Award Announcement: The Second IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management

Co-sponsored by The International Association for Chinese Management Research

and The Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management


March 12, 2019

The IACMR-RRMB award recognizes excellent scholarship that focuses on important issues for business and society using sound research methods with credible results. Publications should exemplify the seven principles of responsible research and must have been published in the last five years (2014-2018). (Please click here for the initial Call for Nominations.)

We received nominations for 90 articles and 16 books. A committee of 41 accomplished scholars reviewed these nominations, judging each work on its credibility and the usefulness as specified in the seven principles of responsible research. Eighteen articles and five books were judged to be strong on both criteria. This list then received a second review by a committee of ten business executives (most of whom were doctoral graduates) on the usefulness criterion. Then, the Chairs of the Academic and Executive Review Committees discussed the final evaluations and selected the winners.

We are extremely pleased to honor the eight “Finalists”, 12 “Winners” and three “Distinguished Winners.”  While all the nominated articles and books are outstanding, the review committees felt the selected studies to best exemplify the principles of responsible research: Contributing credible evidence and striving for broad and significant societal benefits, and leaving the world a better place for their presence in the literature.

Each of the 12 Winners will receive a cash prize of U.S. $500. Each of the three Distinguished Winners will receive a cash prize of U.S. $2,000. We thank‘s contribution to IACMR’s Dare To Care Fund for the Award prizes.

Please visit this page on the RRBM website to see the list of winners and finalists, the review committees and research assistants, and a brief description of each work. We offer our deep thanks to the 46 reviewers, five chairs, and three research assistants for their dedication and selfless contributions to the IACMR-RRMB Award program. We further appreciate the website and staff support of EFMD.

The Awards ceremony will be held on August 11, 2019 in Boston at the IACMR/RRBM joint session. Congratulations to the authors of these outstanding research projects that contribute credible knowledge with implications for practice and policy. These publications help move us towards a better world.

Jia (Jasmine) Hu, Ohio State University, USA, Chair of Academic Review Committee, micro articles;
David Zhu, Arizona State University, USA, Chair of Academic Review Committee, macro articles;
Peter McKiernan, Strathclyde University, UK, Chair of Academic Review Committee, books;
Alexis Fink, Facebook, USA, Chair of Executive Review Committee, micro articles;
Jianwen Liao,, China, Chair of Executive Review Committee, macro articles;
Ray Friedman, Vanderbilt University, USA, President, IACMR; and
Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame, USA; Founding President, IACMR and Co-Founder, RRBM

The following information is on both and websites.

Winners and Finalists of the 
The Second Annual IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management 
Co-sponsored by The International Association for Chinese Management Research
and The Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management

Distinguished Winners (3)

Distelhorst, G., Hainmueller, J., & Locke, R. M. (2016). Does lean improve labor standards? Management and social performance in the Nike supply chainManagement Science, 63(3), 707-728.

Hideg, I., Krstic, A., Trau, R. N., & Zarina, T. (2018). The unintended consequences of maternity leaves: How agency interventions mitigate the negative effects of longer legislated maternity leavesJournal of Applied Psychology, 103(10), 1155-1164.

Puffer, S. M., McCarthy, D. J., & Satinsky, D. M. (2018). Hammer and silicon: The Soviet diaspora in the US innovation economy-immigration, innovation, institutions, imprinting, and identity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Winners (12)

Akamah, H., Hope, O. K., & Thomas, W. B. (2018). Tax havens and disclosure aggregationJournal of International Business Studies, 49(1), 49-69.

Ballesteros, L., Useem, M., & Wry, T. (2017). Masters of disasters? An empirical analysis of how societies benefit from corporate disaster aidAcademy of Management Journal, 60(5), 1682-1708.

DiBenigno, J. (2018). Anchored personalization in managing goal conflict between professional groups: The case of US Army mental health careAdministrative Science Quarterly, 63(3), 526-569.

Hoffman, A. J. (2015). How culture shapes the climate change debate. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Lee, M., & Huang, L. (2018). Gender bias, social impact framing, and evaluation of entrepreneurial venturesOrganization Science, 29(1), 1-16.

Li, X. H., & Liang, X. (2015). A Confucian social model of political appointments among Chinese private-firm entrepreneursAcademy of Management Journal, 58(2), 592-617.

Meuris, J., & Leana, C. (2018). The price of financial precarity: Organizational costs of employees’ financial concernsOrganization Science, 29(3), 398-417.

Naveh, E., & Katz-Navon, T. (2015). A longitudinal study of an intervention to improve road safety climate: Climate as an organizational boundary spannerJournal of Applied Psychology, 100(1), 216-226.

Ng, T. W., Yam, K. C., & Aguinis, H. (2019). Employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility: Effects on pride, embeddedness, and turnoverPersonnel Psychology, 72(1), 107-137.

Pfeffer, J. (2018). Dying for a paycheck: How modern management harms employee health and company performance—and what we can do about it. New York: HarperCollins.

Ranganathan, A. (2018). Train them to retain them: Work readiness and the retention of first-time women workers in IndiaAdministrative Science Quarterly, 63(4), 879-909.

