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Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

Encouraging excellence in management research

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Joint international doctoral award

ODRA is a joint doctoral research award co-run by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, publisher of the largest collection of international business and management journals, and EFMD, an international not-for-profit membership organisation with over 900 members from academia, business, public sector and consultancy.

Judging based on four key criteria

  1. Significance/implications for theory and practice
  2. Originality and innovation
  3. Appropriateness and application of the methodology
  4. Quality of data/research

Prize

All winners receive a cash prize of €1,000, a certificate and a winners' logo to attach to their correspondence. In addition, a number of Highly Commended Awards will be bestowed with a certificate and an award winners' logo for communication use.

Global reach

Let your excellence in management research be recognised globally among business schools, universities, and the Emerald’s community.

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"I am honoured to receive this award. Such an esteemed feedback gives any researcher new impetus on continuing this work with enthusiasm. I am also happy that the evaluators appreciate research beyond mainstream paradigms."

Alexandra Köves
Corvinus University of Budapest
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"It is vital that the relevant and impactful contribution to knowledge is recognised, and we are delighted to be able to support doctoral graduates and emerging scholars in their efforts to make a difference to society and have their scientific contribution recognised by an international audience."

Eric Cornuel
Director General & CEO, EFMD Global

ODRA BENEFITS

Fostering innovation and excellence in management research

  • EVALUATION

    Get assessed by Editor(s) and an Editorial Advisory Board member of the sponsoring journal

  • INFLUENCE

    Stimulate the future PhD students and inspire the research environment

  • VALIDATION

    Receive valuable feedback on your research

  • INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

    Gain recognition from the global business and management community

  • FINANCIAL REWARD

    Scoop a cash prize of €1,000, awarded to all the winning cases

THE APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ODRA AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Next submission deadline: February 2020

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Applicants are welcome to submit their doctoral case in one of the ten categories:

OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
sponsored by
International Journal of Operations & Production Management

LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
sponsored by
International Journal of Logistics Management

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY
sponsored by
Journal of Educational Administration

MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
sponsored by
Management Decision

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
sponsored by
Personnel Review

LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
sponsored by
Leadership & Organization Development Journal

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
sponsored by
Journal of Health Organization and Management

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
sponsored by
Tourism Review

MARKETING
sponsored by
European Journal of Marketing

FINANCE
sponsored by
Managerial Finance

More information is available at the Emerald website

MORE INFORMATION

Eligibility

To be eligible for the awards, the research must address an issue that is of importance to one of the various subject areas listed above. 

The 2018 awards are open to those who had completed and satisfied examination requirements for a doctoral award, between 15 Jan 2016 and 28 February 2019, and had not applied previously for one of these awards.

Judging criteria

The entries are judged by the Editor(s) and at least one Editorial Advisory Board member of the sponsoring journal. Entries are judged on the following criteria:

  1. Significance/implications for theory and practice
  2. Originality and innovation
  3. Appropriateness and application of the methodology
  4. Quality of data/research

Shortlisted applicants may be required to answer further questions as appropriate from the judging panel. Winners will be required to submit an unpublished paper, sole- or joint-authored, derived from the research, within six months of winning the Award. The Editors reserve the right not to select a winning paper if, in their judgment, none of the entries is considered satisfactory.

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