JPO 2020 Best Paper Award, shortlisted papers (in alphabetical order):
Armour, J. & Sako, M. (2020). AI-enabled business models in legal services: From traditional law firms to next-generation law companies? Journal of Professions and Organization, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joaa001
Denis, J-L., Veronisi, G., Regis, C., & Germain, S. (2019). Collegiality as political work: Professions in today's world of organizations. Journal of Professions and Organization, 6(3), 323-341. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joz016
Heizmann, H., Mastio, E., Ahuja, S. (2020). Stuck in Defensive Professionalism: Undermining Organizational Change in an Intellectual Property Law Firm. Journal of Professions and Organization, 7(2): https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joaa009
Kipping, M., Bühlmann, F., & David, T. (2019). Professionalization through symbolic and social capital: Evidence from the careers of elite consultants. Journal of Professions and Organization, 6(3), 265-285. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joz014
McCann, L. & Granter, E. (2019). Beyond 'Blue-Collar Professionalism': Continuity and Change in the Professionalization of Uniformed Emergency Services Work. Journal of Professions and Organization, 6(2), 213-232. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joz006
Suddaby, R., Bevort, F., & Strandgaard, J. (2019). Professional Judgment and Legitimacy Work in an Organizationally Embedded Profession. Journal of Professions and Organization, 6(2), 105-127. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joz007
The Best Paper Awards, along with a $500 prize for the winner and $250 for each for the runners up, are sponsored by the Professional Service Firms hub at Oxford Saïd. The award will be made at a ceremony during the (online) Oxford PSF conference, July 5-7. The winning and runners-up papers will be selected by a subcommittee of JPO Editorial Board members. More details on the process and prizes at https://academic.oup.com/jpo/pages/best-paper-award.Congratulations to the shortlisted authors, and looking forward to being in touch with more happy news from JPO very soon.