Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research to Honorary Doctor

Professor Shaker A. Zahra, University of Minnesota, has received the 2014 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. Professor Zahra is also an honorary doctor at JIBS.

Professor Zahra is awarded for his research on corporate entrepreneurship in knowledge creation, absorption, and conversion with and impact beyond the broader fields of management and strategy.

Professor Zahras research in corporate entrepreneurship lies at the intersection point between JIBS’ profile areas of entrepreneurship and renewal, and he has also studied family businesses in particular.

Since its inception in 1996 the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research has become firmly established as the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship. The prize is awarded annually and consists of the statuette "The Hand of God”, created by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles, and a prize sum of EUR 100 000.

The partners behind the award are Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, the Research Institute of Industrial Economics, VINNOVA, and the donor, Melker Schörling.

Press release from Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

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