MSOM Society Award for Responsible Research in Operations Management

Call for Nominations: MSOM Society Award for Responsible Research in Operations Management 


Nomination Deadline: March 25, 2024 


The MSOM Society of INFORMS is now soliciting nominations for the 2024 MSOM Society Award for Responsible Research in Operations Management. 


The goal of responsible research is to encourage studies contributing knowledge that has implications for making the world a better place by informing evidence-based, high-quality, and societally-beneficial organizational practices across business, government, and non-government organizations, as exemplified by the following four principles: 


Principle 1-Service to Society: Research aims to develop knowledge that benefits businesses/organizations and the broader society, locally and globally, for the ultimate purpose of creating a better world. 


Principle 2-Stakeholder Involvement: Research has been conducted via a process that values the involvement of different stakeholders who can play a critical role at various stages of the scientific process, without compromising the independence of inquiry (e.g., ethical identification of results and reporting of data). 


Principle 3-Impact on Stakeholders: Research has an impact on diverse stakeholders and helps contribute to better business and a better world. 


Principle 4-Broad Dissemination: Research has contributed to diverse forms of knowledge dissemination that collectively advance basic knowledge and practice. 

This award is co-sponsored by the Community for Responsible Research for Business and Management (RRBM), a virtual organization "dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and supporting credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines." Initially developed by 24 leading scholars in five disciplines at 23 business schools in ten countries, the organization now has nearly 1000 signatories and 50 institutional partners, including many business schools. 


Nominations are to be submitted electronically to Nicholas Petruzzi ( by March 25, 2024. 


To be eligible for the award, nominations must be for a singleresearch article in the English language that meets the following criteria: 


  1. The article must be published (or accepted) in a refereed journal in the five years of 2019 to 2023. 

  1. The article should focus on a timely topic related to a current or future challenge of managing or leading an organization (for-profit business, entrepreneurial firms, social enterprises, non-profit, government, etc.) in any region of the world. 

  1. The article should exemplify the four principles of responsible research outlined above. 

  1. The article must include at least one MSOM Society member as a coauthor.  


Nominations (including self-nominations) may be made by any MSOM Society member and must include the following: 


  1. A PDF copy of the article (a pre-print finalized manuscript is acceptable). 

  1. A cover letter that describes why the article deserves to be considered for the award, in two single-spaced pages. Please include the nominee's current affiliation and contact information (phone and email address), as well as the nominator's name, affiliation, and contact information in the cover letter.  If possible, the cover letter should provide (a) evidence on the "usefulness" of the research, i.e., how it has made a positive impact on practice or society, and (b) information on how the work has been disseminated to stakeholders beyond the academic community. Evidence of impact (number of people or stakeholders impacted and/or reports on the metric(s) used to assess the impact of the work) is highly desirable. 


An MSOM Responsible Research Award Committee will select the recipient(s) of the award.  The committee, which will include 4-6 members (depending on the volume of submissions), will be appointed by the MSOM President and will comprise recognized senior faculty drawn from a diverse set of research areas.  The Committee will evaluate nominations according to the four principles of responsible research outlined above. 


Recipient(s) of the award will be announced at or before the next MSOM Business Meeting.  Award winners will receive a plaque (to be presented at the INFORMS 2024 MSOM Business Meeting) and a $500 honorarium (to be shared among multiple winners).