Nominate an influential paper!

Which conflict-relevant articles have inspired you? Which have influenced your work? Which have made a notable impact on the field? Has one of your own articles been important to the field of conflict management? Please bring such papers to our attention!

The Most Influential Article/Chapter Award is given each year to an article or chapter published in the recent past that has already made a significant and influential contribution to research literature domains encompassed within the Conflict Management Division (CMD). We invite
your nominations for the award to be given in 2019.

Each year, papers eligible for the award will have been published during a window of four calendar years, the ending boundary of which is five years in the past. To be considered for the award to be given in 2019, papers must have appeared in print with a publication date no earlier than 2011 and no later than 2014.

(Note: For journals, publication date means the year one would find in a citation to the article in print, not an online publication date. For a chapter in a volume, publication date means the copyright date of the volume).

This year’s award committee (William Bottom, Leigh Anne Liu, Mara Olekalns, Jamie Perry, and Randall Peterson) will generate nominations by reviewing important journals in the field. We also seek nominations of specific papers from members of the Conflict Management Division.

Eligible papers are those that fit in the division’s subject domain, which encompasses a wide range of topics and methodologies. The CMD domain includes:

  • The nature and management of conflicts at the individual, group, organizational, inter-organizational and societal level
  • Power processes, including influence, coalitions, coercion, deterrence, and persuasion
  • Bargaining and negotiation, negotiator characteristics and behaviors
  • Collaboration and competition
  • Third party interventions (such as facilitation, arbitration, mediation)
  • Distributive and procedural justice and dispute resolution procedures

Possible indicators of influence on the field might include citation count, generative impact, and wide use in doctoral seminars, among others. We encourage nominations of articles that you have used in doctoral seminars or that have been important in guiding your own research. Self-nominations are welcome.

To nominate a paper send a complete citation and pdf of the paper to the award committee chair, Jamie Perry (, by April 15, 2019. Please include brief comments on why you think the paper you are nominating deserves consideration.

The winning paper will be announced and its author(s) recognized during the division’s business meeting at the Academy of Management conference in Boston in August, 2019.