Management Articles of the Year


Showcase your research by entering the CMI Management Articles of the Year 2014

Would you like to get guaranteed reviews for your articles from an audience of managers, wider publicity for your work and the chance to win £1,000?

If so, submit a short article to the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award. This is a quick, no-fuss online submission of a 2,500 word article – and can include existing work, as long as you have cleared the copyright.

Each article will be reviewed and rated by members of the Chartered Management Institute, with the top five articles going on to be published in a special report.

This innovative initiative is sponsored by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, one of the world’s leading business publishers.

This scheme is designed to help:

  1. Demonstrate the impact of your work – previous academics have used this scheme as part of their REF impact submissions
  2. Reach a wider audience - your article will be accessible by over 100,000 professional CMI members who will have the opportunity to read, evaluate and comment on it
  3. Celebrate success – the author of the winning article will receive £1,000 cash prize and runners-up will be invited to a high-profile Awards Evening at the British Library.

The winning articles will gain considerable exposure as they will be:

  • published by the CMI in a special collation of winning articles
  • featured in Professional Manager magazine (readership 138,000)
  • and made available for free download on the British Library Management and Business Studies Portal and the CMI website.

To get involved, you can...

The 2013 Competition

The 2013 competition ended in November. The top five articles, available online in our Management Articles of the Year February 2014 report, are:

  • ‘Test-driving the future: how design competitions are changing innovation’

    by Professor Joseph Lampel, Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Cass Business School, City University, London; Dr Pushkar P Jha, Lecturer in Strategy at Newcastle University Business School; and Professor Ajay Bhalla, Professor of Global Innovation Management, Cass Business School, City University, London; 

  • ‘Managing for sustainable employee development

    by Dr Rachel Lewis, Lecturer and Course Director in Occupational and Business Psychology, Kingston Business School and Director of Affinity Health at Work and Emma Donaldson, Occupational Health Psychologist and Director of Affinity Health at Work.

  • ‘Innovating for sustainability: a user's guide’

    by Dr Richard Adams, NEMODE Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Innovation and Service Research, University of Exeter; Dr Sally Jeanrenaud, Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Development, University of Exeter; Professor John Bessant, Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Exeter;  Patrick Overy, Subject Librarian for Law and Business, Library of the University of Exeter; Professor David Denyer, Professor of Organisational Change and Director of Research at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University.

  • 'Does management really work? How three essential practices can address even the most complex global problems’

    by Professor Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Professor Raffaella Sadun, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School; and Professor John Van Reenan, Director of the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

The highest rated of the five articles and overall winner was:

  • ‘The fatal bias: the prevailing managerial bias towards cost efficiency is seriously harmful to corporate performance’

    by Dr Jules Goddard, Fellow, London Business School

Listen as Jules talks about the key themes in his article:

“Management Articles of the Year gives managers the opportunity to stay up to date with the latest and best thinking from British Business Schools. Opening up research and data to a wider audience can help to foster innovation, drive growth and create new areas of academic discovery".

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts

Find out more

If you'd like to learn more about how CMI Management Articles of the Year can benefit you, visit the following pages:

In the following video Professor Joseph Lampel from Cass Business School explains why this initiative is so important.