The Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management is pleased to invite submissions for the 2020 TIM Best Dissertation Award.
We take a broad perspective on technology and innovation including aspects of the emergence, diffusion, adoption, commercialization, evolution, and consequences of technologies and innovations. The TIM Division's domain statement can be found at www.tim.aom.org. As per the domain statement, we welcome dissertations from different disciplinary perspectives including management (strategy, organization theory, organizational behavior etc.) as well as economics, technology studies, sociology, etc. We are also happy to consider a broad range of methodologies. We encourage the applications of underrepresented groups.
The award process involves two stages. In the first stage, each applicant submits a 5-page dissertation abstract (see details below) along with supporting references and figures. A committee of experienced scholars then selects the finalists. In the second stage, finalists are invited to submit a 30-page manuscript based on their dissertation. The committee reviews these manuscripts, provides feedback, and selects the best dissertation, which will be announced at the 2020 Annual Academy of Management Meeting in Vancouver.
Finalists will be invited to present their work at a dedicated session during the conference. The session will afford high visibility to the finalists' dissertations. The winner will be announced during the TIM Meeting.
Submission Requirements during the first stage:
The submission should include two WORD files:
(1) a cover page and
(2) the dissertation abstract
The cover page should include the following information:
The cover page should be the only page to include identifying author, school, and committee information.
The dissertation abstract must follow these requirements:
Do not submit a complete dissertation. Finalists will be asked to submit a manuscript of up to 30 pages subsequently.
Be sure to remove any material in the abstract or references that may identify you as the author, for example, a series of working papers you have authored or reference to the dissertation itself.
Submissions should be made in .docx format.
Please use your last name in naming the files as Lastname-file1.doc and Lastname-file2.doc. File names will be changed after receipt to provide anonymity.
Please note that late submissions or submissions that do not follow these requirements will not be considered, as the integrity of the reviewing process depends on consistency across submissions.
Submit one copy electronically to Karin Hoisl (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject "TIM Dissertation Award Submission" by January 22, 2020.
If you have any question about eligibility, please contact the Dissertation Award Co-Chair well in advance of the deadline for abstract submission:
Karin Hoisl (University of Mannheim & Copenhagen Business School)
The TIM Best Dissertation Award is sponsored by: The Lazaridis Institute
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