Sponsored by the AOM Fellows Group and the Responsible Research in Business and Management Network
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022
Attention all scholars! The AOM Fellows Group wants your help in identifying and honoring credible research that changes the world for the better. Since its founding in 2018, the RRM award has assembled a canon of “responsible research” that is now comprised of 60 articles and 12 research books that are academically credible, useful, and set forth ideas and findings that have helped or can potentially help to improve the world. Please visit this RRBM page to view previous winners of this Award. We are excited to begin a new round of awards to add to this corpus of exemplary works.
We invite nominations or self-nominations of empirical research articles or research books, published within the last three years (2019-2021), written in the English language, that meet the following criteria:
- Research that exemplifies the Seven Principles of Responsible Research (see below for definitions).
- Research situated at any level of analysis (individual, team, organization, society), investigating any kind of organization (business, non-profit, government, etc.), and focusing on any region of the world. Qualitative and/or quantitative reviews of accumulated robust evidence of problems or solutions are also suitable.
- Research published (or accepted) in a refereed journal, or in a book published by a university or academic press such as Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Sage, Wiley, Routledge, etc.
Submission Procedure, Evaluation and Decision Date
- Submit your nomination (self-nominations accepted) to email@example.com by January 31, 2022, indicating in the email if the nominated research is a) at the macro (firm or above) or micro (individual or teams) level, and b) whether it is an article or a book.
- Attach with your nomination a PDF copy of the article/book, a pre-print, or a finalized manuscript for in-press articles or books.
- Attach a cover letter in no more than one single-spaced page that describes or cites:
- Why this work (research article or book) deserves to be considered for the Award, and
- Any available evidence demonstrating i) how this work has made a positive impact on practice, and ii) how this work has been disseminated to stakeholders beyond the academic community.
- A committee of AOM Fellows and practicing executives will evaluate the nominations.
- The winners of the award will be informed on or before June 15, 2022.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries about the award or nomination procedure.
Seven Principles of Responsible Research in Business and Management
Please go to www.rrbm.network for a detailed description of the seven principles in the position paper “Responsible Research in Business and Management: Striving for Credible and Useful Knowledge.”
Principle 1-Service to Society: We value research that develops knowledge benefitting business and the broader society, locally and globally, for the ultimate purpose of creating a better world.
Principle 2-Valuing Both Basic and Applied Contributions: Research contributing to both theory and practice is valued by academic deans, journal editors, accrediting agencies, senior leaders, and other stakeholders.
Principle 3-Valuing Plurality and Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Research reflecting the plurality and complexity of business and societal problems through diverse research themes, methods, forms of scholarship, types of inquiry, and interdisciplinary collaboration is valued by scholars, editors, funders, and accreditation agencies.
Principle 4-Sound Methodology: Research exhibiting sound scientific methods and processes in both quantitative and qualitative aspects or both theoretical and empirical domains contributes to both theory and practice.
Principle 5-Stakeholder Involvement: Research that engages various stakeholders who play critical roles at different stages of the scientific process without compromising the independence of inquiry yields stronger theory and better practice.
Principle 6-Impact on Stakeholders: Business and management schools, funders, and accrediting agencies acknowledge and reward research that has an impact on diverse stakeholders, especially research that contributes to better business and a better world.
Principle 7-Broad Dissemination: Dissemination of research findings through varied media to diverse audiences advances basic knowledge and enhances its practical application.
AOM Fellows Responsible Research Award Steering Committee
Alan Meyer University of Oregon Chair, Fellows RRM Award Steering Committee
Anne Tsui University of Notre Dame Award Project Coordinator, RRBM Working Board
Don Siegel Arizona State University Dean, Academy of Management Fellows
Miriam Erez Technion Deputy Dean, Academy of Management Fellows
Mike Lounsbury University of Alberta Chair, Macro Papers Subcommittee
Frances Milliken New York University Co-Chair, Macro Papers Subcommittee
Carrie Leana University of Pittsburgh Chair, Micro Papers Subcommittee
Jackie Coyne-Shapiro London School of Economics Co-Chair, Micro Papers Subcommittee
Howard Thomas Singapore Management Univ. Chair, Books Subcommittee
Roy Suddaby University of Victoria Co-Chair, Books Subcommittee
Cristina Gibson Pepperdine University Chair, Executive Review Subcommittee
Sydney Finkelstein Dartmouth College Co-Chair, Executive Review Subcommittee
Please help us honor management research that changes the world for the better.