Awards & Competitions

Awards & Competitions

Dark Side Case Competition

The Dark Side Case Competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge case writing that addresses contemporary capitalism's dark side. Details for the 2021 competition and information about past years’ winners can be found here.
This award is sponsored by Routledge.

Dark Side Case Study Competition Winners 2021:

Lucia Oliveira (FGV-EBAPE), Bianca Sa (FGV-EBAPE) and Ana Celano (Faculdades Ibmec)
Black Employees (Should) Matter

Annual Awards 2021

Best Critical Paper

Each year the Division awards a prize for Best Paper from the main scholarly program. This prize is sponsored by the journal OrganizationHere are the previous winners.

Orestis Varkarolis (Nottingham Trent University) and Maria Daskalaki (University of Southampton)
Critical Management Studies and resisting degeneration 

Best Doctoral Student Paper 

Each year an award is made by the Division for the Best Student Paper. Here are details of what counts as an eligible entry for this competition. This award is sponsored by the journal Organization.

Michel Majdalani (Lebanese American University/ Grenoble Ecole de Management), Michelle Mielly (Grenoble Ecole de Management) and Gazi Islam (Grenoble Ecole de Management)
Recasting Sustainable Collaborations through Postcolonial Perspectives: Diaspora Induced Organizing and Epistemic Reconfiguration

Best International Business Paper 

The Division also makes an award for Best International Business Paper. The prize is sponsored by the journal Critical Perspectives on International Business and the Emerald Publishing Group. Here are the details of the previous winners.

Nanna Schmidt (Copenhagen Business School) and Rajiv Maher (EGADE Business School, Tecnologico de Monterrey)
Shepherding with Carrots and Sticks to Unlearn Traditional Farming Practices 

Best Critical Management Learning and Education Paper

The Division award for Best Critical Management Learning & Education paper is sponsored by the journal Management Learning.
Here are the details of previous winners.

Joseph Tixier (Emlyon Business School)
Entrepreneurship Curricula through Teacher’s Practice in Madagascar 

Best CMS Reviewer

An award is also made each year for the Best Developmental Reviewer in the Division. Here are the previous winners.

Best Developmental Reviewer Award 2021,
Benjamin Gross (Seokyeong University)

Doctoral Dissertation/Thesis Award

Each year we award a prize to an outstanding doctoral dissertation/thesis that draws on and contributes to CMS. If you have completed your doctoral dissertation/thesis in the specified time period in any of the fields associated with critical management studies, do consider entering this competition. The award is sponsored by the journal Organization. Here are the details of the competition and past winners.

Yashar Mahmud (Stockholm University)
Organizing Refugees 

Best Critical Gender, Work & Organization

The division award for Best Critical Gender, Work, and Organization is sponsored by the journal Gender, Work & Organization.

Penelope Muzanenhamo (University College of Dublin, Smurfit) and Rashedur Chowdhury (University of Southampton)
Can the Female Black Scholar Speak Out in a Noncooperative Space? 

Best Paper in Critical Business Ethics

The Division award for Best Critical Business Ethics is sponsored by the Journal of Business Ethics.

Seray Ergene (University of Rhode Island) and Marta B. Calas (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Reclaiming Sustainability through Organic Cotton Seeds