MOC Best Paper Award

The MOC division offers a best paper award.  Past winners of the award include the following:


2016 – Oliver Nick, Thomas Calvard, and Kristina Potocnik, "Sensemaking and Control at the Limit: The Air France 447 Disaster."

2015 – Shubha Patvardhan, "Prospective Sensemaking: Strategy-making in a Pioneering Firm."

2014 – Andrew Carton, Chad Murphy, and Jonathan Clark, "Vision and Values."

2013 (co-winner) – Kristie Rogers, "Seeing past the orange: An inductive investigation of organizational respect in a prison context."  

2013 (co-winner) - Raina Brands and Jochen Menges, "Team social network structures affect attributions of charismatic leadership to men and women."

2012 – Lynne Catherine Vincent, Sharon H. Kim, and Jack Anthony Goncalo, “The outsider’s advantage:  Social rejection can fuel creative thought.”

2011 – Sunita Sah and Robert MacCoun, “Unconvinced but Persuaded:  How Confident Advisors Influence You.” 

2010 - Erin G. Pleggenkuhle & David Deeds, University of St. Thomas "Salience, Irrelevance and Amplified Biases in Third-Party Rating: Is the Media to Blame ?”

2009 – Joe Magee, Frances Milliken, & Adam Lurie, “Roles, Power, and Sense-Making after 9/11: Differences in the Content of Attention and Construal.”

2008 – Sophie LeRoy, “Why is it so Hard to Do My Work?  The Challenge of Attention Residue when Switching Between Tasks”

2007 – Jack Anthony Goncalo and Evan Polman, “When Confidence Comes Too Soon: Collective Efficacy, Conflict and Group Performance Over Time”

2006 – Carmit T. Tadmor, Philip E. Tetlock, and Kaiping Peng, “Biculturalism and Integrative Complexity: Testing the Acculturation Complexity Model” -- Published in 2009 in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology Volume 40, Issue 1, pages 105-139 

2005 – Scott D. Julian and Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, “Saying FUI to TO/FU: Exploring the Relationship Between Two Models of Strategic Issue Diagnosis” -- Published in 2008 in the Strategic Management Journal Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 93-114   

2003 – Kyle Lewis, Lynette Gillis, and Donald Lange, “Who Says You Can’t Take it with You?  Transferring Transactive Memory Systems Across Tasks” -- Published in 2005 in Organization Science Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 581-598

2002 – Daniel Levin, Robert Cross, and Lisa Abrams, “The Strength of Ties You Can Trust: The Mediating Role of Trust in Effective Knowledge Transfer”-- Published in 2004 in Management Science Volume 50, Issue 11, pages 1477–1490

2001 – Julia Balogun and Gerry Johnson, “From Intended Strategies to Unintended Outcomes: The Impact of Change Recipient Sensemaking” -- Published in 2005 in Organization Studies, Volume 26, Issue 11, pages 1573-1601

2000 – Peter Haggelund, “Sensemaking into Stable Quasi-Companies: Enabling Reality with Analysts’ Valuation Models”

1999 - Shmuel Ellis and I Davidi, “Switching Cognitive Gears between Conscious and Automatic Thinking: Drawing Lessons from Failed vs. Successful Events” -- Published in 2005 in Journal of Applied Psychology, Volume 90, Issue 5, pages 857-871.

1998 - Michael W. Morris, Paul C. Moore, Michal Tamuz, and Rick Tarrell, “Learning from a Brush with Danger: Evidence that Pilots’ Learning from a ‘Near Accident’ is Enabled by Counterfactual Thinking and Hindered by Organizational Accountability” -- Published in 2000 in Administrative Science Quarterly, Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 737-765

1997 – Phyllis C. Panzano and Robert S. Billings, “To Sue or Not to Sue: Organizational Resistance, Relationships, Issue Frames and Context.”

1996 (co-winner) – Kenneth J. Dunegan, “Framing, Images and Fines: Examining Formulation Effects on Punishment Decisions”

1996 (co-winner) - Mark J. Martinko and Kelly L. Zellars, “Toward a Theory of Workplace Violence: A Social Learning and Attributional Perspective” -- Published in 1998 in Monographs in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations, Volume 23, pages 1-42.

1995 – Loren Gustafson and Rhonda Reger, “Using Organizational Identity to Achieve Stability and Change in High Velocity Environments”


MOC Best Student/Dissertation Paper Award

The MOC division also offers a best student paper award. The first or sole author of the paper must be a student who clearly indicates their student status upon submitting the paper, or the paper must be based on a dissertation. Past winners of the award include the following:


2016   Christopher Myers “Antecedents and Performance Benefits of Reciprocal Vicarious Learning in Teams. s.”

2015  Cristiano Guarana and Morela Hernandez, “Identified Ambivalence: When Cognition Conflicts Can Help Individuals Overcome Cognitive Traps.”

2014 – John McCarthy and Daniel Levin, "Network Shadows: The Perceptual and Performance Implications of Intra-Organizational Dormant Ties."

2013 – Shubha Patvardhan, "Prospection: Review and Reflections on Forward-Looking Behavior of Firms."

2012 – Johnna Capitano, Jonathan C. Ziegert, and Katrina A. Graham, “The impact of framing and feedback on decision making.”

2011 – TTimo Vuori, Mark P. Healey and Gerard P. Hodgkinson , “When People Agree Whilst Disagreeing: Implicit and Explicit Mental Models in Group Cognition” 

2010 - David H. Tobey, Michael R. Manning  & Mary M. Nash  “The Change Moment: Emotive Markers Predicting the Onset of Social Movements.”