AMD Best Article Award Committee: Jean Bartunek, Donald C. Hambrick, Sara Rynes, and Mary Waller
The mission of the Academy of Management Discoveries is to promote phenomenon-driven empirical research that our theories of management and organizations neither adequately predict nor explain. Data on these poorly understood phenomena can come from any source, including ethnographic observations, lab and field experiments, field surveys, meta-analyses, and replication studies. AMD welcomes exploratory studies at the pre-theory stage of knowledge development, where it is premature to specify hypotheses. This research must be grounded in rigorous state-of-the-art methods, present strong and persuasive evidence, and offer interesting and important implications for management theory and practice.
William H. Cooper
Finalists for AMD's Best Article Award
Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa
University of Texas at Austin
Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics