Since the 23rd EGOS Colloquium in Vienna in 2007, EGOS has granted two annual prizes for outstanding papers:
EGOS Best Paper Award – sponsored by the Hanken School of Economics, Finland, amounting to € 2,000.
EGOS Best Student Paper Award – sponsored by HEC Montréal, Canada, amounting to € 2,000. The paper must have a PhD student as its first author.
- Only full papers which have been uploaded via the EGOS submission system can be considered for these awards!
- When uploading the full paper via the EGOS website, author(s) should indicate whether she/he/they would like this paper to compete for either only one award or both awards.
Best Paper Award 2020
Lilia Giugni & Paul Tracey
Selling Liberation: A Study of Tobacco Firms’ Gender Washing Practices toward Market Legitimation (1920s–2010s)
Presented in sub-theme 50/2020: Social-Symbolic Work for Societal Grand Challenges: Constructing Sustainable Selves, Organizations, and Institutions
Best Student Paper Award 2020
Patricia Helena Hein & Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari
From Shelter to Emancipation: How Disabled Workers Found their Own Voice through Identity Work
Presented in sub-theme 28/2020:
Inequality, Institutions, and Organizations
Best Paper Award 2019
Andrea Carlo Lo Verso
Identity Dynamics in Emerging Interstitial Fields: The Case of Italian Civil Drone Industry (2013–2018)
Presented in sub-theme 59/2019:
Actor-centered Institutionalism: Comparing Actors, Contexts, Interactions and Change
Best Student Paper Award 2019
Madalina Pop & David Seidl
Making Sense of Grand Challenges through the Design of Communicative Spaces
Presented in sub-theme 19/2019:
Strategizing for Grand Challenges
Selection process, rules and time schedule
The selection committee for all three prizes comprises members of the EGOS Board, editorial members of the Organization Studies Board and members of the local Colloquium organizing committee. The selection committee is chaired by an EGOS Board member.
After the EGOS Colloquium in July, the sub-theme convenors nominate not more than one paper for each of the three awards out of the full papers submitted to their sub-theme via the EGOS website.
Sub-theme convenors can decide not to nominate a paper for either of the prizes. Sub-theme convenors cannot nominate papers that they co-author. Members of the selection committee, the local Colloquium organizing committee and the EGOS Board are excluded from competing for any of the prizes.
Once the formal requirements have been met, nominees are informed of their nomination by the chairperson of the selection committee. Those competing for the EGOS Best Student Paper Award may be asked to prove their status as PhD students at the time of their conference presentation.
From September to December, the selection committee choose the winning papers from the nominated papers. The decision will be made in early Spring, but not be announced before the next EGOS Colloquium in July.
The prizes are awarded at the next EGOS Colloquium in July.