2020 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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Horacio E. Rousseau, Pascual Berrone and Liliana Gelabert 
Localizing Sustainable Development Goals: Nonprofit Density and City Sustainability

AMD Horacio RousseauAMD Pascual Berrone
Horacio E. RousseauPascual BerroneLiliana Gelabert

Best Article finalists 

Burcu Kucukkeles, Shiko M. Ben-Menahem and Georg von Krogh 
Small Numbers, Big Concerns: Practices and Organizational Arrangements in Rare Disease Drug Repurposing 

Hans Rawhouser, Michael E. Cummings and Shon R. Hiatt 
Does a Common Mechanism Engender Common Results? Sustainable Development Trade-Offs in the Global Carbon Offset Market


  • Daniel Armanios 
  • Matthew Bidwell 
  • Xiao-Ping Chen 
  • Erik Dane 
  • Gina Dokko 
  • Avi Kluger 
  • Tammy Madsen 
  • Simon Parker 
  • Davide Ravasi 
  • Victor Seidel

    Academy of Management Journal

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    Edward H. Chang, Katherine L. Milkman, Dolly Chugh, and Modupe Akinola 
    Diversity Thresholds: How Social Norms, Visibility, and Scrutiny Relate to Group Composition 

    AMJ Edward Change
    AMJ Katherine Milkman
    AMJ Dolly Chugh
    Edward H. Chang
    Katherine L. MilkmanDolly ChughModupe Akinola

    Best Article finalists 

    Henning Piezunka and Linus Dahlander 
    Idea Rejected, Tie Formed: Organizations’ Feedback on Crowdsourced Ideas  

     Eliana Crosina and Michael G. Pratt 
    Toward a Model of Organizational Mourning: The Case of Former Lehman Brothers Bankers


    Blake E. Ashforth, Glen E. Kreiner, Mark A. Clark, and Mel Fugate (2007) 
    Normalizing Dirty Work: Managerial Tactics for Countering Occupational Taint 

    Impact Award finalists 

    Herminia Ibarra (1995) 
    Race, Opportunity, and Diversity of Social Circles in Managerial Networks 

    Andrew A. King and Michael J. Lenox (2000) 
    Industry Self-Regulation without Sanctions: The Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care Program


    • Oliver Alexy 
    • Raina Brands 
    • Albert A. Cannella 
    • Brianna Caza 
    • Benjamin M. Cole
    • Daniel Gamache 
    • Amy Hillman
    • Inga Hoever 
    • Timothy D. Hubbard 
    • Tomi Laamanen
    • Matthew Lee 
    • Marie Mitchell 
    • Ann Peng
    • Trish Reay
    • Mario Schijven
    • Wenpin Tsai 
    • Maxim Voronov 
    • William Wan 
    • Ned Wellman 
    • Jing Zhu

    Academy of Management Learning & Education

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    Todd Bridgman, Stephen Cummings, and John Ballard 
    Who Built Maslow’s Pyramid? A History of the Creation of Management Studies’ Most Famous Symbol and Its Implications for Management Education

    AMLE Todd BridgmanAMLE Stephen CummingsAMLE John Ballard
    Todd BridgmanStephen CummingsJohn Ballard 

    Best Article Finalists 

    Emily S. Block and Viva Ona Bartkus 
    Learning to Serve: Delivering Partner Value Through Service-Learning Projects 

    Amanda Hay and Dalvir Samra-Fredericks 
    Bringing the Heart Back in: Collaborative Inquiry and the DBA


    Tracy Sitzmann, Katherine Ely, Kenneth G. Brown, and Kristina N. Bauer 
    Self-Assessment of Knowledge: A Cognitive Learning or Affective Measure?


    • Andromachi Athanasopoulou 
    • Francois Bastien 
    • Caterina Bettin 
    • Arran Caza 
    • Cody Chullen 
    • Diego Coraiola 
    • Bill Harley
    • Florian Hoos 
    • Kurt Kraiger 
    • Dirk Lindebaum 
    • Kathy Lund Dean 
    • Patricia McLaren 
    • Sébastien Mena 
    • Katrin Muehlfeld 
    • Damian O’Doherty 
    • John Parnell 
    • Olga Ryazanova 
    • Alexander Sandvik 
    • Chad Seifried 
    • April Wright 
    • Mike Zundel


    • Sam Horner 
    • Annette Yunus-Pendrey 

    Academy of Management Perspectives



     G. T. Lumpkin and Sophie Bacq 
    Civic Wealth Creation: A New View of Stakeholder Engagement and Societal Impact

    AMP G. T. LumpkinAMP Sophie Bacq
     G. T. Lumpkin Sophie Bacq 

    Best Article finalist 

     Jonathan P. Doh, Peter Tashman and Mirko H. Benischke 
    Adapting to Grand Environmental Challenges through Collective Entrepreneurship 


