Andy Hoffman is a 2019 recipient of the RRBM award for his work on “Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate.” The book seeks to understand why people are rejecting the science on climate change and what the science says about how to overcome that schism.

One committee member shared, “The author is very methodical in presenting the scientific evidences followed explanation of the social science behind how cultures change and offers suggested tactics and strategies for clarifying the public debates over climate changes.”

The IACMR-RRBM award recognizes excellent scholarship that focuses on important issues for business and society using sound research methods with credible results. Publications should exemplify the seven principles of responsible research and must have been published in the last five years (2014-2018).

The committee reviewed 106 nominations, judging each work on its credibility and the usefulness criteria as specified in the seven principles of responsible research. A total of 18 articles and five books were judged to be strong on both criteria. This list then received a second review by a committee of ten executives (most of whom were doctoral graduates) on the usefulness criterion. Then, the Chairs of the Academic and Executive Review Committees discussed the final evaluations and selected the winners.