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Best Paper awards are presented to authors and co-authors for the overall best papers in the following categories, presented during the USASBE annual conference.

Best Overall Paper


Year Paper Author / University/Institution
2018 The Influence of University-based Entrepreneurship Education on the Formation of Entrepreneurial Capabilities

Younggeun Lee, Iowa State University

Patrick M. Kreiser, Iowa State University

Alex H. Wrede, Iowa State University

Sanvisna Kogelen, Iowa State University


2017 Conditioned to Care? Gender Differences in Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility 

Whitney Peake, Western Kentucky University

Kimberly Eddleston, Northeastern University


Best Conceptual Paper


Year Paper Author / University/Institution
2018 Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation: Subprocesses, Subdomains, and Interfaces

Kathryn Kloepfer, Florida Atlantic University
Gary Castrogiovanni, Florida Atlantic University



Shaping interdisciplinary research paradigms: The intersection of institutional theory and informal immigrant entrepreneurship across developing and advanced economies 


Lutisha Vickerie, Rutgers Business School
2010 The Rhythm of Entrepreneurship: An Experiential Perspective on Venture Creation

Michael H. Morris, Oklahoma State University
Minet Schindehutte, Syracuse University
Donald F. Kuratko, Indiana University


2009 The Invisible Other Hand: Entrepreneurship and Institutions in a Field of Multiple Logics Wei Chen, Texas Tech University
Ronald K. Mitchell, Texas Tech University
J. Robert Mitchell, University of Oklahoma


Best Empirical Paper

Year Paper Author / University/Institution
2018 Institutional Determinants of the Entrepreneurial Orientation-Performance Relationship across 41 Countries 

Galina Shirokova, St. Petersburg University Graduate School of Management
Tatiana Beliaeva, St. Petersburg University Graduate School of Management
William Wales, University at Albany- SUNY
Louis Marino, The University of Alabama 



Does Globalization Help Inclusive Growth?

An Opportunity Structure Perspective 

Hao Liang, Sigapore Management University
Sunny Li Sun, University of Missouri Kansas City
Chris Marquis, Cornell University



Towards an Improved Understanding of the Antecedents of Business Planning: A Knowledge-based Perspective

Marc Gruber, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne
Jeffrey Petty, University of Lausanne
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


2014 International New Ventures, Gender, and Export Performance

In Hyeock Lee, Loyola University Chicago
Yongsun Paik, Loyola Marymount University
Ugur Uygur, Loyola University Chicago



The Influence of Business Model Innovation on the Link between Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition and Performance of SMEs in China


Hai Guo, Renmin, University of China

Jintong Tang, Saint Louis University

Birton J. Cowden, Saint Louis University


The Impact of  Franchise Management Capabilities on the  Propensity to Franchise and Franchisor Performance


William E. Gillis, University of South Alabama
James Combs, University of Alabama
2011 Antecedents and Consequences of Product Innovation Success: A Study of International New Ventures from a Developing Economy

Nathaniel Boso, Loughborough University
John Cadogan, Loughborough University
Vicky M. Story, The University of Nottingham
Vida Peggy Praba Kaponde, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration



Complementary Effects of Tie Strength and Network Range in Enhancing Transnational Venture Performance


Pankaj C. Patel, Ball State University
2008 Firm Founding and Systematic Search James O. Fiet, University of Louisville
Pankaj Patel, University of Louisville


Best Practitioner Paper

Year Paper Author / University/Institution
2015  The Impact of Recessions on R&D Expenditures of Innovative New Ventures 

Olekisy Osiyevskyy, Northern University
M. Amin Zargarzadeh, University of Calgary
Marc Meyer, Northeastern University 


2013 Family-friendly Work Practices in Family Firms: A Multilevel Study"

Esra Memili, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Pankaj C Patel, Ball State University

Daniel T. Holt, Mississippi State University

Hanqing Fang, Mississippi State University


2012 Human Assets and Entrepreneurial Performance: A Study of Companies Started by Business School Graduates

Julian Lange, Babson College
Ed Marram, Babson College
William Bygrave, Babson College


2011 Innovative Fundraising: Creating the Franchise Ownership Program

Mick Jackowski, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Kenneth R. Phillips, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Dean Balcazo, Metropolitan State College of Denver


2010 Women and Men Entrepreneurs: Different Relationships to Bootstrap Finance

Lynn Neeley, Northern Illinois University
Howard E. Van Auken, Iowa State University


2009 Writing Effective Executive Summaries: An Interdisciplinary Examination

Marietta Frye, Indiana University Purdue University
Zelimir Todorovic, Indiana University Purdue University


2008 Applachian by Design Case Study Diane Browning, Applachian by Design
Barbara Ann Elliott, Applachian by Design
Debbi D. Brock, Applachian by Design


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