Dissertation Proposal Competition in New Product Development and Innovation Management
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2009
The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) announces its call for 2009 doctoral dissertation proposals. The aim of the competition is to foster academic research on innovation and new product development and encourage close ties between the academic and corporate worlds. Applicants may propose research on any aspect of the development, commercialization, or management of new products/services or innovation. Dissertation proposals that cross functional lines, involve multiple research disciplines, or make substantial advancement to our knowledge in the field are particularly encouraged.
Benefits to Winner
Winners of the competition will receive the following benefits:
* A cash award of $2,500.
* Access to the PDMA membership mailing list to collect data.
Proposal with letter from the committee chair must be received no later than April 15, 2009.
Send proposals to Prof. Rebecca J. Slotegraaf, PDMA Dissertation
Competition Chair, at