Every year we award 20 emerging entrepreneurship scholars with a $20,000 fellowship for their work in expanding the body of entrepreneurship research. After they finish their dissertations, the scholars send give us a summary of their work in addition to the full papers. Check out some of the valuable work these scholars are doing!
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
New position: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
Entrepreneurship and Digital Communities: Harnessing Legitimacy and Resources
Sofia’s work explores how digital innovations are having a significant impact on entrepreneurship, as new ventures are increasingly weaving digital technologies into their business strategies through avenues such as crowdfunding and social networking.
Ph.D. Stanford University
Job Market Candidate
Financial Crises, Firms’ Innovation and the Macroeconomy
Daniel’s dissertation explores how financial crises can impact innovation.
Intangible capital investment by firms is more affected by financial frictions than physical capital investment.
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management
New position: Post-Doctoral Scholar, National Bureau of Economic Research (2016-2017); Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley (2017)
Essays on the Impact of Digital Information on Innovation
Abhishek explores how new information about physical, natural, and social phenomena shape the rate and direction of innovation.
Briana Sell Stenard
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
New position: Assistant Professor of Management and Economics, Mercer University, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics
Human Capital and the Entrepreneurial Careers of Scientists and Engineers
Briana’s work shaped a lot of important knowledge on how industry (engineering and science) is very dependent on human capital by looking at the questions:
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New position: Associate, Cornerstone Research
Essays on Health Economics
Yufei’s dissertation explores policy-relevant issues in the healthcare sector, from strategic pricing in the health insurance industry, to the role of licensing in pharmaceutical innovations, to cross-sectional variation in physician supply.
Ph.D. Harvard University
New position: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University (2015-2016), Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College (2016)
Essays in Economic Geography
Oren’s dissertation explores the geographic nature of entrepreneurial activity, specifically understanding the location decisions of firms and the economic consequences of these decisions.
Millennials and the Platform Economy
Ag Tech and Flood Response is shaping Cedar Rapids Entrepreneurial Ecosystem