Awards

Association of North America Higher Education International recognizes graduate students and graduate advisors/mentors each year in its Graduate Student Research Conference in Business and Economics. Please nominate your colleagues and students for these awards. Self-nominations are welcome! Deadline for nominations and submissions are due by April 15, 2017. The winners will be featured at the Graduate Student Research Conference in Business and Economics conference on May 25-26, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida. Each award comes with a plaque and $500 cash prize.

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award: This award honors an individual whose dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of business and economics. The dissertation must be successfully defended within the past two years (after January 1, 2015). The dissertation topic must be related to business and economics (all sub-areas such as accounting, hospitality, IT, marketing etc. are acceptable)

To be considered outstanding, the paper should:

  1. Make an interesting contribution to advancing new ideas or new frameworks of thinking in the field of business and economics
  2. Strongly incorporate relevant theoretical and empirical literature.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate analysis and interpretation of the research results.
  4. Offer interesting (and warranted) inferences regarding the theoretical and applied implications of the findings and suggest promising directions for future research.
  5. Logically, succinctly, and clearly present the ideas.
  6. Submissions can be in the form of submitted dissertation (PDF copy) or a published article from the dissertation (PDF along with all publication citation)
  7. Proof that the dissertation is accepted by the nominee’s university (a direct link to the dissertation from the nominee’s university library will be accepted as a proof).
  8. The candidate must submit a copy of his/her curriculum vitae (CV).
    Candidates should submit all materials by April 15, 2017. The winner will be notified by May 1, 2017.

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Outstanding Master Thesis Award: This award honors an individual whose master level thesis makes an outstanding contribution to the field of business and economics. The thesis must be successfully defended within the past two years (after January 1, 2015). The thesis topic must be related to business and economics (all sub-areas such as accounting, hospitality, IT, marketing etc. are acceptable)

To be considered outstanding, the paper should:

  1. Make an interesting contribution to advancing new ideas or new frameworks of thinking in the field of business and economics
  2. Strongly incorporate relevant theoretical and empirical literature.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate analysis and interpretation of the research results.
  4. Offer interesting (and warranted) inferences regarding the theoretical and applied implications of the findings and suggest promising directions for future research.
  5. Logically, succinctly, and clearly present the ideas.
  6. Submissions can be in the form of submitted dissertation (PDF copy) or a published article from the dissertation (PDF along with all publication citation)
  7. Proof that the thesis is accepted by the nominee’s university (a direct link to the dissertation from the nominee’s university library will be accepted as a proof).
  8. The candidate must submit a copy of his/her curriculum vitae (CV).
    Candidates should submit all materials by April 15, 2017. The winner will be notified by May 1, 2017.

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Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award: This award recognizes, celebrates and honors contributions made by a graduate faculty member to the success of graduate students on a global scale. The recipient will have a lengthy and successful track record of advising, developing, fostering, and mentoring graduate students as they embark upon diverse career aspirations.  Award criteria shall include a substantial commitment to graduate students along with demonstrable evidence of student success including, but not limited to, the overall quality of student performance, post-graduate job placement, and total number of graduate student advisees.

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