Dear AIB members:

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Foundational Paper Award.  This
award is given annually for a paper that has had a lasting and positive
influence on the field of entrepreneurship.  Please consider nominating one
or more papers for the award.

Award criteria
The Foundational Paper Award recognizes a published paper that has
significantly and positively changed the conversation in the field of
entrepreneurship research.  For example, such a paper may have applied a
concept or theory in entrepreneurship research in an especially meaningful
way, or it may have changed the boundaries of the domain.  To be eligible
for this award, the author must be living.  Generally, too, foundational
papers will have been published for at least 10 years (i.e., prior to
2004).  A list of past winners can be found at the ENT Division website, at

Papers nominated during the prior year (2013) will automatically be
considered for the award during the current year (2014) as well.  However,
papers nominated more than one year prior must be re-nominated to be

Award process & background
The Research Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division will review all
nominations and determine awards in accordance with the above criteria.
 Winners will be announced when the award is presented in August at the
annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Philadelphia.  This award,
formerly known as one of the IDEA Awards, continues to be supported by its
original sponsors: the University of Connecticut's Center for
Entrepreneurship & Innovation; The Fisher College of Business at the Ohio
State University; the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies &
the Journal of Management Studies; and the Academy of Management.

How to nominate a paper:
Send an email to the Awards Committee Chair at [log in to unmask]
 The email should include the following information:

1.  The nominated paper.  Please include the title, the author and the
journal in which it was published.

2.  Your name.  Please include your name in your email, in case we need to
contact you for any clarification.

3.  Include a short nominating statement.  Include a short statement (up to
200 words) explaining why the paper merits this award.

4.  Be sure to submit your nomination by Monday, March 31, 2014.

Thank you.


Daniel Forbes
Awards Committee Chair
Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management

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