IFSAM Awards

At its meeting on Oct 15-16 of 2020, the General Assembly instituted 7 IFSAM awards to recognize contributions to relevant, worldwide and indigenous research, outstanding pedagogy and service and management practice. It also decided to launch the following four for 2021 and the other three in 2022.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR FOUR IFSAM 2021 AWARDS

The International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) is pleased to seek nominations for the following four 2021 Awards. Nominations, including self-nominations, comprising the relevant materials set out in each award category below should be sent to the Office of the Deputy Secretary of the Federation by September 15, 2021 at awards@ifsam.org. Nomination materials will be evaluated by individual Award Committees established by the IFSAM General Assembly Committee on Awards. The awardees will be announced on our website and social media on Dec 1, 2021. Each award recipient will receive an IFSAM Award Certificate and an honorarium of 1500 Euros in recognition of their achievement.

IFSAM Award for Excellence in Societally Relevant Management Scholarship

IFSAM places particular value on scientific research in management which improves our understanding of the ways in which society as a whole can be advanced and the world made a better place. In order to give expression to this value, the Federation has inaugurated the IFSAM Award for Excellence in Societally Relevant Management Scholarship. This award aims to encourage researchers to prioritize research which serves society. The award will be given to research which addresses societal challenges at local and/or global levels with the ultimate aim of making a contribution to societal wellbeing.  This might be done, for example, through empirical studies which investigate different types of organizations (e.g., traditional businesses, social enterprises, NGOs) and various groups and individuals (e.g., disadvantaged groups, employees, employers and other stakeholders) in relation to real life problems and sustainable development goals. An alternative approach might be through conceptual works which problematize the existing values, structures and practices to emancipate individuals and society as a whole and which introduce innovative ways of dealing with existing and future problems.

Award Criteria

  • Evidence of excellence in societally relevant management scholarship;
  • Evidence of important/relevant insights yielded as a result of pursuing a societally relevant research agenda; and
  • Evidence of impact of the scholarship on the field, on a line of inquiry, or on policy/practice.

Award Submission Material

  • One page background biographical note on the nominee/s;
  • A copy of, or link to, the scholarly work being tendered for consideration; and
  • Maximum two-page retrospective statement by the nominee/s on the particular ways in which the work addresses societal challenges and impacts either the scholarly conversation, and/or the policy/practice context.

IFSAM Award for Excellence in Indigenous Management Scholarship

IFSAM is dedicated to the development of management research and teaching as a field of scientific inquiry and its advancement in all nations. In order to give expression to the centrality of diverse, contextualized, authentic, embedded management scholarship, the Federation has inaugurated the IFSAM Award for Excellence in Indigenous Management Scholarship. The aim of the award is to encourage, recognize and celebrate outstanding indigenous research in the field of business and management (all subfields included) from around the world. We are especially interested in research where the intellectual tradition, the phenomenon of interest, and the manner in which it is explored and communicated are of particular relevance to the context in which the research takes place and where a commitment to their pursuit yields meaningful insights of value to stakeholders in that context and beyond.

Award Criteria

  • Evidence of excellence in indigenous management scholarship;
  • Evidence of important/relevant insights yielded as a result of pursuing a context sensitive approach; and
  • Evidence of impact of the scholarship on the field, on a line of inquiry, or on policy/practice.

Award Submission Material

  • One page background biographical note on the nominee/s;
  • A copy of, or link to, the scholarly work being tendered for consideration; and
  • Maximum two-page retrospective statement by the nominee/s on the particular ways in which the work elucidates context and impacts either the scholarly conversation, and/or the policy/practice context.

IFSAM Award for Excellence and Innovation in Management Pedagogy

IFSAM is dedicated to the development of management research and teaching as a field of scientific inquiry. In order to give tangible expression to the centrality of pedagogy as part of this effort, the Federation has inaugurated the IFSAM Award for Excellence and Innovation in Management Pedagogy. The aim of the award is to identify, showcase and share excellent, impactful pedagogy in the field of business and management (all subfields included) from around the world. The award may be made to an individual, team or organization based on a sustained commitment to pedagogy in their particular operating context. Drawing from the Federation’s contextualized approach, differences in pedagogy (i.e., way of teaching) across different contexts will be considered.

Award Criteria

  • Evidence of impact on curriculum design and innovation;
  • Evidence of impact on the student learning experience; and
  • Evidence of impact on the discipline.

Award Submission Material

  • One page background biographical note on the nominee/s;
  • Maximum two-page statement on teaching philosophy;
  • Maximum two-page description of the pedagogical innovation being tendered for consideration;
  • Two letters of support from peers; and
  • Two letters of support from students.

IFSAM Award for Exceptional Service to the Management Field Worldwide

This award will be made in recognition of significant and enduring service to the management scholarly community worldwide. The award may be bestowed on a person, team, or organization.

Award Criteria

  • Evidence of having rendered lengthy (for more than a year), significant and effective service to the management scholarly community worldwide (i.e., in more than one organization or country);
  • Evidence of having proposed and/or led important impactful initiatives for the field; and
  • Evidence of having contributed to the development, maintenance or safeguarding of field organizations of importance to management scholars and scholarship.

Current members of the IFSAM General Assembly (and its Committees) are not eligible and IFSAM Executives are not normally eligible until at least 3 years after completion of their term.

Award Submission Material

  • Maximum two-page description of the length, period, significance and effectiveness of the service provided to the management scholarly community worldwide (indicating the organization/s and country/countries;
  • Two letters of support from peers attesting to the contributions of the nominee; and
  • Two letters of support from current or former Officers of two scholarly associations that the nominee has contributed to attesting to their service contributions.