Paper and People’s Choice Awards

Each year, the Program Committee selects several papers for the Outstanding Paper Award. This award is based on the research paper’s potential impact on management practice and rigor of analysis.

Annually, conference attendees select this award from among presentations and research sketches. The award is based on individual attendees’ own criteria for high impact work.

Year Award Paper Recipient
2021 Outstanding Paper Moving Targets: Aggressiveness, Attainment and Temporal Dynamics in Corporate Carbon Targets
  • Patrick J. Callery (Carleton University)
  • Eun-Hee Kim (Fordham University)
2021 Outstanding Paper Materiality & Corporate Sustainability: A Model Uncertainty Analysis
  • Luca Berchicci (Erasmus University)
  • Andrew King (Boston University)
2021 Best Paper There is No Planet B: Stakeholder Governance That Aligns Incentives to Preserve the Amazon Rainforest
  • Leandro Pongeluppe (University of Toronto)
  • Anita McGahan (University of Toronto)
2019 Best Paper How Activist Investors Influence Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris)
  • Mark DesJardine (Pennsylvania State University)
2019 Outstanding Paper Disclosure of Emerging Trends: Evidence from Climate Change Business Opportunities
  • Jody Grewal (Harvard Business School)
2019 Outstanding Paper A Contest Theory Model of Corporate Strategy for Activist Campaigns (PDF)
  • John Maxwell (Kelley School of Business)
  • Jean-Philippe Bonardi (HEC Lausanne)
  • Guy Holburn (Ivey Business School)
2019 People's Choice Enemy at the Gates. Short Selling and Firm Performance on Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
  • Vanya Rusinova (Copenhagen Business School)
  • Tima Bansal (Western University)
  • Georg Wernicke (HEC Paris)
2019 People's Choice The Political Contestation of CSR: Predicting the Success of Left- and Right-Wing Anti-Corporate Activism
  • Samantha Darnell (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Mary Hunter Mcdonnell (University of Pennsylvania)
2018 Outstanding Paper Demand-driven Enforcement of Labor Law in Bangladesh
  • Laura Boudreau (University of California-Berkley)
2018 Outstanding Paper Giving a little to many or a lot to a few? The Benefits of Specialization and Variety in Corporate Philanthropy
  • Jiao Luo (University of Minnesota)
  • Haram Seo (University of Minnesota)
  • Aseem Kaul (University of Minnesota)