2016 George R. Terry Book Award

The Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award is granted annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the global advancement of management knowledge during the last two years.  Books that contribute to the advancement of management theory, conceptualization, research, or practice are eligible for this prestigious award.

After a thorough review of over 55 submissions, the committee is pleased to announce the 2016 George R. Terry Book Award recipient:

Trust in a Complex World: Enriching Community
Charles Heckscher


The 2016 George R. Terry Book Award was presented on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Anaheim, California, USA. 

Congratulations to the finalists for this year's award:



Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street (Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt)

Hyper-Organization: Global Organizational Expansion (Patricia Bromley and John W. Meyer)

Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry (Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee)

Award Committee

Renate Elisabeth Meyer, WU Vienna (chair); Ruth V. Aguilera, Northeastern University; W E Douglas Creed, University of Rhode Island; Tor Hernes, Copenhagen Business School; and Tammar B. Zilber, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

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