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.
The 2010 COLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition Award Winners
- Daina D. Mazutis (co-winner) - Richard Ivey School of Business,
The University of Western Ontario
Dissertation Title: "The CEO Effect: A Longitudinal, Multi-level Analysis of the Effect of Executive Orientation on Corporate Social Strategy"
- Gabrielle S. Adams (co-winner) - Stanford Graduate School of Business
Dissertation Title: "Punishing Increases Intentions to Be Deviant"
The 2009 COLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition Award Winners
- N. Andrew Cohen (First Place) – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Bridging the Gap: Managers' External Relationships and Their effects on Subordinates"
- Abhijeet Vadera (Second Place) - Department of Business Administration (OB) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation Title: "Comparing Extrinsic and Intrinsic Processes of Whistle-blowing: A Multi-level, Multi-method Approach"
- Subrata Chakrabarty (Second Place) - Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
Dissertation Title: "Fear of Reporting Bad News: Why Risk and Loss Aversion can Tempt Top Executives to Create Information Asymmetry"
The 2008 COLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competiton Award Winners
Sillito (First Place),
David Eccles School of Business,
University of Utah
Dissertation Title: "Relational Self-construal as a Driver of Procedural, Interpersonal, and Informational Fairness”
- Jennifer Nahrgang (Second Place), The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Dissertation Title: "Understanding Leadership Emergence: A Longitudinal Investigation as Groups Develop Over Time”
- Daniel Halgin (Second Place),
The Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Dissertation Title: "Network Ties as Determinants of the Reputation and Identity of Organizational Leaders"
The 2007 COLE Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Competiton Award Winners
- Jason Stansbury (First Place), Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Dissertation Title: "Discursive Moral Openness"
- Niki den Nieuwenboer (Second Place), RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Dissertation Title: "The Dynamics of Corporate Corruption"