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2010 Emerging Scholars

Mark Marich

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced last week the2010 recipients of the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program, which recognizes theachievements of young scholars who are making significant contributions toresearch in entrepreneurship.

"Even though entrepreneurship is key to a sustainableeconomy, we have limited knowledge of this vital practice," said CarlSchramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. "By promotingentrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study, we are encouragingthe best and brightest to focus their academic careers on entrepreneurship. Wehope these outstanding researchers will go on to teach and studyentrepreneurship throughout their careers."

The Emerging Scholars Program awards include the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship inEntrepreneurship Research and theKauffman Dissertation FellowshipProgram.

Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research

The Kauffman JuniorFaculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research recognizes five tenured ortenure-track junior faculty members whose research will contribute to the bodyof literature in entrepreneurship. The fellowships, in the amount of $50,000each, will be awarded to each Fellow's university to support the researchactivities of the Fellow.

Award recipients: 

  • Francisco Buera, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Brett Anitra Gilbert, Texas A&M University
  • Jeremy Greene, Harvard University
  • William Kerr, Harvard Business School
  • Ramana Nanda, Harvard Business School

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Programrecognizes 15 exceptional doctoral students and their universities. Fifteenfellowships in the amount of $20,000 each will support students’ dissertationresearch in the area of entrepreneurship. Including the current class offellows, 108 awards have been made since the program was created in 2003.

Award recipients: 

  • Marnix Amand, Yale University
    "The Macroeconomic Implications of the Wealth Distribution"
  • W. Chad Carlos, Cornell University
    "‘Fast Food' Health Clinics: Institutional Influences on New Ventures in an Emerging Industry"
  • Emily Choi, University of California at Berkeley 
    "Fitting in and Making Friends: The Relation of Organizational Identity to New Organizational Networks"
  • Kellilynn Frias, University of Arizona
    "Essays on the Impact of Venture Capital on Product Form Strategies in High-Technology Markets"
  • Naomi Hausman, Harvard University
    "The Effects of Health Insurance Costs on Small Business Outcomes"
  • Peng Huang, Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Essays on Platform Innovation Ecosystems Formation: Evidence from Start-up Independent Software Vendors in the Enterprise Software Industry"
  • Amol Joshi, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    "Entrepreneurial Discovery and Information Complexity in Knowledge-Intensive Industries"
  • David Kryscynski, Emory University
    "The Human Capital Edge in Small Entrepreneurial Firms: Do These Firms Have Incentive Advantages?"
  • Xiaoyang Li, University of Michigan
    "Essays in Law, Finance and Entrepreneurship"
  • Hong Luo, New York University
    "When to Sell Your Ideas? Theory and Evidence from the Movie Industry"
  • Rory McDonald, Stanford University
    "Entrepreneurship, New Market Construction, and Competitive Interaction"
  • Sarada, University of California at San Diego
    "Essays on the Determinants of Entrepreneurship"
  • Juan Carlos Suárez, University of California at Berkeley
    "Decisions in Public Economics"
  • Rodrigo Wagner, Harvard University
    "Pioneer Exporters: Entrepreneurs Discovering New Export Sectors in Less Developed Countries"
  • Rukiye Yavuz, University of Minnesota
    "The Role of Founders' Immigrant Status in the Internationalization of New Ventures in High Technology Industries"


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