Call for Nominations: 2019 ONE and Network for Business Sustainability

Research Impact on Practice Award


The Research Impact on Practice Award recognizes a piece of contemporary, peer-reviewed research that has important implications for prac­tice. The research may focus on any issue that is of societal or environmental importance. The Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) co-sponsors this award with the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division.


The winner will receive $500 cash and a trophy to be delivered at the ONE business meeting of AOM. The research will be promoted broadly through NBS, which has a network of more than 5000 subscribers and many more website visitors (see description of NBS at end of document).


Nomination and evaluation

The paper must be published during the previous calendar year (January 1-December 31, 2018) either a) online (must have a DOI number) or b) in hard copy. However, any single paper can only be nominated once (i.e. a paper published online one year cannot be nominated again when it appears in the journal). 


At least one author needs to be an ONE Division member.


To nominate an article, submit the original article, along with a letter of nomination, which should include:

  1. Full citation and author’s contact information
  2. Description of the key contributions (theoretical and empirical) (max 150 words)
  3. Description of the realized or potential implications for practice (max 150 words)


The descriptions should be written in language that is accessible to knowledgeable sustainability practitioners.


Applicants may nominate their own work or the work of another.


The criteria for judging articles are:

  • Relevance (e.g. is the topic of importance to managers or other practitioners) (50%)
  • Rigor (i.e. what is the quality of the research — the work must be empirical, but can be based on qualitative or quantitative data) (50%)


We also encourage members of the research community to join NBS to share insights with practitioners.


The submission deadline is April 30, 2019. Please send submissions, and any questions, to both Maya Fischhoff of NBS (mfischhoff[at] and Joern Hoppmann, ONE Awards Committee (jhoppmann[at]


The judging committee will consist of an ONE Awards Committee member, an additional ONE member (appointed by the ONE Awards Committee Chair), one NBS staff person and a member of the prac­titioner community (e.g. sustainability managers).


The winning paper will be announced at the ONE Division business meeting in August.


About NBS

The Network for Business Sustainability is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that connects thousands of researchers and business leaders worldwide, with the goal of creating new, sustainable business models for the 21st century. NBS receives funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). NBS is a RRBM partner.