|Increasing attention and focus on emerging markets’ issues and opportunities motivates the need to publish more research focused on emerging markets’ issues in mainstream journals. At the 2021 Decision Sciences Institute Conference, we are excited to feature a track on Emerging Markets which will comprise showcase and regular sessions.
The DSI 2021 program team is pleased to award a $300 prize to the best paper submitted to the showcase!
Emerging Markets Showcase Sessions
The showcase is 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 markets. Emerging markets 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, given that the emerging markets track is only in its second year, we expect to accept roughly twenty papers into this special showcase. Preference will be given to research papers that focus on emerging markets’ issues and are at relatively advanced stages of development. Fourth, all presentations will be in a roundtable 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 markets regular track.
We invite submissions from researchers whose primary affiliation is universities in emerging markets. 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 showcase. Abstracts will be routed to the emerging markets regular track.
We also invite academics and practitioners who would like to volunteer to review and to become discussants for the emerging markets research papers. The submission deadline is May 30, 2021. For further questions, please contact the track co-chairs Karthik Natarajan at University of Minnesota (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gilbert Nyaga at Northeastern University (email@example.com).
Abstracts or full papers are invited from researchers studying emerging market issues for presentation in the emerging markets regular sessions (affiliation to an emerging market 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 co-chairs Karthik Natarajan at University of Minnesota (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gilbert Nyaga at Northeastern University (email@example.com).