The Sid Gray Prize – The Most Promising Thesis Proposal

In February 2019, ANZIBA began presenting a Most Promising Thesis Proposal Award at it’s Annual Conference.  In May 2021, the ANZIBA executive voted to name this award in honour of the retirement of Professor Sid Grey, one of the founders of ANZIBA in 1997 and a long time supporter of the ANZIBA Doctoral Colloquium. The winner is selected from amongst the students attending the Doctoral Colloquium, and is awarded for the most promising thesis proposal based on is potential contribution (i.e. the thesis does not need to have been completed). The winner receives a AUD $1,000 cash prize and free registration to the subsequent year’s conference.

2021 Most Promising Thesis Proposal: The effects of Geographical Distance on Multinational Downsizing Decision:
A Socio-Cognitive Perspective

Rico Kremer – University of Erfurt, Germany

2020 Most Promising Thesis Proposal: Workplace Adjustment for New Refugee Employees:
An Exploration of the Supervisor-Refugee LMX Relationship

Prya Roy, University of Sydney, NSW

2019 Most Promising Thesis Proposal: Ownership hybridization and cross-border acquisition by emerging market firms:
The role of top management team political connection and regulative distance

Tega Douborapade Ogbuigwe, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand