Working Paper Series


The Center for Global Leadership invites VSB faculty (full-time and adjunct) to submit their research for possible inclusion in our annual Working Paper Series. The center rewards the authors of high quality research papers in the areas of global leadership by providing $1,000 research excellence awards. The winning papers are selected after rigorous blind-peer review. If accepted, authors will also present their research at the center’s Research Seminar to be held at the end of the spring semester. Given the importance of global leadership in all of today’s rapidly changing business environments, authors from all business disciplines (e.g., accounting, economics, decision and information sciences, finance, management, marketing) are encouraged to submit. The paper must have a clear relationship to some aspect of global leadership. This is a selective and competitive process.

International Supply Change Management International Legal Issues In Business Communication and Leadership
International Corruption and the Economy Leadership and Diversity Global Technology
Emerging Economies Managing Change Auditing Conflicts of Interest
Global Corporate Social Responsibility International Marketing Responsible Financial Decision Making

Submitting Papers

Papers must be unpublished and contain original research efforts that are suitable for dissemination to internal and external constituencies. After papers are submitted for review as part of the working paper series, we encourage authors to submit them for publication consideration in refereed journals. Working papers can include contributions from Villanova and non-Villanova scholars and researchers, and we encourage contributions that reflect collaboration across Villanova academic areas and disciplines. The $1,000 awards are reserved for Villanova School of Business faculty authors. In addition to your paper submission, please include a short cover note that briefly describes how your paper relates to the center’s overall goals and objectives.

Please submit your paper to: Narda Quigley, PhD, Management & Operations, Villanova School of Business, Room 2081. Send electronic submissions to All papers are subject to a rigorous review process. After a review of the referees’ reports and possible revisions of papers in response to those reports, the Center’s research awards sub-committee determines the winning papers. The deadline for submission is December 1 of each year and award winners are announced in early February. The authors of papers chosen for an award are required to present their papers at the Center’s Research Seminar Series in April/May and prepare a summary of their research findings for posting on the Center’s website and distribution at the seminar.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Narda Quigley, Ph.D. by email or at 9-8069.

International Program

For More Information

Center for Global Leadership
Villanova School of Business
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-4395

Jonathan Doh, PhD
Faculty Director

Kimberly A. Cahill

Kenneth Taylor, PhD
Associate Director

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator