The thesis entitled ‘Cross-Border Acquisitions Involving Emerging Market Firms: A Study on the Impact of Country and Deal Characteristics on Value Creation’ by Dr.P.C.Narayan, former doctoral scholar, Department of Management Studies has been chosen by the editorial team of Management Decision, as the winner of the ‘2013 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award’ in the Management and Governance category.   The award will consist of a cash prize of €1,500, a certificate and a winners’ logo for correspondence.