Awards

2018 INFORMS BOM Section Best Working Paper Competition

The goal of this Competition is to highlight the best working papers in the area of Behavioral Operations.

The awards will be given annually at the INFORMS Annual meeting and will recognize papers as follows:

  • First prize (recognized with a certificate or plaque, and a $500 prize)
  • Second prize (recognized with a certificate or plaque)
  • Honorable mention (recognized with a certificate or plaque)

The award recipients will be invited to present their papers at a special session at the INFORMS Annual meeting.

Eligibility criteria
  • A submission must be in the domain of behavioral operations. To be considered, papers need to meet three primary criteria: (a) at least potentially allow human decision makers to deviate from hyper-rational behavior; (b) examine behavior within an operations context; (c) focus on a micro-level of analysis.
  • As of the date of submission the paper must not be accepted for publication. Also, the paper must not have been submitted to a prior INFORMS BOM Best Working Paper Competition unless it has been substantially revised from prior submission(s). 
  • The format should be consistent with the manuscript preparation guidelines of Management Science or a similar journal if applicable. 
  • At least one of the authors of the paper must be a member of the INFORMS BOM Section. If unsure how to join, see http://www.informs.org/Community/BOM/Membership
  • The authors of each submitted paper must agree to serve as “referees” for up to three other papers submitted for the Award.
  • If in doubt on any of the eligibility criteria, please contact the Awards Committee Chair.
Award recipients’ selection procedure
  • Ultimately, the award recipients will be selected by a three-person Awards Committee, which consists of the Chair, Committee Member, and Honorary Committee Member.
  • To inform its opinion, the Committee will seek up to three “referee” reports for each submission. The referees will be selected to minimize the conflict of interest with the authors, and will include other BOM section members and/or researchers in this domain. To the extent possible, anonymous referee comments will be returned for each submission.
  • If a submission has a substantial conflict of interest with a member of the awards committee, the other committee members will primarily handle the entry, assign referees and evaluate the submission. Should the submission be recommended as a finalist by the remaining two committee members, the BOM Section President (or designee) will assist in evaluating and/or ranking the finalists.   
  • The 2018 Awards Committee consists of: 
    • Julie Niederhoff (Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University), Awards Committee Chair
    • Michael Becker-Peth (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University), Committee Member and Previous Chair
    • Elena Katok (UT Dallas), Honorary Committee Member
  • The new Awards Committee Chair will be elected at the INFORMS BOM Section business meeting, and the current Chair will serve as next year’s committee member.
  • Contact the Awards Committee Chair at Jniederh@syr.edu with any questions.
Submission procedure
  • Submit your paper at https://goo.gl/iwnXFJ, with the following information:
    • Blinded PDF copy of your paper with all Appendices, Tables, Graphs, etc.
    • Names of all authors, their email addresses and affiliations.
    • Names of 5 referees with whom the authors have minimal conflict of interest, and exclude both the awards committee and BOM Section President.

New extended deadline for submission: July 15, 2018  

 

 

Previous Best Working Paper Award Winners

2017 Best Working Paper Award Winners

On behalf of the awards committee, please join in congratulating the winners of the 2017 INFORMS Behavioral Operations Management Section Best Working Paper Award. The results were announced at the conclusion of a special presentation session at INFORMS 2017: 

pic_first.jpgFirst Place: Ruomeng Cui, Jun Li, and Dennis Zhang: Discrimination with Incomplete Information in the Shared Economy: Evidence from Field Experiments on Airbnb

Pic_second.jpgSecond Place: Bhavani Shanker Uppari and Sameer Hasija: Modeling Newsvendor Behavior: A Prospect Theory Approach

Pic_Honorable.jpgHonorable Mention:  Eric Park, Yichuan Ding, Mahesh Nagarajan, and Eric Grafstein: Patient Prioritization in Emergency Department Triage Systems: An Empirical Study of Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS)

 

Previous winners: 

2016 Best Working Paper Award Winners

The results were announced at the conclusion of a special presentation session at INFORMS 2016:

  • First Place: A Behavioral Study on Abandonment Decisions in Multi-Stage Projects by Javad Nasiry (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Xiaoyang Long (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), and Yaozhong Wu (National University of Singapore)
  • Second Place: Impact of Queue Configuration on Service Time: Evidence from a Supermarket by Jingqi Wang (University of Hong Kong) and Yong-Pin Zhou (University of Washington, Seattle)
  • Honorable Mention:  Ideation-Execution Transition in Product Development by Evgeny Kagan (University of Michigan Ross School of Business), Stephen Leider (University of Michigan Ross School of Business) and William Lovejoy (University of Michigan Ross School of Business)

2015 Best Working Paper Award Winners

The results were announced at the conclusion of a special presentation session at INFORMS 2015:

  • First Place:Bargaining Process and Channel Efficiency by Ernan Haruvy (University of Texas at Dallas), Elena Katok (University of Texas at Dallas), and Valery Pavlov (University of Auckland)
  • Second Place:Transparency and Indirect Reciprocity in Social Responsibility: An Incentivized Experiment by Tim Kraft (University of Virginia), Leon Valdes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Yanchong Zheng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Honorable Mention: Learning From the Best: The Effects of Public Relative Performance Feedback on Variability and Productivity by Hummy Song (Harvard University), Anita L. Tucker (Brandeis University), Karen L. Murrell (Kaiser Permanente), and David Vinson (Kaiser Permanente)

2014 Best Working Paper Award Winners

Results were announced on Nov. 9, 2014 during the INFORMS BOM Best Working Paper Presentation session at INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Congratulations to all finalists. 

  • First Place: Designing Incentive Systems for Truthful Demand Information Sharing– Theory and Experiment by Lisa M. Scheele, Marco Slikker and Ulrich W. Thonemann
  • Second Place: Capacity Investment in Supply Chains: Contracts and the Hold-up Problem by Andrew Davis and Stephen Leider
  • Honorable Mention: Remanufacturing, Third-Party Competition, and Consumers' Perceived Value of New Products by Vishal Agrawal, Atalay Atasu and Koert van Ittersum

2013 Best Working Paper Award Winners

Results were announced on Oct. 6, 2013, 2014 during the INFORMS BOM Best Working Paper Presentation session at INFORMS Annual Meeting.

  • First Place: Waiting Patiently: An Empirical Study of Queue Abandonment in an Emergency Department Robert Batt & Christian Terwiesch
  • Runner Up: Trust, Trustworthiness and Information Sharing in Supply Chains Bridging China and the U.S. Ozalp Ozer, Yufei Ren, & Yanchong Zheng
  • Honorable Mention: The Design of Experiential Services: Optimal Sequence and Duration of Service Activities Aparupa Das Gupta, Uday Karmarkar, & Guillaume Roels

Congratulations to all.