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Two research papers nominated for Best Paper Award at the upcoming Academy of Management Meeting in Boston

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Wed, 2 Aug 2023
Two research papers nominated for Best Paper Award at the upcoming Academy of Management Meeting in Boston
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Two research papers — the first featuring a collaborative effort from top business schools, and the second authored by key members of the Sustainability Research Cluster at James Cook University in Singapore — vie for the Best Paper Award at the upcoming Academy of Management Meeting in Boston.

A collaborative research paper, featuring contributions from top business schools such as Ivey Business School, BI Norwegian Business School, Indian Institute of Management, University of Innsbruck and James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore, has been nominated for the Best Paper Award by scholars of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Community of the Academy of Management (AOM). Notably, this marks the second paper with co-authors from JCU, Singapore to be nominated for the Best Paper Award this year.

The most recent nomination comes ahead of the highly anticipated 83rd Annual Meeting of the AOM, held from 4-8 August 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. The paper's authors include Elena Antonacopoulou, Chloe Cameron, Sabrina Göstl, Chang Kim, Renate Kratochvil, Marilyn Poon, Arti Sharma, and Adrian Kuah, all of whom have been invited to the prize presentation taking place on 7 August 2023 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

Their research paper, titled "Process and Practice Perspectives: A Morphological Analysis and Reassessment of Impact," argues that when we face important challenges today, it is essential to bring different viewpoints together to better understand how groups work together. Collective action, or when people come together to achieve common goals, involves important ways of working together.

The authors believe that focusing on the processes and practices involved in collective action has been a major step forward in the past 20 years. However, they suggest a new way of looking at these processes and practices together to gain fresh insights into how collective action can bring about important changes in our systems, and the authors emphasise the need to understand collective action in a more comprehensive way to tackle significant challenges effectively.

In their research, the authors look at how the Process and Practice Perspective (PPP) is applied to strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship disciplines. Currently, these areas are often studied separately. They also introduce a new method called the "morphological analysis," which is an alternative way to review existing studies.

The results of their research provide clear directions for PPP researchers to discover new ideas. Additionally, their work encourages connections between different areas of research, leading to innovative ways to tackle big challenges and create better futures.

The 83rd AOM Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of management and organisation scholars annually in North America to expand research and disseminate the latest knowledge on management. Adrian Kuah, Associate Professor of Business at JCU Singapore Business School is leading several JCU scholars from the Sustainability Research Cluster to partake in this meeting at Boston, Massachusetts. Three of his co-authored papers has been selected for presentation at this prestigious annual meeting.

This nomination marks a second joyous note for Associate Professor Kuah, as another of his co-authored papers "Circular Economy and Consumer Acceptance on Product-Service System: A Customer-Dominant Logic View" has also been nominated for Best Paper by Organisations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM).

Associate Professor Denise Dillon — Acting Dean of Research at James Cook University in Singapore — said, “It is an incredible achievement to be nominated for two Best Papers at the Academy of Management Meeting, a global management science conference, drawing more than 9,500 management researchers and leaders in academia from more than 100 countries around the world. This recognition by the scholarly community shows that our research has reached a high international standard, which is a testament to the excellence of our faculty at a world-class level.”

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