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CMI Management Articles of the Year competition
"The creation of this award by CMI, at a time of-unparalleled challenge to UK organizations, will hopefully encourage academics to translate their academic research findings into a form that makes practical sense to busy managers and professionals , and by doing so, inspire, enrich, and multiply the benefit to all involved" – Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, University of Bradford School of Management and co-winner of CMI Management Articles of the Year 2011.
All five winning articles for CMI Management Articles of the Year 2011 are available to download in pdf format
Credible, authoritative and leading edge
CMI is bringing the best research on management topics from leading universities and business schools in the UK to managers in the workplace.
Working in collaboration with the British Academy of Management, the Association of Business Schools, and the British Library. This innovative initiative is sponsored by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, one of the world’s leading business publishers.
The purpose of this initiative is to assist universities in disseminating their research findings to a wider audience, help them demonstrate societal impact and raise the profile of this work with employers. It will also benefit practising managers by providing them with insights from credible, authoritative and leading edge management knowledge from UK universities.
Who can contribute an article?
• Academics affiliated to a university in the UK
Why participate in the scheme?
The benefits that business schools will gain from participating in this scheme include:
• raising their profile
• an opportunity to demonstrate the impact of their research
• raising the profile of their university with the employer audience
• facilitating the transfer of knowledge to the practitioner community
• an opportunity to engage with a wide range of private, public and ‘third sector’ organisations.
The winners will be:
• recognised at an Awards Evening at the British Library
• published in a CMI ‘Research Report’ publication
• featured in Professional Manager magazine (readership 138,000).
What is it?
The CMI Management Articles of the Year competition seeks to showcase the best five articles on management based upon research that has been written for a practitioner audience in 2012.
The articles will be made freely available online via CMI’s website at and the British Library’s Management & Business Studies Portal.
How does it work?
• there will be a call for submissions from 1 June 2012.
• Deadline for submissions 31st October 2012
• Last possible submission date 30 November 2012 (exceptional circumstances only)
• articles will be eligible for review by CMI’s membership from 1 June 2012 to 31 December 2012.
• the results of the assessment period will be reported to CMI’s Academic Advisory Council.
• the Academic Advisory Council will apply their criteria to the articles that receive a high average score from at least three reviewers.
• the highest rated articles will be made available via CMI’s website and the British Library’s Management & Business Portal.
How do we define a UK management article?
For the purposes of this initiative a management or leadership article is defined as an article of no more than 2,500 words written in English or English translation by an academic accredited to a UK university or business school. The articles, which may include ‘opinion’ or ‘review’ pieces based upon research. Articles may be contributed at any stage of the research process. We do not prescribe whether the article is based upon the early stages of research or on a finished piece that has been through a peer review, but it should be clear to the reader what they are getting. For reasons of copyright, reprints are not eligible. The content of entries should fall within the spectrum of the six broad areas of the National Occupational Standards for Management and Leadership, given below:
• Managing self and personal skills
• Providing direction
• Facilitating change
• Working with people
• Using resources
• Achieving results.