Management Science Best Paper Award in Operations Management

The Manufacturing and Service Operations Society of INFORMS is pleased to continue the Management Science Best Paper Award in Operations Management. The award is given to the paper published in Management Science in the previous three years (2019-2021) that is deemed most deserving for its contribution to the theory and practice of operations management.

All papers published by the Operations Management, Data Science (formerly Big Data Analytics), Healthcare Management, and Revenue Management and Market Analytics departments are automatically nominated for this award. Any paper published in Management Science from 2019-2021 can also be nominated for consideration. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. If you wish to nominate a paper that is not included in the list below, please send an email to Victor Martínez de Albéniz ( with the paper's citation (authors, title, year, etc.) by Friday March 18, 2022. No additional supporting information is needed or expected.

Three finalists (or more in the case of a tie) will be selected by the Associate Editors/Department Editors of the above four departments through an approval voting process. Finalists are then announced to the MSOM Society members and the winner will be selected from among the finalists by a vote of the MSOM Society members. The winning paper will be announced at the MSOM business meeting this Fall and receive a plaque and $2,000 (to be divided equally among the authors).