The Journal of Supply Chain Management recently announced the winner of the 2008 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award. Tom Gattiker’s winning paper is titled: ‘‘Structure-Infrastructure Alignment: The Relationship between TQM Orientation and the Adoption of Supplier-Facing Electronic Commerce among Manufacturers.” Xiaowen Huang and Roger Schroeder were co-authors on the paper.
The winning paper was chosen by a subcommittee of the Journal’s Associate Editors. This year’s subcommittee members were Amelia Carr, Phil Evers, Britta Gammelgaard, and Larry Giunipero. The other finalists for the 2008 Award were:
‘‘Strategic Alignment and Purchasing Efficacy: An Exploratory Analysis of Their Impact on Financial Performance” Christian Baier, Evi Hartmann, and Roger Moser
‘‘The Information Technology Capability of Third-Party Logistics Providers: A Resource-Based View and Empirical Evidence from China” Fujan Lai, Dahui Li, Qiang Wang, and Xiande Zhao
‘‘Development of Cooperative Norms in the Buyer-Supplier Relationship: The Chinese Experience” Shaohan Cai and Zhilin Young
‘‘Supplier Innovativeness and the Role of Interorganizational Learning in Enhancing Manufacturer Capabilities” Arash Azadegan, Kevin J. Dooley, Phillip L. Carter and Joseph R. Carter.
The Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award is generously funded by the Institute for Supply Management. This year’s Award was presented at the Journal of Supply Chain Management Reception at the Academy of Management Conference in Chicago, Illinois on August 8, 2009.