Revisit: PDMA Dissertation Proposal Competition


Innovation Management and New Product/Service Development; Deadline 4 Mar 2019

Call for Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Entries

2019 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition in Innovation Management and New Product/Service Development

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) announces its call for the 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition. The aim of the competition is to foster rigorous academic research on innovation and new product/service development and encourage close ties between the academic and corporate worlds. Applicants may propose research on any aspect of the design and development, commercialization (including business models), adoption, management, or strategy of innovation or new products/services. Doctoral dissertations may take one or more perspectives on innovation or new products/services (market, organization, team, manager, consumer, etc.). Dissertation proposals that involve multiple research disciplines, cross functional lines, and those that make substantial advancement to our knowledge in the field are particularly encouraged.

Winners of the competition will receive a cash award of $2,500, access to the PDMA membership to collect data, if appropriate and exposure to the academic community, when the winner makes a presentation of his or her results at the Academic Research Forum.

Proposal packages must be submitted by March 4, 2019. For full submission and contest details see