• Pasmore-Woodman Award: Nomination Process and Award Criteria


    The Pasmore-Woodman Award is presented annually. It is sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing, publishers of the ROCD series. The award has been established by the ODC Division in recognition of the contribution that Bill Pasmore and Dick Woodman have provided to the ODC field by creating the Research in Organizational Change and Development (ROCD) Annual series 27 years ago. Through this series these inspirational colleagues have created and nurtured a platform for sharing work by scholars and practitioners that has resulted in some landmark breakthroughs and insights and the triggering of new directions and streams of ODC research and practice.

    In line with the spirit of Bill Pasmore and Dick Woodman’s work on the ROCD series, which has truly been a joint partnership, the award will be made to two or more colleagues who for a sustained period of time have managed to maintain a significant working relationship that has resulted in work that is original and innovative and that has informed ODC research and practice. The award can be made for work that is outstanding either in the sense of content or medium; that is the work could have been published in the form of traditional journal articles as well as monographs, edited collections, book series, ebooks, open access publications, films, etc.

    Nominations for this award should be emailed to the ODC Division Chair-Elect, Danielle Zandee ( Self-nominations are NOT accepted. Nominees need not be ODC division members.

    Nominations should include a brief letter explaining the nature and extent of the nominees’ contributions as they relate to the award criteria as well as examples of their work. To be eligible for consideration:

    • Only joint nominations can be considered that, in the opinion of the award committee, recognize the work of two or more people who, over a sustained period of time, have managed to maintain a significant working relationship.
    • The nominees’ work should have resulted in research that has made original and innovative contributions to the field of ODC.
    • Nominees’ work can be published in traditional journal articles as well as monographs, edited collections, book series, e-books, open access publications, films, etc.
    • Award recipients will be required to participate in any media exposure reasonably requested by the Organization Development & Change Division or Academy of Management and will, if requested, provide a photograph of themselves for publicity purposes.
    Recipients of this award will receive a certificate and share a $1000 prize generously provided by Emerald Group Publishing, publishers of the ROCD series. The award will be presented at the Annual ODC Division Business Meeting. 

    Nominations for the Pasmore-Woodman Award will be assessed by a committee comprising the Chair- Elect of the Division, the Division’s Representatives at Large, and one Previous Division Chair.

    The deadline for nominations is 30th April 2018. Please ensure that your nominations reach us by this date as late nominations cannot be accepted.

    2015    Royston Greenwood and Bob Hinings
    2016    Mitchell L. Marks and Philip H. Mirvis
    2017    Marta Calás and Linda Smircich