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ALL-ACADEMY AWARDS

Annually, the Academy of Management presents awards to members and others in recognition of outstanding contributions, professional accomplishments and distinguished service. Awards are distinguished by the breadth and length of contribution.

All-Academy Awards are presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting each year in August. Most recently, awards were presented for the most outstanding journal articles (see: Journal Awards), lifetime achievement and contributions to the field of management (see: Career Achievement Awards), annual meeting best papers (see: Annual Meeting Best Paper Awards), and the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the field of management over the last two years (see: George R. Terry Book Award).

Read more about the awards, contact the award committees or view historical award recipients.

Long Term or Career Short Term or Annual Convention Based Awards
     

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

Long Term/Career Achievement Awards

Distinguished Educator Award

The Distinguished Educator Award is one of four lifetime career achievement awards presented at the AOM Annual Meeting each year. Over the course of a career, the Distinguished Educator has made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing doctoral students
  • Teaching effectively
  • Fostering pedagogical innovations
  • Developing effective methods, structure, and designs

Learn more about this award.


Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is one of four lifetime career achievement awards presented at the AOM Annual Meeting each year. Over the course of a career, the Distinguished Service Award recipient has significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Enhancing a field of study
  • Founding or creatively editing a scholarly journal
  • Unusually effective service to a major professional institution

Learn more about this award.


Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award

The Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award is one of four lifetime career achievement awards presented at the AOM Annual Meeting each year. Over the course of a career, the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award recipient will have made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Successful application of theory or research in practice and/or contributed to knowledge through extraction of learning from practice
  • Authored scholarly works which have substantively affected the practice of management
  • Integration of research and practice
  • Their work will be respected by peers (both practitioner and academic)

Learn more about this award.


Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management Award

The Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management Award is one of four lifetime career achievement awards presented at the AOM Annual Meeting each year. Over the course of a career, the Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management Award recipient will have made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Conceptual, empirical, or theoretical developments
  • Create and disseminate new knowledge
  • Advance management knowledge and practice

Learn more about this award.


Short Term/Annual Awards

AMJ Best Paper Award

The Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) Best Paper Award recognizes the most outstanding article of the year, based on the following criteria:

  • Answers the most important research questions concerning general management theory and practice
  • Important idea, original hypotheses
  • Theory advances new understanding
  • Appropriate data, sound methods, and significant results
  • Will affect research and practice in the future

AMLE Best Paper Award

The Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) Best Paper Award recognizes the most outstanding article of the year, based on the following criteria:

  • Represents the mission of AMLE
  • Advances the state of pedagogical scholarship in management education
  • Provokes thought and directs attention toward critical challenges/issues facing management education

 AMP Best Paper Award

The Academy of Management Perspectives (AMP) Best Paper Award recognizes the most outstanding article of the year, based on the following criteria:

  • Advances our understanding of issues that are relevant to managers and executives
  • Demonstrates the utility of ideas grounded in theory

AMR Best Paper Award

The Academy of Management Review (AMR) Best Paper Award recognizes the most outstanding article of the year, based on the following criteria:

  • Core ideas are original, important, and provocative
  • Discussion of literature is complete, and accurate
  • Presentation is concise and logical
  • Contribution is clear and important

George R. Terry Book Award

The George R. Terry Book Award is granted annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge, and published during the past two years.

  • Book published within last two years
  • Judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge
  • Contribution can be to management theory, conceptualization, research, or practice

Learn more about this award.


Convention Based/Program Awards

William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation

The William H. Newman Award is presented to the best annual meeting paper based on a recent dissertation. The recipient of this award:

  • Addresses a significant organizational phenomenon
  • Shows appropriate consideration of relevant theoretical and empirical literature
  • Offers reasonable interpretations of the research results, draws appropriate inferences about the theoretical and applied implications of the results, and suggests promising directions for future research
  • Yields information that is both practically and theoretically relevant and important
  • Presented logically, succinctly, and clearly

Division program committees select one submission each year to nominate for this prestigious award.


Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper

The Carolyn Dexter Award is presented to the annual meeting paper that best meets the objective of internationalizing the Academy. This serves the mission of the Academy and the charge of the International Theme Committee (ITC), which sponsors this award.

Papers are considered for this prestigious award if they offer new insights, are rich in observation and employ creative methodologies. Papers receiving this honor typically reflect collaboration between scholars from different countries, topics that are not in the U.S. mainstream, but are important in other countries’ research traditions, and whose theme and content reflect an awareness of business and management outside of domestic boundaries.  


AWARD COMMITTEE CHARGES

George R. Terry Book Award Committee
Career Achievement (Distinguished Educator, Service, Scholar-Practitioner and Scholarly Contribution) Awards Committee
William H. Newman Award Committee
Carolyn Dexter Award Committee

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

All-Academy awards are presented at the following venues during the AOM Annual Meeting:

All-Academy Awards Annual Meeting Presentation Venue
  • George R. Terry Book Award
  • Career Achievement Awards
    • Distinguished Educator
    • Distinguished Service
    • Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner
    • Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management
     
 
  • All-Academy General Session
 
  • Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award
 
  • International Theme Committee's Carolyn Dexter Award Reception
 
  • William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation
 
  • New Doctoral Students Consortium (NDSC) Reception
 
  • Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award
  • Academy of Management Learning & Education Best Paper Award
  • Academy of Management Perspectives Best Paper Award
  • Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award
 
  • Journal Business Meetings (TBD)

 

 

DIVISION, INTEREST GROUP, AND EQUIVALENT AWARDS

Each division, interest group, and committee has responsibility for administering its awards program. Awards at this level are presented at the business meeting of the division, interest group or committee, or another venue considered appropriate by the unit initiating the award. 

 

 

 


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