The JBAO Editors and staff would like to thank everyone for making
the journal a success. We extend a special thank you to those individuals
who volunteered their time to review manuscript submissions. Without
their help, the journal would not be possible.
The JBAO Business Student Research
In an effort to encourage competition, imagination, and innovation
among the business students at Arkansas Tech University, the journal
is proud to announce the first JBAO Business Student Research Paper
Competition. The competition honors outstanding student papers
in the areas of accounting, management, marketing, business education,
economics, finance and technology. The first and second place awards
will be announced at the School of Business Awards Ceremony.
There are five conditions for eligibility.
- The entrant must have
been a business student on or after July 1 of the academic
year under consideration.
- The paper must present original research results or be of a
conceptual nature such as review and analysis of the literature
on a topic or the results of archival research.
- The research must have been conducted and the paper written
while the entrant was a student.
- The paper must be written by the entrant with only minor outside
editorial assistance. One or more advisors may appear as co-authors
of a paper, but the student must be the 'first author'.
- The paper must not have won a prize in a previous JBAO Competition.
The submission deadline
for the Spring 2005 JBAO Business Student
Paper Competition is April 1, 2005 at midnight. The submission
deadline for the Fall 2005 issue is October
1, 2005 at midnight.
The paper must be submitted electronically via e-mail and a Word
attachment. The manuscript must conform to the requirements of
Student entries must be accompanied by a letter signed by both
a faculty advisor and the entrant attesting that the five eligibility
conditions have been satisfied. The entrant must include an electronic
mail address and telephone number at which s/he can be contacted
in the event s/he is selected as a finalist.
We strongly encourage our faculty to make their students aware
of this competition. Faculty already requiring research papers
in their courses are in an excellent position to identify manuscripts
suitable for journal submission. We hope that those faculty not
requiring research papers will consider adding this as a partial
requirement for completion of the course.
If you have any questions about the competition, please contact
Editor – JBAO