ODRA 2015



EFMD and Emerald Group Publishing, publisher of the largest collection of international business and management journals, seek to celebrate excellence in research by sponsoring the 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.

Award-winning entries will receive a cash prize of €1,500 (or currency equivalent), a certificate and a winners' logo to attach to correspondence. In addition, a number of Highly Commended Awards will be bestowed.

Applicants must only submit to one of the seven categories below:

Operations and production management
Category sponsored by International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Logistics and supply chain management
Category sponsored by International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

Educational leadership and strategy
Category sponsored by Journal of Educational Administration

Management and governance
Category sponsored by Management Decision

Human resource management
Category sponsored by Personnel Review

Leadership and organization development
Category sponsored by Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Health Care Management
Category sponsored by Journal of Health Organization and Management


Applications deadline: 15 January 2016

The application form is available here.


The entries will be judged by the Editor(s) and at least one Editorial Advisory Board member of the sponsoring journal.
Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Significance/implications for theory and practice.
  2. Originality and innovation.
  3. Appropriateness and application of the methodology.
  4. Quality of data/research.

All details, including eligibility, submission requirements as well as a FAQ, can be found on the dedicated Emerald webpage here.