2024 Public and Nonprofit Division Awards
Best Journal Article Award
The Best Journal Article Award Selection Committee for the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management is requesting nominations for the division’s Best Article Award, regarding articles published in 2023 (January 1, 2023–December 31, 2023).
This award is an outstanding opportunity to honor important academic work and high quality intellectual contributions to the field. The committee will review qualifying peer- and self-nominated papers, articles printed in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and relevant scholarship nominated by journal editors from other top journals in the field.
To qualify for the award, the paper must clearly represent scholarship appropriate to the Public and Nonprofit Division and have appeared in print in a 2023 issue of a peer-reviewed academic journal. Final determinations will be made by the award committee.
To nominate a paper, please email a PDF copy of the print version of the article by February 29, 2024 to committee chair Stephen Hold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new winner will be announced during the Public and Nonprofit Division’s business meeting at the 2024 Academy of Management meeting.
The winner will receive an award of $500 (USD).
Best Book Award
The Best Book Award Selection Committee for the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management is requesting nominations for the Division’s 2024 Best Book Award. Books nominated should have publications dates of 2021, 2022, or 2023.
Members of the Public and Nonprofit Division pay special attention to how distinctive qualities of the public and nonprofit sectors influence management and organizational processes. Books nominated for the Award should significantly contribute to modern management theory and/or practice and address issues within the Public and Nonprofit Division’s domain of interest. Author membership in the Division or the Academy of Management is not a criterion in the award process. Because of the interest in the substantive intellectual contribution of the book, nominations of textbooks, edited collections, or books of previously published papers are discouraged. The winning author(s) will receive a plaque recognizing the award.
The best book will received an award of $500 (USD).
Nominations for the award should include the author’s name, book title, publisher, date of publication, and short paragraph supporting the nomination. Self-nomination is allowed. Nominations are due February 29, 2024.
Nominations should be sent to the committee chair, Janine O'Flynn at email@example.com. Committee member addresses will be provided to those submitting nominations to arrange for copies to be sent to all members of the committee.
Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award Selection Committee for the Public and Nonprofit (PNP) Division of the Academy of Management requests nominations for the Division’s 2024 Best Dissertation Award.
This dissertation award recognizes important academic work and high-quality intellectual contributions to the PNP fields. Nominated dissertations that make contributions to the understanding of management in the public and nonprofit arenas will be considered. The best dissertation award winner will receive an award of $500 (USD).
Only dissertations defended during the 2023 calendar year are eligible for consideration and we aim for global reach (ie, PhD theses defended anywhere in the world are eligible).
Nominations should be submitted by the dissertation committee chair or other committee member; self-nominations will not be accepted. The nomination should include two items: (1) An electronic copy of the dissertation (PDF preferred), and (2) An electronic copy of a signed nomination letter (PDF preferred) from the dissertation committee chair or other committee member.
Nominations should be submitted no later than February 29, 2024. Please send nominations to the Committee chair, Barbara Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purpose: The Keith G. Provan Award was established by the members of the Public and Nonprofit Division (PNP) of the Academy of Management in 2015 to posthumously honor the legacy of excellence that Keith brought to the field. Throughout his career, Keith contributed high level theory that innovated existing fields, and broke open emergent fields in management and public administration. The hallmark of Keith’s work was undoubtedly his contribution to theory building through empirical investigation. His methods were varied and suited the question at hand, but his work always spoke to theory. Additionally, Keith reached into the best available literature to inform his work, not limiting himself to his trained discipline (management) or his adopted one (public administration) -but rather finding insight from an eclectic set of literature and bringing the best knowledge to bear onto his problem of interest. Future recipients’ work should embody these ideals and contribution.
Selection criteria: Recipients should be distinguished contributors to the field of Public Administration and their contribution should:
- Be interdisciplinary in integrating literature from across perspectives
- Contribute substantially to both theory and empirical approaches
- Make a unique and identifiable contribution to knowledge in public administration research
Nomination and selection process: All nominations should be emailed directly to the committee chair, Robin LeMaire at email@example.com by February 29, 2024. Nominations should include a copy of the nominated individuals’ vita and a statement from the nominator. Self nominations will not be accepted. All nominations will be reviewed by the award committee. The committee will review the nominated individuals’ work to assess their contribution to theory, empiricism, interdisciplinarity, impact of work, and stature in the field.
