SEJ Best Paper Prize

Past Award Recipients

Simultaneous Experimentation as a Learning Strategy: Business Model Development Under Uncertainty
by Petra Andries, Koenraad Debackere, and Bart Van Looy
Volume 7, Issue 4  

Opportunity Discovery, Entrepreneurial Action, and Economic Organization
by Peter G. Klein
Volume 2, Issue 3

What Makes a Process a Capability? Heuristics, Strategy, and Effective Capture of Opportunities
by: Christopher B. Bingham, Kathleen M. Eisenhardt and Nathan R. Furr

The Process of Creative Construction: Knowledge Spillovers, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth
by: Rajshree Agarwal, David Audretsch and MB Sarkar

The Accidental Entrepreneur: The Emergent and Collective Process of User Entrepreneurship
by: Sonali Shah and Mary Tripsas

Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action
by: Sharon Alvarez and Jay Barney

Award Overview

In 2014, seven years after the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal was launched, an annual best paper award was established by co-sponsors Wiley and the Strategic Management Society to honor substantial work published in the SEJ. As with the Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize, the award is for a paper published five or more years prior to the recognition. This delay allows time for the impact of papers to be assessed in terms of citations and influence of the paper on teaching, research, and/or practice. Once eligible, a paper remains eligible until selected as the best paper. Continued eligibility allows recognition to be made for those insights and findings that sometimes occur before their time and only become widely recognized as significant after other work is published.

The award committee consists of the Editorial Board of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Authors of the winning paper receive a monetary award of US$ 5,000. The award is given and the authors are recognized at the SMS Annual Conference and are invited to particpate in the SMS Awards & Honors Webinar Series.

2020 Winning Paper

2020 Winning Paper

Amphibious Entrepreneurs and the Emergence of Organizational Forms

by Walter W. Powell and Kurt W. Sandholtz

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

Volume 6, Issue 2


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Walter Powell
Woody Powell is Jacks Family Professor of Education, and Professor of Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science and Engineering, and Communication at Stanford University, and faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
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Kurt Sandholtz
Kurt Sandholtz is an associate professor in the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at the BYU Marriott School of Business, and an Alcuin Faculty Fellow in the university’s undergraduate honors program.