Every year the Division nominates a best paper, based on the review criteria for scholarly papers. There is a prize sponsored by the journal Organization awarded at the Academy of Management meeting.
- 2016 Vanessa Iwowo (London School of Economics)
In the Eye of the Beholder: Making "Sense" of Leadership Development in Africa
- 2015 Jonathan Murphy (Cardiff University) and Virpi Orvokki Malin (University of Jyväskylä)
How does Dialogue Really Take Place in a Democratic Transition?
- 2014 Stephen Cummings and Todd Bridgman (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
The Origin of Management is Sustainability: Recovering an Alternative Foundation for Management
- 2013 Richard Marens(California State University, USA)
The Second Time Farce: American Business School Ethicists and the Emergence of Bastard Rawlsianism
- 2012 Maddy Janssens(University of Leuven, Belgium) and Chris Steyaert, (University of St Gallen, Switzerland)
The Possibilities of Cosmopolitanism and Postcolonialism for an Ethical Stance on International HRM
- 2011 Jason Glynos (University of Essex, UK), Robin Klimecki (Cardiff Univerity, UK) and Hugh Willmott (Cardiff University, UK)
On 'Cooling out the Marks' of the Financial Markets: Recuperating Neo-Liberal Normality
- 2010 Maxim Voronov (Brock University, Canada)
and Russ Vince (University of Bath, UK)
Emotions and Institutions: Insights from Bourdieu and Psychoanalysis
- 2009 Patrizia Zanoni (Hasselt University, Belgium)
Diversity in the Lean Automobile Factory: Re-Doing Class along Socio-Demographic Identities.
- 2008 Todd Bridgman and Stephen Cummings (Victoria Management School)
Strawman: The Reconfiguration of Max Weber in Management Textbooks and Why it Matters.
- 2007 Paul Hibbert (Strathclyde University)
From Purpose to Passivity: Tradition and Knowledge in Interorganizational Collaboration
- 2006 Gazi Islam; Ibmec, Sao Pauo & Adam Barsky (University of Melbourne)
The Sweetest Dreams that Labor Knows: Robert Frost and the Poetics of Work
- 2005 David Levy (Boston University)
Hegemony in the Global Factory: Power, Ideology, and Value in Global Production Networks