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
2016 Outstanding Paper Executive Compensation and Misconduct: Environmental Harm (PDF)
  • Dylan Minor (Northwestern University)
2016 Outstanding Paper Substantive Implementation with Symbolic Silence: The Strategic Publication of Certification Status (PDF)
  • Chad Carlos (Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University)
  • Ben Lewis (Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University)
2016 Outstanding Paper A Model of Organizational Symbolism: Understanding the Different Shades of Green
  • Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris)
  • Olga Hawn (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina)
  • Ioannis Ioannou (Erasmus School of Management, Rotterdam University)
2016 People's Choice Precautionary Federalism and the Sharing Economy (PDF)
  • Sarah E. Light (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
2016 People's Choice External Market Threats and Entrepreneurial Collective Action in the Emergent U.S. Wood Pellet Industry (PDF)
  • Shon Hiatt (University of Southern California)
  • Sangchan Park (KAIST)
2016 People's Choice Corporate Sustainability Metrics: What Investors Need and Don’t Get (PDF)
  • Todd Cort (Yale School of Management)
  • Daniel C. Esty (Yale University)
2015 Outstanding Paper Monitoring Global Supply Chains (PDF)
  • Mike Toffel (Harvard Business School)
  • Jodi Short (UC Hastings)
  • Andrea Hugill (Harvard Business School)
2015 Outstanding Paper Social Perception Microfoundations of Corporate Social Responsibility and Irresponsibility (PDF)
  • Olga Hawn (Boston University)
  • Catherine Shea (Northwestern)
2015 Outstanding Paper A Market-Based Framework for Quantifying Displaced Production from Recycling or Reuse (PDF)
  • Trevor Zink (Loyola Marymount)
  • Roland Geyer (UCSB)
  • Richard Startz (UCSB)
2015 People's Choice Hidden Badge of Honor: How Contextual Distinctiveness Affects Category Promotion Among Certified B Corporations (PDF)
  • Matthew Grimes (University of Alberta)
  • Joel Gehman (University of Alberta)