2022 “Best Student Paper with Entrepreneurship Implications Award in paper session - Ideation, Innov

When:  Aug 6, 2022 from 15:30 to 17:00 (PT)
Associated with  Organizational Behavior (OB)

2022 “Best Student Paper with Entrepreneurship Implications Award

Sponsored by the Kaufmann Foundation


This award recognizes the paper in which a student was in the lead role (a student must be the first or sole author), and that has the most significant implications for entrepreneurship scholarship in the field of OB.


The 2022 recipients of the Best Student Entrepreneurship Implications Paper Award are: Christopher Garrelfs (Kiel U.), Julia Kroh (Kiel U.), Carsten Schultz (Kiel U.), and Claudia Buengeler (Kiel U.)


“Why Visionary Leadership May Limit Employees’ Contribution to Ideation Contests”


Thank you to the award committee: Jeff Gish (Chair), Anijer Chen, Manuel Vaulont, Ludvig Levasseur, Jordan Nielsen, Malcolm Patterson


Comments: The committee thought this project was an interesting inquiry that connects two exciting research topics: ideation contests and the influence of leaders on follower creativity. This paper’s empirical approach tests competing hypotheses, which is always an entertaining read. In the end, the author(s) provided a compelling story regarding how visionary leadership can influence followers in unexpected ways.