OMT WebOrganization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management
Each year Administrative Science Quarterly honors the best paper published five years earlier with its Scholarly Contribution Award. This year, the 16 papers published in 2004 were eligible for the award. After first narrowing down the field to a short list of finalists, a committee of four scholars selected the winner by unanimous decision:
Kevin Corley and Denny Gioia“Identity Ambiguity and Change in the Wake of a Corporate Spin-Off”
Many of Kevin and Denny’s friends and colleagues were on hand at a ceremony held in their honor Sunday afternoon during the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. The paper originated with Kevin’s (2002) dissertation at Penn State. In commemorating the award, he spoke warmly about his experiences of working with Denny as his dissertation chairperson. For his part, Denny described Kevin as a phenomenal idea generator and collaborator.
Denny also spent a few minutes recognizing “one of the most knowledgeable (albeit stealth) management scholars” in the Academy: Linda Johanson. He noted that as Managing Editor of ASQ, Linda has read every paper published (and many others besides) for more than 25 years. For those interested in Linda’s perspective on what makes for a great journal article, he recommended her article on “Sitting in Your Reader’s Chair: Attending to Your Academic Sensemakers” published in the Journal of Management Inquiry in 2007.
Congratulations Kevin and Denny!
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