The Ralph Gomory Best Industry Studies Paper Award was established by the Industry Studies Association and named for Ralph Gomory, who as President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation initiated and steadfastly supported the Industry Studies Program. With this award, the Association seeks to showcase excellent industry studies research published in the preceding year in a selection of seven top academic journals. Through this award, the Industry Studies Association hopes to encourage more researchers to submit their industry studies research to a set of leading scholarly journals, while sensitizing editors to the value of research that explores the industry context deeply. As part of its mission, the Industry Studies Association seeks to promote excellent industry studies research that builds relationships with practitioners to gain access to primary data, brings the contextual knowledge gathered in the field to bear on the formation of research questions and research design, and uses that knowledge to guide data analysis, interpretations, and conclusions.


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