Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division

Application (including 10-page abstract) due: May 1, 2008
Electronic copy of final dissertation due: mid-May 2008

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 Anaheim in August, 2008. 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 2008 award competition must be successfully defended between March 1, 2006 and March 31, 2008. Applications for this award must be received by May 1, 2008. A completed application includes:

  • an abstract of not more than ten (10) double-spaced pages, 1” margins throughout, Time’s New Roman 12-point font;
  • a copy of the signature page, with university name, signatures, and date of defense;
  • 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 2008.

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

    Jeff Frooman
    University of New Brunswick, Canada
    Phone: 506-452-6911

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