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Elwood F. Holton, III Research Excellence Award

The Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award, named for the first editor of HRDR, is awarded for the outstanding Development Review refereed article in each annual volume.

This is a Journal-sponsored award. Please contact the Chairs for more information.

Co-Chair, Toby Egan and Co-Chair, Jia Wang

Award Criteria

  • New theoretical insights that contribute to and advance the HRD profession
  • Importance of the theoretical/conceptual insight
  • Appropriateness of approach used
  • Thoroughness of contribution
  • Clarity and quality of reporting

Nomination Process

Each committee member will nominate 2 or 3 of all the refereed articles printed in the volume (4 issues) for the award. They will then rate each of the nominated articles using specific criteria under the categories above. The highest rated article will receive the award.

  • committee members consist of members of the Journal’s editorial board

Award Winners

2015

Skunked: An Integrative Review Exploring the Consequences of the Dysfunctional Leader and Implications for Those Employees Who Work For Them, HRDR 2015 Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. 64-90:

  • Kevin Rose, University of Louisville
  • Brad Shuck, University of Louisville
  • Devon Twyford, University of Louisville
  • Matt Bergman, University of Louisville

2014

Extending theory on job stress: The interaction between the “Other 3 and Big 5” Personality Traits on Job Stress” Human Resource Development Review, 13(1), 79-101

  • Sujit Sur, Dalhousie University
  • Eddy Ng, Dalhousie University

2013

The Jingle Jangle of Employee Engagement: Further Exploration of the Emerging Construct and Implications for Workplace Learning and Performance", HRDR, Volume 12

  • Brad Shuck, University of Louisville
  • Rajashi Ghosh, Drexel University
  • Drea Zigarmi, University of San Diego
  • Kim Nimon, University of North Texas

2012

n/a

2011

Reverse Mentoring: A Social Exchange Tool for Keeping the Boomers Engaged and the Millennials Committed

  • Dr. Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, -The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Rajashi Ghosh, Drexel University

2010

The role of reflective practices in building social capital in organizations from an HRD perspective

  • Nakamura, Y.T. & Yorks, L., Human Resources Development Review 10(3), 222-245

Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award

  • Dr. Rajashi Ghosh, Drexel University

2009

Beyond Self-Interest: Integrating Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Management with Human Resource Development.

  • Wendy Becker
  • Jerry A. Carbo
  • Ian Langella

2008

How Groups Learn: The Role of Communication Patterns, Cue Recognition, Context Facility, and Cultural Intelligence

  • Joyce Silberstang, Adelphi University
  • Manuel London, State University of New York

2007

Toward the Employability-Link Model: Current Employment Transition to Future Employment Perspectives

  • Johannes G. L. Thijssen, Utrecht University
  • Beatrice I. J. M. Van der Heijden,Open University of the Netherlands/University of Twente
  • Tonette S. Rocco, Florida International University

2006

Resurrecting the Motivation-Hygiene Theory: Herzberg and the Positive Psychology Movement

  • Daniel A. Sachau, Minnesota State University

2005

Social Network Analysis in Human Resource Development – A New Methodology

  • John-Paul Hatala, Louisiana State University

2004

The Structure and Function of Attitudes Toward Organizational Change

  • Rune Lines, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration

2003

Toward a Political Economy Model for Comparative Analysis of the Role of Strategic Human Resource Development Leadership

  • Lyle Yorks, Columbia University Teachers College

2002

Toward a Holistic Theory of Knowledge and Adult Learning

  • Baiyin Yang, University of Minnesota

2001

The Concept of Culture in International Comparative HRD Research: Methodological Problems and Possible Solutions

  • Alexandre Ardichvili, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • K. Peter Kuchinke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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