2022 “Best Paper with Entrepreneurship Implications Award
Sponsored by the Kaufmann Foundation
This award recognizes the paper with the most significant implications for entrepreneurship scholarship in the field of OB.
The 2022 recipients of the Best Entrepreneurship Implications Paper Award are: Lauren Christine Howe (U. of Zurich) and Jochen Menges (U. of Zurich)
“Investors Increase Financial Support to Entrepreneurs who Share a Personal Shortcoming”
Thank you to the award committee: Jeff Gish (Chair), Anijer Chen, Manuel Vaulont, Ludvig Levasseur, Jordan Nielsen, Malcolm Patterson
Comments: The awards committee applauds the novel combination of archival and experimental analyses to complement one another in this paper; a very exciting and thorough empirical approach. The author(s) expose and explain subtle individual- and dyadic-level heuristics that exist in funding contests, which is something that both OB and entrepreneurship audiences would find theoretically interesting and practically relevant.