Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, firstname.lastname@example.org, Kauffman Foundation
Awards presented at the 2009 ASSA annual meeting
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Jan. 5, 2009 – The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the 2009 recipients of the Kauffman Young Scholars Program. This program recognizes the achievements of three sets of young scholars who are making significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship. The awards were presented at the Allied Social Science Associations' annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif. on Jan. 3, 2009.
"Our funding of young scholars initiatives supports the Foundation's goal of promoting and advancing the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation," said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. "By assisting talented young scholars in their research efforts, we encourage the very best and brightest to focus their careers on entrepreneurship."
The Kauffman Foundation funds a series of programs and initiatives designed to promote entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study. The programs assist talented young scholars in their efforts to earn doctoral degrees, encourage scholars to conduct research early in their careers and recognize ground-breaking research—all with a focus on entrepreneurship. The Foundation's Young Scholars Program supports and recognizes achievements at each career level of an academic professional.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship
As a tribute to Ewing Marion Kauffman and his entrepreneurial work, the Kauffman Foundation established the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship in 2005 to inspire promising young scholars to contribute new insight into the field of entrepreneurship. The Medal, which includes a $50,000 cash prize, is awarded every two years to one scholar under age 40, whose research has made a significant contribution to the literature in entrepreneurship.
The 2009 recipient, Antoinette Schoar, Ph.D., is the Michael M. Koerner Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. An expert in corporate finance, entrepreneurship and organizational economics, Schoar researches venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate diversification and governance and capital budgeting decisions in firms. She received the Fellowship of the George Stigler Center, 1997–1999, and the ERP Doctoral Scholarship of the German Ministry of Trade, 1995–1997. Schoar received her doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago. She has previously served as assistant professor in finance at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research
The inaugural Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research recognizes five tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members whose research will contribute to the body of literature in entrepreneurship. The fellowships, in the amount of $50,000 each, will be awarded to each Fellow’s university to support the research activities of the Fellow. More information regarding Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowships can be found at www.kauffman.org/kjff.
The 2009 fellowship recipients, along with their university affiliations are:
- Aaron K. Chatterji, Duke University
- Waverly W. Ding, University of California, Berkeley
- Gerson Dushnitsky, University of Pennsylvania
- Jon Eckhardt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Andrew J. Nelson, University of Oregon
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program recognizes fifteen exceptional doctoral students and their universities. Fifteen fellowships in the amount of $20,000 each will be awarded to the students to support their dissertation research in the area of entrepreneurship. Including the current class of fellows, 93 awards have been made since the program was created in 2002. More information on the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program can be found at www.kauffman.org/kdfp.
The 2009 fellowship recipients, along with their university affiliations and the titles of their dissertations, are:
- Javed I. Ahmed, University of California, Berkeley
"Venture Capital Fund Formation: The Effects of Limited Partner Monitoring on Capital Availability for Entrepreneurs"
- Nachiket Bhawe, University of Minnesota
"Prior Knowledge, Opportunity Recognition, and the Variability of Entrepreneurial Firms"
- Meg Blume-Kohout, Pardee RAND Graduate School
"Assessing the Impact of Federal R&D Funding on Pharmaceutical Innovation"
- Ian Michael Breunig, Colorado State University
"The Effects of Health on Transitions to Entrepreneurship"
- Gharad Bryan, Yale University
"The Impact of Risk Sharing on the Adoption of New Technologies"
- Emily Cox, Stanford University
"What Type of Investor is Best? Funding Innovation in Young Firms"
- Martin Ganco, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The Influence of Modularity and Overlap of Technology on Employee Entrepreneurship: Three Essays"
- Deepak Hegde, University of California, Berkeley
"Bargaining Power in Markets for Technology: Evidence from Licensing Data"
- Shon R. Hiatt, Cornell University
"The Influence of Heterogeneous Institutional Actors on New Venture Foundings, Technological Variation, and Survival in the U.S. Biodiesel Industry"
- Mingfeng Lin, University of Maryland
"Borrowing from Strangers: An Empirical Investigation of Online Peer-to-Peer Lending for Entrepreneurs"
- Kathleen Marker, University of California, San Diego
"The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Business Networking: A Study of Arab American Entrepreneurs"
- Jason M. O'Connor, Northwestern University
"Endogenous Technological Competition: The Impact of Open Science and Market Size on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Biotechnology"
- Lori Santikian, Harvard University
"Dissecting Bank Lending to Small Businesses: The Role of Connections and Cross-Selling in Credit Allocation"
- Edward Smith, University of Chicago
"Organizational Identity and Survival in the Hedge Fund Industry"
- Margarita Tsoutsoura, Columbia University
"Inheritance Tax Law and Inter-Generational Family Entrepreneurship: Evidence From a Natural Experiment"