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Outstanding Service Awards 2012

Awards for Excellence

Outstanding Service Awards - Journals

For long standing support and consistently high contributions to the Emerald journals, we reward the following people:

John Leopold, Newcastle University, UK
Personnel Review

Professor John Leopold has edited Personnel Review for over four years and in this time has consolidated the journal’s position as one of the most internationally respected academic journals in the field of human resource management. During Professor Leopold’s tenure submissions to the journal have increased significantly and he has commissioned a number of high quality special issues. Professor Leopold’s editorship has seen increase in the journal’s SSCI impact factor and consistently good performance across a wide range of rankings and indices. He has established a team of expert Associate and Regional Editors and forged connections with key conferences, most notably with the Dutch HRM Network Conference and the Academy of Management.

Dr David Raitt
The Electronic Library

In January 1983, Dr David Raitt saw a niche for a new journal covering developments, techniques and systems in the fields of library automation, networks and mini/microcomputer applications in libraries and information centres. During 1983 David founded The Electronic Library (TEL) and has acted as the journal Editor ever since.

Throughout his editorship, David has strived to build The Electronic Library into a truly international journal in terms of authorship and readership. TEL recognizes the importance of building and maintaining an international forum for research on library technology and the web which encourages the publication of high quality, double blind peer reviewed research from authors based across the globe from the UK, Europe, the US, to the Far East, Middle East and so on. David has held previous positions such as Senior Technology Transfer Officer at the European Space Agency in The Netherlands.

This award marks the culmination of 30 years of hard work which has brought the journal to the standing which we see today. TEL has been indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI for many years during David’s editorship. David’s high achievement on the journal was acknowledged and rewarded in 2007 when he received a Leading Editor Award in the Literati Awards for Excellence 2007. To further recognize and reward such a great achievement and longevity, and to mark his retirement at the end of the 2012 volume, Emerald is delighted to present David with an Outstanding Service Award.

Ian Wilson
Strategy & Leadership

For almost four decades, Ian Wilson has been contributing articles to Strategy & Leadership that have been an invaluable resource for corporate leaders. An advisor and contributing editor to S&L, he is widely-recognized for co-authoring one of the best books on scenario planning, The Scenario Planning Handbook: Developing Strategies in Uncertain Times ( 2006). For his S&L articles Wilson drew on his experience consulting on projects involving strategic management, strategic vision, and scenario planning. During his corporate career he was a senior management consultant with SRI International and had a 25-year career with General Electric where he was a pioneer in strategic planning and human resources management. Wilson, a principal of Wolf Enterprises in San Rafael, California, is also the author of a well-regarded guide for corporate leaders, The Subtle Art of Strategy: Organizational Planning in Uncertain Times (2003).

Dr Ashok K Gupta, Ohio University, USA
American Journal of Business

After 12 years of service as Editor, Ashok Gupta is retiring from the position with the spring 2012 issue. Ashok Gupta received his PhD from Syracuse University in 1984 and has been a Professor of Marketing at Ohio University since then. He has been an eclectic author and co-author publishing on educational, business-to-business marketing, international, product innovation and technology issues. He has received numerous grants and has been an active reviewer in international journals including Journal of Marketing, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management and California Management Review.

Dr. Gupta began serving in 2001 as Editor for Mid American Journal of Business. Under his leadership, the journal broadened its scope with a name change to American Business Journal in 2007 and acquisition by Emerald in 2011. During his time as Editor, Ashok worked to coordinate the Editorial Advisory Board and advance the journal to where it is today. He worked closely with the Associate Editors to produce quality issues. The AJB success is testament to Ashok’s tireless enthusiasm for the journal, and we are very grateful to Ashok for all the hard work he has put in over the years. We welcome Drs. Richard Reed and Susan Storrud-Barnes from the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University to the role of co-editors, and wish Ashok the very best for the future. (Paragraph written by AJB Associate Editors)

Mr Mike McGrath, British library, UK
Interlending & Document Supply

Mike has been editor of Interlending & Document Supply & Document Supply since 2001. Mike is former Head of UK Marketing at the British Library Document Supply Centre. This award marks his retirement from the editorship. During his tenure, the journal improved significantly and is regarded as leading in its field.


Outstanding Service Awards - Books

For outstanding support and consistently high contributions to the Emerald book series, we reward the following:

Ken Turner, University of Brighton, UK
Klaus von Heusinger, University of Stuttgart, Germany

For their work on Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface

Both Ken and Klaus are deserved recipients of the Emerald Outstanding Service Award. They both consistently demonstrate exemplary leadership of the popular book series, Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface. The volumes published in the series are always well received by CRISPI’s loyal readership, who appreciates the topical and cutting-edge nature of the content, written by some of the leading thinkers in linguistics. Neither editor backs away from a challenge and Emerald are fortunate to have such committed editors with such a strong vision and reputation in their fields.