IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management

The Second IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management

“With Executive Input in Selecting the Winners”

Co-sponsored by The International Association for Chinese Management Research

and The Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management

Announcement of Winners and Finalists 

March 10, 2019

The IACMR-RRMB award recognizes excellent scholarship that focuses on important issues for business and society using sound research methods with credible results. Publications should exemplify the seven principles of responsible research and must have been published in the last five years (2014-2018). Please click here for the Call for Nominations.

We received nominations for 90 articles and 16 books. A committee of 41 accomplished scholars reviewed these nominations, judging each work on its credibility and the usefulness. Eighteen articles and five books were judged to be strong on both criteria. This list then received a second review by a committee of ten business executives (most of whom were doctoral graduates) on the usefulness criterion. Then, the Chairs of the Academic and Executive Review Committees discussed the final evaluations and selected the winners.

We are extremely pleased to honour the eight “Finalists”, twelve “Winners” and three “Distinguished Winners.” While all the nominated articles and books are outstanding, the review committees felt the selected studies to best exemplify the principles of responsible research, striving for broad and significant societal benefits, and leaving the world a better place for their presence in the literature.

Each of the twelve Winners will receive a cash prize of U.S. $500. Each of the three Distinguished Winners will receive a cash prize of U.S. $2,000. We thank JD.com’s contribution to IACMR’s Dare To Care Fund for the Award prizes.

Please visit this page on the RRBM website to see the list of winners and finalists, the members of the two review committees and research assistants. We offer our deep thanks to the 46 reviewers, five chairs, and three research assistants for their dedication and selfless contributions to the IACMR-RRMB Award program. We further appreciate the website and staff support of EFMD.

The Awards ceremony will be held on August 11, 2019 in Boston at the IACMR/RRBM joint session. Congratulations to the authors of these outstanding research projects that contribute credible knowledge with implications for practice and policy. These publications help move us towards a better world.


Jia (Jasmine) Hu, Ohio State University, USA, Chair of Academic Review Committee, micro articles;

David Zhu, Arizona State University, USA, Chair of Academic Review Committee, macro articles;

Peter McKiernan, Strathclyde University, UK, Chair of Academic Review Committee, books;

Alexis Fink, Facebook, USA, Chair of Executive Review Committee, micro articles;

Jianwen Liao, JD.com, China, Chair of Executive Review Committee, macro articles;

Ray Friedman, Vanderbilt University, USA, President, IACMR; and

Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame, USA; Founding President, IACMR and Co-Founder, RRBM