Conference Awards

Each year we select several awards for scholarly submissions and one award for our OSCM Distinguished Scholar.

Our Chan Hahn Best Paper Award are selected from all papers submitted to that year’s annual conference, whereas the Best Student Paper Award is selected from all submissions where the primary author is a student, as reported by the authors. The program chair, based primarily on reviewer ratings, selects four finalists for both awards. Then, two committees of four OSCM scholars choose the winner for each award.

Our annual OSCM Distinguished Scholar award honors one leading scholar from our field each year. The OSCM Scholar is selected for their commitment to both significant service and leading scholarship in the field. There is a standing committee, which periodically rotates, that selects these individuals. One member of this committee is the division-chair elect, and another is the past division chair.

OSCM Division 2018 Awards

2018 OSCM Distinguished Scholar Award

Craig Carter, Arizona State University

  1. Daniel R. Guide, Jr., The Penn State University


2018 Chan Hahn Best Award

Winner:  Gender Pairing and Cooperative Behavior: An Experimental Study

Siqi Ma, U. of Akron; John Aloysius, U. of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business; Li Hao, U. of Arkansas



  1. Sources of Supply Chain Risk: External Environmental Factors or Strategic Choice?

Michael Westerburg, Mannheim U.; Christoph Bode, Mannheim U.


  1. Mitigating Unwarranted Forecasting Behavior in the Newsvendor Task

Niranjan T. Tarikere, Indian institute of Technology Bombay; Narendra Ghosalya, Fisher College of Business; Srinagesh Gavirneni, Cornell U.; Jayanth Jayaram, U. of South Carolina


  1. Management Temporal Orientation: Linking Operational Investment to Corporate Social Responsibility Iuri Gavronski, UNISINOS U.; Robert D Klassen, U. of Western Ontario; P Fraser Johnson, U. of Western Ontario; Fernando Naranjo, U. of Western Ontario


2018 Best Student Paper

Winner: Partnering with New Venture Suppliers: A Dynamic Capabilities Approach Stefan Kurpjuweit, ETH Zurich


  1. More than reputation losses? Financial consequences from supply chain sustainability risks Ivana Mateska, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH; Christian Busse, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH; Andrew Philip Kach, Willamette U.; Stephan M. Wagner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH


  1. Increasing Order Volume through Sustainable Reputation: A Study on Buyer-Supplier Relationships

Dagmar Reinerth, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH; Christian Busse, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH; Stephan Wagner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH


  1. Wrangling, Schizophrenia and Momentum: Vertical Competitive Dynamics in Value Chain (re)configuration

Sebastian Stabenow, U. of Antwerp; Sascha Albers, U. of Antwerp; Jost Daft

2018 ISM Best Supply Chain Paper

Winner: How Rational are Sourcing Teams? The Effect of Goals and Knowledge on Politics and Rationality Henrik Franke; German Graduate School of Management & Law; Kai Dominik Foerstl; German Graduate School of Management & Law


  1. Wrong Time, Wrong Place: The Role of Collaboration in Mitigating Disruptions in Complex Networks

Mitchell Jeroen Van Den Adel; U. of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business; Thomas Arend De Vries; U. of Groningen; Author: Dirk Pieter Van Donk; U. of Groningen


  1. Supply Chain Risk and Protection Motivation: Why Some Managers Act Proactively (and Others Don’t)

Maximilian Merath; Mannheim U.;  Christoph Bode; Mannheim U.; John R. MacDonald; Colorado State U.


  1. Trust Damage and Trust Repair in Supply Chains

Sabine Benoit; U. of Surrey;  Sebastian Forkmann; U. of Alabama; Julia Hartmann; EBS Business School; Stephan Henneberg; Queen Mary U. of London; Björn Ivens; U. of Bamberg



2018 Best Reviewer Award

Scott DuHadway, Portland State University

Yingchao Lan, The Ohio State University

Alan Mackelprang, Georgia Southern University

Chee Yew Wong, University of Leeds


2018 Distinguished Service to OSCM Division

John Gray, The Ohio State University


Past OSCM Division Paper Awards

(for past Distinguished Scholars, see this page:

Chan Hahn Best Paper Award

2017    Christoph Bode,  Maximilian Merath: “Supply Disruption Management: The Early Bird Catches the Worm, but the Second Mouse Gets the Cheese?”

