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Awards and Annual Lectures

Sage strives to be the leading independent, academic and professional publisher and we are delighted when both, our publishing efforts and those of our talented author and society base, are recognised.


Annual Lectures


Rob Potter—Best article award

Instituted in 2014, the Rob Potter Award serves as a tribute to the memory of Professor Rob Potter, a luminary in urban geography and the geographies of development. Professor Potter served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of Progress in Development Studies; a flagship journal published by Sage. His enduring contributions to the field continue to inspire and guide scholars in their pursuit of excellence.

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Best HR Paper South Asian Journal of HRM (SAJHRM)

The South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management (SAJHRM) partners with the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM)  conferences, held biennially, to establish the Best HR Division Paper Award. Sage sponsors the “Best HR Paper South Asian Journal of HRM (SAJHRM)” to recognize authors for their outstanding contributions to the subject.

Sage Best Case Award (South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases)

Every year, BIMTECH presents three Sage Best Case Awards during its International Conference of Management Cases (ICMC). Sage, in partnership with BIMTECH and the South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases (SAJBMC), sponsors the awards. The awarded cases are qualitative and are anonymously peer-reviewed. Authors of the awarded cases receive certificates. SAJBMC invites the awardees to submit the cases for further publication, subject to regular review. The award aims to raise awareness of qualitative research cases and their potential to advance literature and theory.


MHJ Lecture

The Medieval History Journal is a highly renowned journal owned and published by Sage. The Medieval History Society has been holding a prestigious lecture named "Sage-Medieval History Journal lecture" annually and Sage has been sponsoring the annual lecture since 2013.

IEG-Sage Lecture

Sage and Institute of Economic Growth have 40-year of valued partnership in publishing the prestigious journal Contributions to Indian Sociology. Institute of Economic Growth organizes lecture series every year in collaboration with Sage. Experts from the industry are invited as the speaker. The event is hosted by Sage every year at India International Centre (IIC).

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IESHR Lecture

The IESHR lecture is a concerted effort by the prestigious editorial group and Sage to bring together scholars whose concerns span diverse cultural and political themes with a bearing on social and economic history in line with the mission of the The Indian Economic and Social History Review.

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Social Change Lecture

The Social Change Annual Lecture series was initiated in 2019 by the Council for Social Development (CSD) and Sage to celebrate the advent of the journal's golden jubilee in 2020. As it quickly garnered a reputation as an important event for scholars to attend, it transformed into an annual lecture series still going strong each year with a diverse array of themes being explored around Social Change. Our past speakers have been eminent academics who took on the baton to address the various dimensions of social change pertaining to India and the rest of the world.