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Michael Poole Best Paper Award

About the prize

Beginning in 2020, The International Journal of Human Resource ManagemenT (IJHRM) is very pleased to announce the creation of the annual Michael Poole Best Paper Award in honour of the Journal's Founding Editor.

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How the winning papers are selected

The Michael Poole Best Paper Award is chosen by a committee of four IJHRM Associate Editors. Each AE reads a set of papers that would qualify for the award and nominates three papers to create a shortlist of twelve. The AEs then independently rate all twelve articles according to the Best Paper Award criteria on a seven-point scale. As a result, each AE could nominate three top papers. The AEs discuss the set of top three papers in a meeting and arrive at the final choice of three by consensus.

The criteria are that the best paper:

1. focuses on topics that are relevant for the mission of the Journal

2. advances an area of HRM in a significant way

3. challenges conventional wisdom concerning HRM and its role in society

4. makes a novel contribution to theory, methods, and practice of HRM

5. changes the way we think about the topic in the future

6. was accepted in the reference year, e.g. accepted in 2019, for the 2020 Award

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Year Author(s) Article Volume Issue
2019 Winner Vicente Roca-Puig, Inmaculada Beltrán-Martín, & Beatriz García-Juan Incorporating Poverty In Society Into Strategic Human Resource Management - -
2019 Runner up Payal Anand & Sushanta Kumar Mishra Linking core self-evaluation and emotional exhaustion with workplace loneliness: does high LMX make the consequence worse? - -
2019 Runner up Martin R. Schneider, Anja Iseke & Kerstin Pull The gender pay gap in European executive boards: the role of executives’ pathway into the board - -

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