The Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation, which launched last year as the official journal of the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management, is offering a £2,000 prize for its debut Best Paper Award.
All peer-reviewed papers published in each volume will be considered for the award by the journal’s editors and a panel of editorial board members. The shortlisted papers will be announced on the journal’s website as well as via IACCM. The winning paper will be announced at the IACCM Academic Forum and during the Academy of Management annual meeting in August.
In selecting the winner, the panel will reflect on how well the paper meets the journal’s ambitions, aims and objectives in relation to strategic contracting and negotiations. In particular we will judge the papers relevance to strategy, as well as its quality of theoretical and/or practical implications.
The journal primarily focuses on:
- Works that advance understanding of contracting and negotiation as relational process, including but not limited to work that considers power and politics, trust, human relations, rules, and ethics in contracting and/or negotiation.
- Works that advance the strategic role of contracting and negotiation in terms of commercial outcomes, and performance.
- Works that especially engage social theory to explain the role of negotiations and contracting in and on society, ecology and economies.
- Works that are empirically and theoretically sound, exciting and diverse and advance our understanding of the strategic importance and impact of contracting and negotiation on interpersonal, national and international society, ecology and economy.
The panel will also consider the technical quality of the paper, such as methods, and factors such as innovation, significance to the research and practice community, impact, and the clarity of presentation.