Current HR Division Award Winners
Each year the HR Division of the Academy of Management recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to our field in research, teaching, practice, and service. We are very pleased to announce the current winners!
Herbert Heneman Jr. Award for Career Achievement
The Herbert Heneman Jr. Award for Career Achievement is given by the HR Division of the Academy of Management to an individual who has distinguished herself/himself in the field of human resource management. This award is sponsored by McGraw Hill Education.
This year's award winner is Talya N. Bauer, Cameron Professor of Management at Portland State University.
Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award
The Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award is given annually by the HR Division of the Academy of Management to an individual who has distinguished herself/himself in the mentoring of PhD students. This award is named in memory of Tom Mahoney, who himself provided so much guidance to developing Ph.D. students over his long career. This award is sponsored by the Center for Executive Succession at the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business.
This year's award winners are Terrence Mitchell, Emeritus Professor of Management and Organization and of Psychology at the University of Washington and Thomas Lee (deceased), Hughes M. Blake Professor of Management at the University of Washington.
Early Career Achievement Award
The Early Career Achievement Award recognizes the early career achievement of HR scholars. The Award is given to an individual who makes distinguished contributions during the early- to mid-career stage (defined as within 7 years of receiving the Ph.D.). This award is sponsored by the Center for Human Resource Management at Texas A & M University, Mays Business School.
This year's award winner is Kai Chi Yam, Associate Professor of Management and Dean's Chair at National University of Singapore.
Dave Ulrich Impact Award
The Dave Ulrich Impact Award honors the extraordinary career of David Ulrich and his contribution to HR practices across the globe. The award recognizes excellence in the application of theory and research in practice and/or public policy.
This year, the winner of the award is Gary P. Latham, Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Distinguished Human Resource Executive Award
Each year the HR Division recognizes an HR Executive who has distinguished themselves throughout their careers in the field of human resource management through the Distinguished Human Resource Executive Award. The winner is invited to deliver a keynote address at our annual Breakfast Award Ceremony.
This year, the winner is Michael D'Ambrose, Chief Human Resources Officer at the Boeing Company.
Annual Research, Teaching, and Service Awards
Scholarly Achievement Award
This award is presented to the author(s) of the most significant article in HRM published in recognized journals and research annuals that are generally available to HR Division members. Publications may be empirically or non-empirically-based. Nominated papers must have a publication date of 2016. Award recipients need not belong to the Academy of Management or to the HR Division. This award is sponsored by Riegel & Emory Human Resource Center, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina.
This year, the award winners are Lynn A. McFarland (University of South Carolina) and Youngsang (Ray) Kim (Sungkyunkwan University) for their paper: "An Examination of the Relationship Between Applicant Race and Accrued Recruitment Source Information: Implications for Applicant Withdrawal and Test Performance," published in Personnel Psychology, 74, 831-861.
International HRM Scholarly Research Award
Research excellence in international human resource management is unique because of its intersection among multiple fields of management, such as HRM and International Management. This award is presented to the author(s) of the most significant article in IHRM. Publications may be empirically or non-empirically-based. Award recipients need not belong to the Academy of Management or to the HR Division. This award is sponsored by Pennsylvania State University, School of Labor and Employment Relations, Center for International Human Resource Studies.
This year, the award winners are Eun Su Lee (The University of Newcastle) and Betina Szkudlarek (University of Sydney Business School) their paper: "Refugee Employment Support: The HRM-CSR Nexus and Stakeholder Co-Dependency," published in the Human Resource Management Journal, 31, 936-955.
Innovative Teaching Award
The HR Division Innovative Teaching Award recognizes colleagues in the HR Division who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom or leadership in disseminating their innovations in the teaching of HRM. The innovative teaching award is based on the innovative development and dissemination of new teaching methods and new course designs. Special attention is given to methods that are developed as a result of interactions with the business community and those methods and designs that are widely disseminated. This award is sponsored by Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies.
This year, the award winners are Michael C. Sturman (Rutgers University) and Hanbo Shim (University of Texas at Arlington) for their project: Exercises in HR Analytics: The Case of Mr. Macky’s Cajun Cuisine.
