2018 Committee Awards

Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee and the Practice Theme Committee of the Academy of Management are proud to announce the winner of the 2018 Diversity and& Inclusion Best Practices Award, awarded at this year’s Annual Academy of Management Meeting in Chicago. Congratulations to the winner!

Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices Award

The 2018 Award is given to the Organization and Management Theory Division for addressing the needs of their division regarding interacting with new members, through the following long-term initiatives:

  1. OMT cafes for casual meetups with members
  2. “OMT Bike” which provided an informal outdoor approach to connecting with each other
  3. A new member workshop which created opportunities for new members to interact with established division members
  4. Increasing reviewer engagement
  5. The addition of many off-site conference events created to engage new and current members.

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Once again, congratulations to the recipients of this year’s award recipients!
Waheeda Lillevik and Christof Backhaus
Award Co-Chairs

International Theme Committee

To celebrate outstanding academic contributions to the Academy's focus on internationalization, the International Theme Committee (ITC) annually awards academics whose work serves this objective. In 2018, in Chicago, the ITC presented the following awards:

ITC-PTC International Impactful Collaboration Award: Stephanie Bertels, Simon Fraser University

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Pictured: Stephanie Bertels accepts the 2018 International Impactful Collaboration Award from PTC Co-Chair Marc Bonnet, ISEOR and ITC Chair and Award Committee Co-chair, Radha R. Sharma, Management Development Institute

Carolyn Dexter (Best International Paper) Award
Submitted by the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE)
"Polycentric Governance of Privately Owned Resources in Circular Economy Systems"
Samuli Patala, Aalto University School of Business
Laura Albareda, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Minna Halme, Aalto University School of Business

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Pictured: Samuli Patala, Laura Albareda and Minna Halme accept the 2018 Carolyn Dexter award from Award Committee Chair, Jacob Park, Green Mountain College

Emerald Best International Symposium Award: "3D Printing and Beyond: Digital Innovation in a Physical World and its Implications"

Organzied by: 
Harris Kyriakou, Organizer, IESE Business School
Pamela Hinds, Discussant, Stanford University

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Emerald Best International Dissertation Award: "Global Supply Chain Dynamics in the Mobile Handset Industry"

Yong H. Kim, HKUST

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Pictured: Yong H. Kim accepts the Emerald Best International Dissertation Award

 

Practice Theme Committee

To celebrate outstanding academic contributions to the practice of management, the Practice Theme Committee (PTC) regularly awards academics and research centres whose work has had significant external impact. In Chicago at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, the PTC presented the following awards:

Now in its 10th year, the Practice Impact Award seeks to recognize and to celebrate an outstanding scholar for her or his contribution to research and theory that has had significant impact on managers, organizations, governments, and/or society as a whole.

Practice Impact Award: Timothy Devinney, Leeds University Business School

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Pictured from left to right: Timothy Devinney and Usha Haley, Practice Theme Committee Co-Chair and Awards Committee Chair

International Impactful Collaboration Award

Brooke Harrington, Copenhagen Business School)

Co-organized by the Practice Theme Committee and the International Theme Committee of the Academy of Management. In its inaugural year, this competitive award seeks to recognize and to celebrate international collaborations between academics and external stakeholders that have achieved demonstrable, external impact.

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Pictured from left to right: Usha Haley (Barton School of Business - Wichita State University), Practice Theme Committee Co-Chair and Awards Committee Chair and Brooke Harrington (Copenhagen Business School), 2018 International Impactful Collaboration Award winner.

An informal Practice Theme Committee planning session in Chicago.

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Clockwise from top left: Marc Bonnet (ISEOR, Iaelyon School of Management), Co-Chair; Tyrone Pitsis (Durham University Business School), former Chair; Usha Haley (Barton School of Business - Wichita State University), Co-Chair; and Christof Backhaus (Aston Business School), PDW Chair