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The Annual Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2006
ENCOURAGING EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH WORLD-WIDE
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, publisher of the largest collection of international business and management journals, and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a global membership organization with more than 500 institutional members from academia, business and public services, seek to celebrate excellence in research by sponsoring the Annual Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.
Award-winning entries will receive a cash prize of 1,500 (or other currency equivalent), a certificate and the prospect of an offer of publication in the sponsoring journal, as a full paper, or as an executive summary/research note, at the discretion of the Editor. Twelve prizes will be awarded to the winners of the following categories:
Subject area Sponsoring journal Editor1. Interdisciplinary accounting research Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal James Guthrie and Lee D. Parker2. Enterprise applications of internet technology Internet Research David Schwartz3. Library studies Library Hi Tech Michael Seadle4. Human resource development Journal of Workplace Learning Darryl Dymock5. Marketing strategy European Journal of Marketing David J. Carson and Audrey Gilmore6. International service management International Journal of Service Industry Management Bo Edvardsson7. Leadership and organizational development Leadership & Organization Development Journal Marie McHugh8. Information science Journal of Documentation David Bawden9. Management and governance Management Decision John Peters10. Operations and supply chain management International Journal of Operations & Production Management Andrew Taylor and Margaret Webster11. Organizational change and development Journal of Organizational Change Management Slawomir Magala12. Consumer marketing and consumer behaviour Journal of Consumer Marketing Richard Leventhal
EligibilityTo be eligible for the award, the research must address an issue that is of importance to the various subject areas listed above. The awards are open to those who have completed and satisfied examination requirements for a Doctoral award, or will do so, between 1 June 2004 and 1 June 2006 (the closing date for applications for the 2006 Awards).
Entry criteriaAwards will be granted for research which:1. Demonstrates originality and innovation.2. Makes an outstanding contribution to theory and its application.
Submission requirements1. Researchers should apply online using the application form at www.emeraldinsight.co.uk/awards/awards.php
2. The following documents will be required electronically:a) Covering letter.b) Executive Summary – paper that summarises his/her Doctoral research. The Executive Summary should not exceed 1,000 words.c) Letter of recommendation/reference from a supervisor/senior faculty member. For short-listed applicants, further contact may be made with the referee.d) Contact details of external examiner(s).
3. The closing date for receipt of online applications is 1 June 2006.
For any queries regarding the awards, please contact Jim Bowden by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post/telephone or fax to:Jim Bowden, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford BD8 9BY, United KingdomTel: +44 (0) 1274 777700; Fax: +44 (0) 1274 785200
Essential requirementsThe entries will be judged by the Editor and at least one Editorial Advisory Board member of the sponsoring journals. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:a) Significance.b) Quality of the literature review.c) Appropriateness and application of the methodology.d) Analysis and presentation of the data.e) Implications for theory and practice.
Short-listed applicants may be required to answer further questions as appropriate from the judging panel (including members of the sponsoring journal’s editorial team). Winners will be required to submit an unpublished paper or papers, sole or joint, authored or derived from the research, within six months of winning the award.The Editors reserve the right not to select a winning paper, if, in their judgement, none of the entries is considered satisfactory.
Further informationAll entries will be listed on Emerald’s online research site, the Emerald Research Register and the EFMD web site. Please see www.emeraldinsight.com/researchregister and www.efmd.org for further details.
Short-listing and further contact will occur during June/July 2006.Winners will be announced during the first week of August 2006.Award-winning entries will receive a cash prize of ¤1,500 (or other currency equivalent), dissemination via the Emerald and EFMD web sites, a certificate and an offer of publication in the sponsoring journal, as a full paper (subject to peer review), or as an executive summary/research note, at the discretion of the Editor. In addition, a number of Highly Commended awards will be bestowed.
To view this information online, please see www.emeraldinsight.com/awards