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2022 Responsible Research in Management Award Call for Nominations

Sponsored by the AOM Fellows Group and theResponsible 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:

  1. Research that exemplifies the Seven Principles of Responsible Research (see below for definitions).
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. Submit your nomination (self-nominations accepted) to 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.
  2. Attach with your nomination a PDF copy of the article/book, a pre-print, or a finalized manuscript for in-press articles or books.
  3. Attach a cover letter in no more than one single-spaced page that describes or cites:
    1. Why this work (research article or book) deserves to be considered for the Award, and
    2. 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.
  4. A committee of AOM Fellows and practicing executives will evaluate the nominations.
  5. The winners of the award will be informed on or before June 15, 2022.
  6. Please contact with any inquiries about the award or nomination procedure.

Seven Principles of Responsible Research in Business and Management

Please go to 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.