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2004-2008 Winners

2008

Shaunna BarnhartDepartment of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
Promoting sustainable community initiatives: Applying quality principles to community forestry and biogas promotion in Nepal

Deborah MullenHealth Services Research and Policy Administration, University of Minnesota
Moral exemplars, outpatient medical clinic climate, temporal affect and patient care errors

Amy StottHealth Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
Improving long-term care management practices and direct care worker organizational commitment

2007

Wenny ChandraThe Pennsylvania State University
Improving Public Health System: Disease Surveillance for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning

Aravind ChandrasekaranOperations and Management Science, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Balancing between Innovation and Improvement Projects in High Velocity Environments

Carla L. FisherThe Pennsylvania State University
Competent Mother-Adult Daughter Communication: Behavior Essential to the Quality of Life when Coping with Breast Cancer across the Life Span

Betty HarperThe Pennsylvania State University
An Investigation of the Role of Continuous Improvement in Promoting Student Learning

Ying HongRutgers University
One Size Does Not Fit All: Linking Customer Service Strategy with Human Resource Management

Leidy KlotzThe Pennsylvania State University
The Relationships between Transparency, Process Mapping, and Sustainable Building Delivery

2006

MAJ Brad BeauvaisThe Pennsylvania State University
Does Money Really Matter? The Effects of Health Organization Finances on Quality of Care

Ruthanne HuisingMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Becoming (and Being) a Change Agent: Personal Transformation and the Diffusion of Quality Management Programs

Nina VyatkinaThe Pennsylvania State University
Continuous Improvement of Second Language Pragmatic Competence: Data-Driven Teaching Based on a Learner Corpus

Jisun YuUniversity of Minnesota
One Size Does Not Fit All: Toward an Understanding of Local Adaptation of Quality Management Practices in Cross-Border Practice Transfers

Dongli ZhangOperations and Management Science, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Quality Control Versus Quality Learning: Measurement, Antecedents, and Performance Implication

2005

John GrayKenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Essays on Outsourcing Strategies: The Role of Continuous Improvement and Learning in Sustaining Competitive Advantage


Jared HarrisCarlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Organizational Ethics and Quality: Causes and Outcomes of Corporate Misconduct


David PengOperations and Management Science, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Operations: A Resource-Based View


Dan StewartSchool of Social Work, University of Minnesota
Linking Statewide Databases: A Strategy to Improve Early Identification and Service Coordination for Children with Disabilities


Dongli ZhangOperations and Management Science, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
The Interaction of Trust and Rational Decision Making in Six Sigma Teams

2004

Zhike LeiKenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Identifying errors for continuous learning, model of error identification for transactive memory system


Mary MaloneyCarlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Coordination and multi-national enterprises: A test of Six Sigma teams as coordinating mechanisms


Enno SiemsenOperations, Technology & Innovation Management, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Measuring hoarding knowledge and sharing knowledge and intervention available; its impact of design choices on how to share


John GrayKenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Outsourcing manufacturing resources: The good, the bad, and the ugly


Shilpa GuptaIra A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University
Laying the groundwork for developing an optimal scheme for the monitoring of product and process profiles


David PengOperations and Management Science, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
A control theory perspective of managing improvement project team


Bosu SeoCarlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Racial disparities of children in the quality of health care: Analyzing Minnesota Health Care Program