USA, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
For his work on the role of corporate entrepreneurship in knowledge creation, absorption, and conversion.
Professor Shaker Zahra has accumulated an impressive record of exceptional scholarship, consisting of theoretical, empirical as well as institutional contributions. His research has been remarkably diverse, spanning three main areas and literatures within management and strategy: corporate entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. He is best known for his work on the role of corporate entrepreneurship in knowledge creation, absorption, and conversion. However, Professor Zahra’s impact has been considerably broader and extends beyond these research areas, and even beyond the broader fields of management and strategy. His research has been recognized by and had an impact on a broad spectrum of scholars spanning a wide range of fields and disciplines throughout the social sciences. His research has been done in an international context, with applications throughout the world. Professor Zahra has served on over 25 journal editorial boards and has leading roles in many organizations devoted to entrepreneurial scholarship. His impact on the scientific community eminently qualifies Professor Zahra for the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research.
See Shaker A. Zahra’s Acceptance speech.
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