Research

Award Recipients

University of Alberta Awards

Distinguished University Professor

The title of Distinguished University Professor is awarded to those individuals who have achieved outstanding distinction and scholarship in research, teaching and service to the academy and the community at large. It's one of the highest honours bestowed on an academic member. 

Recipients from the Alberta School of Business:

Randall Morck, 2006

McCalla Professorships

The McCalla Professorships are named after the first Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. McCalla Professors are those who value excellence in teaching, acknowledge the importance of students, conduct themselves in an ethical manner, are collaborative, open to change, take pride in history and traditions and are committed to integrating their research and teaching.

Recipients from the Alberta School of Business:

Kyle Murray, 2018/20

Trish Reay, 2017/18

P. Devereaux (Dev) Jennings, 2016/17

Gerald Häubl, 2015/16

Armann Ingolfsson, 2014/15 

Peter Popkowski Leszcyzyc, 2013/14 

Marvin Washington, 2012/13

J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research

The University of Alberta’s most prestigious research award – J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research is named for the University’s first Vice-President (Research). Two awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding work in distinct fields of research for excellence in the general area of humanities, social sciences, law, education and fine arts and; for excellence in the sciences or engineering. The award recognizes and honours:

  • faculty members whose research contributions, fundamental and applied, add significantly to our knowledge base
  • faculty members who are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarly accomplishments
  • faculty members who set a standard of excellence for other University of Alberta faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and the community-at-large

Kaplan Laureates from the Alberta School of Business:

David Cooper (Professor Emeritus), 2010

Randall Morck, 2009

Royston Greenwood, 2006

C R (Bob) Hinings(Professor Emeritus), 2000

Alice Nakamura, 1992

Martha Cook Piper Research Prize

The Martha Cook Piper Research award commemorates Dr. Piper’s significant contribution to the research community while vice-president (research) and vice-president (research and external affairs) at the University of Alberta in the 1990s. The annual award recognizes two faculty members in the early stage of their careers who enjoy a reputation for original research and show outstanding promise as researchers.

Recipients from the Alberta School of Business:

Michael Lounsbury, 2009

Killam Annual Professorships

The Killam Annual Professorships were established in July 1991 to suitably acknowledge the generous Izaak Walton and Dorothy Killam bequest. The award is granted to faculty members based on the quality of their scholarly activities such as teaching, research, publications, creative activities, presented papers, and supervision of graduate students.

Recipients from the Alberta School of Business:

Kyle Murray, 2016

Gerald Häubl, 2014

David Cooper (Professor Emeritus), 2008

Lloyd Steier, 2007

Royston Greenwood, 2001

C R (Bob) Hinings (Professor Emeritus), 1999

Michael Gibbins (Professor Emeritus), 1998

Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

The Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards recognize, promote and support outstanding and innovative faculty researchers at the University of Alberta whose academic work benefits the learning environment of their department and whose research has potential to be of significance to society at large.

Recipients from the Alberta School of Business:

Joel Gehman, 2015

Kyle Murray, 2012

Michael Lounsbury, 2006

Stan Li, 2003

Gerald Häubl, 2000

 

Additional Awards and Recognition

2018

Joel Gehman received the Responsible Research in Management award for his article "Hidden Badge of Honor: How Contextual Distinctiveness Affects Category Promotion Among Certified B Corporations."

Joel Gehman received the 2018 Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management.  

Joel Gehman's paper on "Patently secretly? Hydraulic fracturing patents and the containment of public risk information" was nominated for the Past President's Best Paper Award from the Western Academy of Management.

Royston Greenwood is named 2018 Highly Cited Researcher in Economics and Business by Clarivate Analytics. Dr. Greenwood has earned this title a remarkable five years in a row. This list showcases world-class researchers who are selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple high cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in their field. 

Gerald Haeubl's paper titled "Enacting rituals to improve self-control" received the 2018 Best Individual Paper Award at the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference.

