WILLIAM C. FREDERICK SIM DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AWARD COMPETITION
Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management
Application deadline: Friday April 30, 2021
The Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division of the Academy of Management recognizes exemplary completion of doctoral study through the William C. Frederick SIM Doctoral Dissertation Award competition. The William C. Frederick SIM Doctoral Dissertation Award is supported by the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business at Duquesne University. Three award finalists will present a brief overview of their dissertation work at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. The award winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and should be in attendance at the meeting to receive the prize.
To be eligible for consideration, 6 requirements of the dissertation must be met:
- It must have been successfully defended between February 1st, 2019 and February 29th, 2021
- It must be written in English language
- It must focus on some aspect of the relationship between business and society (see https://sim.aom.org/new-item2/new-item for more details on the SIM domain statement)
- It must not be submitted to any other Academy division in the same year
- The application must be received by the SIM Dissertation Award Committee Chair on or before April 30, 2021
- In view of the Covid-19 crisis, the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021 will be online. By submitting their work, the dissertation authors agree to attend the online conference and to present their dissertation in case they are among the three finalists.
The primary criteria for selection are as follows (for further information please see: Muethel, M., Social Issues in Management Division Award Competition for 2013: Acknowledging Exemplary Research Processes and Outcomes in Doctoral Study. Business & Society, 2015, 54(3): S. 365-375):
- Domain relevance
- Innovativeness of research question
- Significance of contribution
- Adequacy of literature review
- Conceptual development
- Methodological appropriateness
- Presentation style
To apply for the award, the following materials (4 separate .pdf files) must be received via email by the SIM Dissertation Award Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before April 30, 2021:
- An extended abstract, excluding identities of author, university, and advisors, including references, of no more than 10 double spaced pages, 1” margins throughout, 12 point Times New Roman font, paginated at the center-bottom of each page, no appendix. The document should be named “Abstract.pdf”.
- The complete dissertation thesis, excluding identities of author, university, and advisors and acknowledgements; including dissertation title, table of contents, all chapters, references, and appendices. The document should be named “Thesis.pdf”.
- A copy of the signature page (commonly the PhD certificate), with author name, university name, signatures, and date of defense. The document should be named “SignaturePage.pdf”.
- A title page, including author name, current mailing address, telephone number, and email address. The document should be named “TitlePage.pdf”.
- Please note that you may submit an award application to only one Academy division per year, but your dissertation is eligible for an award for 2 years after completion. Therefore, you may submit your dissertation to SIM 2 years in a row, or you may submit to SIM one year and to a different division another year.
To be considered for the 2021 Award, please email your completed application to:
Dr. Lea Stadtler
SIM Dissertation Award Committee Chair
The Call for Applications can be downloaded here.