COLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition

 

5th Annual Dissertation Proposal Competition

Submission Deadline - May 15, 2013

COLE hosts an annual international doctoral dissertation proposal competition for doctoral candidates whose research contributes to the understanding of leadership and ethical issues facing the business community. The purpose of the competition is to identify and support emerging scholars in the field of leadership and ethics; advance the field by galvanizing more development of theoretical frameworks and rigorous scholarship. Proposals are judged on the contribution that they make to the scholarly understanding of ethical and leadership issues in business as well as on their theoretical and methodological quality. The winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Examples of topics in ethics include, but are not limited to: corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, employee privacy, trust in financial institutions, conflicts of interest, ethics in advertising & marketing, regulation & ethics, intergenerational issues, environmental responsibility, whistle-blowing, auditor independence, ethics & corporate culture, sexual harassment, discrimination, downsizing, insider trading, industrial espionage, trade secrets, and international labor & sweatshops.

Examples of topics in leadership include, but are not limited to: institutional leadership, gender & leadership, team leadership, crisis leadership, trust in leadership, leading change, stewardship, mentoring, leader-follower relationships, and leadership style.

Candidates in all business disciplines and in those relating to social and political sciences are invited to apply.


Award Winners
The 2013 COLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition Award Winner
The 2010 COLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition Award Winners
The 2009 COLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition Award Winners
The 2008 COLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competiton Award Winners
The 2007 COLE Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Competiton Award Winners