Michael Lounsbury was elected Fellow of the Academy of Management which recognizes and honours members who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management.

Michael Lounsbury is named 2018 Highly Cited Researcher in Economics and Business by Clarivate Analytics. World-class researchers on this list are selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple high cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in their field. 

Randall Morck received the Yangtze-River Scholar Award which is the highest academic award issued to an individual in higher education by the Minister of Education of the People's Republic of China. 

Trish Reay was conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences for her work in healthcare management. 

2017

Ivor Cribben was a finalist for the Best Paper Award at the 16th International Business and Economy Conference.  

David Deephouse was named Best Reviewer for the Journal of World Business, 2016.

Joel Gehman's paper "Hidden Badge of Honor: How Contextual Distinctiveness Affects Category Promotion Among Certified B Corporations" won the 2017 Responsible Research in Management Award co-sponsored by the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management and the International Association for Chinese Management Research. 

Joel Gehman won the Roland Calori Prize for Best Paper in the journal Organization Studies for “Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited”. This prize is awarded bi-annually by the European Group for Organization Studies for papers which display methodological quality and/or theoretical innovativeness and which reflect the diversity of social science perspectives as they relate to organizations and the organized. According to Web of Science, this was the #1 most-cited of 164 papers published in Organization Studies during the period covered by the Roland Calori Prize. 

Joel Gehman received the 2017 ONE Emerging Scholar award from the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management. This award “recognizes early career academics who have already made outstanding research contributions in the area of organizations and the natural environment, and who appear to have a strong potential to continue making such contributions in the near future.”

Joel Gehman received the EFMD Case Writing Award in the Urban Transition Challenges category. 

Royston Greenwood is among the top 1% most cited in Economics and Business and is named as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2017 by Clarivate Analytics. These researchers have distinguished themselves by publishing a high number of papers that rank in the top 1% most-cited in their respective fields over a recent 11-year period. 

P. Devereaux Jennings was awarded the ONE Outstanding Service award by the Organizations and Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management. This award is given for exceptional leadership to the ONE Division.  

Paul Messinger received an honourable mention (2nd Best Paper) in 2017 for Marketing Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada for “Risk Preferences and Probabilistic Discounts”. 

Trish Reay won the 2017 Myron D. Fottler Exceptional Service Award from the Academy of Management's Health Care Management division for exceptional service to the division and to the profession. 

Lukas Roth’s paper “Do Institutional Investors Drive Corporate Social Responsibility? International Evidence” won the Investment for Impact Research Prize in 2017 from the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley-Haas. This award recognizes outstanding research pertaining to the social impact of capital. 

Angelique Slade Shantz's paper titled "The opportunity not taken: Entrepreneurship as an occupational identity in contexts of poverty" published in the Journal of Business Venturing was a finalist for the Carolyn B. Dexter Award which is the Academy of Management's 'best paper' designation. 

Sheng-Jun Xu won the Western Finance Association Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Candidate Award in 2017. 

2016

David Deephouse was awarded in 2016 a Citation of Excellence by Emerald Group Publishing for his paper with Peter Jaskiewicz called “Do Family Firms Have Better Reputations Than Non-Family Firms? An Integration of Socioemotional Wealth and Social Identity Theories”. This paper was ranked as a “highly cited paper” in the top 1% of its academic field of Economics & Business by Web of Science in March/April 2017.

Robert Fisher was awarded a Killam Research Cornerstone Grant in 2016 for his project “Consumer Needs and Wants”. Fisher’s research objective is to understand how purchase perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors are affected when consumers perceive a choice as a need versus a want. The Killam Research Fund supports research, scholarship, and creative activities to advance the University's objectives in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

Joel Gehman won the uAlberta Sustainability Leadership Award in 2016 for his work incorporating sustainability into the MBA program, engaging students in sustainability, and encouraging them to publish their research.  

Royston Greenwood was selected in 2016 as a Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researcher - with scholarly papers ranking among the top 1% most cited in Economics & Business.

