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2017 Publication Awards

Congratulations to our Publication Award Recipients!

Each year during the Annual Meeting, the Academy of Management recognizes authors of journal articles that were published in the previous year in each of the Academy's six journals. The selection process for the award committee for each journal is determined by the individual journal. In general, articles selected:

  • Advance the mission of the individual publication;
  • Bring forth core ideas that are original, important, and provocative;
  • Have a clear and important contribution to the field of management

Editors create a separate advisory committee to determine and select the article(s) from the prior year as the "Best Article." Other years' awards have been archived here.

  Academy of Management Discoveries

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AMD Best Article Award Committee: Jean Bartunek, Donald C. Hambrick, Sara Rynes, and Mary Waller

The mission of the Academy of Management Discoveries is to promote phenomenon-driven empirical research that our theories of management and organizations neither adequately predict nor explain. Data on these poorly understood phenomena can come from any source, including ethnographic observations, lab and field experiments, field surveys, meta-analyses, and replication studies. AMD welcomes exploratory studies at the pre-theory stage of knowledge development, where it is premature to specify hypotheses. This research must be grounded in rigorous state-of-the-art methods, present strong and persuasive evidence, and offer interesting and important implications for management theory and practice.

"Decoupling Rape"
Gail Whiteman
Lancaster University
 William H. Cooper
Queen's University
 Finalists for AMD's Best Article Award
"From Governance Void to Interactive Governing Behaviors in New Research Networks"   
Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa
University of Texas at Austin
Liisa Välikangas
Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics

  Academy of Management Journal

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AMJ Best Article Award Committee: Tima Bansal, Joyce Bono, Jason A. Colquitt, Kevin Corley, Gokhan Ertug, and Bala Vissa

The mission of the Academy of Management Journal is to publish empirical research that tests, extends, or builds management theory and contributes to management practice. The AMJ Best Article Award embodies this mission by recognizing outstanding articles that make strong empirical and theoretical contributions and highlight the significance of those contributions to the management field.

"Some Things Can Never Be Unseen: The Role of Context in Psychological Injury at War "
Mark de Rond
University of Cambridge
Jaco Lok
University of New South Wales
 Finalists for AMJ's Best Article Award
"Management's Science–Practice Gap: A Grand Challenge for All Stakeholders"
George C. Banks
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jeffrey M. Pollack
North Carolina State University
Jaime E. Bochantin
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bradley L. Kirkman
North Carolina State University
Christopher E. Whelpley
Virginia Commonwealth University
Ernest H. O'Boyle
University of Iowa
"Scaffolding: A Process of Transforming Patterns of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies"
Johanna Mair
Hertie School of Governance
Miriam Wolf
Hertie School of Governance
Christian Seelos
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
"Whatever It Takes to Win: Rivalry Increases Unethical Behavior"
Gavin J. Kilduff
New York University
Adam D. Galinsky
Columbia University
Edoardo Gallo
University of Cambridge and Queens' College
J. James Reade
University of Reading

  Academy of Management Learning & Education

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AMLE Best Article Award Committee: William Foster, Mark Learmonth, and Roy Suddaby

The mission of the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal is to advance the knowledge and practice of management learning and education by publishing theoretical models and reviews, qualitative and quantitative research, critiques, exchanges and retrospectives on any substantive topic that is conceived with, and draws implications for, how managers learn and the educational process and context.

"Restating the Case: How Revisiting the Development of the Case Method Can Help Us Think Differently About the Future of the Business School"
Todd Bridgman
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Stephen Cummings
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Colm McLaughlin
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
 Finalists for AMLE's Best Article Award
"Discursivity and Media constructions of the Intern:  Implications for Pedagogy and Practice"
Cara-Lynn Scheuer
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina
Albert J. Mills
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Usefulness of Uselessness: A Case for Negative Capability in Management"
Suneetha Saggurthi
XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India
Munish Thakur
XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India

  Academy of Management Perspectives

 Call for Editors  

AMP Best Article Award Committee: Hugh O'Neill

The mission of the Academy of Management Perspectives journal is to provide accessible articles about important issues concerning management and business. Articles published in AMP translate research findings for a non-expert audience and rely on evidence based research to advance understanding of management issues that are relevant to a broad audience.

