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Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award Chair and Presenter, Pratima Bansal with award recipients Andrew A. King and Michael L. Barnett


The Academy of Management Journal Award is given on a yearly basis to the selected paper published the previous year. The finalists were selected by the AMJ Award Committee: Pratima Bansal, Robert Baron, Michael Hitt, Alan Meyer, Nandini Rajagopalan, Anne S. Tsui, and Freek Vermeulen. The Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award was decided by the committee on the basis of the following criterion:

•    The paper answers the most important research questions concerning general management theory and practice
•    An important idea, and original hypotheses
•    Its theory advances new understanding
•    Appropriate data, sound methods, and significant results
•    The paper will affect research and practice in the future

The Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award finalists were:

•    Nikolaus Beck, Josef Brüderl, Michael Woywode; “Momentum or Deceleration?
Theoretical and Methodological Reflections on the Analysis of Organizational

•    James D. Westphal, Michael B. Clement; “Sociopolitical Dynamics in Relations
Between Top Managers and Security Analysts: Favor Rendering, Reciprocity, and
Analyst Stock Recommendations”

The Academy of Management Journal 2008 Best Paper Award was awarded to:

Michael L. Barnett, Andrew A. King; “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors:
A Longitudinal Analysis of an Industry Self-Regulatory Institution”


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Table of Contents - October 2009

Inside this Issue:

2009 Annual Conference Updates

Award Recipients

2010 Annual Conference Updates

Calls for Submissions, Proposals and Nominations

Member Updates