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Deadline Extension - 2020 MSOM Young Scholar Prize

  • 1.  Deadline Extension - 2020 MSOM Young Scholar Prize

    Posted 8 days ago

    Dear Community,

    Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, the 2020 MSOM Young Scholar Prize committee has decided to extend the deadline for award nominations to May 15, 2020. We hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe during this extremely challenging period.

    Best regards,

    Kevin Shang

    Committee Chair


    Posted 02-07-2020 03:08


    MSOM Young Scholar Prize

    The MSOM Society of INFORMS is currently soliciting nominations for the 2020 award of the annual MSOM Young Scholar Prize. This prize is intended to recognize exceptional young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to scholarship in operations management. To be eligible for the 2020 award, a nominee must have been born after February 1, 1979.

    Nominations are to be submitted electronically to committee chair Kevin Shang ( by April 15, 2020.

    Nominations may be made by anyone, including the nominee. Nominations must consist of:

    • Curriculum vitae.
    • Statement of major contributions of no more than three pages (may be prepared by the nominee).
    • Up to three letters of recommendation.
    • Evidence of scholarly and practical impact.

    An MSOM Young Scholar Award Committee will choose the recipient of the award.  The committee will use the following criteria:

    1. The extent to which the contributions of the nominee advance the body of scholarly knowledge in operations management.
    2. The originality of the questions, concepts, ideas or methods developed and/or the degree to which existing theory and knowledge is unified or simplified.
    3. The impact of the contributions within the operations management research community.
    4. The impact, or potential impact, of the contributions more broadly on other fields and on students and practitioners of operations management.

    Kevin Shang
    Duke University
    Fuqua School of Business
    Durham NC