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International Theme Committee (ITC) & Emerald

2019 Best International Dissertation Award


The International Theme Committee (ITC) is now accepting submissions for the Best International Dissertation Award, sponsored by the International Theme Committee of the Academy of Management and Emerald Group Publishing. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2018, at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.


Eligibility Criteria


The ITC-Emerald Best International Dissertation Award is open to all applicants with a PhD or DBA who successfully defended their theses/dissertations between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. 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.


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Submission Guidelines


Submit electronically a 15-page, double-spaced summary of the dissertation/thesis.  The document should have 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 objectives, 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 with no author identification. All submitted documents must be in English.


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 dissertation/thesis advisor, and six keywords describing the topic of your dissertation/thesis. A document duly authenticated by appropriate authority (e.g., Head of the School/Research/Department confirming the date of final defense/viva) for the award of the degree should also be submitted.


Please also submit a one-page CV.


Submit all the documents via e-mail to the ITC-Emerald Best International Dissertation Award Chairs:

Linda Rademaker, BI Norwegian Business School ([log in to unmask]) and

Yong H. Kim, HKUST Business School ([log in to unmask])


Submission deadline for applications is February 15, 2019, at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.




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Linda Rademaker

Assistant Professor

Department of Strategy | BI Norwegian Business School

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