RESEARCH PAPER OF THE YEAR

This award celebrates those who have advanced the theory, knowledge and practice of project management through a published academic paper.

To be eligible to enter this category the research paper must have been published (i.e. not online first or early cite) in a peer-reviewed journal in 2020 or 2021. A research paper can only be entered into this category once. Entrants can be members or non-members of APM, from both in and outside of the UK.

Entries should take the form of a 1,000-word personal statement addressing the criteria below, accompanied by the published research paper.

 

  Category criteria 

Weighting 

Contribution to theory

Value to academia - The paper should have made significant contribution to project management theory.

25% 

Research methodology and methodological rigour

Appropriate use of research methodology to the research question under investigation.

25% 

Significance to practice

Potential for practical applicability or the research or the relevance of the research to project management practice.

25% 

Potential for impact

Demonstration of dissemination activities and potential impact.

25% 

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