The Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize

Past Award Recipients

How Much Does Industry Matter, Really?
by: Anita M. McGahan and Michael E. Porter
Volume 18, Issue S1

Strategic Alliances and Interfirm Knowledge Transfer
by: David C. Mowery, Joanne E. Oxley, and Brian Silverman

Technological Acquisitions and the Innovation Performance of Acquiring Firms: A Longitudinal Study
by: Gautam Ahuja and Riitta Katila

Capabilities, Cognition, and Inertia: Evidence from Digital Imaging
by: Mary Tripsas and Giovanni Gavetti

Alliances and Networks
by: Ranjay Gulati

Cognitive Change, Strategic Action, and Organizational Renewal
by: Pamela Barr, Larry Stimpert, and Anne Hufff

Strategizing, Economizing, and Economic Organization
by: Oliver Williamson

Towards an Attention-Based View of the Firm
by: William Ocasio

Measuring Competence? Exploring Firm Effects in Pharmaceutical Research
by: Rebecca M Henderson and Iain M. Cockburn

Why do Firms Differ, and How Does it Matter
by: Richard Nelson

Understanding Dynamic Capabilities
by: Sidney Winter

Structuring Cooperative Relationships Between Organizations
by: Peter Smith Ring and Andy Van De Ven

Dynamic Capabilities: What Are They?
by: Kathy Eisenhardt and Jeff Martin

Toward A Knowledge-Based Theory Of The Firm" and "Making Knowledge The Basis Of A Dynamic Theory Of The Firm
by: Robert M Grant and J-C Spender

Of Strategies, Deliberate and Emergent
by: Henry Mintzberg and James A Waters

Exploring Internal Stickiness: Impediments to the Transfer of Best Practice within the Firm
by: Gabriel Szulanski

Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management
by: David J Teece, Gary Pisano, and Amy Shuen

The Myopia of Learning
by: Daniel A Levinthal and James G March

Core Capabilities and Core Rigidities: A Paradox in Managing New Product Development
by: Dorothy Leonard

Strategic Assets and Organizational Rent
by: Raphael Amit and Paul J H Schoemaker

The Cornerstones of Competitive Advantage: A Resource-Based View
by: Margaret A Peteraf

Joint Ventures: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
by: Bruce Kogut

How Much Does Industry Matter?
by: Richard P Rumelt

First-Mover Advantages
by: Marvin B Lieberman and David B Montgomery

Configurations of Strategy and Structure: Towards a Synthesis
by: Danny Miller

A Resource-based View of the Firm
by: Birger Wernerfelt

The Dominant Logic: A New Linkage Between Diversity and Performance
by: C K Prahalad and Richard A Bettis

2019 Winning Paper


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Laura Poppo the Donald and Shirley Clifton Chair in Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has been on the faculty of Washington University, Virginia Tech, and University of Kansas. She is known globally...
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Todd Zenger the N. Eldon Tanner Presidential Professor in Strategy and Strategic Leadership, Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, and Academic Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. From 1990-2014, he served on the faculty at...

Interview with 2019 SMJ Best Paper Prize Winners

Interview with 2019 SMJ Best Paper Prize Winners

Award Overview

In 1993, some 13 years after the Strategic Management Journal was launched, an annual best paper prize was established by co-sponsors Wiley and the Strategic Management Society to honor substantial work published in the SMJ. The award is for a paper published five or more years prior to the citation itself. This delay allows time for the impact of papers to be assessed in terms of citations and influence of the paper on teaching, research, and/or practice. Once eligible, a paper remains eligible until selected as the best paper. Continued eligibility allows recognition to be made for those insights and findings that sometimes occur before their time and only become widely recognized as significant until other work is published.

The award committee consists of the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal and is supplemented by surveys of leading figures in the field of strategic management conducted by the Co-Editors of the Strategic Management Journal.

Authors of the winning paper receive a monetary award of US $5,000. The award is given and the author(s) are recognized at the SMS Annual Conference.