Best International Paper

In 2010, the OMT Division formally created the Best International Paper Award, which recognizes research regarding themes and content of international interest. The winner of this award automatically becomes the Divison’s nominee for the Academy of Management’s Carolyn Dexter Award. Although there was not an official award winner prior 2010, the Division’s nominee was still announced and recognized.

The award is currently sponsored by Organization Studies

2023 Best International Paper Award Winner
Anca Metiu (ESSEC Business School) Jinia Mukerjee (Montpellier Business School)

Deep play, work engagement, and creative problem solving in a high-tech organization

Past Winners

2022 Amandine Ody-Brasier (Yale School of Management) and Xu Li (Copenhagen Business School). "Deviance as a Means to Build a Legitimate Career: Evidence from the EDM Community."
2021 Katharina Scheidgen (Leuphana University Lüneburg), Anna Brattström (Lund University). "Lukewarm or hot? Comparing investor tie formation of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and Berlin."
2020 Devi Vijay (Indian Institute of Management Calcutta), Philippe Monin (EMLYON Business School), and Mukta Kulkarni (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore) "Strangers at the Bedside: Subaltern Solidarities and New Form Institutionalization."

2019 Isabel Brüggemann (U. of Cambridge) and Jochem Kroezen (U. of Cambridge). "Turning Antagonists into Supporters: Establishing Legitimacy in Hostile Environments."

2018 Anna Kim (HEC Montréal). "Local Remembering, Global Forgetting: Uses of the Past in Corporate-Community-Relations in Kenya."

2017 Laura Claus (University of Cambridge). “Hakuna Matata or When Cultures Collide: Navigating Institutional Abundance in Rural Africa.”

2016 Pascual Berrone (IESE Business School), Patricio Duran (U. Adolfo Ibanez), Luis Gomez-Mejia (University of Notre Dame), Pursey Heugens (Erasmus University Rotterdam), and Marc van Essen (University of St. Gallen). "The Family-Legitimizing Environment and the Prevalence, Strategy, and Performance of Family Firms"

2015 Valentina Assenova (Yale School of Management) and Olav Sorenson (Yale School of Management). “Gray Matters in the Growth of Markets”

2014 Juliane Reinecke (University of Warwick) and Shaz Ansari (University of Cambridge). When Times Collide: Temporal Brokerage at the Intersection of Markets and Development

2013 Daniel Waeger (HEC U. of Lausanne) and Sébastien Mena (University of Alberta). The Diffusion of Contested Practices across Environments: Social Movements' Boundary-Bridging Role

2012 Joris Knoben (Tilburg University), Tal Simons (Tilburg University), Patrick Vermeulen (Radboud University Nijmegen)“A Community Level Theory of Organizational Resistance to Anti-Smoking Regulation”**

2011  Eric Zhao (University of Alberta) and Tyler Wry (University of Alberta). “Societal Patriarchal Logics and the Emergence of Microfinance Organizations”**

2010  Silvia Dorado (University of Rhode Island). “A Peopled View of Institutional Work: The Emergence of Commercial Microfinance In Bolivia”**

2009 Frank Wijen (Erasmus University), Shahzad Ansari (University of Cambridge), and Barbara Gray (Pennsylvania State University). “Averting the 'Tragedy of the Commons'”

2008 Martin Schulz (University of British Columbia), P. Devereaux Jennings (University of Alberta), and David L. Patient (Catholic University of Portugal). “Cleaning up the Water Law of British Columbia: A Problemistic Approach to Rule Change”

2007 Guido Moellering (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies), Lai Si Tsui-Auch (Nanyang Business School). “Wary Managers/Investors:  Vulnerability, Control, Trust and Distrust in Foreign Enterprises in China”**

** Denotes papers which also won the Academy of Management Carolyn Dexter Award. (Please note: The list of Dexter Award Winners is incomplete.)

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