2021 M&SOM Society Award for

Responsible Research in Operations Management


The purpose of responsible research is to encourage studies contributing knowledge that may have implications for making the world a better place by informing evidence-based, high quality and societally beneficial organizational practices across business, government and non-government organizations.


2021 Committee

  • Zeynep Aksin Karaesmen
  • Ravi Anupindi
  • Feryal Erhun (Chair)
  • Ravi Subramanian
  • Yanchong Karen Zheng



  • Timing It Right: Balancing Inpatient Congestion vs. Readmission Risk at Discharge, by Pengyi Shi, Jonathan Helm, Jivan DegliseHawkinson, and Julian Panc, Operations Research, doi: 10.1287/opre.2020.2044


Honorary Mentions

  • Doing Less to Do More? Optimal Service Portfolio of Nonprofits that Serve Distressed Individuals, by Priyank Arora, Morvarid Rahmani, and Karthik Ramachandran, M&SOM (forthcoming).
  • An Examination of Early Transfers to the ICU Based on a Physiologic Risk Score, by Wenqi Hu, Carri Chan, JosZubizarreta, Gabriel Escobar, 2018, M&SOM, 20(3):531549.



  • How Scheduling Can Bias Quality Assessment: Evidence from FoodSafety Inspections, Maria Ibanez and Michael Toffel, 2020, Management Science, 66(6): 23962416.
  • Nudging Drivers to Safety: Evidence from a Field Experiment, by Vivek Choudhary, Masha Shunko, Serguei Netessine, Seongjoon Koo, Management Science (forthcoming).