The Second IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management

“With Executive Input in Selecting the Winners”


Co-Sponsored by the the International Association for Chinese Management Research

and the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management


Announcement of Winners and Finalists

March 12, 2019


The IACMR-RRBM award recognizes excellent scholarship that focuses on important issues for business and society using sound research methods with credible results. Publications should exemplify the seven principles of responsible research and must have been published in the last five years (2014-2018). (Please click here for the initial Call for Nominations.)


We received nominations for 90 articles and 16 books. A committee of 46 highly accomplished scholars reviewed these 106 nominations, judging each work on its credibility and the usefulness criteria as specified in the seven principles of responsible research. A total of 18 articles and five books were judged to be strong on both criteria. This list then received a second review by a committee of ten executives (most of whom were doctoral graduates) on the usefulness criterion. Then, the Chairs of the Academic and Executive Review Committees discussed the final evaluations and selected the winners.


We are extremely pleased to honor the eight “Finalists”, 12 “Winners” and three “Distinguished Winners.”  While all the nominated articles and books are outstanding, the review committees felt the selected studies best exemplify the principles of responsible research: contributing credible evidence and striving for broad and significant societal benefits.


Each of the 12 Winners will receive a cash prize of U.S. $500. Each of the three Distinguished Winners will receive a cash prize of U.S. $2,000. We thank’s contribution to IACMR’s Dare To Care Fund for the Award prizes.


We want to thank the 51 reviewers, five chairs, and three research assistants for their dedication and selfless contributions to the IACMR-RRMB Award. (The list is available here). We would also like to warmly thank EFMD for their continued support of the project.


The Awards ceremony will be held on August 11, 2019 in Boston at the IACMR/RRBM joint session. Congratulations to the authors of these outstanding research projects that contribute credible knowledge with implications for practice and policy. These publications help move us towards a better world.




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;

Peter McKiernan, Strathclyde University, UK, Chair of Academic Review Committee, books;

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

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

Neng Liang, CEIBS, China, Past President, IACMR;

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

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


Winners and Finalists


Distinguished Winners (3)

Distelhorst, G., Hainmueller, J., & Locke, R. M. (2016). Does lean improve labor standards? Management and social performance in the Nike supply chain. Management Science63(3), 707-728.

Hideg, I., Krstic, A., Trau, R. N., & Zarina, T. (2018). The unintended consequences of maternity leaves: How agency interventions mitigate the negative effects of longer legislated maternity leaves. Journal of Applied Psychology103(10), 1155.

Puffer, S. M., McCarthy, D. J., & Satinsky, D. M. (2018). Hammer and Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the US Innovation Economy-Immigration, Innovation, Institutions, Imprinting, and Identity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

More details on the Distinguished Winners here


Winners (12)

Akamah, H., Hope, O. K., & Thomas, W. B. (2018). Tax havens and disclosure aggregation. Journal of International Business Studies49(1), 49-69.

Ballesteros, L., Useem, M., & Wry, T. (2017). Masters of disasters? An empirical analysis of how societies benefit from corporate disaster aid. Academy of Management Journal60(5), 1682-1708.

DiBenigno, J. (2018). Anchored personalization in managing goal conflict between professional groups: The case of US Army mental health care. Administrative Science Quarterly63(3), 526-569.

Hoffman, A. J. (2015). How culture shapes the climate change debate. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Lee, M., & Huang, L. (2018). Gender bias, social impact framing, and evaluation of entrepreneurial ventures. Organization Science29(1), 1-16.

Li, X. H., & Liang, X. (2015). A Confucian social model of political appointments among Chinese private-firm entrepreneurs. Academy of Management Journal58(2), 592-617.

Meuris, J., & Leana, C. (2018). The price of financial precarity: Organizational costs of employees’ financial concerns. Organization Science29(3), 398-417.

Naveh, E., & Katz-Navon, T. (2015). A longitudinal study of an intervention to improve road safety climate: Climate as an organizational boundary spanner. Journal of Applied Psychology100(1), 216.

Ng, T. W., Yam, K. C., & Aguinis, H. (2019). Employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility: Effects on pride, embeddedness, and turnover. Personnel Psychology72(1), 107-137.

Pfeffer, J. (2018). Dying for a paycheck: How modern management harms employee health and company performance—and what we can do about it. New York: HarperCollins.

Ranganathan, A. (2018). Train them to retain them: Work readiness and the retention of first-time women workers in India. Administrative Science Quarterly63(4), 879-909.

Rao, H., & Greve, H. R. (2018). Disasters and community resilience: Spanish flu and the formation of retail cooperatives in Norway. Academy of Management Journal61(1), 5-25.

More details on the Winners here


Finalists (8)

Davis, G. F. (2016). The vanishing American corporation: Navigating the hazards of a new economy. New York: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Harris, K. L. (2017). Re-situating organizational knowledge: Violence, intersectionality and the privilege of partial perspective. Human Relations70(3), 263-285.

Liu, D., Gong, Y., Zhou, J., & Huang, J. C. (2017). Human resource systems, employee creativity, and firm innovation: The moderating role of firm ownership. Academy of Management Journal60(3), 1164-1188.

Lee, M., Pitesa, M., Pillutla, M. M., & Thau, S. (2018). Perceived entitlement causes discrimination against attractive job candidates in the domain of relatively less desirable jobs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology114(3), 422.

Luo, J., Kaul, A., & Seo, H. (2018). Winning us with trifles: Adverse selection in the use of philanthropy as insurance. Strategic Management Journal39(10), 2591-2617.

Marquis, C., & Bird, Y. (2018). The paradox of responsive authoritarianism: How civic activism spurs environmental penalties in China. Organization Science29(5), 948-968.

Williams, T. A., & Shepherd, D. A. (2016). Building resilience or providing sustenance: Different paths of emergent ventures in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Academy of Management Journal59(6), 2069-2102.

Zeng, M. (2018). Smart Business: What Alibaba’s success reveals about the future of strategy. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.

More details on the Finalists here