Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS)

This award recognizes an outstanding published article in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship. The award was established in 2008, and is awarded every other year. The Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations presents the award at its biennial research conference. The recipient is invited to present the award-winning research at the conference.

Past Recipients


Barsade, S., & O’Neill, O. (2014) What’s love got to do with it? A longitudinal study of the culture of companionate love and employee and client outcomes in the long-term care setting. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59(4), 551–598.


Grodal, S., Nelson, A., & Siino, R. (2015). Help-seeking and Help-giving as an Organizational Routine: Continual Engagement in Innovative WorkAcademy of Management Journal, Vol. 58, No. 1, February 1, 2015, pp. 136-186.


Sonenshein, S., & Dholakia, U. (2012). Explaining Employee Engagement with Strategic Change Implementation: A Meaning-Making ApproachOrganization 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.


Bunderson, J. Stewart, & Thompson, Jeffery A. (2009). The Call of the Wild: Zookeepers, Callings, and the Double-Edged Sword of Deeply Meaningful WorkAdministrative Science Quarterly, Volume 54, pp. 32-57.


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 behaviorOrganizational 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.