Rice Professor awarded prestigious ‘Best Paper’ award
Professor Zhou’s research recognized as most highly cited
paper in top management journal; finalists include Rice professors Sanders and
Houston Endowment Professor of Management Jing Zhou of Rice University’s Jones
Graduate School of Business along with her coauthors recently received the Journal
of Management (JOM) Best Paper award, which recognizes the most highly
cited JOM papers published in 2004. Additionally, two Jones School
faculty members, Professor of Strategic Management Gerard Sanders and Associate
Professor of Business and Public Policy Doug Schuler, appeared among the top
five finalists for the distinguished award.
The award committee chose the most
highly cited papers in 2004 to allow time for the top papers to emerge. Dr.
Zhou and her coauthors were announced as the 2004 Best Paper winner during an
award ceremony at the Academy
of Management Conference
on August 9, 2009.
Overall Best Paper Award
"The effects of personal and
contextual characteristics on creativity: Where should we go from here?”
Christina Shalley, Jing
Zhou, and Greg Oldham
Houston Endowment Professor of
Management Jing Zhou is a top researcher in the area of organizational
creativity and innovation, organizational behavior, and international
management. She is currently director for Asian Management Research and
Education and an associate editor of Journal of Applied Psychology, another top
scholarly journal in the field of management. Additionally, she has served on
the editorial review boards of leading journals in management and
entrepreneurship such as the Academy of
Management Journal, Academy of
Management Review, Journal of
Management, Journal of Business
Venturing, and Strategic
Entrepreneurship Journal. She is a senior vice president and president
elect of the International Association for Chinese Management Research.
In the winning paper, authors provide systematic review,
integration, and critique of research on employee creativity, which is an
essential ingredient for achieving success by both organizations and
entrepreneurs in the 21st century. Exciting new directions for
theory building, for empirical research, and for methodological improvements in
the creativity research area are revealed and discussed.
Best Paper Finalist
“The upper echelons revisited:
Antecedents, elements, and consequences of top management team
Mason A. Carpenter, Marta A.
Geletkanycz, and Wm. Gerard Sanders
Professor of Strategic Management Wm.
Gerard (Gerry) Sanders’ research, which has been
published in leading academic journals and major news outlets, focuses
primarily on the intersections of corporate governance and executive leadership
and their effects on firm strategy and performance. He currently serves as an
associate editor of the Academy of Management journal.
The study reviewed the contributions of the upper
echelons theory to field in management, synthesized empirical research in the
area, and identified promising opportunities for future research necessary
to move the theory forward.
Best Paper Finalist - Amy Hillman, Gerry Keim, and Doug Schuler
“Corporate Political Strategies: A
Review and Research Agenda”
Associate Professor of Business
and Public Policy Doug Schuler conducts research on corporate political
strategy and social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. He currently
teaches classes on business and government relations, business globalization,
and social enterprise.
The paper reviews the academic
literature on corporate political activity from 1995 through 2004, and
encourages researchers to study more about the effects of organizational
features and strategies on corporate political activity as well as how the mix
of political activities may result in the best political outcomes for the firm.