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The institute's Annual Management Best Practices Contest

Management Best Practices Paper Awards

The International Institute of Management is proud to launch the first annual worldwide best-practices consulting and white paper contest. Management consultants, executives, professors, researchers and authors have the opportunity to enter and win one of the most prestigious awards. The competition is judged by industry peers and a panel of the institute experts. One winner will be selected and up to 9 management papers will be selected for honorable mention.

The 1st Prize
The author of the winning paper receives:

  • A prize of $5,000 including

    • Paid trip (air-ticket and hotel) to Las Vegas for awards ceremony

    • Free access to annual management conference 

    • Free life membership to CEO Club 

  • A recognition certificate

  • A worldwide press release announcing the winners

  • Publishing of 1 page brief bio with photo on IIM website linked to the paper

  • If the paper contributes a breakthrough thinking, the author will be considered for  listing in Management Society's "Management Gurus: Management Hall of Fame"

Runners-up (up to 9 papers) will receive honorable mention
The authors of the winning papers receive: 

  • A recognition certificate

  • Free access to annual management conference 

  • 1 year membership to CEO Club 

  • Publishing of 1 page brief bio with photo on IIM website linked to the paper

  • A worldwide press release announcing the winners

Why Create an Award?
The world's best performing companies are responding to the increasing pressures of changing technologies, markets, customers, employees and shareholders dynamics. Managers need better understanding of the changing business environment and how their companies can best respond to these changes. Leading business schools are now recognizing these issues and incorporating them into their academic syllabus. We are looking for top experts who can demonstrate a clear understanding of the key challenges facing today's organizations, propose solutions and produce ideas for shaping the future business agenda.

Who can enter the competition?
The competition is open to all management professors, professionals, and consultants

What should the paper address?
White papers can address the broad topic of the changing conditions and roles of economy, business and/or people. Areas for exploration might include:

  • Change  e.g. External and internal organization dynamics -  The changing roles and relationships between government, nonprofit and business sectors. Government policies and their impact on, national and international business

  • Global Economy e.g. International competition and socio-economic development

  • New Economy e.g. Knowledge, internet, E-business models,  virtual companies, tele-working, security

  • Human Resources Development e.g. Changing roles and relationships between management and employees

  • Finance and Accounting  e.g. Transparency, accountability and corporate reporting

  • Business Laws and Ethics  e.g. Corporate social responsibility, organization ethics and laws

  • New ICT Developments e.g. Emerging ICT applications and impact on business

What are the Selection Criteria?
The 7 criteria against which white papers will be judged are:

  1. Subject its treatment and conclusion

  2. Relevance to research area and context

  3. Original contribution

  4. Provide new insights

  5. Demonstrate creative thinking and proposed innovative solution to management challenges

  6. Depth of analysis, illustrated with real-life examples or case studies.

  7. Clear and succinct writing style.




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