PDMA 2010 Winners


Dries Faems, Erwin Hofman and Stephanie Schleimer have been named as winners of the Product Development Management Association Research Competition

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The Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 PDMA Research Competition. The winning proposal, which was prepared by Professors Dries Faems and Erwin Hofman of the University of Twente and Professor Stephanie Schleimer of the Copenhagen Business School, is entitled "Governing Interfirm Relationships: Performance Implications of the Contract-Trust Relationship in Explorative and Exploitative NPD Projects." As winners of the 2010 PDMA Research Competition, Professor Faems and his colleagues will receive a $5,000 award to execute their research proposal, along with access to the PDMA membership list for survey purposes.

The PDMA is also delighted to announce that the proposal submitted by Professors Faems, Schleimer, and Hofman is the winner of the Inaugural David L. Wilemon Research Award, which has been established by Syracuse University in conjunction with the PDMA. David L. Wilemon is a founder of the PDMA, served as one of its first presidents, acted as an inaugural member of the Journal of Product Innovation Management Editorial Board, and has been a thought leader in innovation and new product development through his significant service, research, and teaching. This award includes (1) a $1,250 research grant and (2) $1,000 in travel funds for the proposal’s lead author to present a working paper from the funded proposal at the 2011 PDMA Research Forum.

The PDMA thanks all of the scholars who submitted proposal for the 2010 Research Competition. We encourage our colleagues to begin thinking about possible submissions for the 2011 Research Competition. Formal dates for submission will be announced in the summer of 2011.

Tomoko Kawakami, Kansai University
Mark Parry, University of Missouri-Kansas City