2017 George R. Terry Book Award

The Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award is granted annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the global advancement of management knowledge during the last two years.  Books that contribute to the advancement of management theory, conceptualization, research, or practice are eligible for this prestigious award.

After a thorough review of over 65 submissions, the committee is pleased to announce the 2017 George R. Terry Book Award recipient:

Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights
Lauren B. Edelman


The 2017 George R. Terry Book Award were presented on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

Congratulations to the finalists for this year's award:

Imagined Futures.Cover


Imagined Futures. Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics (Jens Beckert)

Reputation Risk and Globalisation (Terry O'Callaghan)

The Conversational Firm (Catherine J. Turco)

The Vanishing American Corporation (Gerald F. Davis)


Award Committee
Tor H. Hernes, Copenhagen Business School (chair); Blake E. Ashforth, Arizona State University; Sonja Opper, Lund University; Patricia H. Thornton, Texas A&M University; and Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific 

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