A Cross-National Perspective on Recruitment Marketing
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - XI
XI ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The three years of my PhD research have been a very challenging and worthwhile journey: a rollercoaster with all the possible ups and downs. Many people have accompanied and strongly supported me during the process of writing my dissertation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank some of them personally. First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my doctoral advisor, Professor emeritus Dr Prof. h.c. Dr h.c. mult. Norbert Thom, for his constant support and guidance in the course of these past three years of intensive research. My daily scientific discussions with Pro- fessor Thom provided me with many insightful remarks and comments in relation to my dissertation project. I have a tremendous admiration and respect for his excellent academic advice, open attitude towards new ideas, and ability to encourage, inspire, and motivate, especially in the difficult moments. Further, I am very grateful to Professor Dr Rudolf Grünig of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, for critical discussions and his valu- able suggestions during the doctoral seminars Bern-Fribourg in 2009 and 2011 that guided my reflections as the work on this dissertation progressed. I very much appreciate his readiness to take up the role of the second advisor. My special thanks are due to Dr Kerstin Alfes, senior lecturer of the University of Kingston in London, for her valuable support during the intensive phase of data analysis. Kerstin’s fascination for quantitative data analysis became mine, and I will always remember autumn...
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