Manufacturing and Service Operations Management

MSOM Responsible Research in OM award

The purpose of responsible research is to encourage studies contributing knowledge that may have implications for making the world a better place through informing evidence-based, high quality and societally beneficial organizational practices across business, government and non-government organizations.

MSOM Practice Based Research Competition

This competition seeks to reward unpublished OM research papers with a high potential or realized impact on practice. Work not implemented yet may be considered, as long as potential benefits to practice can be ascertained with a high level of confidence. More generally, validity (i.e., the extent to which the results presented do or would apply in practice) is a key evaluation criteria.

Best OM Paper in Management Science

Starting 2013, the award is given to the manuscript judged to be most deserving for its contribution to the theory and practice of operations management among all operations papers published in the past 3 years at Management Science. For each award, finalists were selected from among a set of nominated papers by the editorial board of Management Science, and the winners were selected by a vote of the society members.

MSOM iFORM SIG Best Paper Award

The Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) iFORM (Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management) SIG (Special Interest Group) invites nominations for the best published paper(s) on an iFORM subject award. This is the second year that the M&SOM iFORM SIG Best Paper Award will be given.

MSOM Young Scholar Prize

Starting in 2013, the annual MSOM Young Scholar Prize recognizes exceptional young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to scholarship in operations management. Scholars of age 40 years or younger on January 31st of the year in which they are nominated are eligible. The decision on the award will be made by the MSOM Young Scholar Award Committee, a three-person committee with three-year, staggered terms. Nominations are made to the Committee Chair by anyone, including the nominee, and consist of a curriculum vitae, evidence of scholarly and practical impact, statement of major contributions of no more than three pages (may be prepared by the nominee) and three letters of nomination. The award is accompanied by a $1000 honorarium.

MSOM Fellows Program

MSOM recognizes outstanding research and scholarship in operations management by electing a limited number of MSOM Fellows each year. Election as an MSOM Fellow is a rare distinction, comparable with membership in Omega Rho.

MSOM Distinguished Service Award

The award was created to recognize individuals whose distinguished service to MSOM has helped to advance significantly the goals and objectives of the Society. The award is given annually, usually to a member of MSOM. Typically, recipients of this award have provided exceptional leadership in the society through multiple roles, including: journal editor, MSOM Society / SIG officer, or chair of an MSOM / SIG conference. At the discretion of the Award Committee, it may be given to a group of individuals (at least one of whom belongs to MSOM) who have worked jointly on a common project (in which case the prize money is divided among the group).