Sponsored by LERA and University of Minnesota's Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies
Cash Prize: $500
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2013
The Award was established in conjunction with the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies at the University of Minnesota to honor retiring professor and long-time member of the LERA, James G. Scoville. The Scoville Best International Paper Award is given annually to the international and comparative employment issues paper designated by LERA paper referees as the “most outstanding” and the Award offers an annual cash prize of $500 and a plaque.
- Papers on international and comparative employment issues will be considered for the “best paper” award. Papers that address research and evaluation of international institutions and processes within employment relations and/or provide comparative analysis of employment relations systems and types will be considered. Individual country studies that address employment relations issues of international significance will also be considered.
- Papers may be authored by faculty, students, researchers, and research/practitioners who are LERA members.
- Eligible papers include those published in the public domain during the calendar year prior to the LERA Annual Meeting, or scheduled to be published between that time and the start of the Annual Meeting in June, or international/comparative IR/HR papers accepted into the program at the next LERA meeting. (For June 2013 Annual Meeting, this time period would include January 1, 2012, through June 1, 2013.)
- Papers may only be submitted one time.
- Paper length should be approximately 25 double-spaced pages in a 12-point font (the page limit is inclusive of references, endnotes and tables, etc.) though longer papers will be considered.
Entries may be directly submitted by authors or nominated by outside parties. Nominations should be made at the LERA website electronically and must include full contact information and either an electronic copy of the paper or link to a free website version. Submissions should be entered on or before January 15. Acceptance decisions and notifications for the next LERA Annual Meeting will be made in the spring.
If the winning paper is not published, then the author will be invited to publish the paper in the LERA Proceedings of the Annual Meeting. The Award and $500 cash prize will be presented at the LERA Annual Meeting, during the General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony.