Award for Best Paper in POS

The Center for Positive Organizations launched this biennial award in 2008 to recognize outstanding scholarship in positive organizational scholarship and to encourage research.

The award carries a $5,000 prize plus paid expenses to the biennial Conference on Positive Organizational Scholarship hosted by the Center for Positive Organizations; the recipient gives an invited talk at the conference, based on the winning article.

2012 Award for Best Paper in POS

Sonenshein, S., & Dholakia, U. (2012). Explaining Employee Engagement with Strategic Change Implementation: A Meaning-Making Approach. Organization Science, Vol. 23, No. 1, January–February 2012, pp. 1–23.

Cole, M.S., Bruch, H., & Vogel, B. (2011). Energy at work: A measurement validation and linkage to unit effectiveness. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 445-467.

2010 Award for Best Paper in POS

Bunderson, J. Stewart, & Thompson, Jeffery A. (2009). The Call of the Wild: Zookeepers, Callings, and the Double-Edged Sword of Deeply Meaningful Work. Administrative Science Quarterly, Volume 54, pp. 32-57.
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2008 Award for Best Paper in POS

Grant, A.M., Campbell, E.M., Chen, G., Cottone, K., Lapedis, D., & Lee, K. (2007). Impact and the art of motivation maintenance: The effects of contact with beneficiaries on persistence behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 103, 53-67.

Nembhard, Ingrid M., & Edmondson, Amy C. (2006). Making it safe: The effects of leader inclusiveness and professional status on psychological safety and improvement efforts in health care teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 27, 941-966.