Frank Giarratani Rising Star Award Winners

2019 Conference

Winner
Johan S.G. Chu and Sung-Chul Noh "Weapons of Mass Attention Direction: Competitive Dynamics of the Korean Popular Music Industry"

Runner-Up
Arvind Karunakaran "Front-line Professionals in the Wake of Increased Digital Scrunity: Examining the Paradox of Public Accountability" 

2018 Conference

Winner
Alan Benson and Ben A. Rissing "Strength from Within: Individual and Establishment-Level Evidence that Transfers Outperform Hires

Runner-up
Daniel Armanios "Scaffolds and Intermediaries: How Changing Instutional Infrastructure Can Alleviate Knowledge Barriers to Entrepreneurship”

2017 Conference 

Winner
Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, "Dismantling Knowledge Boundaries at NASA: From Problem Solvers to Solution Seekers

Runner-up
Merieke Stevens "Temporary De-Embedding Buyer-Supplier Relationships: A Complexity Perspective”

2016 Conference 

Winner
Certification Intermediaries: Evidence from the Medical Device Industryy
Christina Nistor, Chapman University

Runner-up
From Outsourcing to Innovation: Towards a “Long-Tail” Strategy
Ning Su, Western University

2015 Conference 

Winner
End-to-end Supply Chain Models for the Apparel Industry
Shardul Phadnis, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation

Runner-up
A New Take on Economic Development Institutions in China's Pearl River Delta
Michael Murphree, University of South Carolina 

2014 Conference 

Winner
Mechanisms of Technology Re-Emergence and Identity Change in a Mature Industry: Swiss Watchmaking, 1978-2008
Ryan Raffaelli, Harvard Business School

Runner-up
Institutional Logics and Environmental Strategy in the Office Furniture Industry
Dror Etzion, McGill University 

Runner-up
Decoding the Adapability-Rigidity Puzzle: Evidence from Biopharmaceutical Incumbents' Pursuit of Gene Therapy and Monoclonal Antibodies 
Rahul Kapoor, University of Pennsylvania

Runner-up
Educational Credentials, Hiring, and Intra-occupational Inequality: Evidence from Law Firm Dissolutions 
Chris Rider, Emory University