2017 Emerald/INDAM Indian Management Research Fund Award

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Supporting knowledge creation and dissemination for the social good in India

This year, Emerald and the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) are delighted to offer research grants for Indian projects in the field of management research. There will be one award of £2,000 for the winning research project, and two awards of £500 each for highly-commended runners up, to fund or part-fund these projects. Applications should address the creation and dissemination of knowledge for the social good with a specific orientation toward benefit for India.


The main member of the research team must be based in India.

Judging criteria

Each application will be judged, by a panel of experts, on the criteria below. The research must:

  • Be of significance, and in particular, illustrate how it will benefit the social good.
  • Demonstrate originality and innovation.
  • Make an outstanding contribution to theory and its application.
  • Illustrate the appropriateness and application of the methodology.
  • Demonstrate sound implications for theory and practice.

Application requirements

A research proposal must be submitted using the online application form at:


The following documents will be required electronically:

  • A summary stating specific goals, outcomes and benefits of the research. This should not exceed 2,000 words (note that tables, figures, appendices and reference lists, if provided do NOT count to the 2,000 word total).
  • A covering letter containing full contact details (affiliation, full address, telephone number/s and e-mail address) for all researchers involved in the project. Please state clearly which researcher will be the main point of contact.

The 2,000-word summary must:

  • Clearly display a statement of purpose and intent.
  • Clearly state the methodology(ies) applied and explicitly describe the research process.
  • State expected research outcomes, expected impact and possible application.
  • Specify the expected timescales of the research process.
  • Outline projected costs and total research grant required.

Key dates

Last date for Submissions: September 30, 2017.

Announcement of Winners: December 2017.


For further information, please contact:

Biju Ganesan
Executive Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing (India) Private Limited
E-mail: bganesan@emeraldgroup.com

2015 Award results

Winning proposal

"Determinants of Effective Strategic Positioning of University Business Incubators in India"
Ganesan Kannabiran, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
Sally Smith, Edinburgh Napier University

Highly commended proposals

"Promoting Competition in Public Procurement: Finding right configurations for India"
Samir K. Srivastava, Amit Agrahari & Andleep Tewari, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

"Overcoming Ownership Risks at the Base of the Pyramid in India - Potential of Access-Based Services"
Gopalakrishnan Narayanamurthy, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Roger Moser, University of St. Gallen (HSG)
Tobias Schaefers, Dortmund University of Technology