ISA-INFORMS Best Paper Award Winners

At the 2012 Industry Studies Conference, the Awards Committee announced the 2011 winner of the ISA-INFORMS “Best Industry Studies Paper” Award for the first time since the award was established by the two associations.  On May 31, 2012, at the awards luncheon, we recognized the authors of the winning article and the first runner-up, who will receive a small cash prize and a plaque commemorating this honor.  They are:

Winner:  “Anticipatory Sorting and Gender Segregation in Temporary Employment” by Isabel Fernandez-Mateo (London Business School) and Zella King (U. of Reading), Management Science 57(6) 989–1008. To access an abstract or the full text of this article, please visit this link.

Runner-up: “Product Customization and Customer Service Costs: An Empirical Analysis” by Anuj Kumar and Rahul Telang (both at Carnegie-Mellon University), Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 13(3) 347–360.

We also acknowledged the three other articles in the group of five finalists (alphabetical by title):

“Collective Learning in Global Diffusion: Spreading Quality Standards in a Developing Country Cluster” by Paola Perez-Aleman, Organization Science 22(1) 173–189. (dairy/regional cluster)

“Deliberate Learning to Improve Performance in Dynamic Service Settings: Evidence from Hospital Intensive Care Units” by Anita Tucker and Ingrid Nembhard, Organization Science 22(4) 907–922.

“The Impact of Automation of Systems on Medical Errors: Evidence from Field Research” by Ravi Aron, Shantanu Dutta, Ramkumar Janakiraman, Praveen A. Pathak, Information Systems Research 22(3) 429–446.

INFORMS has agreed to provide free access to the winning article for one year in tribute to the author and to increase the visibility of excellent industry studies research published in INFORMS journals.  Clicking on this link will take you directly to the article for reading or download without needing to login to the INFORMS site.