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Skinner Awards

The Wickham Skinner Awards will be presented during the POM 2020 Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. For information about the conference and Wickham Skinner Awards, go to the POMS website: http://www.poms.org/

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Papers presented at the POMS' annual conference in a given year and those under review by Production and Operations Management were eligible for this award from 2001 to 2009. However, beginning in year 2010, the award are given for the best paper published in Production and Operations Management during the previous year. Papers are judged on overall quality with careful attention given to both relevance and rigor.


2019: Winner
Mazhar Arikan , University of Kansas
Baris Ata, The University of Chicago
John J. Friedewald, Northwestern University
Rodney P. Parker, Indiana University

Runner-Up:
Xiang Liu , University of Michigan
Michael Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jonathan E. Helm, Indiana University
Mariel S. Lavieri, University of Michigan
Ted A. Skolarus, University of Michigan

The Wickham Skinner Awards are intended to encourage POM scholarship and publication, to promote significant research in the field, to reward academics who have achieved unusually high accomplishment early in their careers, and to facilitate the sharing of innovative new ideas about teaching POM. Read Details.

Papers presented at the POMS' annual conference in a given year and those under review by Production and Operations Management were eligible for this award from 2001 to 2009. However, beginning in year 2010, the award are given for the best paper published in Production and Operations Management during the previous year. Papers are judged on overall quality with careful attention given to both relevance and rigor.

2018:Winner

Runner-Up:

An Early Career Researcher is defined as someone who has received a doctoral degree (or its equivalent outside of the U.S.A.) within the previous six years. Work published (or formally accepted for publication) or presented at a conference within the six years eligibility period is considered in the evaluation process if properly documented. The judges evaluate the impact of the body of work in terms of its ability to broaden, extend, and alter the way that POM is conceptualized, practiced, and viewed.

2019-Winners:

Professor Ryan Buell's research is focused on the implications of "operational transparency", a term he coined to study how revealing otherwise hidden facets of an operation shape the perceptions and behaviors of customers and employees, which can improve operating performance. His research departs from prior research in this area to demonstrate how isolating customers from the operation has significant drawbacks.

Professor Buell is examining interesting questions that are grounded in challenges faced by practicing managers. In conducting his research, he collaborates closely with companies to understand the context and uses rigorous empirical methods with many types of data collected from field and lab experiments, and secondary sources. He has been incredibly productive and has published in all the major journals in our field. A key characteristic of his research program are the numerous cases he has written that are being widely used to teach operations management, service management, and operations strategy courses at more than 300 institutions around the world. 

The purpose of this award is to recognize impact and innovation in Production and Operations Management instruction. In their evaluation of the materials submitted, the judges give primary attention to: (1) evidence of pedagogical excellence, (2) evidence of creativity and/or innovation and (3) evidence of impact.

2019: 

Xenophon Koufteros is consistently recognized by his current and former students for his outstanding teaching skills, creativity, innovation and strong dedication to his students with numerous awards at the college, and university levels. He was also recently recognized as one of the 2018 Top 50 Undergraduate Professors by Poets and Quants. His "LaunchPad" partnership with SAP for new ideas from undergraduate students, his negotiations case and his involvement of industry partners in the exercise are quite innovative and give the students first-hand experience in tackling real complex business problems. He is truly an exceptional teacher.

Robert Sroufe designed nine courses over 11 years that integrate sustainability into graduate, undergraduate curriculum, study abroad and live-project management-consulting projects. He has a strong impact on course design and development. The courses he developed, and the projects involved in these courses give the students an opportunity to apply knowledge to solving complex business problems with a specific focus on integrated bottom-line. His teaching related work resulted in many publications in journals such as Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Journal of Management Education, Operations Management Education Review, and cases published by Financial Times, Council of Logistics Management, among others.

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