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Submit your nomination for an OB Division award

  • 1.  Submit your nomination for an OB Division award

    Posted 11-30-2023 14:41

    Call for Nominations

    Please take a moment to nominate a deserving member of our division for one of the following !

    Please complete to nominate someone for one of these prestigious awards. Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award are due by Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 11:59PM EST. Nominations for the other three awards are due by Tuesday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.


    Thank you,

    Helena Cooper-Thomas


    OB Division Executive Committee

    OB Division Awards Chair

    Call for the 2022 OB Division Lifetime Achievement Award

    Sponsored by the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior


    The OB Division places a high value on Rigor, Relevance and Relationships. These guiding principles are relevant as criteria for the OB Division Career Awards for Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) and Cummings Early to Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement Award (Cummings Award) in that we expect nominees to demonstrate the high standards expected in the field.



    The scientific quality and methodological soundness of the work. Our field is based on robust, reliable, and valid methodologies and results.

    • The stature of the nominee as a scientist vis-à-vis other prominent scientists in the field.


    The impact of their work on the field and society.

    • Centrality of their research to field of OB
    • Influence of the nominee's contributions to the science of Organizational Behavior
      • The importance/significance of the contribution
      • Publishing high-impact articles in the very best journals
      • The impact that the work has had on the work of students and colleagues
      • Dissemination Recognize efforts to disseminate research findings to a wider audience, including industry professionals and the public


    Collaborative efforts, leadership and involvement within the field and community.

    • Engagement in Academic Community: Active participation in academic discussions, conferences, and collaborations with other scholars.
    • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Consider contributions of bridging academic disciplines and spanning boundaries between research traditions, scholarly conversations, or between different societal stakeholder groups.
    • Leadership & Service to the Profession: Evaluate contributions to the field, such as:
      • Leadership roles in the OB division and/or AOM
      • Editorial roles (serving as an action/associate editor of leading journals, serving on editorial boards of top journals)
      • Involvement in professional organizations related to organizational behavior
      • Involvement in community organizations that apply organizational behavior expertise
    • Mentorship: Recognize the mentorship of students and junior faculty, as well as the fostering of a collaborative and supportive research and learning environment.

    Ethical Conduct

    Nominees are expected to not violate AOM's values in their professional or personal behavior. If allegations of ethical misconduct are identified, nominees will be asked to defer until the issues are resolved and apply in a later year.


    Past award winners:

    • 2023 Jennifer Chatman
    • 2022 John Hollenbeck
    • 2021 Michael Frese
    • 2020 Sue Ashford
    • 2019 Max Bazerman
    • 2018 Teresa Amabile
    • 2017 Fred Luthans
    • 2016 Blake Ashforth
    • 2015 Jane Dutton
    • 2014 Victor Vroom
    • 2013 Benjamin Schneider
    • 2012 Richard Hackman
    • 2011 Charles A. O'Reilly III
    • 2010 Terence R. Mitchell
    • 2009 Denise Rousseau
    • 2008 Barry Staw
    • 2007 Gary Latham
    • 2006 Lyman W. Porter
    • 2005 Edwin Locke

    Call for the 2022 OB Division Cummings Early to Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement Award

    Sponsored by the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

    Sponsored by an OB Division endowment in the name of Larry Cummings, the Organizational Behavior Division recognizes the significant scholarly achievement during the early- to mid-career stage with the OB Division .


    See above for the criteria for both the Lifetime Achievement and Cummings awards.


    Past award winners:

    • 2022 Jessica Rodell (University of Georgia)
    • 2021 Allison Gabriel (University of Arizona)
    • 2020 Christopher Barnes (University of Washington)
    • 2019 Scott DeRue (University of Michigan)
    • 2018 Russell Johnson (Michigan State University)
    • 2017 Mo Wang ( University of Florida)
    • 2016 Dave Mayer (University of Michigan)
    • 2015 Brent Scott (Michigan State University)
    • 2014 Aparna Joshi (Pennsylvania State University)
    • 2013 Francesca Gino (Harvard University)
    • 2012 Hui Liao (University of Maryland)
    • 2011 Adam M. Grant (University of Pennsylvania)
    • 2010 Maria L. Kraimer (University of Iowa)
    • 2009 Remus Ilies (Michigan State University)
    • 2008 Gilad Chen (University of Maryland)
    • 2007 Don Moore (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • 2006 Jason Colquitt (University of Florida)
    • 2005 Jeffrey LePine (University of Florida)
    • 2004 Jean Phillips (Rutgers University)
    • 2003 Amy Edmondson (Harvard Business School)
    • 2002 Michele Gelfand (University of Maryland)
    • 2001 Timothy A. Judge (University of Florida)
    • 2000 Sandra L. Robinson (University of British Columbia)
    • 1999 Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison (New York University)
    • 1998 Jennifer Chatman (University of California, Berkeley)

