AIB UK&I - Pavlos Dimitratos Doctoral Dissertation Award

Extended Deadline:  25 February 2022


AIB UK & Ireland chapter is pleased to announce that submissions for its Doctoral Dissertation Award renamed in honour of its past president Late Professor Pavlos Dimitratos is now open.

Pavlos Dimitratos Doctoral Dissertation Award, earlier known as Adam Smith Doctoral Dissertation Award, recognises doctoral research that has made significant contribution to the field of International Business.

The winner will receive a certificate and a cash prize of 350, sponsored by the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow.


The award is open to all candidates who have obtained their doctoral degrees from a UK or Ireland based institution or candidates who have participated in any doctoral colloquium organised by the AIB UK&I chapter in the past. However, candidates must have successfully graduated within the last two academic years, i.e. after 31st August 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to make presentations at the 48th AIB UK&I annual conference to be hosted by the University of Reading, from 7th to 9th April 2022.

Submission Instructions

The application pack should include:

1.       A letter of recommendation from the candidate’s supervisor. The letter should clearly state: a) the name of school awarding doctoral degree; b) the date of graduation; and c) the year in which the candidate participated in the doctoral colloquium organised by the AIB UK&I chapter (if applicable).


2.       An extended abstract, not exceeding 1,250 words (excluding references) of the successfully defended thesis or dissertation. The abstract should describe the objective of doctoral research, theoretical foundation, methodological rigour, findings, limitations, practical implications, and last but not the least contributions to the field of International Business. The title page of abstract should include current affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number and five keywords.


Abstract and the letter of recommendation signed by the supervisor merged in one document should be uploaded electronically on the conftool by 11th February 2022.

Please visit the conference website for details Conference - AIB-UKI (Academy of International Business UK and Ireland Chapter) (

Submissions made to other competitions are eligible to apply.

For any additional queries please do not hesitate to contact the convenor of doctoral colloquium by emailing at [log in to unmask].



Best wishes,



Dr Surender Munjal
             PhD, M Phil, M Com, ACA, ACMA, DIM, Fellow of the HEA
Associate Professor of International Business
Director, James E. Lynch India and South Asia Business  Centre

Treasurer, Indian Academy of Management

Convener, Doctoral Colloquium AIB UK&I

Centre for International Business | Leeds University Business School
University of Leeds | Room G.19 | 10 Cromer Terrace | Leeds | LS2 9JR

Email: [log in to unmask] | Tel: +44 113 343 8080


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