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The Third IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management Announcement of Winners and Finalists

The Third IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management


Co-sponsored by The 

International Association for Chinese Management Research

and the Community for 

Responsible Research in Business and Management



Announcement of Winners and Finalists  

March 1, 2020


The purpose of this award was to discover good management scholarship (research articles or research books) published between 2015-2019.  The topics of the nominated work should focus on important issues in business and society, utilizing sound research methods yielding credible results, and exemplifying the RRBM Seven Principles of Responsible Research


The nominated works underwent a rigorous two stage review process.  First, academic reviewers identified finalists. Second, the finalists were then read and evaluated by a team of executive reviewers with the final decisions based on the joint assessment and recommendation of both the academic and executive reviewers. 


We are extremely pleased to honor the seven “Finalists”, eight “Winners” and three “Distinguished Winners” (the list is shown below this announcement.) Each of the winners will receive a certificate of recognition and a cash prize. We thank JD.com’s contribution to IACMR’s Dare to Care Fund for the Award prizes. 


This group of papers and books reflect extremely high standards of accomplishment. These projects serve as excellent examples of responsible research that has the potential to inform policies and/or practices, and help to move us toward a better world.


Below is the list of winners for this award, with hyperlinks to the actual paper or book. Please visit this page on the RRBM website to read a brief summary of each work and the review process. We want to express our deepest gratitude to 56 academic reviewers, ten executive reviewers and three research assistants for their dedication and selfless contributions to this Awards program (the list is available here.) We also thank EFMD for its continued support of the project.


Our heart-felt congratulations to the authors of these outstanding research publications. 

Sincerely, 


Jia (Jasmine) Hu, Ohio State University, USA, Chair of Academic Review Committee, micro articles;

David Zhu, Arizona State University, USA, Chair of Academic Review Committee, macro articles;

Kim Cameron, University of Michigan, USA, Co-chair of the Academic Review Committee, books;

Peter McKiernan, Strathclyde University, UK, Co-chair of Academic Review Committee, books;

Alexis Fink, Facebook, USA, Chair of Executive Review Committee, micro articles;

Jianwen Liao, JD.com, China, Chair of Executive Review Committee, macro articles;

Ray Friedman, Vanderbilt University, USA, President, IACMR; and

Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame, USA; Founding President, IACMR and Co-Founder, RRBM




Winners and Finalists of the 

Third Annual (2020) IACMR Responsible Research in Management Award

Co-sponsored by the Community for 

Responsible Research in Business and Management 



Distinguished Winners (3)


Gray, B., & Purdy, J. (2018). Collaborating for our future: Multistakeholder partnerships for solving complex problems. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.


Kim, Y. H., & Davis, G. F. (2016). Challenges for global supply chain sustainability: Evidence from conflict minerals reports. Academy of Management Journal, 59(6), 1896-1916. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2015.0770


Smith, W. K., & Besharov, M. L. (2019). Bowing before dual gods: How structured flexibility sustains organizational hybridityAdministrative Science Quarterly, 64(1), 1-44. DOI: 10.1177/0001839217750826



Winners (8)


Dahl, M. S., & Pierce, L. (in press). Pay-for-Performance and Employee Mental Health: Large Sample Evidence Using Employee Prescription Drug Usage. Academy of Management Discoveries, DOI: 10.5465/amd.2018.0007


Dean A. Shepherd and Trenton A. Williams. (2019). Spontaneous venturing: An entrepreneurial approach to alleviating suffering in the aftermath of a disaster. Cambridge,MA: MIT Press


Eberhart, R. N., Eesley, C. E., & Eisenhardt, K. M. (2017). Failure is an option: Institutional change, entrepreneurial risk, and new firm growth. Organization Science, 28(1), 93-112. DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2017.1110


Flammer, C., & Bansal, P. (2017). Does a long-term orientation create value? Evidence from a regression discontinuity. Strategic Management Journal, 38(9), 1827-1847. DOI: 10.1002/smj.2629


Montgomery, A. W., & Dacin, M. T. (in press). Water Wars in Detroit: Custodianship and the Work of Institutional Renewal. Academy of Management Journal, DOI: 10.5465/amj.2017.1098


Robert Sroufe. (2018). Integrated Management: How Sustainability Creates Value for Any Business. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited


Whiteman, G., & Cooper, W. H. (2016). Decoupling rape. Academy of Management Discoveries, 2(2), 115-154. DOI: 10.5465/amd.2014.0064


Yue, L. Q., Wang, J., & Yang, B. (2019). Contesting commercialization: Political influence, responsive authoritarianism, and cultural resistance. Administrative Science Quarterly,64(2), 435-465. DOI: 10.1177/0001839218770456



Finalists (7)


Bird, Y., Short, J. L., & Toffel, M. W. (2019). Coupling Labor Codes of Conduct and Supplier Labor Practices: The Role of Internal Structural Conditions. Organization Science, 30(4),847-867. DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2018.1261


Fan, G. H., & Zietsma, C. (2017). Constructing a shared governance logic: The role of emotions in enabling dually embedded agency. Academy of Management Journal, 60(6),2321-2351. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2015.0402


Georgeac, O., & Rattan, A. (2019). Progress in women’s representation in top leadership weakens people’s disturbance with gender inequality in other domains. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(8), 1435-1453. DOI: 10.1037/xge0000561


Grimes, M. G., Gehman, J., & Cao, K. (2018). Positively deviant: Identity work through B Corporation certification. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(2), 130-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.12.001


Petriglieri, G., Ashford, S. J., & Wrzesniewski, A. (2019). Agony and ecstasy in the gig economy: Cultivating holding environments for precarious and personalized work identities. Administrative Science Quarterly, 64(1), 124-170. DOI: 10.1177/0001839218759646


Thomas, H., & Hedrick-Wong, Y. (2019). Inclusive Growth: The Global Challenges of Social Inequality and Financial Inclusion. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.


Wry, T., & Zhao, E. Y. (2018). Taking trade-offs seriously: Examining the contextually contingent relationship between social outreach intensity and financial sustainability in global microfinance. Organization Science, 29(3), 507-528. DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2017.1188



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