EGOS Paper Awards


Since the 23rd EGOS Colloquium in Vienna in 2007, EGOS has granted two annual prizes for outstanding papers:?

  • the EGOS Best Paper Award sponsored by the Hanken School of Economics, Finland, amounting to ¬ 2,000.
  • the EGOS Best Student Paper Award sponsored by the Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, amounting to ¬ 2,000. The paper must have a PhD student as its first author.

The winning papers must display methodological rigor, theoretical relevance, innovativeness, and new insights into organizational phenomena.


Since the 28th EGOS Colloquium in Helsinki in 2012, EGOS has granted an additional prize for papers that might not necessarily comply with standard paper formats, but advance a particularly challenging new idea:

  • the EGOS That's Interesting Award sponsored by the Aalto University School of Economics, Finland, amounting to ¬ 2,000.

The winning paper must cross intellectual boundaries, challenge taken-for-granted assumptions, attract the reader's attention and make an original argument.?


All three prizes are awarded at the following EGOS Colloquium.


Please note:

  1. Only full papers which have been uploaded electronically to the EGOS Colloquium website can be con­sidered for the awards!
  2. When submitting the full paper via the EGOS website, author(s) should indicate whether they would like his/her/ their paper to compete for either or both or all of the three prizes.

Selection process, rules and time schedule

  • The selection committee for all three prizes comprises members of the EGOS Board, editorial members of the Organization Studies Board and members of the local Colloquium organizing committee. The selection committee is chaired by an EGOS Board member.
  • After the EGOS Colloquium in July, the sub-theme convenors nominate not more than one paper for each of the three awards out of the full papers submitted to their sub-theme via the EGOS website by August 31 that year.
  • Sub-theme convenors can decide not to nominate a paper for either of the prizes. Sub-theme convenors cannot nominate papers that they co-author. Members of the selection committee, the local Colloquium organizing committee and the EGOS Board are excluded from competing for any of the prizes.
  • Once the formal requirements have been met, nominees are informed of their nomination by the chairperson of the selection committee. Those competing for the EGOS Best Student Paper Award may be asked to prove their status as PhD students at the time of their conference presentation.
  • From September to December, the selection committee choose the winning papers from the nominated papers. The decision will be made in early Spring, but not be announced before the next EGOS Colloquium in July.
  • The prizes are awarded at the next EGOS Colloquium in July.