New for 2017, and made possible through an endowment from Florida International University, this award will recognize a paper with superior theory development. All papers accepted for competitive sessions that meet the selection criteria are eligible for the award. Finalists are nominated by the track chairs. An independent award committee will evaluate the nominees. The author(s) of the winning manuscript, announced at the Awards Session on the last day of AIB's conference annually, will receive both a plaque and a monetary award.


Winner(s):Gabriel Benito (1); Bent Petersen (2); Lawrence Welch (3)
Affiliation:(1) BI Norwegian Business School; (2) Copenhagen Business School; (3) Melbourne Business School
Article:Mode Flexibility: What Are the Tradeoffs and How to Deal with Them?


Winner(s):Elitsa Banalieva (1); Charles Dhanaraj (2)
Affiliation:(1) Northeastern University; (2) Temple University
Article:Internalization Theory for the Digital Economy


Winner(s):Arpita Joardar (1), and Joseph Sarkis (2)
Affiliation:(1) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; (2) Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Article:An Institutional Examination of Sustainability in Supply Chains Using the Foreignness Perspective

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