Emerging Economies Research Showcase Award

Increasing attention and focus on emerging economies’ issues and opportunities motivates the need to publish more research focused on emerging meconomies’ issues in mainstream journals. At the 2022 Decision Sciences Institute Conference, we are excited to feature a track on Emerging Economies which will comprise showcase and regular sessions.

The DSI 2022 program team is pleased to award a $300 prize to the best paper submitted to this track!

Emerging Economies Research Showcase

These sessions are intended to provide mentorship and constructive feedback to researchers from emerging markets for development purposes. This track distinguishes itself from other regular tracks in several important ways.

First, it is exclusively for researchers from emerging economies. Emerging economies generally include countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean and Asia (excluding Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan). Submitted manuscripts could be work-in-progress papers or at advanced stages of conceptualization or development. Second, each presenting paper will be matched with appropriate mentors or discussants by the track co-chairs to provide high-quality feedback, in addition to traditional audience feedback that the conference presentation provides. We will only have two to three papers per session with a view to provide the audience and researchers time to discuss papers. Third, we expect to accept roughly twenty papers into this special showcase. Preference will be given to research papers that focus on emerging economies’ issues and are at relatively advanced stages of development. Fourth, all presentations will be in a round table discussion format to foster interactive discussions and maximize the benefit for the presenting researcher. All other papers submitted to the showcase will be routed to the emerging economies regular track.

We invite submissions from researchers whose primary affiliation is universities in emerging economies. In order to qualify for matching with mentors, you must be the primary author of the study. Submissions should be between 8-15 pages long and in general should comprise the overall motivation of the study, the research questions, potential contributions, methodology and results (if available). Abstracts-only submissions will not be accepted for the award. Abstracts will be routed to the emerging economies regular track.

We also invite academics and practitioners who would like to volunteer to review and to become discussants for the emerging economies research papers. The submission deadline is June 1, 2022. For further questions, please contact the track chairs Anant Mishra at University of Minnesota (mish0049@umn.edu).

Emerging Economies Regular Track

Abstracts or full papers are invited from researchers studying emerging economies issues for presentation in the emerging economies regular sessions (affiliation to an emerging economy university is not required). These sessions will comprise presentations, invited sessions, and panel discussions. If you would like to organize an invited session, a panel session or if you have further questions, please contact the track chair Anant Mishra at University of Minnesota (mish0049@umn.edu).