Dissertation Award

Our community relies on the current crop of PhD researchers to develop the insights, theories and tools to shape the future of innovation management thinking and action. The ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award, sponsored by RMIT University will reward this endeavour. Authors of the best three dissertations, as selected by the Scientific Panel, will be able to attend the ISPIM Conference in June 2020 for free. Additionally, the winner will receive a prize of EUR 2000, and the runners-up EUR 1250 each.​

Full Award details can be found here.

Find the template for the support letter here.

Past finalists' outlines are here.

Submissions are made here.

Check out the top 30 dissertations from the 2019 Award in the edited book "The Crest of the Innovation Management Research Wave" published by Vernon Press.

Previous Winners

Dissertation Prize Panel

Abbie Griffin
University of Utah
Eelko Huizingh
University of Groningen
Tim Jones
Future Agenda
United Kingdom
Sam Kogan
GEN5 Group
Gina O'Connor
Babson College
Joe Tidd
University of Sussex
United Kingdom
Wim Vanhaverbeke
University of Surrey
Alexander Brem
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Max von Zedtwitz
Kaunas University of Technology
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Marta Morais-Storz
Award winner 2019
Amber Geurts
Award winner 2018
Balazs Szatmari
Award winner 2017
You-Na Lee
Award winner 2016
Manuel Bauer
Award winner 2015
Wolfgang Gruel
Award winner 2014
Niyazi Taneri
Award winner 2013
Sabine Brunswicker
Award winner 2012
Clive-Steven Curran
Award winner 2011
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