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I am thrilled to report the results of the work of the OMT Research Committee this Spring. The committee selected winners for all of the OMT paper and symposium awards that will presented at the 2016 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in Anaheim. Awards are given in seven categories: (1) Best Paper, (2) Best Paper from a Doctoral Dissertation (Lou Pondy Award) which will be the OMT division’s nominee for the Academy’s Newman Award, (3) Best International Paper which will be the OMT division’s nominee for the Academy’s Dexter Award for best paper that internationalizes the Academy of Management, (4) Best OMT Student Paper, (5) Best Empirical Paper on Social and Environmental Practices sponsored by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, (6) Best OMT Entrepreneurship Paper, and (7) Best Symposium.
Nominees were identified by Program Chair Marc-David Seidel, based on the ratings of OMT reviewers. Sub-committees of the Research Committee were then struck for each of the seven award categories, which then read each award-nominated paper or symposium and voted their preferences for the most outstanding work submitted to this year’s AOM conference.
Congratulations to all the award-winners and nominees! The names of all winners and nominees are listed below. The formal presentation of the OMT Division’s awards will take place on Monday, August 8, during the OMT Business Meeting at the AOM conference in Anaheim. We hope you will join us at the business meeting to celebrate the winners and experience the unveiling of the latest OMT artifact!
The OMT Business Meeting and Social Hour is also the perfect time to find out more about the OMT Research Committee, which is staffed by a dedicated group of OMT volunteers. Be a part of recognizing the excellence of OMT scholarship: join the OMT Research Committee!
Chair of the Research Committee
Winner: “Better in the Shadows? Media Coverage and Market Reactions to Female CEO Appointments”
Kevin Patrick Gaughan and Ned Smith, Northwestern University
Runner Up: “Managers’ Political Ideology and Gender Inequality within Organizations”
Seth Carnahan, U. of Michigan and Brad Greenwood, Fox School of Business, Temple U.
“Institutional Reincarnation: "The Impossible Project" of Reviving Analog Instant Photography”
Christian Hampel, U. of Cambridge, Paul Tracey, U. of Cambridge, and Klaus Weber, Northwestern U.
“The constrained referrals: How dependence and structural equivalence limit referrals’ performance”
Yonghoon Lee, Hong Kong U. of Science and Technology and Rolf Hoefer, INSEAD
Best paper from a dissertation (Pondy award)
Winner: “The Artisan and His Audience: Identification with Work and Price-Setting in Southern India”
Aruna Ranganathan, Stanford University
Runner Up: “How Embedded Ties Split Sides: Network and Tie Formation in Contingent Work” Patrick Reilly, U. of California, Los Angeles
“Innovation: The Roles of Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Augmentation and Environmental Dynamism” Marc Lerchenmueller, Yale U.
“Network Imprinting and the Variability of Venture Capital Firm Performance”
Demetrius Lewis, Stanford U.
“Bridge and Rule: TMT Faultlines, Firm Performance and the Moderating Role of the CEO-TMT Interface” Dimitrios Georgakakis, U. of St. Gallen, Peder Greve, Henley Business School, and Winfried Ruigrok, U. of St. Gallen
Best international paper
Winner: “The family-legitimizing environment and the prevalence, strategy, and performance of family firms”
Pascual Berrone, IESE Business School; Patricio Duran, U. Adolfo Ibanez; Luis Gomez-Mejia, University of Notre Dame; Pursey Heugens, Erasmus University Rotterdam; and Marc van Essen, University of St. Gallen
Runner Up: “Lost in Transition: Organizational Practices and Formal Employment of Women in India” Aruna Ranganathan, Stanford U.
“Governance units and field evolution dynamics: The case of UK management consulting “ Daniel Muzio, Newcastle U., Matthias Kipping, York U., and Ian Kirkpatrick, U. of Leeds
“Variation in the Adoption of a Diffusing Practice: Instruction in English in Turkish Universities” Baþak Topaler, Sabanci U. and Behlül Üsdiken, Sabanci U.
“Structure from Chaos: The Creation of Libyan Civil Society” Nada Basir, U. of Waterloo and Ellen Auster, York U.
