Excellent Contribution Award
The Strategic Management Society will recognize one contribution to the academic program as best representing the life and work of CK Prahalad. Two additional contributions will receive the designation “honorable mention.” Candidates for recognition have been identified through the initial conference review process, and presentations in San Diego will be used to determine the most deserving from among these meritorious submissions. Chet Miller, who is chairing the academic program for the conference, is leading the selection committee.
The prize for the Excellent Contribution Award consists of a cash award.
CK Prahalad’s insights, talents, and works left their mark on a multiple of people around the world. In summarizing Prahalad’s life and work, SMS founder Dan Schendel had this to say:
- “It wasn’t just the conceptual imagination and its product that distinguished CK. He was willing and able to make these concepts and ideas come alive for student and practitioner alike. … If you were lucky enough to be around him, as a student or colleague, or just a dinner companion, you came away challenged, filled with ambition to do better, and certainly wiser for the experience.”
In keeping with these thoughts, the following questions are being emphasized in the award process:
- 1. How original are the central ideas?
- 2. Do those ideas reside at the intersection of interesting and important?
- 3. What is the magnitude of contribution to the development of strategic management as a field of study and practice?
- 4. How powerful are the core ideas in terms of their likely influence on the behavior of business practitioners?
- 5. How well does the work represent the legacy of CK Prahalad?
"Evaluating the Institutional Environment for Evolving Industries: A Multi-Step Approach and Application"
- Roger Moser
"Bricolage and Social Value Creation Across Countries"
- Chamu Sundaramurthy
- Congcong Zheng
- Martina Musteen
- John Francis
- Lawrence Rhyne
"When Institutional Change Outruns the Change Agent: The Contested Terrain Of Entrepreneurial Microlending for the Poor"
- Susanna Khavul
- Helmuth Chavez
- Garry Bruton