SMS Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications

This award was inaugurated following the initiative of the Practice of Strategy Interest Group and is co-sponsored by the publishing house Wiley. Nominated authors are invited to submit a full version of their submitted proposal for consideration by the committee. These papers are reviewed and 5 finalists are named prior to the conference. The finalist's presentation are observed and evaluated during the conference and the committee determines the winner to be announced during the conference.

The primary criterion for this prize is practitioner relevance. At the margin some weight may also be given to practitioner (co-) authorship or research sponsorship and funding.

The Prize for the best conference paper for practice implications consists of a US$ 1000 cash award. The winner is also presented with a plaque and recognition at the conference, usually during the awards luncheon.

In 2006, the Executive Committee appointed Richard Whittington as Chair of the selection committee. The award was given for the first time at the SMS Annual International Conference in 2007.

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