Since 2007, in collaboration with EURAM, Imagination Lab Foundation offers the annual
“Imagination Lab Foundation Award for Innovative Scholarship”. This Award is designed to promote innovative academic activity, including research, teaching and interface with practice. The Award is presented to the recipient during the annual EURAM conference. The Award consists of a joint diploma from Imagination Lab Foundation and EURAM and a donation of CHF 12’000 from Imagination Lab Foundation. To apply for the award, please complete the form by clicking here 28 March, 2012 - Deadline has been extended to 11 April 2012.
Purpose & Criteria
This Award recognizes contributions that fall within the purposes of both Imagination Lab and EURAM. The former is to support scholarship that complements traditional management and organization theories with ideas grounded in the art and sciences, especially those of imagination and play, and the latter is to promote multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and methodological pluralism as well as critical examinations of the historical and philosophical roots of management theory and praxis. The shared space that connects these purposes deserves more attention as well as encouragement and the Award serves that purpose.
Selection criteria for the Award involve two dimensions. The first dimension of the Award is “scholarship.” This is about the extent to which the academic activity crosses boundaries in terms of theories, the extent to which it involves interaction between theory and practice, the extent to which expresses humility, and to the extent to which it demonstrates a willingness to communicate ideas to different communities.
The second dimension is "innovativeness.” This includes the extent to which the academic activity exploits existing thinking and/or practice in new ways, explores new possibilities in thinking and/or practice, the extent to which it has already, or aspires to improve current thinking and/or practice, and the extent to which it challenges current thinking and/or practice.
Many strive to be both scholarly and innovative, but only few succeed. To be both highly scholarly and very innovative in the shared space between the EURAM and Imagination Lab purposes is a real achievement.
Selection Committee Members: Joep Cornelissen, Leeds University Business School; Matt Statler, NYU Stern School of Business and Maurizio Zollo, Bocconi University.
Applications should include:
- a one-page narrative statement of overall qualifications for the Award;
- a one-page summary of one particularly relevant piece of research, teaching or practice;
- a curriculum vitae;
- two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a chaired professor.
These documents should be submitted in a .zip file and uploaded to the following link by 28 March 2012, 15:00 Brussels Time.
Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Candidates will receive a
notification before 3 May 2012. The awardee must be available to attend the EURAM conference and
receive the Award personally.