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We are grateful to Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge for sponsoring this award. 

2021 Sucheta Nadkarni Award Recipient

Gender-Inclusive Gatekeeping: How (Mostly Male) Predecessors Influence the Success of Female CEOs

Dwivedi, P., Joshi, A., & Misangyi, V. F. (2018). Gender-inclusive gatekeeping: How (mostly male) predecessors influence the success of female CEOs. Academy of Management Journal, 61(2), 379–404. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2015.1238

2020 Sucheta Nadkarni Award Recipient

Leaning Out: How Negative Recruitment Experiences Shape Women's Decisions to Compete for Executive Roles

Brands RA, Fernandez-Mateo I. Leaning Out: How Negative Recruitment Experiences Shape Women’s Decisions to Compete for Executive Roles. Administrative Science Quarterly. 2017;62(3):405-442. doi:10.1177/0001839216682728.

 

Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership

The Behavioral Strategy and Strategic Leadership & Governance Interest Groups are pleased to invite nominations for the third annual Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership. We are grateful to Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge for sponsoring this award in memory of our friend and colleague Sucheta Nadkarni (1967-2019). The award recognizes a refereed journal publication with potential to significantly impact our understanding of women executive leadership.

Professor Nadkarni’s scholarship in the area of strategic leadership, competitive dynamics, and gender diversity, has been influential across academia and practice. She was Gender Equality Champion at the University of Cambridge (2016-2019) and served as the Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, where she designed a popular Executive Education program to develop the next generation of women leaders.

Read a tribute to Sucheta Nadkarni

Nomination Guidelines (2022)

Nominations may be submitted by any current member of the Strategic Management Society, and self-nominations are welcome. To be eligible for nomination, an article must have been published in the previous five years (for 2022 - 2017-2021 final published manuscript date in print).

Nominations should include:

  • Complete citation for the article
  • Brief statement indicating why the article is deserving of the award (125 words maximum)
  • PDF version of the nominated article
  • Confirmation that the nominator is a current 2022 member of SMS

 
Nominations must be submitted no later than July 31, 2022

The Award Review Committee will consist of the leadership from the Behavioral Strategy and Strategic Leadership & Governance Interest Groups. All nominated articles will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 members of the IG leadership teams, who will make a recommendation to IG Chairs for the award-winning publication. Criteria for evaluation of publications include:

  • The degree to which the research advances our understanding of gender diversity, including women on corporate boards and top management positions
  • The potential impact or practical significance of the publication for women in leadership
  • The degree to which the article offers novel theory and utilizes appropriate and accurate research methods, if applicable

2021 Sucheta Nadkarni Award Recipient

We are delighted to share that the recipient of the second annual Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership is: 

Gender-Inclusive Gatekeeping: How (Mostly Male) Predecessors Influence the Success of Female CEOs

Priyanka Dwivedi, Aparna Joshi and Vilmos F. Misangyi. Published online by the Academy of Management Journal on 20 Apr 2018. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2015.1238

As part of the review process, when reviewers selected a paper as one of their top picks, they were asked to share a little about why they thought a particular paper stood out. A few of the notes are provided below, and share the collective appreciation for the impact and rigor of this work:
 

  • Very nice, exemplary QCA analysis into the interesting, complex dynamics of different generations and the gender of strategic leaders. To me, this study echoes the spirit of Sucheta's work to a particularly strong extent because it builds new and strong theory and engages in still emerging methodologies. The practical implications are strong and highly applicable
  • Implication, Impact, and Rigor - I chose this because of the rigor of the research but mostly because of the implications of the study being very accessible.
  • One of the first papers to investigate variability among women executives and to take a positive perspective in trying to understand what drives women's success.
  • I liked that this paper took a novel perspective to explain the success of female CEOs. The use of QCA is also relatively novel for the research domain.
  • This study makes an important statement for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It brings into the foreground the critical role male predecessors play in women’s transition and success at the highest levels in organizations. 

 

The 2021 runner-up is Last to Come and Last to Go? The Complex Role of Gender and Ethnicity in the Reputational Penalties for Directors Linked to Corporate Fraud by Ivana Naumovska, Georg Wernicke and Edward J. Zajac. Published online in the Academy of Management Journal on 29 June 2020. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2018.0193 

Congratulations to all authors involved! 

 

Citations: 

  • Dwivedi P, Joshi A, and Misangyi VF. Gender-inclusive Gatekeeping: How (Mostly Male) Predecessors Influence the Success of Female CEOs. Academy of Management Journal. 2018;61(2). doi:10.5465/amj.2015.1238.
  • Wernicke G, and Zajac EJ. Last to Come and Last to Go? The Complex Role of Gender and Ethnicity in the Reputational Penalties for Directors Linked to Corporate Fraud. Academy of Management Journal. 2020;63(3). doi:10.5465/amj.2018.0193.