MSOM iFORM SIG Best Paper Award


Call for 2021 iFORM (Interface of Finance, Operations and Risk Management) SIG Best Paper Award


Dear MSOM Colleagues:


I am writing to request your nominations for the 2021 iFORM (Interface of Finance, Operations and Risk Management) SIG (Special Interest Group) Best Paper Award.


This year’s iFORM Best Paper Award Committee consists of:

  • Lingxui Dong, Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Mahesh Nagarajan, Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia
  • Kevin Shang, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business


The 2021 iFORM Best Paper Award will consider publications in all INFORMS journals with the publication dates of 2018, 2019 and 2020 (not as “articles in advance”). Self-nominations are accepted.


To nominate a paper, please send an email to Onur Boyabatli,, with the paper’s citation including the authors, title, journal, volume, issue, page numbers and year of publication by Sunday, July 25, 2021 with an explanation for your nomination.


The winning paper will be announced at the MSOM business meeting of the 2021 INFORMS Conference.  The authors of the Best Paper will receive a $500 cash award and a commemorative plaque or certificate.


Thank you in advance for sending your nominations.


Onur Boyabatli, iFORM SIG Chair


Associate Professor of Operations Management

DBS Sustainability Fellow

Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Singapore Management University