"Why Does Affect Matter in Organizations?"
Sigal G. Barsade
Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
 Donald E. Gibson
Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University
"Can an Economy Survive Without Corporations? Technology and Robus Organizational Alternatives"
Gerald F. Davis
University of Michigan
 Finalists for AMP's Best Article Award
Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: What Do We Know and What Do We Still Need to Know?
Christian Bjørnskov
Aarhus University
Nicolai J. Foss
Bocconi University
The Natural Environmental Strategies of International Firms: Old Controversies and New Evidence on Performance and Disclosure
J. Alberto Aragón-Correa
University of Surrey
Alfred Marcus
University of Minnesota
Nuria Hurtado-Torres
University of Granada

  Academy of Management Review

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AMR Best Article Award Committee: Sharon Alvarez, Mary Benner, Erik Dane, Gary Johns, Martin Kilduff, and Warren Nilsson

The mission of the Academy of Management Review journal is to publish new theoretical insights that advance the understanding of management and organizations. The AMR publishes novel, insightful and carefully crafted conceptual work that challenge conventional wisdom concerning all aspects of organizations and their roles in society.

Find more awards for AMR from this year's Annual Meeting.

"Why Would Corporations Behave in Socially Responsible Ways? An Institutional Theory of Corporate Social Responsibility"
John L. Campbell
Dartmouth College and Copenhagen Business School
"How Firms Shape Income Inequality: Stakeholder Power, Executive Decision Making, and the Structuring of Employment Relationships"
J. Adam Cobb
University of Pennsylvania
 Finalists for AMR's Best Article Award
"On the Forgetting of Corporate Irresponsibility"
Sébastien Mena
City University London
Jukka Rintamäki
Aalto University
Peter Fleming
City University London
André Spicer
City University London
"Organizing Risk: Discourse, Power, and 'Riskification'"
Cynthia Hardy
University of Melbourne and Cardiff University
Steve Maguire
McGill University

  Academy of Management Annals

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Annals Best Article Award Committee: Steve Barley, Todd Chiles,Royston Greenwood, Ranjay Gulati, Alan Meyer, Wanda J. Orlikowsky, and Kathleen Sutcliffe

The mission of the Academy of Management Annals is to provide up-to-date, in-depth examinations of the latest advances in various management fields. Each yearly volume features critical and potentially provocative research reviews written by leading scholars exploring an assortment of research topics. Annals reviews summarize and/or challenge established assumptions and concepts, pinpoint problems and factual errors, inspire discussions, and illuminate possible avenues for further study. Research reviews published in the Annals are geared toward academic scholars in management and professionals in allied fields, such as sociology of organizations and organizational psychology.

"Emotion in Organizations: A Review and Theoretical Integration"
Hilary Anger Elfenbein
University of California, Berkeley
"Three Lenses on Occupations and Professions in Organizations: Becoming, Doing, and Relating"
Michel Anteby
Boston University
Curtis K. Chan
Harvard University
Julia DiBenigno
MIT Sloan School of Management
 Finalists for Annals' Best Article Award
"Contradictions, Dialects, and Paradoxes in Organizations: A Constitutive Approach"
Linda L. Putnam
University of California, Santa Barbara
Gail T. Fairhurst
University of Cincinnati
Scott Banghart
University of California, Santa Barbara
"Paradox Research in Management Science: Looking Back to Move Forward"
Jonathan Schad
Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva
Marianne W. Lewis
Cass Business School, City University London
Sebastian Raisch
Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva
Wendy K. Smith
Alfred Lerner College of Business, University of Delaware

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