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The 2010 OMT Business Meeting is on Monday August 9, 6:30-7:30pm, at Le Palais Des Congres, 524B. I hope you all will join us there to congratulate the winners of the OMT awards, including the winner of our new award for the Best Published Paper. As always, the Business Meeting will be followed by the OMT Social Hour!

New Award! Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory

For the first time, OMT will honor the Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory in the past year. I would like to thank Don Palmer, Professor of Management at UC Davis and former editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly, for chairing the Best Published Paper Committee of prominent OMT scholars, who have read last year's OMT related papers and selected a winner.

Winner: Katherine C. Kellogg, "Operating Room: Relational Spaces and Microinstitutional Change in Surgery," American Journal of Sociology 115: 657-711

The four runner-up papers will be announced at the Business Meeting.

I would like to thank the Research Committee, chaired by Joe Labianca, for choosing the conference submission awards. We are also grateful to Organization Studies for sponsoring the Best Paper Award, and to Sage Publications for sponsoring the Best Symposium Award.

OMT Best Paper Award -- Sponsored by Organization Studies

Winner: Maxim Sytch for Where Do Conflictual Ties Come From? Exploring the Role of Spatial Distribution of Principals and Mediating Agents.

Runner-up: David Zhu and James Westphal for Pluralistic Ignorance and the Persistence of Positive Analyst Reactions to Repurchase Plans

OMT Best Symposium Award -- Sponsored by Sage Publications

Winner: Constance Helfat for Ambidexterity and Dynamic Capabilities: Unraveling the Role of Managers and the Environment

Runner-up: Xiaoqu Luo and Mi Feng for Understanding the Context of Entrepreneurial Activities:  How Social Structures Matter

OMT Louis Pondy Dissertation Paper Award

Winner: David Zhu for Sparing Boards Will Pay Even Less and Openhanded Boards Will Pay Even More

Runner-up: Ming Leung for Dilettante or Renaissance Man? How the Sequence of Category Memberships Affects Credibility in an Online Market for Services

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