Gender, Diversity, and Entrepreneurship Awards

Awards for Gender,
Diversity, and Entrepreneurship

Sponsor: Kauffman Foundation


Thanks to a sponsorship from the Kauffman Foundation, the Academy of Management is pleased to announce two new annual awards for promising research by scholars studying gender, diversity and entrepreneurship. The purpose of the award program is to identify innovative research on gender and diversity questions related to entrepreneurship, that is relevant to entrepreneurs, their firms and employees, labor markets, the resources and the environment in which they operate. Research that has direct practical implications for action and that addresses pressing economic and/or social problems are especially appropriate for this award. One award is for the best paper, and the other is for the best student paper.

The best paper awards are chosen from those papers selected for the Gender and Diversity Division program at the Academy of Management annual meeting. No nominations are necessary for these awards, but you are encouraged to self-identify on the submission website if your paper is related to entrepreneurship.

Both awards will receive $1,500 from the Academy of Management (split equally among the paper authors), a plaque, and recognition at the Academy of Management's annual meeting during the Gender and Diversity Division's award ceremony.

Eligibility for the Best Paper Award:

  1. Applicants worldwide are welcome to apply, but all materials must be submitted in English.
  2. Applicants must have no current existing financial relationship (i.e. grants, contracts) with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Eligibility for the Best Student Paper Award:

This award is given to the student who is the sole or primary author on paper accepted by the Program Committee for the annual conference. The author must still be a student (i.e., still enrolled at the institution where the student pursued graduate work) at the time the paper is submitted to the award committee, and this status should be made clear in the Academy submission. Applicants must have no current existing financial relationship (i.e. grants, contracts) with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Award Criteria:

  1. Relevance and importance of the topic to the study of gender and diversity topics related to entrepreneurship
  2. Scholarly contribution to the state of existing knowledge
  3. Relevance to practice                                                                                                 
Year Recipients Paper Committee Members
2019

Nkosana Mafico
Anna Krzeminska
Charmine Hartel

Best student paper: “Immigrant Social Entrepreneurs: Managing Organizational Tensions with Cross-Cultural Experience” Alison Sheridan (chair, U. of New England, Australia)
Natalia Vershinina (U. of Birmingham)
Susan Clark Muntean (U. of North Carolina at Asheville)
2019 Xaver Neumeyer
Susana Santos 
Best paper: 

Entrepreneurial Team Performance: The Effects of Gender Composition  and Team Dynamics”

Alison Sheridan (chair, U. of New England, Australia)
Natalia Vershinina (U. of Birmingham)
Susan Clark Muntean (U. of North Carolina at Asheville)

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