Sujan Dan, a doctoral student at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, has recently been named a finalist in the 2007 Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition.
From the set of finalists, up to five winners will be chosen by January 20, 2008. Each winner will be awarded up to $7,500 for direct expenses incurred in the development, execution and presentation of their research from the ISBM. Also, an overall winner may be selected for an additional award of $2,000. Each entry will be judged for its value both to the theory and practice of business marketing. An important consideration in the award is not simply the academic and practical value of the work, but how central the work is to the business market’s domain.
Dan’s research focuses on the consumer electronics industry, specifically examining the role of alliance, partner and format characteristics in the market acceptance of formats, and their eventual establishment as standards.