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Best Practical Implications Award 2011

Awards for Excellence

Best Practical Implications Award

The award was launched two years ago for the Paper with the Best Practical Implications. Emerald has always held to the philosophy that research in the area of business and management should have relevance for practitioners founded in rigorous academic research. The AACSB’s 2008 Impact of Research states, “schools be required to demonstrate the value of their faculties’ research not simply by listing its citations in journals, but by demonstrating the impact it has in the workaday world.

The criteria for selection were as follows


  • That the article be published in the preceding year
  • That there is a clear application for the research
  • That the article is based on quality and rigorous research
  • That the literature review and references are up to date and complete
  • That the article could easily be adapted for practical use


  • There is a broad application for business
  • That the article has a significant number of downloads from the Emerald website
  • That the paper has been jointly authored between academic and practitioner authors

Based on these criteria, Emerald has chosen following papers:

Implementing strategies through management control systems: the case of sustainability
International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Volume 59, Issue 2, 2010
Angelo Riccaboni and Emilia Luisa Leone
University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Improving competence and compliance through self-service and e-learning development
Strategic HR Review, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2010
Matt Mundey
Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust, Welwyn Garden City, UK

Can an opportunity to learn at work reduce stress? A re-visitation of the job demand-control model
Journal of Workplace Learning, Volume 22, Issue 3, 2010
Chiara Panari, Dina Guglielmi, Silvia Simbula and Marco Depolo
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy