In order for their dissertation proposals to be considered for this competition, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
We encourage all eligible doctoral students who are studying topics related to organization science to submit summaries of their dissertation proposals. Dissertation proposals addressing issues related to any aspect of organization theory, entrepreneurship, strategy, organizational behavior, or business ethics are welcome.
Submissions should meet the following formatting criteria:
Dissertation proposals will be judged based on soundness of theory, methodological rigor, and potential contribution to the field of organization science. It is permissible, but not necessary, to include preliminary results in your submission. In keeping with the mission of the INFORMS College on Organization Science, boldness and innovation of the dissertation will be important criteria in the judging process.
The competition is being coordinated this year by Basima Tewfik of MIT Sloan School of Management. We are fortunate to again be using Organization Science's ScholarOne Manuscripts submission system to manage dissertation proposal submissions and reviews. The web address for submissions is http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/orgsci. If you do not already have an account, you will have to create one. This is a quick and easy process.
Applications must be received by June 21, 2021 (23:59 PT). Dissertation proposal summaries that do not meet the formatting criteria will be returned to students without review. In addition to the proposal summary, each application must include a nomination letter from the applicant's adviser certifying that the student is likely to complete the dissertation by July 1, 2022 and the date when the student advanced to candidacy – there is no need for a detailed recommendation letter.
Please follow Organization Science's instructions for submitting your proposal. A couple of important things to note:
Please direct any inquiries by email with Subject "Dissertation Proposal Competition" to Basima Tewfik at firstname.lastname@example.org.