The Barry M. Richman Award is presented to the best dissertation submitted to the International Management Division. A plaque and cash prize of $1000 is awarded to the author of the winning dissertation. Eligibility Criteria The award competition is open to all Ph.D. and D.B.A. students who have successfully defended their dissertations during the past academic year. Dissertations submitted to other competitions are eligible. All applicants must be members of the IM Division. The dissertations must contribute to basic or applied knowledge on topics within the domain statement of the IM Division. Domain Statement: The International Management Division focuses on research in management and organization theory, research, and practice with a cross-border or cross-cultural dimension. Major topics include: the international competitiveness of firms, industries, and nations; the cross-border management of operations, including multi-country, multi-unit strategy formulation and implementation; evolving organizational forms and management practices in cross-border business; the cross-border differential impact of cultural, social, economic, technological, political, and institutional forces on strategies, organizational forms, and management practices; and comparative management studies involving two or more countries. Submission Guidelines Submit electronically a 10-page, double-spaced abstract, set up with margins of one inch (2.54 cm) on every side and no smaller than 12-point font. This abstract should include a description of the dissertation's objective, theoretical foundations, relation to prior research, methodology, findings, limitations, and contributions to the field of international management. Listings of references are not included within the 10-page limit, but all other text, figures, tables or illustrations are included. Submit the abstract in PDF format so that there is no author identification information. Submit via E-mail to IM Division Chair, Jennifer Spencer at [log in to unmask] Submission deadline for abstracts is January 24, 2014. Evaluation Process The IM Division Research Committee will conduct the first round of reviews of the abstract submissions and select three to five finalists based on the quality of their abstracts. The finalists will then submit their full dissertations for further review and selection. The final results of the selection will be announced at the IM Division business meeting at the 2014 AOM annual meeting. Obligations for Finalists Being selected as a finalist is an honor. Finalists are required to present their dissertations at a specially designed session during the 2014 AOM Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Please submit your abstracts ONLY if you agree to this requirement, and agree to be present at the division's Business Meeting where the winner is announced. Best regards, Valentina Marano Newsletter Editor, Communications Committee International Management Division, Academy of Management Assistant Professor of International Business Culverhouse College of Commerce The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 164 Mary Alston Hall, 361 Stadium Drive Box 870225 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0225 OFFICE (205) 348-8940 FAX (205) 348-6695 EMAIL [log in to unmask] ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.