    Peter Dacin, M. Tina Dacin and Margaret Matear 
    Social Entrepreneurship: Why We Don’t Need a New Theory and How We Move Forward from Here 


    • Diane Coyle 
    • Cameron Miller  
    • Manuel Nicklich 

    Academy of Management Review

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    Erika V. Hall, Alison V. Hall, Adam D. Galinsky and Katherine W. Phillips 
    MOSAIC: A Model of Stereotyping through Associated and Intersectional Categories

    AMR Erika HallAMR Alison HallAMR Adam Galinsky
    Erika V. HallAlison V. HallAdam D. GalinskyKatherine W. Phillips
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    Best Article Finalists 

    Lisa M. Leslie, Eden B. King and Judith A. Clair 
    Work-Life Ideologies: The Contextual Basis and Consequences of Beliefs about Work and Life  

    Owen Parker, Ryan Krause and Cynthia E. Devers 
    How Firm Reputation Shapes Managerial Discretion 

    Sarah Wittman 
    Lingering Identities 


    J. Adam Cobb 
    How Firms Shape Income Inequality: Stakeholder Power, Executive Decision Making, and the Structuring of Employment Relationships 

    Managerial Practice Award Finalists 

    Daniel Albert, Markus Kreutzer and Christopher Lechner 
    Resolving the Paradox of Interdependency and Strategic Renewal in Activity Systems 

    Thorvald Hærem, Brian T. Pentland and Kent D. Miller 
    Task Complexity: Extending a Core Concept 

    Sarah Harvey 
    Creative Synthesis: Exploring the Process of Extraordinary Group Creativity 

    Derrick McIver, Cynthia A. Lengnick-Hall, Mark L. Lengnick-Hall, and Indu Ramachandran 
    Understanding Work and Knowledge Management from a Knowledge-in-Practice Perspective 


    Anne-Claire Pache and Filipe Santos 
    When Worlds Collide: The Internal Dynamics of Organizational Responses to Conflicting Institutional Demands 


    • David Chandler 


    • Ron Adner 
    • Oliver Alexy 
    • Blake Ashforth 
    • Neal Ashkanasy 
    • Uta Bindl 
    • Russ Coff 
    • David Collings 
    • Felipe Csaszar 
    • Tina Dacin 
    • Gina Dokko 
    • Jesper Edman 
    • Micki Eisenman 
    • Peer Fiss 
    • Michael Fuerstein  
    • Matthew Grimes 
    • Timothy Hannigan 
    • Jean-Francois Hennart 
    • Ha Hoang
    • Gerard Hodgkinson 
    • Rahul Kapoor 
    • Aseem Kaul  
    • Dina Krasikova 
    • David Kryscynski 
    • Thomas Lawrence 
    • Sergio Lazzarini 
    • Michael Leiblein 
    • Jeffrey Loewenstein 
    • Catherine Maritan 
    • Kyle Mayer 
    • Sébastien Mena  
    • Jessica Methot 
    • Thomas Moliterno 
    • Michael Parke 
    • Anne Parmigiani 
    • Francisco Polidoro Junior 
    • Patrick Regnér
    • Martin Ruef 
    • Donald Schepker 
    • Andreas Scherer 
    • Jens Schmidt 
    • Metin Sengul 
    • Brian Silverman 
    • Dana Sumpter 
    • Paul Tracey 
    • Maxim Voronov 
    • Heather Vough 
    • Libby Weber 
    • Chris Welter 
    • April Wright 
    • (Harun) Emre Yildiz 
    • Mike Zundel 


    • Jeffrey Bednar 
    • Flore Bridoux 
    • Johnathan Cromwell 
    • Martin Ganco 
    • Witold Henisz 
    • Aseem Kaul 
    • Mikko Ketokivi 
    • Sven Kunisch 
    • Dana Minbaeva 
    • Elizabeth Ravlin 
    • Juliane Reinecke 
    • Gavin Schwarz 
    • Abbie Shipp 
    • Roy Suddaby

    Academy of Management Annals

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    David W. Lehman, Kieran O’Connor, Balázs Kovács, and George E. Newman

    Annals David LehmanAnnals Kieran OConnorAnnals Balazs KovacsAnnals George Newman
    David W. LehmanKieran O’ConnorBalázs KovácsGeorge E. Newman

    Best Article Finalists

    Sandra E. Cha, Patricia Faison Hewlin, Laura Morgan Roberts, Brooke R. Buckman, Hannes Leroy, Erica L. Steckler, Kathryn Ostermeier, and Danielle Cooper
    Being Your True Self at Work: Integrating the Fragmented Research on Authenticity in Organizations

    M. Tina Dacin, Peter A. Dacin, and Derin Kent
    Tradition in Organizations: A Custodianship Framework


    Dovev Lavie, Uriel Stettner, and Michael L. Tushman 
    Exploration and Exploitation Within and Across Organizations