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
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)
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)
2018 People's Choice Internal Stakeholders and Socially Irresponsible Employment: Evidence from Exporters in Emerging Markets (PDF)
  • Greg Distelhorst (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Anita McGahan (University of Toronto)
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)
2018 Outstanding Paper Demand-driven Enforcement of Labor Law in Bangladesh
  • Laura Boudreau (University of California-Berkley)
2017 Outstanding Paper Valuing Stakeholder Governance: Property Rights, Stakeholder Mobilization, and the Value of Community Benefits Agreements (PDF)
  • Sinziana Dorobantu (Stern School of Business, NYU)
  • Kate Odziemkowska (The Wharton School, U Penn)
2017 Outstanding Paper Movements, Markets, and the Power of Living Stories
  • Theodore Waldron (Texas Tech University)
  • Jocelyn Leitzinger (University of Michigan)
  • Greg Fisher (Indiana University)
  • Chad Nevis (Clemson University)