Frank M. Bass Dissertation Paper Award

 Frank M. Bass Award

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 The Bass Award is given to the best marketing paper derived from a Ph.D. thesis published in an INFORMS-sponsored journal according to the following eligibility requirements:

  • The paper must have appeared in an INFORMS journal within the two years and three months preceding the nomination deadline, and
  • The paper must have been accepted for publication within five years from the date the thesis was finally approved.
  • In the case of multiple authors, nomination implies that the Ph.D. recipient made the primary contribution to the publication.  The Ph.D. advisor nominating the paper should certify that the Ph.D. recipient made the primary contribution to the paper.  Further, either the Ph.D. recipient should be the first author or authorship should be in alphabetical order.

Eligible papers for the 2019 Bass Award are those appearing in INFORMS journals between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019.  A paper can be nominated at most twice (in two successive years) and an individual can win this award only once.  If you want to be sure that the nomination will be considered, we strongly suggest that nominations be submitted by the thesis advisor.