History of the Award
Originally called the Eldridge Haynes Prize, the award was given to the best original essay on some aspect of international business, preferably with an interdisciplinary perspective. The competition was open to authors under 40 years of age and awarded every other year from 1992-1998. In 1999, the AIB Executive Board changed the award to the Haynes Prize for Best Paper at the AIB annual meeting to coincide with current trends in academic research.
In 2015, the award was renamed after former AIB President and Dean of AIB Fellows Alan M. Rugman.
The winner is chosen by an official Selection Committee from a slate of nominees, as identified by our Annual Conference track chairs. The author(s) receive a plaque and a scholarship award, provided by AIB. The winner is announced at the Awards Ceremony of the AIB Annual Conference. For more detailed information, consult the Rugman Award Bylaws.