Posted February 20, 2022

2022 Research Methods Division Award Nominations

This year's nomination deadline for Academy of Management (AOM) Research Methods Division (RMD)
awards is Thursday, March 31st , 2022. Please consider nominating deserving colleagues. You can
nominate individuals for: 
Sage Publications/RMD Distinguished Career Award: Awarded to distinguished scholars who have
made significant contributions to the advancement of research methodology.
Sage Publications/RMD/Lawrence R. James Early Career Award: Awarded to scholars who have
made distinguished contributions to research methods, practice, and education during their early career
stage. Candidates for the 2022 award must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2015.
Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology
Award: Awarded to an organization-related article or book chapter published between January 2016 and
December 2020 that has made a significant contribution to research methodology.
Details on the criteria for each of these awards and the nomination process are available on the RMD
website ( The list of past winners is listed below. 
The RMD will present awards at our annual business meeting during the AOM Conference in August.
Thanks to generous donations by Sage Publications, each of these awards offers recognition and a
monetary reward. So start thinking about your colleagues and associates who deserve some recognition
for their hard work!
For consideration, nominations must be received by Thursday, March 31st , 2022
Send your nominations to: 
Lindsey Greco
RMD Awards Committee Chair & Representative at Large
Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
Thank you for your nominations!

You can find more information about each award and the nomination and decision process on our Bylaws page.

You can find a list of previous award winners on our RMD Award Recipients page.


Posted May 27, 2021

2021 Research Methods Division Award Winners

The Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards. Congratulations to all the winners, and many thanks to all those that participated in this process!

Sage Publications/RMD Distinguished Career Award

Francis J. Yammarino, State University of New York at Binghamton

Sage Publications/RMD/CARMA/Lawrence R. James Early Career Award

John Busenbark, University of Notre Dame


Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award

“Best Practice Recommendations for Data Screening”

Justin A. DeSimone, University of Alabama

Peter D. Harms, University of Alabama

Alice J. DeSimone, University of Alabama


Sage Publications/RMD Best Paper Award

“Building Theories From Qualitative Interview Research: How Many Interviews Do I Need?”

Kasper Elmholdt, Aalborg University

Michael J. Gill, University of Oxford

Jeppe A. Nielsen, Aalborg University


SAGE/RMD Best Division Student Paper Award

“The Application of the Difference-in-Differences Model in Strategic Management Research”

Chi Hon (John) Li, Texas A&M University

Trevis S. Certo, Arizona State University


2021 Awards Committee Members

Dan Beal, Virginia Tech (voting member)

Dorothy Carter, University of Georgia (voting member)

Kevin Corley, Arizona State (voting member)

Jeremy Dawson, University of Sheffield (voting member)

Justin DeSimone, University of Alabama (voting member)

Aaron McKenny, Indiana University (voting member)

Timothy Quigley, University of Georgia (voting member)

Michael Withers, Texas A&M University (voting member)

Nikos Dimotakis, Oklahoma State University (chair, non-voting member)

Kris Byron, Georgia State University (ex-officio, program chair, non-voting member)

Individuals were removed from the voting process involving any awards with which they had a conflict of interest.