Award: The award will be given at the Business meeting of the Public and Nonprofit Division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The Division is not compelled to make the award every year if a suitable candidate is not available.
Past recipients: Mary Guy, University of Colorado Denver; Martha Feldman, UC Irvine; Rosemary O’Leary, University of Kansas; Hal Rainey, University of Georgia; John Bryson and Barbara Crosby, University of Minnesota; James Perry, Indiana University.
IJPA Best International/Comparative Paper Award
Each year, the Division presents the IJPA Best International/Comparative Paper Award in the Public and Nonprofit Division to the author (or authors) of the best paper presented at the annual Conference that focuses on an international/comparative context. Recognizing the outstanding scholarship, this award is created by the International Journal of Public Administration, a Taylor and Francis journal, in support for the advancement of public management. The author(s) of the winning team and two runners-up will be announced in the Conference program and will receive a certificate recognizing the award during the Public and Nonprofit Division’s business meeting at the Academy of Management conference. In addition, the winning team will be recognized with $500.
Eligibility: All papers submitted to the division for consideration at the annual conference and that substantively address a context outside of the U.S. are eligible for the award. All accepted papers are eligible including those that have been nominated or selected for other awards given by the PNP division.
Selection: A panel of international scholars from public and non-profit management will constitute a selection committee which will be responsible for making the award. The Chair of the selection committee will review the pool of accepted papers in conjunction with the PNP program chair and develop a short list of nominated papers for consideration by the selection committee. The selection committee will review papers on the basis of the overall creativity and innovativeness of the research as well as the significance of the contribution to PNP scholarship. Preference will be given to the papers that provide global insights to shared challenges, the mission of IJPA.
Recognition: The winner and the runners-up of this award will be recognized at the business meeting of the Public and Nonprofit Division. All nominated papers will also be invited to participate in a symposium and/or publish their work with IJPA via a fast track.
Charles H. Levine Award for Best Conference Paper
Each year, the Division presents the Charles H. Levine Award for Best Conference Paper to the author (or authors) of the best paper presented at the annual Conference. The winning author(s) will be announced in the Conference program and will receive a plaque recognizing the award during the Public and Nonprofit Division’s business meeting at the 2024 Academy of Management conference, as well as an award of $500 paid by our Division. All papers submitted to the division for consideration at the annual conference are eligible for the award. The award selection is based on the evaluations received from reviewers of conference papers submitted to the Division.
Best Conference Paper by a Doctoral Student
Each year, the Division presents an Award for the Best Conference Paper by a Doctoral Student, sponsored generously by Sage Publications, to the author of the best paper presented at the annual Conference by a doctoral student. All papers submitted to the division for consideration at the annual conference, whose primary author identifies herself or himself as a doctoral student, are eligible for the award. Papers solely authored by doctoral students will be given preference. The award selection is based on the evaluations received from reviewers of conference papers submitted to the Division.
The winner will receive a $500 cash prize. The award winner will be announced in the conference program and will receive a plaque recognizing the award during the Public and Nonprofit Division’s business meeting at the 2024 Academy of Management conference.
AOM-PNP Top Reviewer Award
Sponsored by the Public Management Research Association's (PMRA) journals, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) and Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (PPMG).
A plaque and an honorarium will be awarded in recognition of each of the top ten reviewers of conference paper submissions to the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM-PNP).
Winners will be based on the ratings from AOM-PNP’s reviewer ratings process, identified by the AOM-PNP Program Chair, and recognized at the PNP Business Meeting.
Reviews will be judged based on the information and guidelines provided by the Academy of Management, below. To reiterate these standards, we seek reviewers who:
**Set a positive tone in their critique;
**Write a substantive but concise review, typically between one to two pages;
**Guide the authors on how the manuscript can be improved.
AOM-PNP conference paper reviewers who are members of PNP will automatically be considered for the award. Three of the ten awards will be reserved for doctoral student members of PNP. PNP members are limited to one award every other year.