    Call for the 2022 OB Division Mentorship Award

    The recognizes a scholar who has excelled at mentoring others in achieving their career objectives through moral, social, and intellectual support. We define each of these criteria in more detail below:

    • Intellectual support: Helps the mentee develop ideas constructively (e.g., by brainstorming, offering a sounding board, suggesting a diverse perspective, providing written feedback) – investing one's (scarce) intellectual capital in the service of mentees.
    • Social support: Helps the mentee develop a professional network that will allow him/her to be successful (e.g., introducing them to others, writing reference letters, suggesting them as co-authors/reviewers/editors) – investing one's (scarce) social capital in the service of mentees.
    • Moral support: Genuinely cares about the well-being and development of the mentee (e.g., encouragement through difficult times, helps maintain self-efficacy, provides perspective or specific career/work strategies) – investing one's (scarce) mental energy in the service of mentees.

    Any member of the OB Division is eligible for this award. This award is not meant to recognize research productivity, advocacy activities in the field, or personal longevity in the field but rather to recognize a scholar who has an impactful effect on other scholars through their outstanding mentorship. To be eligible, the person needs three mentees who are willing to write a letter of nomination on behalf of their mentor. Based on the letters or recommendation received, a young and upcoming artist, being mentored by a more senior artist, will develop a personalized piece of art representing the award winner as a mentor. To nominate an individual for the 2023 Mentorship Award, a nomination packet must include:

    1. A letter of nomination that identifies the candidate, the individual(s) making the nomination, and a short motivation about why this person is being nominated (one page, single spaced);
    2. As supporting evidence, we ask the nominators to each write a supporting letter (one page, single spaced) about how this person has impacted their development, career and lives. These letters will be used as input for the artist crafting the award. We need a minimum of three, and a maximum of 10, letters per person. Nominations are accepted from all OB Division members.
    3. If you nominated a candidate in a prior year/years, you will need to resubmit the nomination materials this year.

    Past award winners:

    • 2023 Blake Ashforth
    • 2022 Christina Gibson
    • 2021 Randall Peterson
    • 2020 Jane Dutton
    • 2019 Katherine Phillips
    • 2018 Maurice Schweitzer
    • 2017 John Mathieu
    • 2016 Sharon Parker
    • 2015 John Hollenbeck

    Call for the 2022 OB Division Award for Societal Impact

    Sponsored by The University of Exeter

    Scholarly work with societal impact is both scientifically credible and useful to society; it produces societally beneficial knowledge that aims to make the world a better place. This work will often address, but is not limited to, the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, for example: health and well-being, income and social inequality, and the preservation of the environment. In order to both recognize and incentivize such work in organizational behavior, the OB Division is inviting nominations for the OB Division Award for .


    This award recognizes a body of work, rather than a single conference submission or published article, given that scholarship addressing grand societal problems is often incredibly challenging, unfolding over many years of persistence. It may be published in traditional research outlets; however, it can also be evidenced in monographs, policy papers, books, curriculum, or interventions that may not receive recognition in other forums. Yet, through its application of organizational behavior scholarship, it has the potential to change the world.


    To be eligible for this award, the scholar's work must:

    1. Address problem(s) that relate to timely and important societal challenges in the business, economic, societal or environmental spheres that fall within the domain of organizational behavior,
    2. Provide actionable knowledge or insights for potential policies or practices to improve the well-being of people (employees, customers, suppliers) beyond business and economic success,
    3. Demonstrate strong credibility, and
    4. Be useful for policy or practice within the domain of organizational behavior (i.e., relevance for managers, employees, business, or society).

    An Award Committee comprised of organizational behavior scholars and practitioners will assess the nominations using these criteria and recommend a winner to be announced at the 2023 OB Division Award Ceremony at the Academy of Management Annual Conference.


    Past award winners:

    • 2023 Anne Tsui
    • 2022 Carrie Leana
    • 2021 Michele Gelfand
    • 2020 Laura Morgan Roberts

    Posted on behalf of Helena Cooper-Thomas
    Wladislaw Rivkin
    Associate Professor and Communications Officer of the OB Division
    Trinity Business School