Giarratani Rising Star Award

Competition Guidelines

The Industry Studies Association presents the Giarratani Rising Star Best Paper Award at the Industry Studies Conference. Junior (untenured) faculty members are invited to submit one paper to which they have made a significant contribution to be considered for the Giarratani Rising Star Award. The paper must have at least one co-author who is an untenured faculty member and must not have been accepted for publication at the time of submission. The Junior faculty member must not be more than six years from completion of their most recent Ph.D.  The paper must also include an abstract of no more than 250 words. A junior faculty member can not be on more than one submitted paper.

The winner and runner-up will be honored at the upcoming Industry Studies Conference and invited to present their work in a special session with a senior leader in the field as the guest discussant of the papers.  The winner will receive a $1000 honorarium and an honorarium of $500 will be awarded to second place.

Papers not chosen as winners will still be considered for inclusion in the regular Industry Studies Conference program.

The submissions are evaluated based on two criteria:

  1. Significant personal investment in developing an understanding of the markets, firms and institutions of an industry or industries;
  2. Involvement of the integration of direct interaction and observation with appropriate theory and analysis.

To be considered for the award, each candidate must 1) submit a conference paper proposal and check the box on the conference paper submission form to enter the Giarratani Rising Star Award competition 2) when prompted complete the award information form, including attaching a draft of the conference paper, and 3) register for the conference by early March and commit to attend.  Failure to fulfill any of these steps will lead to disqualification.

To see past recipients click here.