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Management Best Practices Contest

CEO Best Practices Paper Awards

CEO Q is proud to launch the first annual global CEO best-practices and white paper contest. Management consultants, executives, professors, researchers and authors have the opportunity to enter and win one of the most prestigious awards. The competition is judged by industry peers and a panel of management experts. One winner will be selected and up to nine management papers will be selected for honorable mention.

Why Create an Award?

The world's best performing companies are responding to the increasing pressures of changing technologies, customers, employees, shareholders, and market dynamics. CEOs need better understanding of the changing business environment and how their companies can best respond to these changes. We are looking for management experts who can demonstrate a clear understanding of the key challenges facing today's organizations, propose solutions and produce ideas for shaping the future business agenda.

Who Can Enter the Competition?

The competition is open to all management professionals, professors, and consultants.

The 1st Prize

The author of the winning paper receives:

  • A recognition certificate

  • A worldwide press release announcing the winners

  • Paid trip (air-ticket and hotel) to Las Vegas for the Awards Ceremony at the CEO Conference

  • Free access to the annual CEO Conference ($998 value)

  • 30 minutes speaking opportunity at the CEO Conference

  • 1-Page Congratulatory Ad in CEO Q Magazine for the person and her/his business ($10,000 value)

  • Free 2-year membership to CEO Club ($2,400 value)

  • Publishing of 1-page brief biography with photo on CEO Q website linked to the paper

Runners-up (up to 9 papers) Will Receive Honorable Mention

The authors of the winning papers receive: 

  • A recognition certificate

  • A worldwide press release announcing the winners

  • Free access to annual CEO Conference ($998 value)

  • 30-minutes speaking opportunity at the CEO Conference

  • Congratulatory Ad in CEO Q Magazine for the winning persons (picture name, company and title of the paper, along with the other 9 papers)

  • Publishing of 1-page brief biography with photo on CEO Q website linked to the paper

What Should the Paper Address?

Best Practices and White Papers can address the broad topic of the changing conditions and roles of the local, regional or global economies and/or businesses. Areas for exploration might include:

  • Strategy & Change: New strategies for the changing business environment. External and internal organizational dynamics such as the changing roles and relationships between government, nonprofit, and business sectors.

  • Global Economy: International competition and socioeconomic development. Government policies and their impact on national and international business.

  • New Economy: Knowledge, Internet, E-business models, virtual and network companies, tele-working, and security.

  • Leadership and Human Capital: The changing roles and relationships between management and employees.

  • Finance and Accounting: Transparency, governance, accountability and corporate reporting. Investment outlooks and corporate investment strategies.

  • Business Laws and Ethics: Corporate social responsibility, ethics and laws.

  • New Technology Developments: Emerging technology applications and impact on business and markets.

For other specific topics or areas of interest Call for Papers

What are the Selection Criteria?

The 7 criteria against which papers will be judged are:

  1. Relevance to research areas and context

  2. Subject treatment and conclusions

  3. Original contribution

  4. Provide new insights

  5. Demonstrate creative thinking and proposed innovative solution to management challenges

  6. Depth of analysis, illustrated with real-life examples or case studies.

  7. Clear and succinct writing style.

Who is on the Judging Panel?

  • Advisors: Bruce Larue, PhD. Eva (Xin) Yao, PhD. George Blumberg, PhD.

What are the Submission and Award Rules?

  1. The award is open to all management professionals, researchers, professors and authors from all over the world

  2. The paper must be written in English

  3. Deadline: All entries must be submitted by March 1st, 2011. The winners will be notified by telephone, letter or email. All later entries will be automatically entered into next year's competition. The award ceremony takes place during the CEO Conference

  4. Format: The paper must be written in Arial font 11 Pt, on an A4 Page. It must have a maximum length of 5,000 words (2 to 10 Pages) including the cover page, executive summary page, appendix and bibliography. Participants must provide the title of their paper, their name, business or school, address for correspondence, telephone number and email address separately from their paper on the cover sheet. Graphic illustrations and photos must be delivered in JPEG format with resolution of 72 dpi for the web and 300 dpi for print. 

  5. Style: Each paper must have an executive summary. The paper must not be oriented towards self or business promotion. The editorial must be written in  third person. Authors may include only a one time text reference to the name of the author or company and email address at the cover page and in the author bio section (but no other place in the paper).

  6. Authors shall be deemed to have granted to CEO Q Magazine an irrevocable, non-exclusive license, with the right to sub-license others and publish the Intellectual Property without payment of any royalty.

  7. Authors shall defend CEO Q against any claim that work furnished hereunder or any related Intellectual Property infringe any U.S. patent, trade secret or copyright and will indemnify CEO Q and/or against any loss, damage or liability arising from furnished work.

  8. No contact about the papers is allowed with any of the advisory panel members. You may only contact the editor for publishing clarifications, but not for the awards.

  9. Not following the rules may result in disqualification/withdrawal from the contest

How to Submit:

  • All submissions must be in RTF format or MS Word document.

  • An article should be submitted electronically as an attachment to an e-mail cover letter. The e-mail cover letter should include: The names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of all authors and a copyright statement written as follows, "I (we) the author(s) grant CEO Q royalty-free and full rights to use and publish the submitted paper in any and all formats."

  • Authors of accepted papers will be expected to sign and fax copyright release forms prior to publication of their articles.

  • Please send your submission to  editor  (at)

Important Notes on Copyrights

How to avoid copyright infringement?

Copyright infringement can be embarrassing and costly. Many writers and researchers, use other authors' work without intentionally doing so. Here are some tips on how to avoid such errors:

  • Under fair-use rules, make sure that you state that your paper is of a research and educational nature.

  • Avoid using large segments of someone else's expression

  • When you use someone else's expression, include a reference to the author or the source.

  • Whenever possible, obtain the author's permission before using their expression of ideas.

Email your paper to: editor  (at)



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