Call for nominations for CMCE Consulting Research Awards

05 June 2020 3 min. read
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Following the success of last year’s inaugural Consulting Research Conference run in association with the British Academy of Management, the Centre for Management Consulting Excellence is now calling for nominations for this year’s CMCE Consulting Research Awards.

The objective of London-based Centre for Management Consulting Excellence is to promote sharing of academic research and practitioner experience in the management consulting community. The firm’s CMCE Consulting Research Awards aims to encourage the application of research to consultancy and recognise outstanding research work.

The submission process for the CMCE Consulting Research Awards has now opened, with any piece of research that is potentially of value to the management consulting industry applicable to enter the competition.

“Professionals can nominate their own research or that of anyone else, and submissions do not need to be limited to academics; we are interested in thought leadership items wherever they come from,” explained Calvert Markham, the Director of the Centre for Management Consulting Excellence.

Call for nominations for CMCE Consulting Research Awards

Finalists will be announced across three categories: Technology and consulting; Client consultant relationships; and The changing environment of the consultant. These will be presented at the annual conference of the association, which is scheduled for November 10, although given current uncertainties the event’s form has yet to be determined.

For more information see the website of the CMCE Consulting Research Awards.

In 2019, the winners of the Awards in the three categories were:

1. Technology and consulting: the application of new technologies and their relevance to consultancy was won by Karl Warner and Maximilian Wäger for their paper ‘Building dynamic capabilities for digital transformation: An ongoing process of strategic renewal’.

2. Client-consultant relationships: issues around governance, trust, integrity, social responsibility and ethics and the implications of these for consultancy was won by Andrew Sturdy for his paperPromoting solutions and co-constructing problems – management consultancy and instrument constituencies’. 

3. The changing environment of the consultant: the demands that changes in society and the business environment are placing on consultants and the need for new skills to complement the consultant’s timeless ‘soft skills’ and new methodologies was won by Robert Luther, Ellen Haustein and Gail Webber for their paper ‘Management control in UK innovation companies’.