines and submit a completed application form to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

2022 Doctoral Dissertation Award Rules and Guidelines

The selection committee will be comprised of both academics and practitioners, with an equal emphasis placed on academic and managerial contributions. A blind review process will be used to evaluate submissions. The author's name must remain unknown and therefore the abstract should not make any reference to either the author or their academic institution. One winner and up to 2 honorable mention awards will be presented. A complimentary conference registration will be extended to the award recipients. Recipients must be prepared to present their research at the Academic Research Symposium to win.

Abstract Focus/Criteria: All abstracts will be evaluated by and must clearly focus on the following key points:

  • Is the topic worthy of study and the problem significantly important to the science and practice of logistics and supply chain management?
  • How well-executed was the research - using both proper research design and analysis tools?
  • How well are the results logically derived from the problem statement and research design, with the answers to the research questions making a significant contribution?

Formatting: Short abstracts must be received in the following format and include: (Note: candidate's name and school should not appear on or in the abstract)
1. A title page followed by the body of the paper (short abstract)
2. A four (4) page double-spaced short abstract. Content for the short abstract must focus on the evaluation criteria and primarily include:

  • short introduction stating the purpose of the research, its relevance to supply chain management
  • the research questions
  • the key research methods
  • A conclusion explaining the key findings and significant contribution of the research to supply chain management.
  • Footnotes may be included to point the reader to key figures/tables from the full dissertation

Submission: All abstracts submitted to CSCMP must be received no later than June 1, 2022, and include the following:

  • A completed application form
  • One (1) PDF copy of the short abstract
  • One (1) PDF copy of the complete dissertation

If selected, the applicant must:

  • Be a current member of CSCMP.
  • Attend CSCMP’s 2022 Annual Conference to present the research and be recognized during the Academic Research Symposium.
  • Reposition the research in a short (2500–3000 words) article targeted for a practitioner audience, possible to publish in SC Quarterly Magazine.
  • CSCMP may request an option to publish the study at CSCMP’s expense.
  • CSCMP may request to grant permission to include the study on the research web site page.

2021 Doctoral Dissertation Award Recipient 

Integrating Systems, Processes, and Human Judgment: Three Essays on Value Creation with Supply Chain Analytics.
Rebekah Brau, Brigham Young University

Past Recipients

2019: Dr. Maximilian Merath, University of Mannheim, Germany
2018: Dr. Tobias Kosmol, Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany
2017: Jeffrey Risher, Southeastern Louisiana University
2016: Dr. Barbara Yilmaz, Ph.D., WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management
2015: Jason Miller, Colorado State University
2014: William Schmidt, Harvard Business School
2013: Jason A. Acimovic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Operations Research Center
2012: Xiang(Sean) Wan, University of Maryland, Smith School of Business
2011: Haritha Metta, University of Kentucky
2010: Matthias Ehrgott, WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany
2009: Timothy J. Pettit, The Ohio State University
2008: Dilay Çelebi, Istanbul Technical University
2007: Arunachalam Narayanan, Texas A&M University
2006: Supriya Mitra, Syracuse University
2005: Haiqing Song, Sun Yat-Sen University
2004: Paulo Marcio Gonçalves, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003: Jarid Karim, Warwick University
2002: Julie Swann, Georgia Institute of Technology
2001: Moritz Fleischmann, Eramus University, Rotterdam
2000: Cenk Caliskan, University of Southern California
1999: Remko I. Van Hoek, Erasmus University Rotterdam
1998: John L. Kent, Southwest Missouri State University
1997: Christopher G. Caplice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1996: Harry L. Sink, University of Tennessee
1995: Julie Gentry, Arizona State University
1994: Timothy C. Johnston, University of California-Berkeley
1993: David A. Menachof, University of Tennessee
1992: Daniel E. Innis, The Ohio State University
1991: John Pooley, Pennsylvania State University
1990: John T. Gardner, The Ohio State University
1988: Edward H. Frazelle, Georgia Institute of Technology
1987: Jule Gassenheimer, University of Alabama
1986: Diane Twede, Michigan State University
1985: Mary K. Allen, The Ohio State University
1984: David E. Lloyd, The Ohio State University
1983: Nada R. Sanders, The Ohio State University
1982: Ersell Powell Robinson, Jr., University of Texas
1981: Martha Cooper, The Ohio State University
1980: Jossef Perl, Northwestern University
1979: Howard M. Armitage, Michigan State University
1978: Frances Gaither Tucker, The Ohio State University
1977: Michael Levy, The Ohio State University
1976: Douglas A. Fisher, Indiana University
1975: Douglas M. Lambert, The Ohio State University
1974: Joe Cavinato, Pennsylvania State University
1973: Kenneth Graham, University of Wisconsin