AOM International Theme Committee (ITC) **** 2012 Best International
Dissertation Award****

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*Dear AIB Members:*

The International Theme Committee (ITC) is now accepting submissions for
the inaugural Best International Dissertation Award, sponsored by the
International Theme Committee of the Academy of Management. The deadline
for nominations is *15th May 2012, midnight Eastern Standard Time**.** *****

*Eligibility Criteria*****

The ITC Award for the best International dissertation or thesis is open to
all PhD and DBA students who successfully defended their
theses/dissertations between 1st January 2011 and 31st December 2011. ****

Dissertations/theses submitted to other competitions are eligible.  ****

All applicants must be members of the Academy of Management.****

*Award Criteria***

The dissertation must contribute to basic or applied knowledge on topics
within the charge of the International Theme Committee****


**·        **Internationalize the Academy as an organization. ****

**·        **Help Academy members improve their understanding of the
internationalization of business trade and other forms of organizational
transactions. ****

**·        **Encourage Academy members to become exposed to or provide
exposure for organizational scholarship being conducted outside of the U.S.*

(a) The theme and content of the dissertation/thesis should reflect an
awareness of business and management outside domestic boundaries ****

(b) The dissertation/thesis should be rich in the appropriate literature,
offer new insights, and employ/suggest creative methodologies or models ****

(c) We value both mainstream and non-mainstream topics and methods ****

(d) The sample used in the dissertation/thesis should improve the
understanding and internationalization of business trade and other forms of
organizational transactions.  **

*Submission Guidelines ***

Submit electronically a 15-page, double-spaced summary set up with margins
of one inch (2.5 cm) on every side and no smaller than 12-point font.  This
summary should include the dissertation/thesis title, a description of the
dissertation/thesis objective, theoretical foundations, relation to prior
research, methodology, findings, limitations, and contributions to the
field of international business.  Listings of references are not included
within the 15-page limit, but all other text, figures, tables or
illustrations are included. Submit the summary in PDF format so that there
is no author identification information.  In a separate title page include
your current affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone
number, the name of the institution where the Ph.D. or D.B.A. was obtained,
the name of your thesis advisor, and six keywords describing the topic of
your dissertation/thesis.****

Submit via E-mail to ITC Dissertation Award Co- Chair, Claire Simmers
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Submission deadline for summaries is *15th May 2012, midnight Eastern
Standard Time**.*****

*Evaluation Process***

The 2012 selection committee consists of:  ****

Claire Simmers (co-chair), Saint Joseph’s University; Eric Zhao (co-chair),
University of Alberta School of Business; Adela McMurray, Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology (RMIT) University; Benson Honig, McMaster
University; Adrian T H Kuah, James Cook University; and Rosa Nelly
Trevinyo-Rodríguez, EQUUS Parque Corporativo. ****

 The committee will select three to five finalists based on how they meet
the ITC criteria.  ****

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*Finalists are required to present their dissertation/thesis in poster
format at the Carolyn Dexter Award Reception.*  ****

Please submit your summary ONLY if you agree to this requirement, and agree
to be present at the Carolyn Dexter Award Reception at the 2012 Academy of
Management Meeting in Boston where the winner is announced.  Being selected
as a finalist is an honor with international recognition. ****

*Recognition for first place is a plaque commemorating the winner's
outstanding dissertation/thesis.*

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Contact either co-chairs for additional information ****

Claire A. Simmers, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Management Department MV 323
Erivan K. Haub School of Business
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19131
610-660-1106 <callto:+1610-660-1106>
610-660-1229 <callto:+1610-660-1229> (fax)
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Eric Yanfei Zhao****

PhD in Strategy and Organization Theory****

University of Alberta School of Business****

National Institute for Nanotechnology****

Canadian Center for Corporate Social Responsibility****

2-24 Business Building****

Edmonton, AB, Canada****

T6G 2R6****

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