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Skinner Awards

2017: Call for Nominations

The Wickham Skinner Awards will be presented during the POMS 2017 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. For information about the meeting and Wickham Skinner Awards, go to the POMS website: http://www.poms.org/

The Wickham Skinner Awards are intended to encourage POM scholarship and publication, to promote significant research in the field, to reward academics who have achieved unusually high accomplishment early in their careers, and to facilitate the sharing of innovative new ideas about teaching POM. Read Details.

Papers presented at the POMS' annual conference in a given year and those under review by Production and Operations Management were eligible for this award from 2001 to 2009. However, beginning in year 2010, the award are given for the best paper published in Production and Operations Management during the previous year. Papers are judged on overall quality with careful attention given to both relevance and rigor.

2016: Managing the Performance Trade-offs from Partner Integration: Implications of Contract Choice (First Place)
, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 24(10), 1552-1569.
Alan MacCormack, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Anant Mishra , School of Business, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

2016: Flexibility Structure and Capacity Design with Human Resource Considerations (Second Place) , Production and Operations Management, Vol. 24(7), 1086-1100.
O. Zeynep Aksin, Koç University, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
Nesrin Cakan, Koç University, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
Fikri Karaesmen, Koç University, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
E. Lerzan Ormeci, Koç University, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey


An Early Career Researcher is defined as someone who has received a doctoral degree (or its equivalent outside of the U.S.A.) within the previous six years. Work published (or formally accepted for publication) or presented at a conference within the six years eligibility period is considered in the evaluation process if properly documented. The judges evaluate the impact of the body of work in terms of its ability to broaden, extend, and alter the way that POM is conceptualized, practiced, and viewed.

2016: Carri Chan, Columbia Business School, USA
2016: Ming Hu, University Of Toronto, Canada

The purpose of this award is to recognize impact and innovation in Production and Operations Management instruction. In their evaluation of the materials submitted, the judges give primary attention to: (1) evidence of pedagogical excellence, (2) evidence of creativity and/or innovation and (3) evidence of impact.

2016: James Hill, Ohio State University, USA

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