Academy of Marketing Science Mary Kay Doctoral Dissertation Awards announcement

KUALA LUMPUR: Mary Kay Inc continued its decades-long support of education and research with the announcement of the 2021 winners of the Mary Kay Doctoral Dissertation and Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Awards at the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held virtually last month.

For more than 25 years, the global beauty company has awarded these annual grants to provide doctoral candidates in marketing the opportunity to showcase their successfully defended dissertations in front of their peers, according to a statement.

“Supporting marketing professionals through the Academy of Marketing Science Dissertation and Dissertation Proposal Awards allows remarkable individuals to shine and advance their careers,” said Mary Kay Inc Chief Marketing Officer, Sheryl Adkins-Green.

“They are making tremendous contributions to the field of marketing and we are honoured to be able to support them in their pursuits,” she said.

“Each year, we receive dozens of submissions for the Mary Kay Dissertation Awards from marketing professionals looking to advance their career and receive critical feedback from their peers to help strengthen their dissertation,” said President of Academy of Marketing Science, Julie Moulard.

The 2021 Mary Kay Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award Finalists are Luo Bowen, PhD Candidate, University of Rochester, United States (Winner); Aleksandrina Atanasova, PhD Candidate, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom (1st Runner Up); and, Riley Krotz, PhD Candidate, University of Tennessee, United States (2nd Runner Up).

Meanwhile, the 2021 Mary Kay Doctoral Dissertation Award Finalists are Irene Nahm, PhD, University of Minnesota, United States (Winner); Constant Pieters, PhD, Tilburg University, Netherlands (1st Runner Up); and, Victor Lima, PhD, York University, Canada (2nd Runner Up).

Finalists are selected based on their final presentations at the AMS Annual Conference. Submissions are open to doctoral students from programmes at any recognised university, college of higher learning, business school or management school worldwide. – Bernama