2020 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.

The recipient of the 2020 award was announced at the George R. Terry Book Award Presentation during the virtual 2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. 

The award committee is pleased to announce the 2020 George R. Terry Book Award recipient (watch video):

Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room

Daniel Beunza


Congratulations to the finalists for this year's award:


Constructing Organizational Life: How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions (Thomas B. Lawrence, Nelson Phillips)

Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World (Alnoor Ebrahim)

The 99 Percent Economy: How Democratic Socialism Can Overcome the Crises of Capitalism (Paul S. Adler)

The Digital Prism: Transparency and Managed Visibilities in a Datafied World (Mikkel Flyverbom)

Award Committee

Paul Leonardi (chair), University of California, Santa Barbara; Kimberly D. Elsbach, University of California, Davis; Samer Faraj, McGill University; Charles Heckscher, Rutgers University; and Pursey Heugens, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management.

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