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Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize

The Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize was created in recognition of the best paper presented at the annual conference by one or more authors from a society in transition. In order to be considered for this prize, authors must be from either a Tier B or C country based on WAPOR’s tier system which identifies developing nations.

Elizabeth H. Nelson is a past president of WAPOR (1991-1992) and is the Executive Chairman of Fly Research. In 2015, she started the Archive of Market and Social Research (AMSR) in the UK. They are registered as a charity and have received funding for the first three years. They are collecting data, reports, journals, and papers. Ms. Nelson serves as chairman of the AMSR.

Past Prize Recipients

1995 Francis D. Adu-Poku, Ghana
1996 Huixin Ke, China
1997 Gerardo Adrogué, Argentina
1998 Hyunyi Cho, USA
1999 Gerardo Adrogué, Argentina
2000 Jonathan J.H. Zhu, Huailin Chen and Steve Zhongshi Guo, China
2001 Azra Abdul Cader, Sri Lanka
2002 None awarded
2003 Zhongshi Guo, Hong Kong, Weng Hin Cheong and Huailin Chen, Macao
2004 None Awarded
2005 Rachel Meneguello, Brazil
2006 Annie Barbara Chikwanha, South Africa
2007 Ibrahim Saleh, Egypt
2008 Tamás Bodor, USA
2009 Noppadon Kannika, Thailand
2010 Marcia Cavallari Nunes, Joao F. Resende and Malu Giani, Brazil
2011 Jantima Kheokao, Thailand
2012 Thomas Vitiello, Ali Çarkoğlu and Mert Moral, Turkey
2013 None awarded
2014 Róbert Péter, Hungary
2015 María Laura Tagina, Argentina
2016 Chao Zhang and Shaowei Chen, China

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