ISRF ESSAY COMPETITIONS
The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to explore and present original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems.
AUTONOMY & ORGANISATION
The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and Organization Studies (OS) intend to award a prize of CHF 7,000 for the best essay on the topic ‘Autonomy and Organisation’. This is a topic, not a title. Accordingly, authors are free to choose an essay title within this field.
Please read these details carefully before submitting your essay for consideration or contacting the Independent Social Research Foundation or Organization Studies with a query.
The essay will be judged on its originality and independence of thought, its scholarly quality, its potential to challenge received ideas, and the success with which it matches the criteria of the ISRF and OS. The successful essay will be intellectually radical, orthogonal to existing debates, and may articulate a strong internal critique across the fields of organisation studies. Its challenge to received ideas will have the potential to provoke a re-thinking of the topic. The ISRF is interested in original research ideas that take new approaches and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems. The full statement of the ISRF’s criteria and goals may be viewed here.
THE DETAILS AND CRITERIA ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Essay topic: Autonomy and Organisation (This is a topic, not a title. Accordingly, authors are free to choose an essay title within this field.)
Essay length: Approximately 7, 500 words.
Essay format: Follow the CJE Author Guidelines, available on the OS website.
Submission deadline: 31 March 2016
Authors must indicate in an accompanying letter to the Editors that they wish their essay to be considered for the prize when submitting.