2017 Publication Awards

Each year during the Annual Meeting, the Academy of Management recognizes authors of journal articles that were published in the previous year in each of the Academy's six journals. The selection process for the award committee for each journal is determined by the individual journal. In general, articles selected:

  • Advance the mission of the individual publication;
  • Bring forth core ideas that are original, important, and provocative;
  • Have a clear and important contribution to the field of management

Editors create a separate advisory committee to determine and select the article(s) from the prior year as the "Best Article."

Academy of Management Discoveries

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AMD Best Article Award Committee: Jean Bartunek, Donald C. Hambrick, Sara Rynes, and Mary Waller

The mission of the Academy of Management Discoveries is to promote phenomenon-driven empirical research that our theories of management and organizations neither adequately predict nor explain. Data on these poorly understood phenomena can come from any source, including ethnographic observations, lab and field experiments, field surveys, meta-analyses, and replication studies. AMD welcomes exploratory studies at the pre-theory stage of knowledge development, where it is premature to specify hypotheses. This research must be grounded in rigorous state-of-the-art methods, present strong and persuasive evidence, and offer interesting and important implications for management theory and practice.



Gail Whiteman
Lancaster University
William H. Cooper
Queen's University


Finalists for AMD's Best Article Award

Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa
University of Texas at Austin
Liisa Välikangas
Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics


Academy of Management Journal

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AMJ Best Article Award Committee: Tima Bansal, Joyce Bono, Jason A. Colquitt, Kevin Corley, Gokhan Ertug, and Bala Vissa

The mission of the Academy of Management Journal is to publish empirical research that tests, extends, or builds management theory and contributes to management practice. The AMJ Best Article Award embodies this mission by recognizing outstanding articles that make strong empirical and theoretical contributions and highlight the significance of those contributions to the management field.



Mark de Rond
University of Cambridge
Jaco Lok
University of New South Wales


Finalists for AMJ's Best Article Award

George C. Banks
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jeffrey M. Pollack
North Carolina State University
Jaime E. Bochantin
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bradley L. Kirkman
North Carolina State University
Christopher E. Whelpley
Virginia Commonwealth University
Ernest H. O'Boyle
University of Iowa
Johanna Mair
Hertie School of Governance
Miriam Wolf
Hertie School of Governance
Christian Seelos
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Gavin J. Kilduff
New York University
Adam D. Galinsky
Columbia University
Edoardo Gallo
University of Cambridge and Queens' College
J. James Reade
University of Reading


Academy of Management Learning & Education

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AMLE Best Article Award Committee: William Foster, Mark Learmonth, and Roy Suddaby

The mission of the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal is to advance the knowledge and practice of management learning and education by publishing theoretical models and reviews, qualitative and quantitative research, critiques, exchanges and retrospectives on any substantive topic that is conceived with, and draws implications for, how managers learn and the educational process and context.



Todd Bridgman
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Stephen Cummings
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Colm McLaughlin
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


Finalists for AMLE's Best Article Award

Cara-Lynn Scheuer
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina
Albert J. Mills
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Suneetha Saggurthi
XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India
Munish Thakur
XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India


Academy of Management Perspectives

AMP Best Article Award Committee: Hugh O'Neill

The mission of the Academy of Management Perspectives journal is to provide accessible articles about important issues concerning management and business. Articles published in AMP translate research findings for a non-expert audience and rely on evidence based research to advance understanding of management issues that are relevant to a broad audience.



Sigal G. Barsade
Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
Donald E. Gibson
Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University



Gerald F. Davis
University of Michigan


Finalists for AMP's Best Article Award

Christian Bjørnskov
Aarhus University
Nicolai J. Foss
Bocconi University
J. Alberto Aragón-Correa
University of Surrey
Alfred Marcus
University of Minnesota
Nuria Hurtado-Torres
University of Granada


Academy of Management Review

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AMR Best Article Award Committee: Sharon Alvarez, Mary Benner, Erik Dane, Gary Johns, Martin Kilduff, and Warren Nilsson

The mission of the Academy of Management Review journal is to publish new theoretical insights that advance the understanding of management and organizations. The AMR publishes novel, insightful and carefully crafted conceptual work that challenge conventional wisdom concerning all aspects of organizations and their roles in society.

Find more awards for AMR from this year's Annual Meeting.



John L. Campbell
Dartmouth College and Copenhagen Business School



J. Adam Cobb
University of Pennsylvania


Finalists for AMR's Best Article Award

Sébastien Mena
City University London
Jukka Rintamäki
Aalto University
Peter Fleming
City University London
André Spicer
City University London
Cynthia Hardy
University of Melbourne and Cardiff University
Steve Maguire
McGill University


Academy of Management Annals

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Annals Best Article Award Committee: Steve Barley, Todd Chiles,Royston Greenwood, Ranjay Gulati, Alan Meyer, Wanda J. Orlikowsky, and Kathleen Sutcliffe

The mission of the Academy of Management Annals is to provide up-to-date, in-depth examinations of the latest advances in various management fields. Each yearly volume features critical and potentially provocative research reviews written by leading scholars exploring an assortment of research topics. Annals reviews summarize and/or challenge established assumptions and concepts, pinpoint problems and factual errors, inspire discussions, and illuminate possible avenues for further study. Research reviews published in the Annals are geared toward academic scholars in management and professionals in allied fields, such as sociology of organizations and organizational psychology.



Hilary Anger Elfenbein
University of California, Berkeley



Michel Anteby
Boston University
Curtis K. Chan
Harvard University
Julia DiBenigno
MIT Sloan School of Management


Finalists for Annals' Best Article Award

Linda L. Putnam
University of California, Santa Barbara
Gail T. Fairhurst
University of Cincinnati
Scott Banghart
University of California, Santa Barbara
Jonathan Schad
Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva
Marianne W. Lewis
Cass Business School, City University London
Sebastian Raisch
Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva
Wendy K. Smith
Alfred Lerner College of Business, University of Delaware
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