The 2011 William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation was presented at this year’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The William H. Newman Award is presented annually, to outstanding single-authored papers based on a doctoral dissertation completed within the past three years. This year, two papers were selected to receive this prestigious award.
The recipients of the 2011 William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation were: Sharon H. Kim for "Selling Out: How Impressions of Materialism Influence Creative Evaluations and Performance,” and Christopher B. Yenkey for “Ethnic Homogeneity in a Social Network: Recruiting Investors into the Nairobi Stock Exchange.”
The 2011 William H. Newman Award Committee included W. Gerard Sanders (Chair), Irene Henriques, Lisa H. Nishii, Myles Shaver, and Riki Takeuchi. The committee evaluated submissions and selected award recipient(s) according to the following criteria: the paper addresses a significant organizational phenomenon and shows appropriate consideration of relevant theoretical and empirical literature, the author offers reasonable interpretations of the research results, draws appropriate inferences about the theoretical and applied implications of the results, and suggests promising directions for future research, and the research is presented logically, succinctly, and clearly and yields information that is both practically and theoretically relevant and important.
The following papers were selected as finalists for the 2011 William H. Newman Award:
“Lifeblood or Liability? Schumpeter or Stinchcombe and Startup Performance” Jason Greenberg
“Organizational Review of Adverse Events at an Academic Medical Center” Lucy MacPhail
“The Blame-Taker's Dilemma: Actions and Reactions in the Wake of Organizational Failure” Brian C. Gunia
“Ethnic Homogeneity in a Social Network: Recruiting Investors into the Nairobi Stock Exchange” Christopher B. Yenkey
"Selling Out: How Impressions of Materialism Influence Creative Evaluations and Performance" Sharon H. Kim