Research on Corporate Entrepreneurship Rewarded with 100 000 Euros

The 2014 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is awarded to Professor Shaker Zahra, Professor of Strategy and Robert E. Buuck Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Global Award is the leading international award in entrepreneurship research with a prize sum of EUR 100 000. Professor Zahra is awarded for his research on corporate entrepreneurship in knowledge creation, absorption, and conversion with and impact beyond the broader fields of management and strategy.

Professor Zahra has accumulated an impressive record of exceptional scholarship, consisting of theoretical, empirical as well as institutional contributions. His research has been remarkably diverse, spanning three main areas: corporate entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship.

– “He is best known for his work on the role of corporate entrepreneurship in knowledge creation, absorption, and conversion. However, Professor Zahra’s impact has been considerably broader and extends beyond these research areas”, says Prof Bo Carlsson, Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Award committee.

Professor Zahra has served on over 25 journal editorial boards and has leading roles in many organizations devoted to entrepreneurial scholarship.

The Award ceremony will take place in Stockholm on May 15th. For further information please visit our website,

For information and contact:
Mr Mikael Jorstig, Project Manager, Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, +46 70 226 00 50.
Ms Pernilla Norlin, Press Officer, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, +46 70 144 55 64.

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