Dave Ulrich Impact Award

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Dave Ulrich Impact Award  

Goal: Recognize an academic member of the HR Division who has impacted the Human Resources (HR) field by broadly advancing the practice of human resource management.

The Dave Ulrich Impact award honors the extraordinary career of David Ulrich and his contribution to HR practices across the globe. The award recognizes excellence in the application of theory and research in practice and/or public policy. This includes the dissemination of knowledge to practice through education, outreach, and/or creating influential educational content, including: authored scholarly works that have substantively affected Human Resources practice, integrating research and practice, advancing of the professional HR field through education, and translating research into actionable insights for corporations, governments or other stakeholders. Special attention will be given to a scholar whose contributions have shaped the understanding of human resources globally in practice and/or public policy. The award winner will be honored at the Academy meeting during the HR Division Awards Ceremony and receive a $2000 honorarium.


  1. A clear record of influence on practice through actively disseminating knowledge through influential educational content (e.g., publications in practitioner journals, text books, or high impact books)
  2. Recognition by influential business publications as an impactful leader in the field
  3. Demonstration of meaningful evidenced-based HR contributions to the business community
  4. Leadership roles in educational institutions (e.g., program director; academic administrator) that produce consistently high achieving HR leaders
  5. Involvement in academic roles (i.e., editorial), practice-oriented professional societies (e.g., SHRM, World at Work, HR Policy Association, etc.) or corporate boards (e.g. Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, etc.)
  6. A record of personal influence and originality such that they have respect among HR practitioners;
  7. Member of the HR Division of the AOM
  8. Minimum of 15 years in the field
  9. Complete nomination packets will remain active for three award cycles. If the nominee is not selected, the nomination will automatically roll over to the next award cycle. We encourage nominators to update the packet, if necessary, before each award cycle. After three award cycles, there is a one year waiting period before the nomination can be resubmitted.

Nominations should adhere to the following procedures:

  1. Only members of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management may be nominated for the award.
  2. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the HR Division. Self-nominations will be accepted.
  3. The nomination materials should include a current CV listing the citation counts or a link to Google Scholar profile of citation counts, a letter of nomination, and two letters of support.
  4. Please combine all required materials (e.g., CV, nomination letter, and letters of support) into a single PDF document (less than 100 MB) and use the "nominate" button to complete an official nomination for this award. The nomination deadline is February 1, 2024.