RMD Awards Information

Sage Publications/RMD Distinguished Career Award

The Sage Publications/RMD Distinguished Career Award recognizes a scholar who has advanced the process of doing organizational research, thus improving the validity of conclusions drawn and inferences made from research or increasing the types of research questions that can be tested. 

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

The Sage Publications/RMD/Lawrence R. James Early Career Award recognizes a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to research methods research, practice, and education during the individual’s early career stage (defined as within 7 years of receiving the Ph.D).

Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award

The Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award recognizes methods-oriented articles and book chapters that create or improve methods for research design, data collection, and data analysis.

Organizational Research Methods (ORM) Best Paper Award


The ORM Best Paper Award is selected from among the top 3-5 papers published in ORM, as rated by the Editorial Board. The RMD Awards Committee does not select the recipient of this award, but it is listed here in recognition of the affiliation between RMD and ORM and the relevance of this award to advancing research methodology in organizational scholarship. 

Sage Publications/RMD Best Paper Award

The Sage Publications/RMD Best Paper Award is selected from among the top four papers submitted to the Research Methods Division’s annual Academy of Management Conference program, as rated by the anonymous reviewers.

Sage Publications/RMD Best Student Paper Award

The Sage Publications/RMD Best Student Paper Award is selected from among the top two papers submitted to the Research Methods Division’s annual Academy of Management Conference program, as rated by the anonymous reviewers.

RMD Awards Committee

The 2021 RMD Awards Committee included the following 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.