The Distinguished Paper Award goes to Annual Meeting submissions that reviewers rated in the top 1%.



Natarajan Balasubramanian, Jin Woo Chang, Mariko Sakakibara, Jagadeesh Sivadasan and Evan Starr: "Locked In? Noncompete Enforceability and the Mobility and Earnings of High-Tech Workers" 

Donal Crilly: "Time, Space and Intertemporal Choice: Why Approaching the Future Makes for Short-Term Thinking" 

Warren Boeker, Michael Howard, Sandip Basu and Arvin Sahaym: "The Influence of Founder Collaborations on Venture Knowledge Quality"  

Kshitij Awasthi, Sai Yayavaram, Rejie George and Trilochan Sastry: "Effect of Political Connections on Profit Persistence: Evidence from India"

Jyun-Ying Fu: "Pay to Incentivize or Pay to Capture: Evidence from Independent Director Behaviour in China"


Octavio Martinez: "Market Competition and Vertical Contracting: Evidence from the Trade of Coffee Beans"
Supradeep Dutta: "Information Asymmetry and Acquirer Returns: Dual Effect of Venture Capital Affiliation"
John Chen and Pranav Garg: "Dancing with the Stars - The Benefits of a Star Employee’s Temporary Absence for Firm Performance"
Dmitry Sharapov and Jan-Michael Ross: "Whom Should a Leader Imitate in Multiple Competitor Settings? A Contingency Perspective"
Zhixi Wan and Brian Wu: "When Suppliers Climb the Value Chain: A Theory of Value Distribution in Vertical Relationships"

Shavin Malhotra, Pengcheng Zhu and Taco Reus: "Influence of Local Market’s Preceding Acquisition on Acquisition Premiums"
Jeongil Seo, Daniel Gamache and Cynthia Devers: "CEO Relative Pay Standing and Acquisition Activity"
Timo Sohl and Govert Vroom: "Model Diversification, Resource Relatedness, and Firm Performance"
Chris Tuggle, David Sirmon, Leonard Bierman, and A. Erin Bass: "A Multilevel Model of Minority Director Participation Linking Board Diversity and Firm Performance"
Libby Weber: Jekyll & Hyde Effect of Learning to Contract: "Impact of Frames & Attribution on Future Transactions"

Puay Khoon Toh (U. of Minnesota), "The Paradox of COllaboration in Inventive Activities"
Steve Sauerwald, Lin Zhiang, and Mike Peng (U. of Texas at Dallas), "Board Capital and Excess CEO Compensation"
Robert Seamens (NYU), Victor Bennett (U. of Southern California), and Feng Zhu (Harvard U.), "Value Appropriation, Search Frictions, and Secondary Markets"

Nadine Kammerlander, Andreas Koenig, & Albrecht Enders: "Organizational Identity and Adaptation to Discontinuous Change: The Role of Focus and Locus"
Michael Mannor, Matthias Arrfelt, & Adam Wowak: "Arrogant but not Ignorant? How CEOs Manage Their Own Hubris with Conservative Coping Mechanisms"
Emilie Feldman, Belen Villalonga, & Stuart Gilson: "Do Analysts Add Value when They Most Can? Evidence from Corporate Spinoffs"
Peter Gianiodis, Gideon Markman, & Andreas Panagopoulos: "Opportunistic Behavior in Research Organizations"
Eric Yanfei Zhao, Masakazu Ishihara & Devereux Jennings: "Competing Imitation Strategies in the U.S. Video Game Market"

Ilgaz Arikan (Ohio State U.) & Arun Rai (Georgia State U.): Impact of New Investments in the Resource-base and Organizational Architecture on Performance
Youtha Cuypers (U. of Hong Kong), & Xavier Martin (Tilberg U.): It Takes Two to Continue to Tango: A Two-Sided View on Post-M&A Supplier-Buyer Tie Continuation
Hans Frankort (Maastrict U.): Technology Alliance Governance, Partner Selection, and Firm Innovativeness
Nathan Furr (BYU), Fabrice Cavarretta (ESSEC), & Sam Garg (Stanford U.): The Danges of Deep Knowledge: New Ventures in the U.S. Solar Industry
Motohiro Nakauchi (UC Irvine) & Margarethe Wiersema (UC Irvine): Executive Succession and Strategic Change: The Impact of the Board in Japanese Companies

Arnab Bhattacharjee (U. of St. Andrews) and Sumit Majumdar (U. of Texas-Dallas) for “The Profitability Dynamics of Indian Firms.”
Federica Brunetta, Paolo Boccardelli (Luiss Guido Carli U.) and Andrea Lipparini (U. of Bologna) for “The Role of Structural Holes in Highly Regulated Networks: A Study of Clinical Research Projects.”
Reddi Kotha (Singapore Management U.), Kannan Srikanth (Indian School of Business), and Gerard George (Imperial College) for “Bridging the Mutual Knowledge Gap.”
Gwendolyn Lee (INSEAD), Timothy Folta (Purdue U.) and Marvin Lieberman (UCLA) for “Relatedness and Market Exit.”
Louis Mulotte (Tilburg U.) for “The Contingent Value of Initial Collaborations for the Establishment of Later Autonomous Operations.”

Parthiban David (U of Oklahoma), Yoru Toshikawa (McMaster U), Jonathon O’Brien (RPI), and Andrew Delios (National U of Singapore) for: Stakeholder Influences on Diversification: Implications for Shareholders and Stakeholders.
Koen Heimericks (Rotterdam School of Management) and Mario Schijven (Texas A&M U) for: Caution or Causation? The Underlying Mechanism of Deliberate Learning in Alliances.
Fabrice Lumineau (IMD) and James Henderson (IMD) for: The Influence of Governance on Negotiation Strategies in Buyer-Supplier Disputes.
You Zhou (U of Maryland) for: Synergies, Coordination Costs, and Diversification Choices.

Gary Dushnitsky (U. of Penn) and Zur Shapira (New York U.) for: Entrepreneurial finance meet organizational reality.
Henrich Greve (INSEAD), Joel A. C. Baum (U. of Toronto), Hitoshi Mitsuhashi (Keio U.) and
Tim Rowley (U. of Toronto) for: Built to last but falling apart: Cohesion, friction, and the durability of interfirm alliances.
Maria Goranova (U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Ravi Dharwadkar (Syracuse U.), and Pamela Brandes (Syracuse U.) for: Owners on both sides of the deal: M&A and overlapping institutional ownership.
Goncalo Pacheco-de-Almeida (New York U.) and Peter Zemsky (INSEAD) for: Timeconsuming technology development: How imitation and spillovers affect competitive dynamics.
Margerethe Wiersema (U. of California, Irvine) and Yan Anthea Zhang (Rice U.) for: CEO dismissal: The role of investment analysts as an external control mechanism.