Awards

The Industry Studies Association recognizes outstanding industry studies scholars through five award programs. Recipients of these awards are honored during the awards luncheon at the Industry Studies Conference.

Dissertation Award

The goal of the award is to recognize and reward outstanding doctoral research in the area of industry studies. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for first prize and a $250 honorarium for second prize. Candidates must have completed a doctoral dissertation in economics, management, engineering, political science, sociology, or in a related or interdisciplinary field between September 1 and August 31 of the given years.

For more information on the award follow the link to the right.

RALPH GOMORY Best Industry Studies Paper AWARD

This prize was established by ISA with the goal, as defined in its articles of incorporation, to to promote industry studies scholarship. Properly designed, the awards also can encourage a cultural shift by scholars toward explicit recognition of their engagement with industry practitioners and demonstrate the benefits of such interaction for scholarly research.

For more information on the award follow the link to the right.

Giarratani Rising Star Award

Junior (untenured) faculty members are invited to submit one paper to which they have made a significant contribution to be considered for the Giarratani Rising Star Award. The paper must have at least one co-author who is an untenured faculty member and must not  be accepted for publication at the time of submission. The co-author must not be more than six years from completion of their most recent Ph.D. The paper has to also include an abstract of no more than 250 words. A junior faculty member can not be on more than one submitted paper.

Authors of the winning paper and second place paper in the Giarratani Rising Star Competition will present their work as part of the conference program. The award is accompanied by a $1000 honorarium for first prize and a $500 honorarium for second prize.

For more information on the award follow the link to the right.

BEST PAPER IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Each year the Industry Studies Association invites submissions for the annual Best Paper in Innovation and Entrepreneurship award. The award is supported by generous funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  The goal of the award is to recognize and reward outstanding research in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship.  As with other work in the industry studies tradition, winning papers are expected to demonstrate significant personal investment in understanding the markets, firms, and institutions of an industry and will frequently involve the integration of direct observation through field based research with appropriate theory and analysis.  The Industry Studies Association is dedicated to advancing academic research that is grounded in a deep knowledge of a particular industry or industries. The award includes a $500 honorarium for first prize and a $250 honorarium for second prize.

For a paper to be eligible it must be submitted as a proposal to the Industry Studies conference, accepted in the conference program, and uploaded to the conference paper page no later than March 1 of the year of the conference.

For more information on the award follow the link to the right.

EMERGING SCHOLAR IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

The Industry Studies Association (ISA) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the annual Emerging Scholar in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award.  The award is supported by the generosity of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and seeks to recognize an early or mid-career industry studies scholar conducting exceptional research in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship.  As is consistent with Industry Studies work generally, it is expected that the work of the award winner will demonstrate significant personal investment in understanding the markets, firms, and institutions of an industry and will frequently involve the integration of direct observation through field based research with appropriate theory and analysis. The award is accompanied by a $1000 honorarium.

For more information on the award follow the link to the right.