Research Pillar – Topic: The Future of Entrepreneurship Research
Sponsored by the Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship and the Alfred & Shirley Wampler Caudill Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship in the Godbold School of Business at Gardner-Webb University
Saras Sarasvathy (University of Virginia) – Dr. Saras Sarasvathy is an associate professor at Darden at the University of Virginia. A leading scholar on the cognitive basis for high-performance entrepreneurship, Sarasvathy serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business Venturing and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and is advisor to entrepreneurship education programs in Europe and Asia. Her scholarly work has won several awards, including the 2001 William H. Newman Award from the Academy of Management and the 2009 Gerald E. Hills Best Paper Award from the American Marketing Association. Her book Effectuation: Elements of Entrepreneurial Expertise was nominated for the 2009 Terry Book Award by the Academy of Management. Additionally, in 2007, Sarasvathy was named one of the top 18 entrepreneurship professors by Fortune Small Business magazine.
Siri Terjesen (Indiana University) - Dr. Siri Terjesen is an Assistant Professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Visiting Research Fellow at Lund University, Sweden. Siri’s research has been published in leading journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Operations Management. As of August 2014, Siri is incoming Associate Editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education and a member of the editorial board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. She is co-author (with Anne Huff, Steve Floyd and Hugh Sherman) of the textbook, Strategic Management: Thought and Action. Her research has been profiled in U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, Christian Science Monitor, Management Issues, Times (London), CNBC Europe and other outlets. Prior to starting her academic career, she was a consultant with Accenture.