The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, First place for Top Cases published in 2016, “Moo Cluck Moo: Serving Up More Than the Minimum Wage” (written with Sarah Kurtz McKinnon).

Outstanding Published Article Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity for Organization Science article by Wayne Baker and Nathaniel Bulkley, “Paying It Forward vs. Rewarding Reputation: Mechanisms of Generalized Reciprocity, awarded 2016.

Erb Sustainabilty Case Competition, Second place for “Zingerman’s Community of Businesses: BroadBased Ownership, Governance, & Sustainability, 2014 (written with Vasilia Killibarda).

Senior Faculty Research Award, Ross School of Business, awarded 2014.

Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award, Academy of Management (shared with members of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship), 2010.

Jack D. Sparks Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor, awarded 2008.

SO! WHAT Award for Scholarly Contribution, best article in Strategic Organization, coauthored with Gerald Davis and Mina Yoo, 2008.

Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work, American Sociological Association, 1995

Soundview Executive Book Summaries Award for Networking Smart, “one of 30 best business books of 1994” (from 1,500 books considered for the award)

Emory Williams Award for Excellence in Teaching, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1989

William S. Fishman Research Scholar, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1990-1991