Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Research Institute of Industrial Economics

No 771: The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

Magnus Henrekson () and Anders Lundström ()
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Magnus Henrekson: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Postal: P.O. Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden
Anders Lundström: Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research, Postal: SE-701 82 Örebro, Sweden

Abstract: The International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research was instituted in 1996, and it is now firmly established as the leading Prize for outstanding research contributions in the area. Thanks to a generous donation from the Swedish entrepreneur Rune Andersson it has been possible to make a number of changes in order to strengthen the Prize even further: The name is changed to The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, the Prize sum is roughly doubled to 100,000 euros, and the system for nomination, evaluation and selection of future Award Winners is becoming more structured and transparent. This essay presents the background to and the organizations behind the Award, briefly categorizes Winners in the 1996–2008 period, describes the previous and future system for nomination, evaluation and selection of Award Winners, and discusses the criteria for the selection of Prize candidates and Award Winning contributions.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Research award; Small business

JEL-codes: L26; L50; M13; O31

21 pages, October 23, 2008

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