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LHBS Societal Impact Award

The Leon Hess Business School (LHBS) of Monmouth University will sponsor an LHBS Societal Impact Award. Societal impact refers to how a business school’s mission and strategic plan guide actions that positively influence society – at local, regional, national, or international levels (AACSB Business Accreditation Standards, 2020). This competition strives to recognize and honor outstanding research and case studies from faculty and students who have demonstrated excellence in the area of societal impact.

Paper submissions will be evaluated through a double-blind review process conducted by the LHBS Societal Impact Award Committee and external reviewers. From the submissions received, three (3) finalists will be selected based on the ratings and comments received from reviewers. The 3 finalists will be invited to make a 15 to 20-minute presentation of their research paper in the LHBS Societal Impact track/session to be held at the ISM Spring Conference 2023 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, March 22-24, 2023. A panel of judges will make the selection of the winner and two runners-up at the session. LHBS will award a plaque and a monetary prize of $1,000 to the award winner and a plaque and a monetary prize of $500 each to the two runners-up. In addition, ISM will provide the registration fees, a two-night hotel stay at the conference hotel for the award winner, and registration fees for the two runners-up for the 2024 ISM Spring Conference. The awardees will be recognized at the ISM Spring Conference 2023 breakfast/brunch on Friday, March 24.

Electronic submissions and/or questions should be sent to the LHBS Societal Impact Award Committee at societalimpactaward@monmouth.eduby December 4, 2022. Papers must be in Word (.doc or .docx) format.

Submission Criteria

  1. Submission is limited to five double-spaced pages.
  2. The paper must represent original research or case studies on societal impact defined as AACSB 2020 Standards above.
  3. Only faculty or faculty-student-collaborated papers will be considered for the award.
  4. The authors may choose to publish abstracts or full-paper submissions in the Conference Proceedings.
  5. Please follow the ISM Spring 2023 Conference’s submission guidelines (page 2) here:

Please note that making a submission indicates your intent to register for/and attend the conference if selected as a finalist. A finalist who cannot accept the award in person will not be recognized at the ISM Spring Conference 2023. The LHBS Societal Impact Award Committee will have the right to recognize another qualified finalist to fill the vacant place.