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2009 Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition

Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division

Application (including 10-page abstract) due: May 1, 2009
Electronic copy of final dissertation due: mid-May 2009

The members of the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division recognize recent doctoral studies work by conducting the annual Social Issues in Management Doctoral Dissertation Award competition. A plaque, along with monetary recognition, will be presented at the business meeting of the SIM Division at the Academy meetings in Chicago in August, 2009. In addition, this year the three finalists in this award competition will be invited to present their work in a special panel to be held on Sunday August 9, 2009.
To be eligible for this award, a doctoral dissertation must focus on some aspect of the relationship between business and society (broadly construed). The particular discipline in which the dissertation is written is not a consideration. Criteria for selection include, but are not limited to:

  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Clarity and lucidness of writing
  • Methodological appropriateness
  • Contribution to research/practice
  • Theoretical relationships
  • Written in the English language
  • Entries for the 2009 award competition must be successfully defended between March 1, 2007 and March 31, 2009. Applications for this award must be received by May 1, 2009. A completed application consists of:

  • (1) an abstract of not more than ten (10) double-spaced pages, 1” margins throughout, Time’s New Roman 12-point font;
  • (2) a copy of the signature page, with university name, signatures, and date of defense;
  • (3) a title page with the author’s current mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
  • The abstract should not identify either the university or the author. The title page should be sent as a separate file. Finalists will be asked to send an electronic copy of the complete dissertation by mid-May 2009.
    Please note that you may only submit your dissertation to one Academy division per year. However, your dissertation is eligible for two years after completion. Therefore, you may submit your dissertation to SIM two years in a row, or you may submit to SIM one year and then a different division the other year.

    Email applications, by May 1, to the SIM Doctoral Dissertation Award committee chair:

    Ben Wempe
    Rotterdam School of Management
    Erasmus University
    Email: bwempe@rsm.nl
    Phone: ++31.10.4082435/1923