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2015 Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award for Emerging Researchers

Promoting excellence and innovation in business research

 Emerald Group Publishing Limited and the EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI - http://emrbi.org) in their aim to promote excellence and innovation in business research sponsor the 2015 Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award for Emerging Researchers.

The Award-winning entry will receive a cash prize of €1,500 (or currency equivalent), a certificate, a winner’s logo to attach to correspondence, and publication in the EuroMed Journal of Business as a full paper. Runners-up will also be considered for publication.

In addition, authors of the winning entry and those of up to ten highly commended papers will receive a certificate at the Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business in Verona, Italy http://euromed2015.com

 Eligibility

To be eligible for the Award, the research must address the environmental opportunities and threats, or marketplace developments and trends, in the European-Mediterranean region. In an effort to promote and reward research from new researchers, the Award is open to any researcher who has undertaken a doctoral degree program in the past 5 years. The paper may be co-authored with a senior faculty member.

Submission requirements 

Submissions must be made online at [email protected] and [email protected]:

 The following documents will be required:

  •  a covering letter containing full contact details of all contributors
  •  the full paper in line with the EuroMed Journal of Business submission requirements (www.emeraldinsight.com/emjb.htm)

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 July 2015.

 Judging criteria

The judging panel will include the Editor in Chief and at least one Editorial Advisory Board member of the EuroMed Journal of Business as well as EMRBI Senior Fellow members.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  •  Significance/implications for theory and practice
  •  Originality and innovation
  • Appropriateness and application of the methodology
  • Analysis and presentation of the data (if applicable)
  • Quality of the literature review

Note: Short-listed applicants may be required to answer questions from the judging panel with regard to the research paper submitted. The Editor in Chief reserves the right not to select a winning paper if, in his judgement, none of the entries is considered satisfactory.

 Key dates

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 July 2015

 Shortlisting and further contact will take place during July/August 2015

 Winners will be announced at the 8th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business in Verona, Italy.

 Contact details

For further information please contact:

Prof. Demetris Vrontis, President, EMRBI, Editor in Chief, EuroMed Journal of Business

E-mail: [email protected] 

Dr Evangelos Tsoukatos

Vice President for Operation and Development, Associate Editor, EuroMed Journal of Business

E-mail: [email protected]