Call for Submissions: 2017 Research Impact on Practice Award

The Research Impact on Practice award recognizes a piece of contemporary, peer-reviewed research that has important implications for prac­tice. The research may focus on any dimension of social or environmental sustainability.

The Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) co-sponsors this award with the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management

The winner will receives $500 cash and a trophy to be delivered at the ONE business meeting of AOM. The research will be promoted broadly through NBS, which has a network of more than 5000 subscribers and many more website visitors (see description of NBS at end of document). 

Nomination and Evaluation

The paper must have been accepted for publication and can be published either (a) online (must have a DOI number) or (b) in hard copy during the previous calendar year (January 1-December 31, 2016).  However, any single paper can only be nominated once (i.e. a paper published online one year, cannot be nominated again when it appears in the journal).

At least one author needs to be an ONE Division member.

To nominate an article, submit the original article, along with a letter of nomination, which should include: 
  1. Full citation and author’s contact information
  2. Description of the key contributions (theoretical and empirical) (max 150 words)
  3. Description of the realized or potential implications for practice (max 150 words). 
The descriptions should be written in language that is accessible to knowledgeable sustainability practitioners.

Applicants may nominate their own work or the work of another.

The criteria for judging articles are: 
We also encourage members of the research community to join NBS to share insights with practitioners.

The submission deadline is April 30, 2017. Please send submissions, and any questions, to both Maya Fischhoff of NBS ( and Ray Paquin, ONE Awards Committee Chair (

The judging committee will consist of the ONE Awards Committee Chair, an additional ONE member (appointed by the ONE Awards Committee Chair), one NBS staff person and a member of the prac­titioner community (e.g. sustainability managers).

The winning paper will be announced at the ONE Division business meeting in August. 

Award History

Learn about prior winners.