2021 "Responsible Research in Management" Award
Sponsored by the Academy of Management Fellows
Co-sponsored by the Responsible Research in Business and Management
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2021
Responsible research is defined as studies that produce both credible and useful knowledge. Credibility refers to the reliability, validity or trustworthiness of findings, in either inductive or deductive work, using qualitative data, quantitative data, or both. Usefulness refers to the potential of the knowledge to inform policy and influence practice. The purpose of this responsible research award is to recognize rigorously conducted and societally beneficial studies, contributing knowledge with the potential to make the world a better place. We call for nominations of published work that exemplifies these principles of responsible research.
The Fellows Group of the Academy of Management is composed of members of the Academy who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. In addition to fellowship and discussion among persons so recognized and honored, the Fellows Group may perform activities of an educational nature deemed necessary for the exercise of intellectual leadership in the field of management.
The Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) is dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and supporting credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines. Visit rrbm.network for the RRBM mission, the range of supporters, readings, and activities.
We invite nominations or self-nominations of empirical research articles or research books, written in the English language and published within the last five years (2016-2020), that meet the following criteria:
Submission Procedure, Evaluation and Decision Date
* Please visit this RRBM page to view lists of previous Award winners.
Seven Principles of Responsible Research in Business and Management
Please go to www.rrbm.network for a detailed description of the seven principles in the position paper "Responsible Research in Business and Management: Striving for Credible and Useful Knowledge."
Principle 1-Service to Society: Business research aims to develop knowledge that benefits business and the broader society, locally and globally, for the ultimate purpose of creating a better world.
Principle 2-Stakeholder Involvement: Business and management research values the involvement of different stakeholders who can play a critical role at various stages of the scientific process, without compromising the independence of inquiry.
Principle 3-Impact on Stakeholders: Business and management schools, funders, and accrediting agencies acknowledge and reward research that has an impact on diverse stakeholders, especially research that contributes to better business and a better world.
Principle 4-Valuing Both Basic and Applied Contributions: Business school deans, journal editors, funders, accrediting agencies, and other stakeholders respect and recognize contributions in both theoretical and applied research.
Principle 5-Valuing Plurality and Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Senior scholars, journal editors, funders, and accreditation agencies value diversity in research themes, methods, forms of scholarship, types of inquiry, and interdisciplinary collaboration to reflect the plurality and complexity of business and societal problems.
Principle 6-Sound Methodology: Business research implements sound scientific methods and processes in both quantitative and qualitative or both theoretical and empirical domains.
Principle 7-Broad Dissemination: Business and management schools value diverse forms of knowledge dissemination that collectively advance basic knowledge and practice.
AOM Fellows Responsible Research Award Committee
Arizona State University
The London School of Economics
Johns Hopkins University
University of Central Florida
Singapore Management University
George Mason University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Miami
The Pennsylvania State University
University of Oregon
University of Notre Dame
University of California, Berkeley
Van de Ven, Andy
University of Minnesota
Texas Tech University