Rao, H., & Greve, H. R. (2018). Disasters and community resilience: Spanish flu and the formation of retail cooperatives in NorwayAcademy of Management Journal, 61(1), 5-25.
Finalists (8)

Davis, G. F. (2016). The vanishing American corporation: Navigating the hazards of a new economy. New York: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Harris, K. L. (2017). Re-situating organizational knowledge: Violence, intersectionality and the privilege of partial perspectiveHuman Relations, 70(3), 263-285.

Lee, M., Pitesa, M., Pillutla, M. M., & Thau, S. (2018). Perceived entitlement causes discrimination against attractive job candidates in the domain of relatively less desirable jobsJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(3), 422-442.

Liu, D., Gong, Y., Zhou, J., & Huang, J. C. (2017). Human resource systems, employee creativity, and firm innovation: The moderating role of firm ownershipAcademy of Management Journal, 60(3), 1164-1188.

Luo, J., Kaul, A., & Seo, H. (2018). Winning us with trifles: Adverse selection in the use of philanthropy as insuranceStrategic Management Journal, 39(10), 2591-2617.

Marquis, C., & Bird, Y. (2018). The paradox of responsive authoritarianism: How civic activism spurs environmental penalties in ChinaOrganization Science, 29(5), 948-968.

Williams, T. A., & Shepherd, D. A. (2016). Building resilience or providing sustenance: Different paths of emergent ventures in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquakeAcademy of Management Journal, 59(6), 2069-2102.

Zeng, M. (2018). Smart Business: What Alibaba’s success reveals about the future of strategy. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.

Academic Review Committee

Ackermann Fran Curtin University Australia
Adler Paul University of Southern California USA
Ashforth Blake E. Arizona State University USA
Barnes Chris University of Washington USA
Bjorkman Ingmar Aalto University Finland
Boivie Steven Texas A&M University USA
Brabet Julienne Université Paris Est Créteil France
Burt Ron University of Chicago USA
Cameron Kim University of Michigan USA
Cascio Wayne University of Colorado Denver USA
Chen Guoli INSEAD Singapore
Chuang Jason Chih-Hsun National Chung Hsing University Taiwan
Coyle-Shapiro Jacqueline London School of Economics UK
Cummings Tom University of Southern California USA
Denisi Angelo S. Tulane University <span “=””>USA
Erdogan Berrin Portland State University <span “=””>USA
Folger Rob University of Central Florida USA
Hinings Bob University of Alberta Canada
<span “=””>Hu <span “=””>Jia (Jasmine) (Chair, Micro papers) <span “=””>Ohio State University <span “=””>USA
<span “=””>Huang<span “=””><span “=””> <span “=””>Lei (Jason)<span “=””> <span “=””>Michigan State University<span “=””><span “=””> <span “=””>USA
Huse Morten Norwegian Business School Norway
Jia Nan University of Southern California USA
Jiang Kaifeng Ohio State University <span “=””>USA
Lange <span “=””>Don <span “=””>Arizona State University <span “=””>USA
<span “=””>Lewicki<span “=””> <span “=””>Roy, J.<span “=””> <span “=””>Ohio State University<span “=””> <span “=””>USA
Li Jing Simon Fraser University Canada
Li Wendong Chinese University of Hong Kong HK
Liden Robert C. University of Illinois-Chicago USA
McKiernan Peter (Chair, Books) Strathclyde University UK
<span “=””>McKinlay <span “=””>Alan <span “=””>University of Newcastle UK
Mitroff Ian University of California, Berkeley USA
Qian <span “=””>Cuili University of Texas at Dallas USA
<span “=””>Roberts <span “=””>Karlene <span “=””>University of California, Berkeley USA
<span “=””>Rousseau <span “=””>Denise, M. <span “=””>Carnegie Mellon University USA
<span “=””>Shapiro<span “=””><span “=””> <span “=””>Debra L.<span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””> <span “=””>University of Maryland<span “=””><span “=””> USA
Sitkin Sim, B. Duke University USA
Spreitzer Gretchen, M. University of Michigan USA
Starbuck <span “=””>Bill <span “=””>New York University USA
Starkey <span “=””>Ken <span “=””>University of Nottingham UK
Sullivan <span “=””>Bilian Ni <span “=””>HKU of Science and Technology HK
Sun <span “=””>Pei <span “=””>Fudan University China
<span “=””>Tong <span “=””>Tony <span “=””>University of Colorado at Boulder USA
<span “=””>Wright <span “=””>Patrick <span “=””>University of South Carolina USA
<span “=””>Zhan Yujie (Jessie) <span “=””>Wilfrid Laurier University Canada
<span “=””>Zhao <span “=””>Eric <span “=””>Indiana University USA
<span “=””>Zhu<span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””> <span “=””>David (Chair, Macro papers)<span “=””> <span “=””>Arizona State University<span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””><span “=””> USA
Zollo Maurizio Bocconi University Italy

Executive Review Committee

Bridge Gary Investor and software industry consultant USA
Church Allan C. PepsiCo USA
Fink Alexis (Chair, micro papers) Facebook USA
Jia Patrick Hong Kong Chartered Bank China
Liao Jianwen (Chair, macro papers) China
Mohammed Munif Lagardere Group Dubai
Searson Hana Citigroup UK
Zeng Ming Alibaba Group China
Zhou Jun Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings) China
Zhu Hai Stalagnate Capital China


Research Assistants

Chan Carys RMIT University Australia
Eryue Teng Harbin Institute of Technology China
Siyu Yu New York University USA