The ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution

The ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution was established in 1995 to recognize authors of papers published in ASQ that have made exceptional contributions to the field of organization studies.

We give the award annually for the most significant paper published in ASQ five years earlier. A committee composed of members of our editorial board selects the paper to received the award, after considering citation counts as well as qualitative evidence of a paper's impact on subsequent scholarship. Recipients receive a plaque commemorating the award and a free five-year subscription to ASQ. The award has been presented to the authors of the following papers:

2014
  • Klaus Weber, Kathryn L. Heinze, and Michaela DeSoucey
     "Forage for Thought: Mobilizing Codes in the Movement for Grass-fed Meat and Dairy Products”
    Administrative Science Quarterly, September 2008

2013

  • Luis R. Gómez-Mejia, Katalin Takács Haynes, Manuel Núñez-Nickel, Kathyrn J. L. Jacobson, and José Moyano-Fuentes
    "Socioemotional Wealth and Business Risks in Family-controlled Firms: Evidence from Spanish Olive Oil Mills”
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 2007

2012

  • Katherine J. Klein, Jonathan C. Ziegert, Andrew P. Knight, and Yan Xiao 
    "Dynamic Delegation: Shared, Hierarchical, and Deindividualized Leadership in Extreme Action Teams" 
    Administrative Science Quarterly, December 2006

2011

  • Roy Suddaby and Royston Greenwood
    "Rhetorical Strategies of Legitimacy"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 2005

2010

  • Kevin G. Corley and Dennis A. Gioia
    "Identity Ambiguity and Change in the Wake of a Corporate Spin-Off"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, June 2004

2009

  • Martha S. Feldman and Brian T. Pentland
    "Reconceptualizing Organizational Routines as a Source of Flexibility and Change"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 2003 
    2009 ASQ Award Acceptance Remarks

2008

  • Nicolaj Siggelkow
    "Evolution toward Fit"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 2002

2007

  • Robin J. Ely and David A. Thomas
    "Cultural Diversity at Work: The Effects of Diversity Perspectives on Work Group Processes and Outcomes"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, June 2001

2006

  • Jesper B. Sørensen and Toby E. Stuart
    "Aging, Obsolescence, and Organizational Innovation"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 2000

2005

  • Morten T. Hansen
    "The Search-Transfer Problem: The Role of Weak Ties in Sharing Knowledge across Organization Subunits"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 1999

2004

  • Mark J. Zbaracki
    "The Rhetoric and Reality of Total Quality Management"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, September 1998

2003

  • Brian Uzzi
    "Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 1997

2002

  • Walter W. Powell, Kenneth W. Koput, and Laurel Smith-Doerr
    "Interorganizational Collaboration and the Locus of Innovation: Networks of Learning in Biotechnology"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 1996

2001

  • Kathleen M. Eisenhardt and Behnam N. Tabrizi
    "Accelerating Adaptive Processes: Product Innovation in the Global Computer Industry"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 1995

2000

  • Jane E. Dutton, Janet M. Dukerich, and Celia V. Harquail
    "Organizational Images and Member Identification"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, June 1994

1999

  • James R. Barker
    "Tightening the Iron Cage: Concertive Control in Self-Managing Teams"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, September 1993

1998

  • Anne S. Tsui, Terri D. Egan, and Charles A. O'Reilly III
    "Being Different: Relational Demography and Organizational Attachment"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, December 1992

1997

  • Jennifer A. Chatman
    "Matching People and Organizations: Selection and Socialization in Public Accounting Firms"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, September 1991

1996

  • Rebecca Henderson and Kim B. Clark
    "Architectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and the Failure of Established Firms"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 1990

1995

  • Charles A. O'Reilly III, David F. Caldwell, and William P. Barnett
    "Work Group Demography, Social Integration, and Turnover"
    Administrative Science Quarterly, March 1989