Annual Award Winners

Arnon Reichers Best Student Paper Award

The Arnon Reichers Best Student Paper Award is a student paper or a paper from a dissertation within 3 years of degree, preferably single-authored.

This year, the winning paper was “High Mobility, a Curse or a Tool: A Multilevel Study of Career Mobility and Performance,” authored by Xin Wen and Lan Wang from University of Science and Technology of China, and Rick Cotton from University of Victoria.

Best International Paper Award

The Best International Paper Award is the paper with the best overall rigor and contribution to research and practice regarding careers played out within an international/cross-cultural context.

This year, the winning paper was “Second-Class Citizens or Free Agents? The Experience of Identity Ambiguity among Global Contractors,” authored by Jennifer Gibbs from University of California, Santa Barbara, Julia Eisenberg from Pace University and Dina Nekrassova.

Michael Driver Best Applied Paper Award

The Michael Driver Best Applied Paper Award is the applied paper with the best overall rigor and likely contribution to careers research and practice.

This year, the winning paper was “Noncompetes and Employee Mobility,” authored by Evan Penniman Starr from University of Maryland, College Park, J.J. Prescott and Norman David Bishara from University of Michigan.


Careers Division Best Overall Paper Award

The Careers Division Best Overall Paper Award is the paper with the best overall rigor and likely contribution to careers theory, research, and/or practice.

This year, the winning paper was “Calling Attention to 20 Years of Research: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis of Calling, ” authored by Shasa Dobrow Riza and Hannah Weisman from London School of Economics, Daniel Heller from Tel Aviv University and Jennifer Tosti-Kharas from Babson College.


Best Symposium Award

The Best Symposium Award is for the highest-rated symposium presented on the program. The winning symposium is selected based on reviewer ratings and a panel of judges.

This year, the winning Symposium was “Reimagining Boundaries in Careers: Alternative Theoretical Perspectives,” organized by Andrew Kozhevnikov from Coventry University, Steve Vincent from Newcastle University Business School and Wolfgang Mayrhofer from Interdisciplinary Institute of Management and Organizational Behavior