Distinguished Speaker Series

Rebecca Henderson
The John and Natty McArthur University Professor
Harvard University

Paula Jarzabkowski
Professor of Strategic Management
University of Queensland & University of London 

Jerry Davis
Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration
University of Michigan

Fiona Kun Yao
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Davis Smith
CEO and Founder, Cotopaxi

J. Eric Smith
Former President, Swiss Re Americas 

Venkat Venkatakrishnan
Director of Research, Discovery Partners Institute

ISOI Research Paper Award

ISOI Research Award is an annual award given to a published journal article or  book that embodies and furthers the mission of the ISOI. The ISOI seeks to address unmet demand by academic communities and corporations for  transdisciplinary research in strategic organizational design and management.

ISOI Research Award 2022 Winner: Fiona Yao

ISOI Research Award 2022 Kun (Fiona) Yao Anand

ISOI Research Award 2021 Winner: Gopesh Anand

ISOI Research Award 2021 Winner Gopesh Anand

Anand, Gopesh, Chandrasekaran, A., and Sharma, L. (2021). Sustainable process improvements: Evidence from intervention‐based research. Journal of Operations Management, 67(2): 212-236.

Call for papers 2023

Deadline March 24th, 2023

To be eligible for the ISOI Research Award, the published journal article or book must reflect and further ISOI’s mission, have been authored or co-authored by a UIUC faculty member and published within the last five years (2018-2022).

The author(s) do not need to be members of the Gies College faculty, and we encourage nominations from other campus units (e.g., Communication, Economics, Education, Engineering, Labor and Employment Relations, and Sociology).

We welcome works that advance a theory as well as empirical studies using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. ISOI directors will screen nominated works and distribute them to internal reviewers with expertise in the topic area.

A committee composed of ISOI Scholars will read all finalist works and choose the award recipient.

The evaluation criteria include

  1. the importance of the contribution to advancing research on strategic organizations;
  2. originality, creativity, and innovativeness;
  3. research quality and rigor, and
  4. impact on global scholarly communities.

Preference will be given to works that are first-authored, single-authored, or are directly associated with the author’s research agenda. The ISOI Award recipient will receive a check for $5000 and formal recognition from ISOI. The recipient will also be invited to give an ISOI-sponsored talk on the award paper. The due date for submission is March 24th and the ISOI award recipient will be notified by May 5th. The recognition ceremony and research presentation will be scheduled early in the Fall semester of 2023.

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