Paper Awards

Each year, the Conference Committee selects several papers for the Best and Outstanding Paper Awards. These awards are based on the research paper’s potential impact on management practice and rigor of analysis. Additionally, conference attendees select the People’s Choice Paper Award from among presentations and research sketches. The award is based on individual attendees’ own criteria for high impact work.

Year Award Paper Recipient
2024 Best Paper Walking the CSR Talk in Politics: Examining the (Mis)Alignment of Firm Rhetoric with Corporate Political Lobbying
  • Tony L. He (Rutgers University)
  • Timothy Werner (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Matthew Josefy (Indiana University)
  • Witold J. Henisz (University of Pennsylvania)
2023 Best Paper Community Protest, Violence, And Business Support For A Social Activist Cause: Evidence From The Black Lives Matter Movement
  • Forrest Briscoe (Penn State University)
  • Mohan Zhang (Penn State University)
  • Mark DesJardine (Dartmouth College)
2022 People's Choice ESG Confusion and Stock Returns: Tackling the Problem of Noise
  • Florian Berg (MIT)
  • Julian Koelbel (University of St. Gallen)
  • Anna Pavlova (London Business School)
  • Roberto Rigobon (MIT)
2022 People's Choice Fifty Shades of Green: Greenwashing and Accountability
  • Lígia Azevedo-Rezende (FGV/EAESP - Sao Paulo School of Business Administration)
  • Pedro F. Makhoul (Insper)
  • Aldo Musacchio (Brandeis University)
  • Leandro Pongeluppe (University of Toronto)
  • Salil Bharat Redkar (Brandeis University)
2022 Best Paper An Inside View of Corporate ESG Practices
  • Hoa Briscoe-Tran (Ohio State University)
2022 Outstanding Paper Why do Institutional Investors Request Climate Related Disclosures?
  • Shira Cohen (San Diego State University)
  • Gaizka Ormazabal (IESE)
  • Igor Kadach (IESE)
2022 Outstanding Paper Green or Greenwashing? How Manager and Investor Preferences Shape Firm Strategy
  • Nathan Barrymore (University of Maryland)
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)
2021 Outstanding Paper Materiality & Corporate Sustainability: A Model Uncertainty Analysis
  • Luca Berchicci (Erasmus University)
  • Andrew King (Boston University)
2021 Outstanding Paper Moving Targets: Aggressiveness, Attainment and Temporal Dynamics in Corporate Carbon Targets
  • Patrick J. Callery (Carleton University)
  • Eun-Hee Kim (Fordham University)