KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 16, 2007 - The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is proud to announce the 2006-2007 winners of the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship grants. These grants, in the amount of $15,000, are awarded to current Ph.D. students engaged in the study of entrepreneurship, and represent a variety of academic disciplines.
"The work completed at the beginning of a young academic's career often influences his or her future research interests," said Robert J. Strom, Ph.D., director of entrepreneurship research and policy at the Foundation. "We hope these grants will inspire this group of promising scholars, representing many different disciplines, to make a substantial contribution to the growing body of scholarly literature on entrepreneurship."
The 2006-2007 Fellowship winners, along with their university affiliations and the titles of their dissertations, are:
- Pao-Lien Chen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Entrepreneurial Activity in Emerging Industries: The Evolution of Founder and TMT Capabilities in the Context of Industry Evolution
- Joshua Drucker, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Regional Dominance, Adaptability and Small Business Performance: An Analysis of Establishment Productivity
- Charles Eesley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurial Ventures from Technology-based Universities
- Andrew Hess, Georgia Institute of Technology, Corporate Entrepreneurship as a Dynamic Capability: Investigating the Roles of Individuals, Firms, and Networks
- Adam Kleinbaum, Harvard University, Building Bridges: The Network Structure of Strategic Interdependence
- Karthik Krishnan, Boston College, Venture Capital and Productivity: An Empirical Analysis
- Marlena Lee, University of Chicago, The Value of Entrepreneurial Human Capital in the Labor Market
- Jake Messersmith, University of Kansas, Transforming Caterpillars into Butterflies: The Role of HR Practices in the Performance of Emergent Organizations
- Ethan Mollick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry Dynamics
- Christina Moon, Yale University, Designing Daughters: Korean Fashion Designers and the New York and Los Angeles Apparel Industry
- Eric Neuman, University of Michigan, Public Policy, Financing, and Entrepreneurship: The Development of the Competitive Local Telephone Service Industry
- Sangchan Park, Cornell University, Institutional Entrepreneurs and Organizational Innovation: The Rise of Unconventional Medicine in the Conventional Healthcare Field
- Elaine Rideout, North Carolina State University, Evaluating Entrepreneurial Education Impacts: Mediators of Successful High-Tech Entrepreneurial Education Initiatives
- Christopher Rider, University of California, Berkeley, The Economic Value of Social Capital: A Study in the U.S. Venture Capital Fundraising Market
- Ting Zhang, George Mason University, Elderly Entrepreneurship for an Aging U.S. Economy
Recipients may use the grant to pay for costs associated with their dissertation, including data collection and analysis, databases, specialized hardware/software and travel.
The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship program was begun in 2002. Since then, 62 grants have been awarded, totaling more than $900,000. Information regarding the 2007-2008 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program will be available on the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Portal by August 1, 2007.