Emerging Scholar Award in Employee Participation and Ownership
The Beyster Foundation for Enterprise Development presents awards of $1,500 each for promising research by emerging scholars in the domain of broad-based employee participation and ownership. The purpose of the award program is to identify innovative research in management or management-related disciplines that considers high-impact ideas in the context of business and society’s needs for employee empowerment, participative workforces, and wealth creation through broad-based equity and profit-sharing mechanisms. Research that has broad implications for practice and/or policy, and that addresses pressing economic and/or social problems are especially appropriate for this award.
This year, the award winner is Yixuan Li (University of Florida).
David P. Lepak Service Award
This award recognizes one or more HR Division members for exceptional services to the Division. The winner is nominated and selected by the HR Division Executive Committee.
This year, the award winner is Suzanne C. de Janasz (George Mason University).
Conference and Dissertation Awards
Best Convention Paper Award
The Best Convention Paper Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper accepted by the Program Committee for the annual conference. This award is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
This year, the award winners are Lindsey D. Cameron (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) and Jirs Meuris (University of Wisconsin-Madison) for their paper: “The Peril of Paycheck Dispersion: When Fluctuations in Compensation Jeopardize Worker Retention.”
Best Student Convention Paper Award
The Best Student Convention Paper Award is given to the student who is the sole or first author on the best paper accepted by the Program Committee for the annual conference. This award is sponsored by the Personnel Psychology.
This year, the award winner is Yu Tse Heng (University of Washington) for the paper: “The Grief-Work Interface: How Employees Navigate Work After Losing a Loved One."
Best Paper for HR-Entrepreneurship Research Award
The Best Convention Paper Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper exploring entrepreneurial activity and entrepreneurs themselves from an HR perspective, as well as HR systems and practices through an entrepreneurship lens, at the individual or organizational level accepted by the Program Committee for the annual conference. This award is sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.
This year, the award winners are Kyoung Yong Kim (Villanova University), Jake Messersmith (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and David G. Allen (Texas Christian University), for their paper: "Built to Last: A Human Capital Resource Perspective on Diversity and New Venture Survival."
Best Student Paper for HR-Entrepreneurship Research Award
The Best Student Convention Paper Award is given to the student who is the sole or first author on the best paper exploring entrepreneurial activity and entrepreneurs themselves from an HR perspective, as well as HR systems and practices through an entrepreneurship lens, at the individual or organizational level accepted by the Program Committee for the annual conference. This award is sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.
This year, the award winner is Joonyoung Kim (Cornell University) for the paper: "People Aspects of Entrepreneurship: A Meta-Analytic Review and Roadmap for Future Research."
Ralph Alexander Dissertation Award
The Ralph Alexander Dissertation Award is given to the author of the best doctoral dissertation in the field of HRM. In order to be eligible for this award, a dissertation must address a phenomenon that is of importance to the HRM field and have been completed no more than 24 months prior to the submission deadline. This award is sponsored by Human Resource Management Journal – Wiley.
This year, the award winner is Qi Zhang (Oregon State University) for her dissertation: "Connect to Fit, Fit to Connect: The Coevolution of Perceived Person-Group Fit and Social Network."
SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants
SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants are given to up to four promising researchers in the field of HRM at the dissertation stage of their doctoral education. This annual competition is funded by the SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the HR Division, and is intended to support the dissertation research of doctoral candidates. This year the award winners are:
Liza Y. Barnes (University of Colorado Boulder). A Multi-Perspective Exploration of Employee Medical Leaves of Absence.
Vanessa Shum (Simon Fraser University). Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? Three Papers Exploring External Mobility in the Era of Social Media.
Mary Eve P. Speach (Georgia Institute of Technology). Am I Paranoid or Did I Just Receive Advice? The Impact of Disability Status on Recipient Behavior Following Solicited Advice.
Kartik Trivedi (Brandeis University). Algorithmic Influence on Human Decision Making: A Study of Human Algorithm Interaction in Hiring of People with Disabilities.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of all of our award sponsors. Please note that sponsors have no input in the selection of award winners.
2022 Awards Committee
Jenna R. Pieper (Chair), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Patrick E. Downes, University of Kansas
Karen Landay, University of Missouri Kansas City
Kristina Tirol-Carmody, University of Kansas
Jamila Maxie, University of North Texas