Hans B. Thorelli Award


Adamantios Diamantopoulos and Nikolaos Kakkos have won the 2013 Hans B. Thorelli Award for their article in J Intl Mar on managerial assessment of export performance

Each year, the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Marketing honors the author(s) of one of the articles published with the Hans B. Thorelli Award, which was reestablished as a five-year-plus award in 2005. This year’s award recognizes an article published in 2007 that has made the most significant and long-term contribution to international marketing theory or practice. The JIM Editorial Board, in conjunction with the award committee, comprising Editor in Chief Constantine S. Katsikeas (chair, University of Leeds), Dan Bello (Georgia State University), and Kevin Zhou (University of Hong Kong), has selected the following recipients and article for the 2013 Hans B. Thorelli Award:

Managerial Assessments of Export Performance: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Illustration
Adamantios Diamantopoulos and Nikolaos Kakkos
Volume 15, Number 3


The Journal of International Marketing honored the recipients with a cash award and a special plaque, annually presented at the American Marketing Association’s Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference.

The Editor thanks the members of the Editorial Board and the award committee for taking the time to participate in this important aspect of the Journal of International Marketing, which recognizes authors’ outstanding scholarly contributions.

The award is named in honor of Professor Hans B. Thorelli. Professor Thorelli directed the first-ever representative study of consumer experience in the marketplace in a developing country (Thailand). He initiated the development of the pioneering, marketing-oriented International Operations Simulation (INTOP) at the University of Chicago in 1964 and directed the 2006 edition of INTOPIA B2B for the Internet. Thorelli was a Distinguished Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Indiana University and the author of more than 100 articles and 11 books in marketing, international business, strategic management, and public policy. He held doctoral and LLD degrees from the University of Stockholm. Professor Thorelli passed away in 2009.