2022 “Best Paper with International Implications” Award
Sponsored by the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation (Oxford University)
This award recognizes the paper whose theme and content best reflects an awareness of business and management across national boundaries.
The 2022 recipients of the Outstanding International Implications Paper Award are: Benjamin Korman (U. of Konstanz), Florian Kunze (U. of Konstanz), Max Reinwald (LMU Munich), and David Dwertmann (Rutgers U.)
“The Effect of Community Support for Far-Right Political Parties on Immigrant Employees' Absenteeism”
Thank you to the award committee: Sebastian Reiche (Chair), Vas Taras, Lorna Doucet, Mai Trinh, Inga Hoever, Ghulam Murtaza, Shuang Ren
Comments: This paper offers a timely introduction of a social phenomenon that is current, interesting, important, and macro-level – international immigration and political polarization – to the OB field. In doing so, it expands the scope of investigation of a typical employee behavior in the OB field (absenteeism). Each of the research designs (time-lagged data and experiment) is rigorous and collectively they provide convincing findings. The research speaks to the growing organizational reality in which employee behavior is couched within the wider political and societal context.