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Gentle reminder: 2020 ONE Best Dissertation Award

  • 1.  Gentle reminder: 2020 ONE Best Dissertation Award

    Posted 05-17-2020 09:31

    Extended Deadline - 2020 Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division Dissertation Award: Call for Nominations


    The ONE Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes recent doctoral work in the area of organizations and natural environment. The winner receives a plaque from the ONE Division, a check for $500 from the ONE division and award sponsor, recognition at the annual ONE Business Meeting at the Academy of Management conference, as well as a listing with other past winners on the ONE Home Page.


    To be eligible, a dissertation must focus on some aspect of organizations and the natural environment and must have been conducted by a ONE Division member. In addition, the dissertation must have been defended between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019 for this year's award. To apply for the award, an applicant should:

    • E-mail an abstract of not more than 10 double-spaced pages, in English, to the committee chair.
    • Attach a file with a separate title page, including author's address, phone numbers (business and home), and preferred e-mail address.
    • Send a scanned copy of the dissertation committee's signature page, which should display the university name, the successful defense date, and all committee signatures (where applicable).
    • Include any important caveats or conditions, such as whether the author was not the lead author on one or more chapters of the dissertation.


    For full consideration, please be sure that all items listed above reach the Dissertation Award Committee Chair Eduardo Ordonez (, and the ONE Awards Committee through Natalia Ortiz-de-Mandojana ( by May 31, 2020.


    After receiving the applications, the ONE Dissertation Committee will review all the abstracts and select finalists for a more thorough second round screening based on each candidate's full dissertation. The committee will contact finalists in early June to request a PDF copy of the complete dissertation.

    For consistency, the screening criteria for the initial and final screening will be the same as in previous years: relevance, scholarly contribution, theoretical and methodological rigor, as well as practical implications. Given these selection criteria, the committee suggests applicants submit abstracts that address each criterion.


    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Eduardo or Natalia.

    Eduardo Ordonez Ponce
    Assistant Professor
    Athabasca University
    Edmonton AB