2016    Veronica H. Villena, Li Cheng “The Benefits and Downsides of Common Supply Chain Partners”

2015    Stephanie Eckerd, Sean Handley: “To Err is Human: A Model of Interorganizational Violations and Repair”

2014    John Gray, Sean Handley: “Managing Contract Manufacturer Quality when Product Testability is Low”

2013    Jeremy Kovach, Manpreet Hora: “Firm Performance in Dynamic Environments: The Role of Operational Slack and Operational Flexibility”

2012    John Gray, Gopesh Anand, Aleda Roth: “ISO 9000 as a Best Practice Intervention: An Empirical Examination”

2011    Anand Gopal, Manu Goyal, Serguei Netessine, Matthew Reindorp: “Impact of New Product Introduction on Plant Productivity”

2010    Dayna Simpson: “Organizational Information Gathering and Recycling Performance Outcomes”

2009    Rob Klassen, Markus Biehl: “Toward Assessing Financial Returns from Green Structural and Infrastructural Expenditures”

2008    Mile Terziovski and Shyong Wai Foon (U. of Melbourne)

2007    Xiande Zhao, Baofeng Huo, Jeff Hoi Yan Yeung (Chinese U. Hong Kong), and Barbara B. Flynn (Indiana)

2006    Xingxing Zu, Lawrence Fredendall, Tina Robbins (Clemson U.)

2007    None

2005    Ravi Kathuria (Chapman University)

2004    Adrian Choo (RPI), Kevin Lindermand (Minnesota) and Roger Schroeder (Minnesota)

2003    Mark Pagell (Oregon State) and Daniel Krause (Arizona State)

2002    None

2001    Mark Pagell and Chwen Sheu (Kansas State University)

2000    Morgan Swink and Dongsong Zeng (Michigan State University)

1999    Mohan Tatikonda (UNC) and Stephen Rosenthal (Boston U)

1998    Shaker Zahra (Georiga State University), Anders Nielsen (Aalborg University)

1997    1. Ken Boyer (DePaul University) / 2. Robert D. Klassen (University of Western Ontario) (two awards)

1996    Larry Menor, Aleda Roth and Charlotte Manson (UNC)

1995    Kim Bates (New York University) and Jim Flynn (Iowa State University)

Best Student Paper Award

2017  James Knuckles,  ManMohan Sodhi: “A Multiple Case Study of Development Supply Chains for Household Solar Products Sold in Haiti”

2016 Sina Golara, Kevin Dooley “The Influence of Manufacturing Services on Innovation”

2015    Desirée Van Dun, Celeste P.M. Wilderom: “Governing Highly Performing Lean Team Behaviors: A Mixed-Methods Longitudinal Study”

2014    Luv Sharma, Aravind Chandrasakeran, Ken Boyer: “The Impact of Hospital Information Technology Bundles on Performance: an Econometric Study”

2013    Marcus Bellamy, Soumen Ghosh, Manpreet Hora: “Supply network structure and firm innovation”

2012    Brett Massimino, John Gray: “The Effect of Culture and Cultural Distance on Plant-Level Process Compliance”

2011    Claire Senot, Aravind Chandrasekaran, Ken Boyer

2010    Heng Liu, Yi Liu, Yuan Li

2009    Pekka Helkio, Antti Tenhiala: “Beyond the Product-Process Matrix: Fit between Production Process Specificity and Task Environment”

2008    Bart van Hezewijk (RSM Erasmus U.)

2007    Anant Ravindra Deshpande (UT Pan American)

2006    None

2005    Andrea McGee Prud’homme (MSU), Ken Boyer (MSU), Roger Calantone (MSU)

2004    Gopesh Anand (OSU)

2003    Murat Kristal (UNC), Aleda Roth (UNC) and Jayashankar Swaminathan