External Awards


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”. doi: 10.1111/joms.12015

Royston Greenwood was named one of Thompson Reuters’ Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2016.

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

Runjuan Liu was awarded Tianjin "The Thousand Talents" Scholarship, 2015-2018. 

Michael Lounsbury was named one of Thompson Reuters’ Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2016.

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


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 are recipients of the Inaugural Pasmore-Woodman Award of the Organizational Development and Change Division, Academy of Management 2015.

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

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.

Lloyd Steier was named one of the top 100 professors of entrepreneurship in 2015.


Jennifer Argo received the 2014 Erin Anderson Award for an emerging female marketing scholar and mentor, awarded by The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF). Jen has been a star on the rise since joining the School in 2003, with over 16 publications in top-tier journals since 2008!

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

Royston Greenwood was named the 2014 Academy of Management Organization & Management Theory Division Distinguished Scholar. 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 in 2014 the DIANA International Research Conference - Best Paper.

Michael Lounsbury was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) 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.


Mike Lounsbury's book entitled The Institutional Logics Perspective: A New Approach to Culture, Structure and Process was named the 2013 George R Terry Book Award. This award is granted to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge. The book is about how institutional logics perspective transforms institutional theory. Mike's co-authors are Patricia Thornton (Duke) and William Ocasio (Northwestern). 

Royston Greenwood’s article “From practice to field: A multi-level model of practice-driven institutional change” received The Academy of Management Journal – Best Article in 2013. The 2013 winning paper examines the cross-border collaboration of English and German lawyers in global law firms.


Joel Gehman was the winner of the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management in 2012.

Joel Gehman was the winner of the Best Paper on Environmental & Social Practices from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management in 2012.

Royston Greenwood and Roy Suddaby received the 2012 Greif Research Impact Award for their 2006 Academy of Management Journal article called Institutional Entrepreneurship in Mature Fields: The Big Five Accounting Firms. The award recognizes the paper that has had the most impact on entrepreneurship over the last five years.

Gerald Häubl received a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award in 2012, which goes to internationally recognized scholars producing cutting edge results that influence their discipline beyond their immediate field of work.

Sarah Moore is the 2012 Ferber Award recipient given by Association for Consumer Research. The award recognises the best article in the Journal of Consumer Research based on a dissertation.

Edy Wong received the 2012 Garner Themoin Award.

University of Alberta Internal Honours and Prizes

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.  

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.

Past Recipients from the Alberta School of Business:

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, 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.

Past 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.

Past Recipients from the Alberta School of Business:

Kyle Murray, 2016

Gerald Häubl, 2014

David Cooper, 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.

Past Recipients from the Alberta School of Business:

Joel Gehman, 2015

Kyle Murray, 2012

Michael Lounsbury, 2006

Stan Li, 2003

Gerald Häubl, 2000