Best Paper in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Competition Guidelines

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.  Papers not chosen as winners will still be considered for inclusion in the regular Industry Studies Conference program.

To be considered for the award, each candidate must 1) submit a conference paper proposal and check the box on the conference paper submission form to enter the Best Paper in Innovation and Entrepreneurship competition 2) when prompted complete the award information form, including attaching a draft of the conference paper, and 3) register for the conference by early March and commit to attend.  Failure to fulfill any of these steps will lead to disqualification.