The STR Division gives the award annually in honor of the late Robert Litschert. To be eligible, papers must be submitted and accepted to the AOM Annual Meeting, and authored by students only. Papers with one or more non-student co-authors are not considered. Doctoral students should note their paper’s eligibility for the award during the submission process to the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
Sourobh Ghosh (Harvard U.) "Think Before You Act: The Unintended Consequences of Inexpensive Business Experimentation"
Ming Zhu Wang (Washington U. At St. Louis): "Rumelt (1991) Revisited: Does Industry Really Matter More Than Corporate?"
Haram Seo (U. of Minnesota): "Corporate Philanthropy as a Strategic Tool for Advocacy."
Sina Khoshsokhan (Boston University): “When the Walls Come Down: Innovation in Diagnostics After the Invalidation of Gene Patents ”
Andrew Boysen (U. Pennsylvania): “Where Have All the Disruptions Gone? Co-adoption of Partially Substituting Technologies”
Andy Wu (U.of Pennsylvania): “Organizational Decision-Making and Information: Angel Investments by Venture Capital Partners”
Timothy Gubler (Washington U. in St. Louis): “Social Affiliations and Performance of Experts in Organizations”
Yuchen Zhang (U. of Colorado, Boulder): “How Vertical Integration Affects Firm Innovation: Quasi-Experimental Evidence.”
Seth Carnahan (U. of Maryland): “New Firm Creation Following Dissolution of Rival Organizations”
Philipp Meyer-Doyle (U. of Pennsylvania): “How Do Firms Become Good Acquirers? Managerial Learning and the Acquisition Capability of Firms”
Natalia Vuori & Timo Vuori (Aalto U.): “Mind the Way You Reflect: Causal Knowledge in Organizational Learning”
Majid Abdi (York U.): “Internationalization and Performance: Degree, Duration, and Scale of Operation”
Goce Andrevski (University of Kentucky): Competitive Strategy and Alliance Network Formation: Understanding the Origins of Network Positions.
Hans Frankort (U. of Maastricht): “Structural Holes, Technological Resources, and Innovation: A Study of an Interfirm R&D Network.”