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Innovation Transformation Shin Research Call for Papers imageThe Shin Research Excellence Awards program is designed to foster original, applied research in the insurance and risk management field, addressing issues of concern to global insurance executives by examining subjects which directly influence business operations and issues on a practical level.

The selected research, once refereed, will be published in The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance and presented at the annual IIS Global Insurance Forum before a delegation of 500+ insurance professionals, policymakers and researchers representing 50 nations, this year taking place Washington, D.C., in June 2018. Awards of up to US$5,000 plus travel expenses will be presented to the selected qualifying research papers, and the lead author will be hosted at the Global Insurance Forum to present the research and actively participate both formally and informally at the Forum.

Recognizing that research anchors productive dialogue which serves as a catalyst for development, the 2018 Shin Award will focus on the topic “THE INNOVATION TRANSFORMATION”. Innovation is rampant, accelerating the pace of development for those in the insurance industry who successfully embrace it. Technological advancement impacts the industry across a broad spectrum, spawning opportunity for innovative product development, delivering operational efficiencies through the reduction of frictional costs, aiding prevention and mitigation of loss via digitalization, and supporting customer centric strategy through enhanced customer experience. Thus technology and innovation continues to impact the insurance industry broadly, influencing strategic growth.

For more information, download the Call for Papers.

Submissions are due by March 1, 2018.