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2017 SMA DOCTORAL DISSERTATION COMPETITION

 

The Society for Marketing Advances is proud to sponsor the Annual SMA Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award to recognize the best of emerging scholarship in marketing and related fields such as logistics/supply chain management.  We are pleased to recognize the past winners and finalists of this competition (link) and invite all eligible doctoral candidates to submit their work.
 

Awards

Winners of the Best Retail Proposal and Best Services Proposal are also eligible for the Best Proposal and Runner-Up Proposal Award.
  

Best Proposal Award

  • $1,000 cash with no restrictions on use
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Recognition and plaque at awards ceremony
  • Presentation of the proposal in an Annual Conference Special Session 

Runner-up Proposal Award 

  • $500 cash with no restrictions on use
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Recognition and plaque at awards ceremony
  • Presentation of the proposal in an Annual Conference Special Session 

Sharon E. Beatty Best Services Marketing Proposal Award

Particularly meritorious proposals with a research focus in services marketing will be considered for this award.  The recipient of the Best Services Proposal Award is also eligible for the Best Proposal and Runner-up Proposal Awards. 

  • $500 cash with no restrictions on use
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Recognition and plaque at awards ceremony
  • Presentation of the proposal in an Annual Conference Special Session

Jean-Charles Chebat Best Retail Proposal Award

Particularly meritorious proposals with a research focus in retailing will be additionally considered for this award, sponsored by Professor Jean-Charles Chebat of HEC Montréal. The recipient of the Best Retail Proposal Award is also eligible for the Best Proposal and Runner-up Proposal Awards. 

  • $500 cash with no restrictions on use
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Recognition and plaque at awards ceremony
  • Presentation of the proposal in an Annual Conference Special Session

 

Submission Criteria and Procedures 

Eligible entrants are those doctoral candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation proposal, but have not completed the final defense of the dissertation prior to the competition submission deadline.  A letter from the primary dissertation advisor must be submitted with the proposal, stating that the candidate meets this eligibility criterion.

The dissertation proposal must focus on some aspect of marketing or related fields such as logistics/supply chain management.  In general, any topic acceptable for dissertation research in these fields is appropriate.

Each entry should be in the form of a dissertation proposal that includes the nature of the problem to be researched, relevant theory, hypotheses to be tested, method, analysis, and indicative references.

Documents must be formatted in MS Word, double-spaced, using Times New Roman 11-point font with 1 inch margins all around. Proposals are limited to 15 pages, including all figures, tables, and references and should begin with an abstract of 150 words or less.  Authors must use the style of the Journal of Marketing.

Authors should avoid identifying themselves, their advisor(s), or their university in the text.  Please include the following information on a separate cover page:  title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, postal mail address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and name of primary dissertation advisor.

  
Proposals are evaluated through a blind review format and reviewer comments will be provided to the author.  All electronic files sent out for review will include this message:  "To safeguard the intellectual property rights of authors, the Society for Marketing Advances requests that you do not share or otherwise make use of the manuscript, proposal or reviews.”

Submission deadline is JUNE 15, 2017. Submit entries electronically as an email attachment (MS Word .doc file) to Robert McDonald at
bob.mcdonald@ttu.edu.  Please write "SMA Proposal Competition" in the subject line.  No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
You MUST be present at the Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference  to receive your award.

For questions or additional information please contact:
 

Robert McDonald
Texas Tech University
Bob.mcdonald@ttu.edu

 

Last Updated 04/16/2017

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