AWARD CRITERIA

This paper prize recognizes a PhD candidate’s presentation of an outstanding paper at the SMS Annual Conference.

PhD candidates, whose proposals meet the below eligibility criteria, are invited to submit a full paper version of their submitted proposal for consideration by the review committee. These are studied prior to the conference and 10 finalists are named. Five winners are honored with the SMS Best Conference PhD Paper Prize each year at the conference and receive awards of US$1,500 each.

  • A PhD Candidate must be the primary author of the presented proposal (either sole author or first author on a paper that includes no more thanĀ oneĀ faculty co-author)
  • The proposal must be accepted and presented at the SMS Annual Conference
  • The primary author is expected to be enrolled full-time and in-residency as a PhD student during the academic year in which the conference takes place
  • The author(s), the title, and the subject matter of the submitted paper must match the original, accepted conference proposal
  • The paper must not have been previously published
  • Based on proposal review scores, authors of the top 30% of proposals that meet the above criteria will be invited to submit a full paper

The Co-Directors for the 2024 SMS Annual Conference PhD Paper Prize are Sharique Hasan, Duke University, and Elena Novelli, University of London.

SMS Annual Conference PhD Paper Prize 2023 Prize Recipients

“Finding Diamonds in the Rough: Data-Driven Decisions and Pharmaceutical Innovation”
Matteo Tranchero, University of California, Berkeley

“Inside Out: Human Capital Redeployability and Geographic Expansion”
Daniel Brown, Harvard Business School

“Oscar Voters so White? Spillover Effects of an Evaluator’s Diversity Intervention”
Daphne Baldassari, University of Toronto

“Stigma as a Driver of Support: The Success of Polarizing Crowdfunding Campaigns”
Ludovica Castiglia, IESE Business School

“Unintended Consequences of Demand for Innovation: Evidence from Electric Vehicle Technologies”
Jino Lu, University of Southern California

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Additional details for former recipients of this prize will be added to the website soon.