Business School Professor wins Prestigious US Award

Gordon Murray, Professor of Management in the Business School, has won the 2008 Hans B. Thorelli Award.

Each year the Editorial Board of Journal of International Marketing (JIM) honours the author(s) of one of the articles published with the Hans B. Thorelli Award. The award recognizes an article that has made the most significant and long-term contribution to international marketing theory or practice.

Professor Murray and Dr Oliver Burgel were chosen for their paper entitled "The International Market Entry Choices of Start-Up Companies in High-Technology Industries."

The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) honours recipients with a $1,000 cash award and a special plaque, both of which are presented at the American Marketing Association’s Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference.
The award is named in honor of Professor Hans B. Thorelli, whose "significant contributions to global marketing knowledge" were recognized in the first award given by the AMA Global Special Interest Group (SIG). Dr. Thorelli is Distinguished Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Indiana University and the author of more than 100 articles and 11 books in marketing, international business, strategic management, and public policy. He holds doctoral and LL.D. degrees from the University of Stockholm and is a member of JIM’s Editorial Board.

Date: 30 May 2009

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