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Best-Paper-Award “Innovation Management” 2016

Continuing to Recognize Excellence in Research

Since 2006, the Best-Paper-Award „Innovation Management“ annually honors outstanding scientific papers on Innovation, Transformation and Technology Management. Focusing on both cutting-edge research and high practical relevance, awarded papers provide state-of-the-art insights for academics and practitioners equally.

The award is endowed with prize money totaling € 3.000.

Patron of this years award is Joachim Lauterbach, CEO and President of IDMS AG, a global leader in cloud based financial information and workflow solutions for the financial advisory market. Over the last 20 years, he has been leading various corporate transformation programs, turning underperforming assets to sustainable and profitable growth again.

Selection Procedure

Papers submitted must have been accepted in a scientific journal after July 1st, 2015, and must not have been submitted to past Best-Paper-Awards. Submissions are assessed by the jury with regards to scientific excellence and practical relevance. The authors of the three most outstanding papers are invited to present their work on November 24th, 2016 at the EBS Business School. Evaluating both presentation and discussion, the jury will nominate the winner.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016

Jury Members

  • Stéphane Bonutto (Oerlikon)
  • Dr. Andreas Brokemper (Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei KG)
  • Jan Brückmann (Emirates)
  • Dr. Mike Dietrich (Oerlikon)
  • Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich (EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel)
  • Volker Greiner (Emirates)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Landau (EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel)
  • Prof. Dr. Christof Schimank (Horváth & Partners)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Wald (School of Business and Law, University of Agder)

Assessment Criteria

  • Innovativeness of the research
  • Market and adaptation potential for practitioners


The best three papers will be awarded with:

  • 1st prize: € 1,500
  • 2nd prize: € 1,000
  • 3rd prize: € 500

How to Participate?

The application form is available here

Applications can be submitted via post or e-mail.

Past years’ winners

  • 2015: Paolo Aversa (Cass Business School) and his co-authors Alessandro Marino (LUISS University Rome), Luiz Mesquita (Arizona State University), & Jay Anand (Ohio State University): „Driving performance via exploration in changing environments: Evidence from Formula One racing“, Organization Science
  • 2014: Marion Poetz (Copenhagen Business School), Nikolaus Franke (WU Vienna) & Martin Schreier (WU Vienna): “Integrating Problem Solvers from Analogous Markets in New Product Ideation”, Management Science
  • 2013: Gautam Ahuja, Curba Morris Lampert & Elena Novelli (University of Michigan, Florida International University, City University London): “The second face of appropriability: Generative appropriability and its determinants”, Academy of Management Review
  • 2012: Vijay Govindarajan & Ravi Ramamurti (Dartmouth College, Northeastern University): “Reverse innovation, emerging markets, and global strategy”, Global Strategy Journal
  • 2011: Ella Miron-Spektor, Miriam Erez & Eitan Naveh (Bar Ilan University, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology): “The effect of conformists and attentiveto- detail members on team Innovation: Reconciling the innovation paradox”, Academy of Management Journal -2010: Oliver Alexy, Paolo Criscuolo & Ammon Salter (Imperial College Business School): “Does IP Strategy have to cripple open innovation”, MIT Sloan Management Review
Christoph Georgi
Assistant Professor for Management, esp. für Sicherheit & Innovation
Director Strategic Project
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