The Waikato Management School
20th Annual Student Research Conference
Friday, 6th July 2018 (TBC), Hamilton, New Zealand
We invite postgraduate students in management and related disciplines throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to participate in this year's Waikato Management School Student Research Conference.
This annual conference is a great opportunity for postgraduate students to share the results of their research in a friendly and supportive environment, and receive constructive feedback from senior academics.
Full papers will be peer-reviewed for the Best Paper Award of $1,000, with preference given to sole-authored papers. Accepted full papers and extended abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.
Postgraduate students includes those studying at Honours, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters or Doctoral level.
You are invited to submit by Monday, 2nd April 2018 (TBC):
- A full research paper (4000 words or less, including a 100-word abstract); OR
- An extended research abstract (700 - 1000 words).
Your paper / abstract may cover any part of your thesis research (literature review; research questions; methodology; data collection / analysis; findings and conclusions). Or you may focus on an issue that you are currently working on.
There is a nominal registration fee of NZ$50 (plus GST) per person to cover costs and catering for the conference. This needs to be paid by Friday, 27th April 2018 (TBC).
For more information, please email email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
Call for papers
Criteria for the evaluation of papers will include: relevance of topic, conceptual foundation, methodological accuracy, appropriate analysis/coherence of argument, significance of contribution, readability.
Your research should address theoretical, methodological or empirical issues within a diverse range of management related disciplines.
Students whose papers or abstracts are accepted into the conference programme will be notified by email.
Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference to present their research. This involves a commitment to register and pay for the full programme on the day of their presentation.
How to submit your research
XX October 2018
WMS Annual Student Research Conference
Information on the programme for the WMS Annual Student Research Conference is below.
|20th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference|
|XX October 2018|
|8.30 am||Registration Open (MSB1 Foyer)|
|9.00 am||Welcome / Housekeeping (MSB1.01)|
| 9.15 am –|
| 9.30 am – |
| 9.45 am –|
| 10.00 am –|
| 10.15 am – |
|Morning Tea (MSB1 Foyer)|
|Stream||Agribusiness/Environmental Economics||Tourism||Management Communication|
| 10.45 am –|
| 11.00 am –|
| 11.15 am –|
| 11.30 am –|
| 11.45 am – |
|Lunch (MSB1 Foyer)|
|Stream||Economics||Health and Education||Finance|
| 12.45 pm – |
| 1.00 pm – |
| 1.15 pm – |
| 1.30 pm –|
|Awards / Closing (MSB1.01)|
Location - Hamilton
The city of Hamilton is at the heart of the Waikato region, with a population of around 120,000, and is home to more than a quarter of New Zealand's export businesses and working scientists.
Hamilton is one of the country's fastest-growing urban centres, and has more than 25,000 tertiary students. The city has a domestic airport, a relaxed lifestyle and a growing reputation as a major events centre. It's also close to the surfing beach of Raglan, which is world-renowned for its left-hand break.
Frequently asked questions
What is the Student Research Conference?
It is a full-day conference that gives you a chance to share and present your research findings with other students and academic peers. There are usually three sessions running at any one time.
What is the Doctoral Pre-Conference?
The Pre-Conference is an opportunity of PhD candidates to receive advice from senior academics and fellow students on all aspects of their PhD journey.
Why should I make a submission to present my paper/abstract?
It is a great opportunity to get feedback on your research projects and to create networks of academic peers. Students presenting at the conference usually come from around New Zealand, Australia and other overseas business schools. You may add your presenting experience onto your academic CV. This conference provides a comfortable and supportive environment to help you develop your research.
Who can present at the conference?
We are calling for ALL postgraduate students to make a submission. Whether you are doing Honours, PgDip, Masters or a PhD, you are welcome to make a submission.
Full paper submission: If you have completed a research paper, you can submit the whole paper for judging. Full papers should also include an abstract or a brief summary. Full paper submissions are eligible to be judged for the 'Best Paper' award.
Research abstract submission: If you would like to present your research in a different format, you can submit a Research Abstract, which provides an overview of the research you are carrying out.
Can I present a group research paper? You may. You must make it clear that the paper is a group effort if you intend on presenting on behalf of your group. If you are presenting together, than all members of your group must register for the conference.
What if I have a food allergy/restriction? Please email your dietary requirements and we will try our best to cover your needs.
Who do I contact for more information or if I have a question? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org