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The Best Paper Awards will be announced during the closing of the conference. The winners will receive a certificate of achievement and a digital badge secured by Blockchain technology.

The paper must be original and clearly identify broad and insightful implications for theory, practice and/or policy that are consistent with identified study limitations and the inferences and conclusions it draws. The paper must clearly be contextualized in current and relevant literature or policy with a well-articulated conceptual or theoretical framework, research questions that address a novel issue(s) and with a clear and significant contribution to knowledge. The paper should adopt an appropriate research methodology, with evidence of critical analysis and interpretation. The paper should contain clear or strong contemporary relevance to the conference theme and sub-theme(s). Finally, the paper should be relevant to both academics and practitioners.

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