Current Award Winners

HR Division Award Winners 2019

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 winners for 2019!

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 Felice B. Klein (Boise State University), Ryan Hammond (Pure Storage), Aaron D. Hill (University of Florida), and Ryan Stice-Lusvardi (Stanford University) for their paper: “The Road to Inequity is Paved with Good Intentions: Examining the Gender Pay Gap in Equity Awards.”

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 University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business.

This year, the award winner is Hyesook Chung (Cornell University) for her paper: “The Importance of Temporal Dimension in Workforce Management: Turnover-Hiring Synchronization.”

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 David E. Guest, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management at King’s Business School, King’s College, London.

 

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 PhD 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 winner is Timothy A. Judge, Ph.D., the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness and the Executive Director of the Leadership Initiative in the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

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 Brian W. Swider, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida.

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 our distinguished HR Executive Award winner is Skip Spriggs, President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council.


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 winner is Samantha Conroy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, for her innovative teaching method for HRM.

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 Federica De Stefano (University of Pennsylvania) for her dissertation: “How Much is Work Worth to Firms? Essays on Value Creation and Value Capture from Human Capital.

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 JR Keller (Cornell University) for his paper: "Posting and Slotting: How Hiring Processes Shape the Quality of Hire and Compensation in Internal Labor Markets," published in Administrative Science Quarterly, 63(4), 848-878.

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 Sabrina D. Volpone (University of Colorado Boulder), Dennis J. Marquardt (Abilene Christian University), Wendy J. Casper (University of Texas Arlington), and Derek R. Avery (Wake Forest University) for their paper: "Minimizing Cross-Cultural Maladaptation: How Minority Status Facilitates Change in International Acculturation," published in Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(3), 249-269.

Emerging Scholar Awards 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 Kyoung Yong Kim (City University of Hong Kong).

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 Nitya Chawla (University of Arizona), Yu Yu (Tsinghua University), Shoshana Schwartz (University of Pennsylvania), and Xing Liu (University of South Carolina).

HR Division 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 Jenna R. Pieper (University of Nebraska-Lincoln).



We gratefully acknowledge the support of all of our award sponsors. Please note that sponsors have no input in the selection of award winners. 


2019 Awards Committee Co-Chairs

Kaifeng Jiang, The Ohio State University

Rebecca R. Kehoe, Cornell University

Julie I. Hancock, University of North Texas
Karen Landay, University of Alabama