The prize was awarded after submission of the complete PhD thesis and an academic paper, followed by a procedure of peer review of thesis and paper by an academic panel of 14 eminent scholars in the field. Since 2002, this prestigious prize is awarded every 3 years to the best PhD theses, which have been successfully defended in the discipline. For the 2011 edition of the prize, were eligible.
Dr. Michaël Dooms’s PhD thesis, defended in March 2010 and entitled ‘Crafting the integrative value proposition for large scale transport infrastructure hubs: a stakeholder management approach’, was selected as the best PhD thesis out of 10 submissions. The prize was awarded by Prof. dr. Hercules Haralambides, Editor-in-chief of MEL, during the closing ceremony of the International Association of Maritime Economists 2011 annual conference in Santiago, Chile. More information can be found on: