2023 Doctoral Colloquium Awards

Best Paper and Relevant and Responsible Research Awards



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1st Prize for the Best Paper Award

Timothee Gomot

Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), France
Title: Promoting technology entrepreneurship to foster regional development: The case of a French public innovation policy
SIG: Entrepreneurship

2nd Prize for the Best Paper Award

Catherine Cawley

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Title: Are Business Schools Ready for Artificial Intelligence?
SIG: Strategic Management

3rd Prize for the Best Paper Award

Angela Nativio

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Title: The evolution of Italian saving banks as financial infrastructures of civil society – Towards an archaeology of social impact
SIG: Public and Non-Profit Management

Relevant and Responsible Research Award

Claudia Díaz Leyva

University of Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Title: Diversity management from a socially sustainable perspective
SIG: Gender Race and Diversity in Organizations


Best Book Award

Prize Money €2,500

(since 2017)


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Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the platform for nominating the Best Book of the Year is open.

The Award is granted annually to a scholarly authored book in the general field of management studies (single or multiple authored). Only scholarly books/monographs (not edited books or textbooks) may be nominated. The language of the book should be English. Date of publication must be the last year before the annual conference (for 2024: books with 2023 as year of publication). All fields of management are included. The Award is accompanied with a cash prize of € 2,500.

A nomination for a book can be made either by a Strategic Interest Group (SIG), or by any individual, including self-nominations online. There is no formal nomination form, but the nomination document should be no longer than 600 words (plus a short cover letter).

Upon submission, you may upload an e-book. EURAM head office will contact you prior to review to let you know where to send three copies of your book.

At least one of the authors of the book should be a current member of EURAM in order to be nominated for the Award (contact luisa.jaffe@euram.academy for queries about membership status).


To submit by 30 January 2024 follow this link: https://www.xcdsystem.com/eiasm/abstract/index.cfm?ID=HnfV5J4

A designated committee will choose the winner, based on the criteria of scholarly impact – rigor and relevance of the book – with consideration for the ‘European’ element of the book.

The winner(s) will be announced at the EURAM Conference of 2024.

2017 Winner 
The Quest for Professionalism: The Case of Management and Entrepreneurship (2016), Oxford University Press 
Georges Romme

2017 Runner Up
Classic Grounded Theory: Applications with Qualitative and Quantitative Data (2016), Sage,
Judith Holton & Isabelle Walsh

2017 Shortlisted
Intellectual Property and Open Innovation. Unlocking the Value of Patents through Licensing
Maria Isabella Leone

Social Accounting for Sustainability: Monetizing the Social Value (2016), Springer
José Luis Retolaza, Leire San-José & Maite Ruiz Roqueñi

2018 Winner 
Managing the Family Business: Theory and Practice (2017), Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd 
Thomas Zellweger

2019 Winner 
Using Praise for Reinventing Business Models: How firms cope with disruption, (2018), Oxford University Press (2018), Henk Volberda, Frans A.J. Van Den Bosch, Kevin Heij

2020 Winner 

Hierarchy: A Key Idea for Business and Society, Routledge (2019), John Child

2021 Winners
Cross-cultural management revisited. A qualitative approach, Oxford University Press (2020), Philippe d’Iribarne, Sylvie Chevrier, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal & Geneviève Tréguer-Felten

2021 Runners Up
Busiess for Society, Routledge (2020) Francesco Gangi, Jérôme Méric, Rémi Jardat & Lucia Michele Daniele Busines

Resolving the Crisis in Research by Changing the Game, An Ecosystem and a Sharing Philosophy, Edward Elgar Publishing (2020), Morten Huse

2022 Winner

Paradoxes of Power and Leadership, Routledge 2021
By  Miguel Pina e Cunha, Stewart R. Clegg, Arménio Rego, Marco Berti

2022 Runner Up

Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory

Elgar Introductions to Management and Organization Theory series, Elgar 2021

Marco Berti, Ace Simpson, Miguel Pina e Cunha, Stewart R. Clegg

2023 Runner Up

Gamification for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, de Gruyter 2022
Henning Breuer, John Bessant, Sune Gudikson

2023 Book Award

Reimagining Sustainable Organization, Palgrave Macmillan 2022
Birgit Helene Jevnaker, Johan Olaisen

Best wishes,

Hervé Dumez, EURAM Vice President Research


Best Reviewer

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Best Reviewer 2022 - Prize Money 500 Euro 

Michael Collins, The University of Queensland Business School
SIG Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Best Reviewer 2022 - Prize Money 500 Euro

Adam Ayaita, RTWH Aachen, Germany
SIG Gender, Race & Diversity in Organisations
See video of Award Winner here. Adam tells how he approaches the task of reviewing papers for a conference. 

Best Reviewers 2021 

Alexandre Azoulay, GREDEG, France, SIG Strategic Management

Nuno Oliveira, Tilburg University, SIG Strategic Management

Francesca Sanguineti, University of Pavia, SIG Entrepreneurship

Christine Unterhitzenberger, University of Leeds, SIG Project Organising

Best Reviewers 2020 - Prize Money 500 Euro (Starting in 2017)

Rosa Lutete Geremias, ISCSP - School of Social & Political Sciences University of Lisbon
SIG Organisational Behaviour

Best Reviewers 2019- Prize Money 500 Euro

Dennis Veltrop, University of Groningen
SIG Corporate Governance

Best Reviewers 2018- Prize Money 500 Euro

Kazem Mochkabadi, University of Wuppertal
Strategic Interest Group: Entrepreneurship

Best Reviewers 2017 - Prize Money 500 Euro 

Emilie Malcourant, Université Catholique de Louvain
Strategic Interest Group: Managing Sport

Desmond Tutu Ayentimi, Curtin University, Australia
Strategic Interest Group: International Management

Best Reviewers 2016

Ami-Church-Morel, IAE Savoie Mont Blanc
Strategic Interest Group: International Management

Eda Ulus, University of Leicester 
Strategic Interest Group: Business for Society

Best Reviewer 2015

Axel Walther,Reinhard-Mohn Institute, University of Witten/Herdecke
Strategic Interest Group: Corporate Governance

Best Reviewer 2014

Lies Dobbels, Ghent University (Managing Sports SIG)
Strategic Interest Group: Managing Sport

Best Reviewer 2013

Barbara Unger, Technische Universitaet Berlin
Strategic Interest Group. Project Organising

Best Reviewer 2012

Tomi Lamaanen, University of St. Gallen 
Strategic Interest Group: Strategic Management 

Best Reviewer 2011

Aswin van Oijen, Tilburg University
Track: Top management teams & business elites

Best Reviewer 2010

Audra Mockaitis, Victoria University of Wellington 
Track: Leveraging the positive in multicultural teams 

EMR Best Reviewer Award

Best Reviewers 2022 (Prize money 1,000 Euro as of 2023)

Oliver Butzbach, Universita delgi Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Robert Nason, McGill University

David W Williams, University of Tenessee at Knoxville

Best Reviewers 2021

Wisanupong Potipiroon, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Brian Harney, Dublin City University, Ireland

Best Reviewer 2020

Vikrant Shirodkar, University of Sussex Business School, UK

Best Reveiwer 2019

Mark NK Saunders, University of Birmingham 

Gabriele Morandin,  University of Bologna

Best Reviewer 2018

Nagarajan Ramamoorthy, School of Business Administration, University of Houston-Victoria

Best Reviewer 2017

Linda Baines, University of Southampton

Best Reviewers 2016

Angel Barajas, University of Vigo

Dorota Bourne, Henley Business School

Jose Pascal da Rocha,  Columbia University

Andri Georgiadou, University of Hertofrdshire

Olivia Kyriakidou, Athens University of Economics and Business


Best and Most Inspirational Papers

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Best Paper - Prize Money 1,000 Euro (Starting in 2017)


The Spark that Ignites the Whole: A Case-study on Aggregation Processes of Individual Ambidexterity within Entrepreneurial Teams in the Creative Industries

Florian Koch & Elmar Konrad, University of Applied Sciences Mainz; Alexander Kock, TU Darmstadt

SIG Entrepreneurship


When the going gets tough: In-group bias and board gender diversity in the wake of economic shock, Shibashish Mukherjee, EM LYON Business School & Sorin Krammer, University of Exeter Business School

SIG Gender, Race & Diversity in Organisations


The Choice of a Leader: CEO Sociopolitical Activism as a Signal of Authentic Leadership, Moritz Appels, University of Mannheim  

SIG Organisational Behaviour


From theory to theorizing: framing and assessing the vitality of management and organization studies, Stwart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney, Miguel Cunha, Nova School of Business and Economics, Marco Berti, University of Technology Sydney,

SIG: Research Methods and Research Practice


Best Paper 2019 - Prize Money 1,000 Euro 

Dividends in the Family Firm Context: Does Socioemotional Wealth Matter? 
J. Samuel Baixauli-Soler, Maria Belda-Ruiz and Gregorio Sanchez-Marin, University of Murcia

SIG : Family Business Research

Most Inspirational Paper . Prize Money, 1,000 Euro (Since 2017)


How Effective is Implementation of Gender-based Equality and Diversity Practices in Project-based Organizations?
Marzena Baker, The University of Sydney
SIG Project Organising


Looking through the Kuhnian lens: The structure of scientific misconduct and the four futures of management, Ksenia Keplinger, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart Germany & Russell Cropanzano, University of Colorado
SIG Business for Society


The micro-foundations of ambidexterity for corporate social performance: A study on sustainability managers’ response to conflicting goals
Maria Carmela Annosi, Wageningen University, Elisa Mattarelli, San Jose State University, Domenico Dentoni, Montpellier Business School & Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli, Politecnico of Bari  

SIG: Business for Society
Spoiled Kids? Or Not? Age and Generation Effects on Luxury Expenditure
Manfei Li, Department of Economics, LMU Munich  
SIG: Research Methods & Research Practice

It’s not what you know, it’s where you are: understanding the relationship between hierarchy and experience on performance
John Eklund, University of Southern California & Ankur Chavda, HEC Paris
SIG: Strategic Management


Self-locking effects and strategy relatedlearning. The protracted way to heralding new project epochs.

Georg Windish, Techncial University Mûnchen, 

SIG: Project Organising

Most Inspirational Paper 2019 - Prize Money, 1,000 Euro 

Motivating on-demand workers through task-effective strategies: The differential effects of setting single vs. double goals on performance contingent upon regulatory foci
Xiao Chen, Faculty of Business, University of Prince Edward Island and Wei Chi, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

SIG Organisational Behaviour


Best Paper 2018 - Prize Money 1,000 Euro

Runner Up
Doing Gender at Corporate Christmas

Henriett Primecz, Corvinus University of Budapest & Anna Hidegh, Budapest Business School

Strategic Interest Group Gender, Race and Diversity in Organisations  

Managing Innovation in a Multi-Divisional Firm: How Mobility across Divisions Affects R&D Managers’ Performance
Anne ter Wal, Imperial College Business School, Paola Criscuolo, Imperial College Business School London, Martine Haas, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Ammon Salter, University of Bath

SIG : Innovation


Most Inspirational Paper 2018  - Prize Money, 1,000 Euro 

Family Business Research SIG

Disentangling the Concept of the Owner Family in Family Business (Research)Sabrina Schell, Julia de Groote, Andreas Hack, University of Bern and Nadine Kammerlander, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

SIG : Family Business Research

Exploiting the Potential of Intuition in Interpretative Organizational Research, 
Barbara Kump, Vienna University of Economics and Business and Christina Schweiger, FHWien GmbH

SIG : Research Methods and Research Practice 


Best Paper 2017 - Prize Money 1,000 Euro (Starting in 2017)

Runner up
Incumbents’ Sensemaking and Responses to Institutional Challenges of the Sharing Economy

Julian Lehmann, Florian Weber, Lorenz Graf-Vlachy, & Andreas König - University of Passau

SIG : Strategic Management

The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on Expatriate Knowledge Sharing: A Multilevel Country Analysis

Sebastian Stoermer, Samuel Edward Davies & Fabian Jintae Froese - University of Goettingen

SIG : International Management

Most Inspirational Paper 2017  - Prize Money, 1,000 Euro (Starting in 2017)

Political Ties and Anti-Trust Holdup: How do firms use non-market strategies to influence the regulatory control over their market strategies?
Asli Kozan - IPAG Business School, Birgül Arslan - Koç University



Best Paper 2016

Beauty or beast: Organizational Aspirations and Dynamic Embeddedness in Strategic Transactions 
Elio Shijaku, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Martin Larraza-Kintana, U. Publica de Navarra and Ainhoa Urtasun-Alons, U. Publica de Navarra

SIG : Strategic Management

Most Inspirational Paper 2016

The impact of fairness on performance of crodwdsourcing on empirical analysis of two intermediate crowdsourcing platforms
Erica Mazzola. Universita di Palermo, Mariangela Piazza, Uiniversity di Palermo, Nuran Acur, University of Strathclyde, Giovanni Perrone, Universita di Palermo

SIG : Innovation



Best Paper 2015 

The more International Experience, the better? The link between Itnernational Experience Variety and Career Advancement 
Dimitrios Georgakakis, University of St. Gallen, Tobias Dauth, HHL Leipzig and Winfried Ruigrok, University of St. Gallen

SIG : Corporate Governance


Most Inspirational Paper 2015

Sharing Knoweldge on Demand: Some Paradox of Organiszational Factors. Empirical Evidence from International Manufacturing Companies 
Sara Lombardi, LUISS Guido Carli University, Vincenzo Cavaliere, University of Florence and Mariacristina Bonti, University of Pisa

SIG : Organisational Behaviour


Best Paper 2014

Role of Performance Aspiration Gaps and Ownership in explaining Business Exits 
Xavier Castner, University of Lausanne and Nikolaos Kavaidis, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management

SIG : Corporate Governance



Best Paper 2013

Organizational Control Systems in the Public Sector and in Research Governance 
Margit Osterloh, Zurich University, Bruno S. Frey, University of Warwick and Homberg Fabian, Bournemouth University

SIG : Public and Non-Profit Management



Best Paper 2012

Trust in the Entrepreneur-Angel: Investor Dyad: Functions and Dysfunctions 
Yannick Bammens and Veroniek Collewaert, Maastricht University



Best Paper 2011

Research as Practice: Practical Insights for Developing Rigorous Conceptual Knowledge for and from Practice 
Marie-José Avenier, Grenoble II Pierre Mendes France University and Aura Parmentier Cajaiba, University of Grenoble / CERAG

SIG : Research Methods & Research Practice General Track



Best Paper 2010

A Dynamic Managerial Capabilities Model of Organizational Ambidextrity 
Heavy Ciaran, University College Dublin and Simsek Zeki, University of Connectictut

SIG : Strategic Management


2022 Doctoral Colloquium Best Paper Awards

Doctoral Colloquium 2022

The EURAM 2022 Doctoral Colloquium was held in ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML), Winterthur, on 13-14 June 2022.

EURAM 2022 Doctoral Colloquium Awards

1st Prize: Julia Trautendorfer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Title: Freedom of Information and Government Transparency: Citizen Requests and Bureaucratic Responsiveness under the Premise of Access-to-Information Laws

Julia Trautendorfer 1st Prize Dc

2nd Prize: Lucas Boucaud, Institut de Recherche en Gestion, France
Title: How CSR management control systems are made? Ethnography of a dispositive of accountability within a French multinational

Lucas Boucaud 2nd Prize Dc

3rd Prize: Daniela Frau, University of St Gallen, Switzerland 
Title: The Impact of Variable Pay for Mixed Performance on Trust in the Employer Through the Lens of Fairness Heuristics: A Longitudinal Mixed-Method, Field Quasi-Experiment.

Daniela Frau 3rd Prize Dc

Relevant and Responsible Research Award: Jose Rodrigo Juarez Cornelio, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Title: Large infrastructure projects: factors that influence their termination

Jose Rodrigo Juarez Cornelio Rr Research


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EURAM 2021 Doctoral Colloquium Awards

1st prize: Thomas Draschbacher, Graz University of Technology, Austria 
Title: Strategies to address bottlenecks in nascent green innovation ecosystems
SIG 13: Strategic Management 

Thomas Draschbacher

2nd prize: Louise Lecomte, Paris Dauphine University, France
Title: The mechanisms of a symbiotic feminism
SIG 01: Business for Society 

Louise Lecomte

3rd prize: Neveen Saied, Vierick Business School, Belgium
Title: The client’s role in influencing the independent workers’ thriving
SIG 09: Organisational Behaviour 

 Neveen Saied

EURAM 2020 Doctoral Colloquium Awards

1st prize: Juan Miguel Rosa González, Griffith University, Australia
Title: The influence of expatriation on self-concept and identity: Spanish self-initiated expatriate and repatriate nurses in Germany
SIG 07: International Management

Juan Miguel Rosa (photo With Dc 2020 Best Paper Award)

2nd prize: Katarina Dvorski, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Title: Equfinality and Institutional Logics of Corporate Governance
SIG 02 - Corporate Governance
K Dvoraki Dc 2020 Best Paper Award Res

3rd prize: Alberto Bertello, University of Torino, Italy
Title: Unveiling the Microfoundations Of Multiplex Boundary Work for Collaborative
SIG 06 : Innovation

A Bertello Dc 2020 Best Paper Award Res


1st Prize, Paris Koumbarakis, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Understanding entrepreneurial action and how organizations successfully emerge. An empirical analysis of entrepreneurial behavior, start-up activities and emergence success.

SIG: Entrepreneurship

2nd Prize, Anna Mineeva, Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, France
Interaction of Global and Local CSR within a Global Value Chain: the Process of Shared Value Creation

SIG: Business for Society

3rd Prize, Sarah Glännefors, Uppsala University, Sweden
The integration of qualified immigrants - a study on the relationship between intercultural interactions and individual knowledge sharing in the Swedish organizational context.  

SIG - Gender, Race, and Diversity in Organisations


1st Prize, Julian Boha, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Value Propositions in Service Ecosystem, SIG Innovation

2nd Prize, Meriç Bıçakcıoğlu, Bilgi University. The Social Dynamics of the Turkish Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: A Bourdieusian perspective, SIG Entrepreneurship

3rd Prize, Anna Plotnikova, Leeds University Business School. How open strategy processes and practices emerge and develop within a large organization? SIG Strategic Management



1st Prize, Alex Alterskye, University of Lincoln. The conceptualisation of the ‘field of entrepreneurship’ as a unit of analysis in a region, utilising an institutional logics approach

2nd Prize, Sarah Wittman, INSEAD. Identity ‘stickiness’: Why, when, and with what effects people keep identities from past work roles

3rd Prize, Rachel von Kauffmann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Mid-level Managers in Multi-national Hi-tech Organizations as Constructors of Value and Worth



1st Prize, Frano Barbic, Universitad Politecnica de Madrid. Governance in Multi-Partner Alliances

2nd Prize, Diana W.P. Kwok. An Ethno-Religious Perspective on Target Firm Personnel Trust in Cross-Border Acquisitions

3rd Prize, Nils Niehues, University of Siegen. Comparability of Carbon Figures and the Ability of Companies to send Signals to Investors



1st Prize, Michael Gaska, Unviersity of St. Gallen. Financial Challenges of Family Business and Entrepreneurial Families

2nd Prize, Paola Trevisan, Ca’Foscari University. The New Opera House meets Management: Lights and Shadows of Managerialism entering Cultural Organisations

3rd Prize, Daniel Yar Hamidi, University of Boras. Board Leadership in SMEs



1st Prize, Edoardo Olivera, University of Porto. Ageism in the workplace: stereotype threat, organizational disidentification and work disengagement among older workers

2nd Prize, Sevda Yueksek, Leuphana University Lünenburg. Emotions, Sensemaking and Sensegiving in Organizational Change: An Empirical Investigation on their Interrelationship

3rd Prize, Jamie Gloor, University of Zurich. Risky Business or Subtle Sexism? Multi-Level Assessment of Biases and Incivility in the Academic Workplace



1st Prize, Shehla Riza Arifeen, Lancaster University. Career Voices of Socially Marginalized Groups

2nd Prize, Nikolaos Smyrlakis, Bocconi University. Empirical Examination of Network Individual Antecedents and Organizational Behavior in a Global Environment: a Focus on Organizational Citizenship Behavior

3rd Prize, Marc Stickdorn, MCI Management Center. Mobile Ethnography - Towards a more user-centred and processual Ethnographic Research Method to analyse Customer Experience



1st Prize, Senada Bahto, Linnaeus University. Entrepreneurship in Wartime. Life in Sarajevo under the 1992-1996 Siege

2nd Prize, Nuno Oliveira, London School of Economics. A Theory of Coordination in Dynamic Inter-Organisational Relationships

3rd Prize, Chrstioph Seckler, Lüneberg University. Leveraging Errors to Improve Audit Quality



1st Prize, Paolo Aversa, University of Bologna. Framing the Strategic Peripheries: A Novel Typology of Suppliers

2nd Prize, Dagmar Daubner, VU University Amsterdam. Pan Exploration of Talent Management in the Era Of Diversity and Inclusion : Uncovering the Gendered Nature of the Identification and Development pf Talent in Organizations

3rd Prize, Giovanni Radaelli, Politecnico di Milano. Determinants of Innovative Behaviours in Teams



1st Prize, René Bakker, University of Tillburg. Headed for an Empirically Derived Taxonomy of Temporary Project Networks: A Configurational Approach Toward Project-based Learning

2nd Prize, Bénédicte Buylen, Ghent University. Politician’s Use of Performance Information in Flemish Municipality

3rd Prize, Neil Turner, Cranfield School of Management. The Role of Knowledge Assets in Ambidextrous Project Learning



1st Prize, Tine Buyl, University of Antwerp. The Impact of TMT Knowledge Diversity on Long- and Short-Run Effectiveness

2nd Prize, Arto Kuuluvainen, Turku School of Economics. The Relationship between Dynamic Behaviour and the Firm and International Growth Process in SMEs

3rd Prize, Adreé Slowak, University of Hohenheim. Market Field and Industry Dynamics: From Technical Standards to Innovation Systems



1st Prize, Christoph Nedopil, IMD. The Influence of Foreign Direct Investment on the Corporate Governance Environment

2nd Prize, Sabine Poralla, University of St. Gallen. Team Goal Commitment: A Case-based Theory on Emergence and Anteceding Factors

3rd Prize, David Kroon, Tilburg University. New Insights into the Relation between Social Identification and Employee Satisfaction with a Merger


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EMR Best Paper Award

EMR Best Paper Award - Prize Money GBP 1,500

Best Paper 2022

Private corruption: An integrated organizational model
Roberta Troisi,  Primiano Di Nauta & Paolo Piciocchi

European Management Review, 19(3), 476-486.

Best Paper 2021

Contextual Expertise and the Development of Organization and Management Theory
Ali Aslan Gümüsay, University of Hamburg and John M. Amis, University of Edinburgh (2021)
European Management Review, Vol. 18(1), pp. 9-24

Renewing creative work for business innovation: Architectural practice in the trading zone.
Marianne Stang Våland, Silviya Svejenova, Cophenhagen Business School, and Rune Thorbjørn Jason Clausen, VIA University College (2021)
European Management Review, Vol. 18 (4), pp. 389-403.

Best Paper 2020

New Entrant or Incumbent Advantage in Light of Regulatory Change: A Multiple Case Study of the Swedish Life Insurance Industry
Volume 17, Issue 1
Martin Sköld & Ake Freij, Stockholm School of Economics, and Johan Frishammar, Lulea University of Technology

Best Paper 2019

The impact of Global Economic Crisis and Austerity on Quality of Working Life and Work-Life Balance
Volume 16, Issue 4

Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Middlesex University Business School, Rea Prouska, London South Bank University, Alexandra Beauregard, Middlesex University Business School

Best Paper 2018

Integrating the Dark Side of Competition into Explanations of Business Failures: Evidence from a Developing Economy
Volume 15, Issue 1
Joseph Amankwah‐Amoah, University of Kent, Issek Antwi‐Agyei and Hongxu Zhang, Bristol University

Best Paper 2017

Social capital formation in EU ICT SMEs. The role played by the mobility of knowledge workers
Volume 14, Issue 4, Winter 2017
Kanellos-Panagiotis Nikolopoulos, Open University Nederland and Leo-Paul Dana, Montpellier Business School Montpellier

Runner Up
Hidden Entrepreneurs: Informal Practices within the Formal Economy

Volume 14, Issue 4, Winter 2017
Rashid Al-Mataani, University of Southampton, Thomas Wainwright, Royal Holloway University of London Egham, and Pelin Demirel, University of Southampton


Runner Up

Hidden Entrepreneurs: Informal Practices within the Formal Economy
Volume 14, Issue 4, Winter 2017
Rashid Al-Mataani, University of Southampton, Thomas Wainwright, Royal Holloway University of London Egham, and Pelin Demirel, University of Southampton

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Prize Money 2,000 Euro

Best Paper 2016

Managing Creativity: A Critical Examination, Synthesis, and New Frontiers
Volume 13, Issue 4, Winter 2016
Barbara Slavich, IÉSEG School of Management and Silviya Svejenova, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; and BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Runner Up
The Dynamics of Organizational Routines in a Startup: The Ereda Model
Volume 13, Issue 4, Winter 2016
Stefania Mariano, IKI-SEA, Bangkok University and Andrea Casey, The George Washington University

Runner Up
The Concept of Meta-Organization: Issues for Management Studies
Volume 13, Issue 2, Summer 2016
Heloïse Berkowitz and Hervé Dumez, Ecole polytechnique, CNRS, Université Paris Saclay

Best Paper 2015

Embodying Sensemaking: Learning from the Extreme Case of Vann Nath, Prisoner at S-21

Volume 12, Issue 1, Spring 2015
Miguel Pina e Cunha, Stewart Clegg, Arménio Rego and Jorge F.S. Gomes

Best Paper 2014 

Show Me the Money! Pay Structure and Individual Performance in Golden Teams

Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring 2014
Edoardo Della Torre, Antonio Giangreco and Johan Maes

Best Paper 2013 

Management Innovation: Management as Fertile Ground for Innovation
Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2013
Henk W. Volberda, Frans A.J. Van Den Bosch, Cornelis V. Heij

Best Paper 2012 

Knowledge Sharing in an Online Community of Volunteers: The Role of Community Munificence
Volume 9, Issue 4, Winter 2012
Zeynep Erden, Georg Von Krogh, Seonwoo Kim 

Best Paper 2011

Gurus or Wizards? A Review of the Role of Management Consultants
Volume 8, Issue 4, Winter 2011
Anna Canato and Antonio Giangreco 

Best Papers 2010

Women directors' contribution to board decision-making and strategic involvement: The role of equality perception
Volume 7, Issue 1, Spring 2010
Sabina Nielsen and Morten Huse

6th Edition of the EURAM Edith Penrose Award for Trailblazing Researchers Sponsored by INSEAD

Deadline: 10 April 2024


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We are pleased to call for (self-)nominations for the EURAM Edith Penrose Award sponsored by INSEAD. The deadline to apply is 10 April 2024.

To be trailblazing a scholar will demonstrate how they have challenged established wisdom and have been the first to propose a new, alternative or complementary view of it: i.e., they have blazed a new trail (as did Penrose in 1959).

In no more than 250 words they will demonstrate why their work should be considered a trailblazing contribution in a specific field on enquiry that falls under the auspices of EURAM.

In addition, they should nominate a referee that the committee might consult in the process of determining the Award.

The Award will reflect EURAM's emphasis on multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and methodological pluralism as well as critical examinations of the historical and philosophical roots of management theory and praxis and also the values of rigor and relevance for creating impactful knowledge to which both EURAM and INSEAD adhere.

The Award value is €5,000, generously provided by INSEAD.

How to apply

The applications can be either self-candidatures or nominations of other researchers judged to deserve it. Each applicant can make multiple nominations, provided that one nomination letter is submitted for each nominee.

The nomination letter should provide an argumentation for why the nominee/s (or applicant) should be considered a trailblazer in a given management research area, including the references for the publication/s which substantiate such claim. The letter should not be longer than 250 words. In addition, they should nominate a referee that the committee might consult in the process of determining the Award.

The winner should be either a current member of EURAM or become a member in order to accept the Award (please contact luisa.jaffe@euram.academy for queries about membership status).

Applications should be submitted online by 10 April 2024. A designated committee will choose the winner(s), based on the criteria of originality, rigor, relevance and impactfulness mentioned above.

To apply, click here.

The Edith Penrose Award was given to: 

2019: Jay Barney, University of Utah

2020: Stewart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney

2021: Amy Whitaker, University of New York

2022: Giovanni Dosi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa 
          Anna  Grandori, Bocconi University

2023: Barbara Czarniawska, University of Gothenburg



The winner(s) will be announced at the EURAM 2024 Conference in Bath in June 2024.


Best wishes,

Hervé Dumez, Vice President Research




Bio of Edith Penrose

Edith (Elura Tilton) Penrose (1914–1996) was a USA-born British citizen who spent significant time of her academic career in Europe, first at the London School of Economics and later becoming the first woman faculty in INSEAD who also served as Dean for Faculty. She published several articles and books, some of which became seminal in the management field, such as her 1952 article challenging the biological or evolutionary analogy of the firm and her book titled ‘The Theory of the Growth of the Firm’ first published in 1959 in which she challenged the then dominant (economics’) view of the optimal size of the firm: firms continue to grow because their managers identify in firms’ resources potential of  generating new services and serving a market need. That is why Penrose is considered the forerunner of the resource-based view of the firm.


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