“Responsible Research in Management Award”

2020 Winners Webinar Series


Third Webinar: December 11, 2020, Friday, 11am-1pm AZ; 1-3 pm NY time; 6-8 pm UK


If you want to learn how to conduct award-winning research that can also potentially change the world for the better, this webinar series is for you!


The IACMR-RRBM award recognizes excellent scholarship that focuses on important issues for business and for society. This three-part webinar series features the 2020 winners’ inspiring research journeys.  The first was held on August 6, with commentaries by Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, a video recording of which can be found at YouTube or Youku (for mainland China). The second was held on October 6 with Professor Jerry Davis of the University of Michigan as a discussant – the video recording of which can be viewed on YouTube or Youku (for those in Mainland China).


The third and final webinar of this series took place on December 11 and told the stories of the following publications:

  1. Gray, B., & Purdy, J. (2018). Collaborating for our future: Multistakeholder partnerships for solving complex problems. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  2. Robert Sroufe. (2018). Integrated Management: How Sustainability Creates Value for Any Business. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited
  3. Thomas, H., & Hedrick-Wong, Y. (2019). Inclusive Growth: The Global Challenges of Social Inequality and Financial Inclusion. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
  4. 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
  5. Whiteman, G., & Cooper, W. H. (2016). Decoupling rape. Academy of Management Discoveries, 2(2), 115-154. DOI: 10.5465/amd.2014.0064


The event was hosted by Professor Peter McKiernan, Professor of Management at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and the discussant was Professor Kim Cameron, William Russell Professor of Management & Organizations, Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Michigan.

Second Webinar: October 6, 2020, Tuesday, 1pm-3pm (EST):

Five Award winning papers (see below for the titles) were presented in the second webinar on October 6, 2020. The theme was “Labor, Management, and Society”. Professor Jerry Davis of the University of Michigan was our discussant and Professor Anne Tsui of the University of Notre Dame was be the moderator of this webinar.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

First Webinar: August 6, 2020, Thursday, 1pm-3pm (EST):

Six Award winning papers (see below for list) were presented in the August 6 webinar on the theme of “Entrepreneurship, social enterprising, and sustainability”.  Professor Jeffery Pfeffer of Stanford University was our discussant for the first webinar. Professor David Zhu of the Arizona State University was the chair and moderator of this webinar.


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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