Best entrepreneurship paper
Winner: “Relational Exchange and Generalized Trust in China”
Victor Nee, Cornell University; Sonja Opper, Lund University; and Hakan Holm, Lund University
“The Price of Faith: Political Determinants of Commercialization of Buddhist Temples in China” Lori Yue, U. of Southern California, Jue Wang, U. of Southern California, and Botao Yang, U. of Southern California
“Staying True to Purpose: How Commercial Pressures Affect Mission Drift among Social Enterprises”
Eric Yanfei Zhao, Indiana U. Kelley School and Matthew Grimes, Indiana U.
“Globalization in Action: Templates, Tensions and Strategies of Action in Kenyan Entrepreneurship” Tim Weiss, Zeppelin U. and Klaus Weber, Northwestern U.
“Social Structures and Venue Shopping in Patent Infringement Litigation”
Maxim Sytch, U. of Michigan and Yong Kim, U. of Michigan
Best paper on environmental and social policy
Winner: “Think Global, Drink Local: Field Configuring Interactions and the Detroit Water Crisis”
A. Wren Montgomery, University of Windsor
Runner Up: “Movements, Markets, & the Power of Living Stories” Jocelyn Leitzinger, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Chad Navis, Clemson U., and Theodore Waldron, Baylor U.
“Coming Back & Giving Back: Returnee Directors and Corporate Donations” Jiao Luo, U. of Minnesota, Dongjie Chen, Peking U., and Jia Chen, Peking U.
“Agency blind to consequences: The persistence of inequality in the South African mining sector” Ralph Hamann, U. of Cape Town and Stephanie Bertels, Simon Fraser U.
“David Defeating Goliath: Institutional Work of A Marginalized Actor Within Institutional Complexity” Sofiane Baba, HEC Montreal and Innan Sasaki, U. of Turku
Best student paper
Winner: “The Fickle Crowd: Selective Differentiation in Cultural Markets”
Daniel DellaPosta, Cornell University and Minjae Kim, MIT
Runner Up: “Institutional imprints: The enduring effects of past political regimes on CSR in China”
Mia Raynard, University of Alberta
“E pluribus unum? An exploration of and proposal regarding the meanings of pluralism in OMT” Louis-François Brodeur, HEC Montreal
“Friends and Foes: Towards A Cognition- and Resource-Based Model of Coopetition”
Aurora Liu, Schulich School of Business
Best symposium Winner: “Politics, Political Ideology and Organizations”
Abhinav Gupta, University of Washington, Seattle
Runner Up: “Organizing and Administration in Refugee Crises”
Marian Gatzweiler, Universtiy of Edinburgh and John Amis, University of Edinburgh
“The Meaning of Work in Difficult Times “
Winnie Jiang, Yale University and Amy Wrzeniewski, Yale University
“Collaboration in Innovation Ecosystems: Firm Strategy and Inter-Organizational Ties”
David Clough, INSEAD
“Conducting Unconventional Management Research: Models and Best Practices”
Judith Clair, Boston College; Julia DiBenigno, MIT; Robin Ely, Harvard Univesrity; Elise Jones, Boston College; Kristie Rogers, University of Kansas; and Katina Sawyer, Villanova University
Update on the Best Published Paper Award
This year the Best Published Paper Committee is being chaired by Royston Greenwood (U. of Alberta). The committee is hard at work choosing the best paper in OMT published in 2015. Please join us at the OMT Business Meeting when we will reveal which paper published in 2015 wins!
Become a member of the OMT Research Committee!
Approximately 45 OMT division members volunteer their time each year to serve on the Research Committee. Volunteers are placed on one of seven sub-committees and are asked to read and rank the three to six papers or symposia that have been nominated. The committee’s work is done in a very compressed time frame, usually near the end of February and the beginning of March. Each year, new members are added to the Research Committee as long-serving members who have provided five or more years of valuable service to the division begin to cycle off.
If you want to be a part of selecting which papers and symposia win awards, please volunteer! The requirements are that you are an active reviewer for the OMT division and that you can commit to being available during the time we review papers for awards. If you are interested you can contact Jo-Ellen Pozner, UC Berkeley, via email (
). Better yet, stop by and talk to Jo-Ellen at the Meet OMT Social, the OMT Business Meeting, or the OMT Social Hour in Anaheim! After all, OMT is the Place to Be!
2016 OMT Research Committee Members
A hearty thank you to all of the scholars who generously volunteered their time to the OMT Research Committee in 2016! They did all of the hard work in evaluating the nominees and selecting winners, a wonderful service to the division. The Research Committee represents a broad sample of OMT’s membership, as you can see below. Please join me in thanking our committee members, and consider joining the committee next year as a volunteer!
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