Joel Gehman won the Batten Fellowship from the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Ilbin Lee won Best Oral Presentation at the 2016 Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium. 

Michael Lounsbury was selected in 2016 as a Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researcher - with scholarly papers ranking among the top 1% most cited in Economics & Business.

Paul Messinger won Best Paper Award in 2016 for the Marketing division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada for "Gleaning Inferences from Soldout Products".

Sarah Moore and Kyle Murray received Best Paper Award Honourable Mention in 2016 for the Marketing division of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference for "'Don't buy' or Do not buy'? How negative style in online reviews".

Madeline Toubiana won Best Paper Award in 2016 for "Doctors driving cabs: Downward occupational transitional and persistent identity asymmetries", Emotions and Organizational Life Network.

2015

David Cooper was awarded an Honorary Degree from Université Paris (Dauphine) in 2015.

Royston Greenwood was named one of Thompson Reuters’ Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2015.

Royston Greenwood and Bob Hinings (Professor Emeritus) are recipients of the Inaugural Pasmore-Woodman Award fromthe Organizational Development and Change Division, Academy of Management.

Joel Gehman was a finalist for the Past President's Best Paper Award from the Western Academy of Management.

Joel Gehman and Matthew Grimes received the People’s Choice Award at the 7th Annual Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Conference in 2015.

Robert Gephart received the Research Methods Division & Sage Publications Distinguished Career Award from the (US) Academy of Management in 2015. This award recognizes distinguished scholars who have made significant contributions to the advancement of research methodology. 

Jennifer Jennings won the 2015 Kauffman Foundation Best Paper Award at the DIANA International Research Conference.

P. Devereaux Jennings was named finalist in the Best Paper Award for Academy of Management Journal in 2015.

Runjuan Liu was awarded Tianjin "The Thousand Talents" Fellowship (2015-2018).

Michael Lounsbury won the Best Paper Award at the 2015 Sustainability, Ethics, & Entrepreneurship Conference.

Michael Lounsbury was named one of Thompson Reuters’ Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2015.

Trish Reay was winner of the 2015 Family Business Review Best Article Award for "Sustaining the family business with minimal financial rewards: How do family firms continue?" from the Organization & Management Theory Division at the Academy of Management.

Angelique Slade Shantz won the Society for Business Ethics Founders' Award in 2015. 

Lloyd Steier was named one of the Top 100 Professors of Entrepreneurship in 2015.

2014

Jennifer Argo received the Erin Anderson Award from The American Marketing Association Foundation for making significant research contributions with publications in leading journals. 

Robert Fisher received the American Marketing Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2014.

Joel Gehman received the People’s Choice Award at the 6th Annual Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Conference in 2014.

Joel Gehman was the finalist for the Best Dissertation Award from the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Vern Glaser received the 2014 Best Conference Paper Award Nomination for "Shifting levels of abstraction: The role of vertical category dynamics in market valuation processes" at the Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference in Spain.

Royston Greenwood received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Academy of Management Organization & Management Theory Division. The New York-based Academy is the premier academic body globally for management scholars with close to 20,000 members worldwide.

Royston Greenwood was named one of Thompson Reuters’ Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014.

Jennifer Jennings was awarded the Bertarelli Family Best Paper Award in 2014 for "How family interaction patterns influence entrepreneurial processes: Insights from the Hutterites" at the BCERC-IVEY Entrepreneurship Research Conference. 

Michael Lounsbury was designated as the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2014; a $1.4 million award accredited over seven years accompanies this designation.

Michael Lounsbury was named one of Thompson Reuters’ Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014.

Michael Lounsbury received the Outstanding Paper Award in 2014 at the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Annual Conference; and was named 2014 Best Paper Award Finalist for "Hybrid vigor: Securing venture capital by spanning categories in nanotechnology" from the Academy of Management Journal.

Egor Matveyev won the 2014 Best Paper Award for "The labour market for corporate directors" at the MIT Conference in Accounting.