Call for Papers: 2020 College of Behavioral OM Junior Scholar Paper Competition
The POMS College of Behavior in Operations Management (CBOM) invites submissions to the 2020 CBOM Junior Scholar Paper Competition. We welcome papers in the domain of behavioral operations management.
The first prize is recognized with a plaque and accompanied by a $500 honorarium. The runner-up prize is recognized with a plaque and accompanied by a $300 honorarium. The honorable mention is recognized with a plaque. In addition, the finalists of the junior scholar paper competition and the papers selected for the presentation at the awards session will be considered for travel grants of up to $500 per paper.
The winners will be announced at the 2020 CBOM Mini-Conference scheduled for April 23, 2020 – immediately preceding the 2020 POMS Conference.
Past finalists and winners
Winner: Anna Saez de Tejada Cuenca, UCLA, "Believing in Analytics: Manager's Adherence to Price Recommendations from a DSS"
Runner Up: Michelle Shell, Harvard, "Mitigating the Negative Effects of Customer Anxiety through Access to Human Contact"
Finalists: Nil Karacaoglu, Northwestern; Tamar Cohen-Hillel, MIT
Winner: Blair Flicker, UT Dallas, "Managerial Insight and 'Optimal' Algorithms"
Runner Up: Bhavani Uppari, "Modeling Newsvendor Behavior: A Prospect Theory Approach"
Finalists: Dennis Zhang, WUSTL; Behrooz Puurghannad, Minnesota; Yuqian Xu, UIUC; Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Georgia Tech
Award recipients' selection procedure
The award recipients will be selected by a three-person Awards Committee, which consists of the Chair and two members. 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 CBOM 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 СBOM President (or designee) will assist in evaluating and/or ranking the finalists.
The 2020 Awards Committee consists of:
The above documents should be sent by the entrant to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include "2020 CBOM Junior Scholar Paper Competition: [paper title]" in the subject line.
Complete entries must be received on or before Feb 18, 2020. It is the entrant's responsibility to allow for appropriate time to enroll as a new member of the BOM College (approximately 2-3 business days). Any questions related to the competition should be sent by email to email@example.com.
Good luck to all entrants!
Nikolay Osadchiy, Shan Li, Blair Flicker, Eirini Spiliotopoulou
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
phone 1 443-757-3500
phone 2 800-4INFORMS (800-446-3676)