Best paper award to doctoral student

At the RENT XXXI conference held at Lund University on 16-17 November, 2017, doctoral student Samuel Kamugisha received the Jose Maria Veciana Best Paper Award.

 Jose Maria Veciana Best Paper Award diploma close up

Samuel Kamugisha is from Rwanda and has been a doctoral student at JIBS since 2014.

His awarded paper is titled Understanding New Firm Survival in Developing Economies: An Institutional Perspective.

The RENT conference (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) was organized for the first time in Brussels 1987, and has since then taken place all over Europe.

The award is named in honour of Professor José Maria Veciana, ECSB’s First Fellow and long-time member who was a dedicated supporter of junior researchers throughout his professional life.