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2015 USASBE Award Winners
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Max S. Wortman, Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship

K. Mark Weaver, University of South Alabama


John E. Hughes Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy

R. Wilburn Clouse, Vanderbilt University


USASBE Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

William T. Jackson, University of South Florida- St. Petersburg


USASBE Women Entrepreneurs of the Year

Nina Nashif, Healthbox, Inc.


USASBE Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Richard Gonzmart, The Columbia Group



John Jack Award

Sponsor: Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship

The Influence of Environmental Context on Social Network Orientation Among U.S. Minority Groups

Tammi Redd, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Sibin Wu, University of Texas- Pan American


Journal of Small Business Management

Editor’s Choice Award

Career Impacts of Entrepreneurship Education: An Exploratory Study of How and When Students Intend to Utilize Entrepreneurship in their Professional Life

Nathalie Duval-Coetil, Purdue University

Ziyu Long, Purdue University


USASBE Best Doctoral Student Paper Award

Sponsor: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Do owners and Managers Really Differ? An Examination of Satisfaction with Overall Firm Performance in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Melanie Lorenz, University of Alabama

K. Mark Weaver, University of South Alabama

John E. Gamble, Texas A&M University

David L. Turnipseed, University of South Alabama


Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship Award

Sponsor: Farleigh Dickinson University

Social Entrepreneurship Education Across the Disciplines: A Loosely Coupled Ecosystem

Debbi Brock, Wingate University

Susan Steiner, The University of Tampa


USASBE Best Paper in Family Business Award

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

Exchange Relationships Among Family Firm Leaders and Family Employees: Implications for Strategic Planning and Firm Performance

Andrew Loignon, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Franz Kelermanns, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Kimberly Eddleston, Northeastern University

Roland Kidwell, University of Wyoming


USASBE Best Paper in Entrepreneurship and

Public Policy

Sponsors: Emerald Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy 

A Resource-Based View of Social Enterprises: How Resources Contribute to their Growth

Sophie Bacq, Northeastern University

Kimberly Eddleston, Northeastern University


USASBE Best Empirical Paper Award

Do Certain Forms of Financing Influence Start-up Speed? Evidence from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

Diana Hechavarria, University of South Florida

Charles H. Matthews, University of Cincinnati

Paul Reynolds, Babson University


Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Best Practitioner Paper Award

The Impact of Recessions on R&D Expenditures of Innovative New Ventures

Olesksiy Osiyevskyy, Northeastern University

M. Amin Zargarzadeh, University of Calgary

Marc Meyer, Northeastern University


Academic Paper Most Relevant to Entrepreneurs Award

Business Sense or Subjective Satisfaction? Exploring the Outcomes of Business Planning Comprehensiveness in Small and Medium Sized Business COntext

Olesksiy Osiyevskyy, Northeastern University

Cameron Maranville Madill, PixelSpoke

Lesley Hayes, University of Athabasca


USASBE Best Teaching Case Award

Sponsor: International Small Business Journal

Cleaning up at

Suzyn Ornstein, Suffolk University

Colette Dumas, Suffolk University


2015 Outstanding Workshop Award- Pedagogy

Legal Issues for the Artist Entrepreneur

Jim Hart, Southern Methodist University


2015 Outstanding Workshop Award- Pedagogy

Developing a "Fail to Succeed" Mindset for Entrepreneurship Students

Gary Minkoff, Rutgers University



National Model Undergraduate

Entrepreneurship Program


Bradley University

Clarkson University


Clarkson University


Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program

Sponsored by The University of Tampa


Ohio University

University of Mississippi

Ursinus University


Ohio University


Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program


Arizona State University, Pave Arts Program in Arts Entrepreneurship

Babson University, WIN Lab

University of FLorida. Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability


Arizona State University Pave Arts Program in Arts Entrepreneurship


Outstanding Entrepreneurship Program Abroad

Finalist and Winner:

Center for Entrepreneurship, Moscow, Russia


USASBE Special Recognition in

Entrepreneurship Education

Innovation Award


Monmouth University

Ohio Northern University

University of Texas, Dallas


Ohio Northern University

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