Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards – Applications open!

Take part in the 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA) – a joint doctoral research award co-run by Emerald Group Publishing, a publisher of the largest collection of international business and management journals, and EFMD.

All winners receive a cash prize of €1,000, a certificate and a winners’ logo for communication use. In addition, a number of Highly Commended Awards will be bestowed.


Applicants are welcome to submit their doctoral case in one of the ten categories:

The closing date for applications is 28 February 2019 and the entries will be judged by the Editor(s) and at least one Editorial Advisory Board member of the sponsoring journal.

The details on the 2018 ODRA can be found here. The application form is available here.

Let the excellent be recognised globally among business schools, universities, and the Emerald’s community.

“I am honoured to receive the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, what exciting news to begin my career in academia with! I’d like to express gratitude to my wonderful supervisors, as well as to Emerald, EFMD, and IJOPM for celebrating doctoral research!”

Haley Allison Beer from the University of Warwick, UK – one of the ODRA winners.






  1. prolifichr on January 28, 2019 at 07:36

    Thank you for this Information. i am very interested to do logistic and supply chain management course.

  2. Sang-Bum Park on August 18, 2019 at 00:20

    To whom it may concern,

    I am writing to ask you when the submission starts for the 2019 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.


    Sang-Bum Park

    • Tereza Valkova on August 20, 2019 at 10:13

      Dear Sang-Bum,

      the submission for the next edition of the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research will start in January 2020. Please have a look at our website and stay up-to-date!

      Best wishes,

      EFMD Global team