Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for Dr Amy Benstead

The PhD research of Dr Amy Benstead has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Operations and Production Management category.

Entitled "Reshoring and Modern Slavery in the supply chain: case study evidence and action research in the Textiles and Fashion Industry", the research was selected by the editorial team of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

The 2018 awards were open to those who had completed and satisfied examination requirements for a doctoral award between 15 January 2016 and 28 February 2019. Entries were judged on the following criteria:

  • significance/implications for theory and practice;

  • originality and innovation;

  • appropriateness and application of the methodology;

  • quality of data/research.

I am delighted to receive an Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. It is a great way to end my PhD!
Dr Amy Benstead, Lecturer in Fashion Management, The University of Manchester

The research was funded through an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship. It focuses on two very current issues: reshoring and modern slavery, which are attracting growing interest from researchers, practitioners and government alike.

Dr Benstead, a Lecturer in Fashion Management in The University of Manchester's Department of Materials, also recently received an IJOPM award for one of the papers from her thesis.

Journal articles from the thesis appear on the SpringerLink and Emerald Insight websites.

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