Finalist, 1986, Academy of Management Review Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award: “Organizational Culture: Can It Be A Source of Sustained Competitive Advantage?”
Designated as an “Ascendant Scholar” by Western Academy of Management, 1990.
Faculty Research Fellow Award for Outstanding Research, College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Business, Texas A&M University, 1992.
Presenter, 1983 Holger Crafoord Memorial Lecture, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden, “Toward an Organizational Model of Competitive Advantage”
Winner 1994 Best Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management: “Differences Between Entrepreneurs and Managers in Large Organizations: Biases and Heuristics in Strategic Decision Making,” with Lowell Busenitz.
Fellow, Academy of Management, 2001
Nominee, 2001 McKinsey Best Paper Award, strategic Management Society (SMS): “Trust and Its Alternatives,” with S. Alvarez.
Nominee, 2002 SMS Best Paper Award: “Organizing Rent Generation and Appropriation,” with S. Alvarez
Top 50 Most Influential Papers Published in Management Science, 2004: “Strategic Factor Markets: Expectations, Luck, and the Theory of Business Strategy”
Finalist, 2005 Best Conference Paper Prize, SMS: “Diversification, Dividends, and Firm Value,” with T. Mackey.
Winner, 2005 Irwin Outstanding Educator Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management
Fellow, Strategic Management Society, 2007
Winner 2010 Best Paper Award, Journal of Management: “How Do Entrepreneurs Organize Firms Under Conditions of Uncertainty,” with Sharon Alvarez.
Nominee, 2010 Best Paper Award, SMS: “Does Investment in Firm-Specific Human Capital Pay?”, with B. Campbell, S. Alvarez, and S. Morris
Winner, 2010, Academy of Management Scholarly Contributions Award
Winner, 2014, The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Decade Award: “Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action,” with Sharon Alvarez
Winner, 2017, David Eccles School of Business, the University of Utah, Faculty Research Excellence Award
Winner, 2018, David Eccles School of Business, the University of Utah, Professional Service Award
Winner, 2019, Edith Penrose Award for Path Breaking Management Research, co-sponsored by the European Academy of Management and INSEAD
Winner, 2019, C.K. Prahalad Scholar Practitioner Award, Strategic Management Society
Winner, 2019, “Foundational Paper Award,” Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management: “Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action,” with Sharon Alvarez
Winner, 2020, Academy of International Business John Fayerweather Eminent Scholar Award
Winner, 2020, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management.