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2014 USASBE Award Winners
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Max S. Wortman, Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship

Frank Hoy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


John E. Hughes Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy

Jack M. Gill, The Gill Foundation of Texas


USASBE Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Kathleen R. Allen, University of Southern California


USASBE Women Entrepreneurs of the Year

Sponsor: Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
Florida State University

Nancy Targaglino Richards, Chairman, and

Lisa Barrentine, President and CEO, First Preston HT



John Jack Award

Sponsor: Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship

The Surprising Effects of Gender Stereotyping on High-Growth Entrepreneurial Intention and Entrepreneurial Self–Efficacy

Gloria Sweida, Claremont Graduate University

Rebecca J. Reichard, Claremont Graduate University


Journal of Small Business Management

Editor’s Choice Award

Design-Centered Entrepreneurship:

A Process for Developing Opportunities

Michael Goldsby, Ball State University

Thomas Nelson, University of Cincinnati

Donald F. Kuratko, Indiana University – Bloomington


USASBE Best Doctoral Student Paper Award

Sponsor: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fundamental Entrepreneurial Planning Processes:

Resource Assessment and Opportunity Evaluation

Kevin C. Cox, Florida Atlantic University


Rowan University Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship Award

The Efficiency of Microfinance on Entrepreneurial Opportunity and Economic Competitiveness in Emerging Markets

Chien-Chi Tseng, University of Florida

Michael H. Morris, University of Florida


USASBE Best Paper in Family Business Award

Sponsor: The University of Wyoming and
The Northeastern University Center for Family Business

A Longitudinal Analysis of the Innovation Process in

Publicly-Traded Family Firms

Hanqing Fang, Mississippi State University

Esra Memili, University of North Carolina – Greensboro

Dianne HB. Welsh, University of North Carolina – Greensboro


USASBE Best Paper in Entrepreneurship and

Public Policy

Sponsors: Emerald Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and
University of Central Arkansas College of Business

The Prevalence of Small-to-Medium Size Family-Owned Firms in Economic Growth: A Longitudinal Data Analysis

Hanqing Fang, Mississippi State University

Esra Memili, University of North Carolina – Greensboro

James J. Chrisman, Mississippi State University

Alfredo De Massis, Lancaster University


USASBE Best Empirical Paper Award

International New Ventures, Gender, and Export Performance

In Hyeock Lee, Loyola University Chicago

Yongsun Paik, Loyola Marymount University

Ugur Uygur, Loyola University Chicago


Entrepreneurial Practice Review (EPR) Academic Paper Most Relevant to Entrepreneurs Award

Cursed be the Ties that Bind? Market Reactions to Director Linkages of Bankrupt Firms: Issues for Nascent Firms to Consider

Jay J. Janney, University of Dayton

Steve Gove, Virginia Tech


USASBE Best Teaching Case Award

Sponsor: International Small Business Journal


Jodyanne Kirkwood, University of Otago

Anna Guenther, PledgeMe


2014 Outstanding Workshop Award

The Big Idea Labs – A Workshop

Alex Bruton, The Innographer, Ltd.



National Model Undergraduate

Entrepreneurship Program

Sponsor: Ball State University


Baylor University (Kendall Artz)

Clarkson University (Erin Draper)

San Diego State University (Alex DeNoble)

University of Missouri - Kansas City (John Norton)


National Model MBA Program


University of Texas - Dallas (Joseph Picken)


Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program


Ohio University (Patrick Kreiser)

Saint Joseph’s University (Patrick Saparito)

University of Southern Indiana (Bryan Bourdeau)

University of Tampa (Rebecca White)

Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program


Ohio Northern University (Tammy Schakett)

Entrepreneurship Program

St. Mary’s University (Brooke Envick)

The Entrepreneur Scholars Program

University of Florida (Kristin Joos)

Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability – Summer Program

University of Maryland (Jay Smith)

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program (EIP)

University of Texas at Austin (Andrew Zimbroff)

Texas Venture Labs (TVL)


Outstanding Entrepreneurship Program Abroad


Center for Entrepreneurship, Moscow, Russia (Eric Hansen)

Entrepreneurship Development Institute - India (Sunil Shukla)

Institute of Business Administration - Karachi (Shahid Qureshi)


USASBE Special Recognition in

Entrepreneurship Education

Innovation Award


Rutgers University (Jasmine Cordero)

University of Colorado - Boulder (Bret Fund)

West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Monica Zimmerman)

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