Best Published Paper Award

First awarded in 2010, the Best Published Paper Award recognizes a journal paper published in the previous year that advances our theoretical understanding of organizations, organizing, and management. The paper is awarded through a committee process that combs articles published in journals identified by the OMT Executive Committee. The committee selects a potential prize winners those papers that are in the domain of organizational and management theory division. Papers for consideration by the committee cannot be self-nominated.

2020 OMT Best Published Paper Award

Sensemaking from the body: An enactive ethnography of rowing the Amazon

Marc de Rond, Isaac Holeman, Jennifer Howard-Grenville

Academy of Management Journal, 62(6), 1961-1988

Past Winners

2019 Paul Leonardi. Social media and the development of shared cognition: The roles of network expansion, content integration, and triggered recalling. Organization Science, 29(4), 547-568.

2018 Raina Brands and Isabel-Fernandez-Mateo. 
Leaning out: How negative recruitment experiences shape women’s decisions to compete for executive roles. Administrative Science Quarterly, 62(3), 405-442.

2017 Justin Berg. 
Balancing on the Creative Highwire: Forecasting the Success of Novel Ideas in Organizations. Administrative Science Quarterly, 61(3), 433-468. Interview.

2016 Amelia Compagni, Valentina Mele and Davide Ravasi. How early implementations influence later adoptions of innovation: social positioning and skill reproduction in the diffusion of robotic surgery. Academy of Management Journal, 58(1), 242-278.

2015 Joep P. Cornelissen, Saku Mantere, and Eero Vaara. The Contraction of Meaning: The Combined Effect of Communication, Emotions, and Materiality on Sensemaking in the Stockwell Shooting. Journal of Management Studies, 51(5): 699-736.

2014 Emily C. Bianchi - Emory University. The Bright Side of Bad Times: The Affective Advantages of Entering the Workforce in a RecessionAdministrative Science Quarterly, 58(4): 587-623.

2013 Ethan Bernstein, Harvard University. The Transparency Paradox: A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational Control. Administrative Science Quarterly, 57: 181-216

2012 Edward "Ned" Bishop Smith, University of Michigan. Identities as Lenses: How Organizational Identity Affects Audiences’ Evaluation of Organizational PerformanceAdministrative Science Quarterly, 56: 61-94

2011  Harland Prechel, Texas A&M University, and Theresa Morris, Trinity College. The Effects of Organizational and Political Embeddedness on Financial Malfeasance in the Largest U.S. Corporations: Dependence, Incentives, and Opportunities. American Sociological Review. 75: 331-354.

2010  Katherine C. Kellogg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operating Room: Relational Spaces and Microinstitutional Change in SurgeryAmerican Journal of Sociology. 115: 657-711.