The competition aims to highlight a work that contributes to a greater understanding of ethics within the business environment for management accounting and finance professionals, whether through new research, insightful analysis of a real-world event or scenario, or practical solutions to the ethical challenges of the day.

Entries must follow the manuscript guidelines for Strategic Finance, including:

  • Length should be approximately 2,500 to 3,000 words.
  • It must be written in English and submitted in completed form for publication.
  • The manuscript must not have been previously published and isn’t available to other publishers.

This year’s deadline for entries is September 1, 2021. All entries will complete a double-blind review process for initial evaluation, followed by the final selection of the winner by the IMA Committee on Ethics in December 2021. The winning entry will be published in the March 2022 issue of Strategic Finance.

Submissions should be sent to Please use the subject line “Curt Verschoor Ethics Feature” and include a completed submission form. 

Questions regarding the competition can be sent to

See this year’s winner, “Why Good People Do Bad Things at Work,” in the March 2021 issue of Strategic Finance.

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