2013 Doctoral Dissertation Competition
Sponsored by Hercher Publishing, Inc. and the Decision Sciences Institute
Searching for the best 2013 dissertation in the decision sciences
The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and Hercher Publishing, Inc., are proud to be co-sponsors of the Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition. This competition identifies and recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertation research, completed in the calendar year 2012, in the development of theory for the decision sciences, the development of methodology for the decision sciences, and/or the application of theory or methodology in the decision sciences.
To be eligible for consideration, a submission must meet the following criteria:
1. The doctoral dissertation has to have been accepted by the degree-granting institution within the 2012 calendar year (i.e., between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012).
2. Finalists for the Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Competition must register and attend the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute in order to be eligible to win.
1. Letter of Introduction
A nominating letter is required from the dissertation advisor. This nominating letter:
2. Executive Summary of the Doctoral Dissertation Submission
An executive summary is required with the following suggested sections:
The Executive Summary must adhere to the following formatting guidelines:
Please name the Nominating Letter attachment as LAST NAME_FIRST NAME-Nominating Letter.
Please name the Executive Summary as LAST NAME_FIRST NAME-Executive Summary.
Please name the dissertation as LAST NAME_FIRST NAME-Dissertation.
All submissions must be received by April 1, 2013, to be eligible for the competition.
Doctoral Dissertation Coordinator
The DSI Placement Services Website is open for the 2013 academic year.