Organization and Management Theory OMT

Kind Reminder: Nominations for the 2020 ENT Foundational Paper Award

  • 1.  Kind Reminder: Nominations for the 2020 ENT Foundational Paper Award

    Posted 03-09-2020 11:57

    Dear members:

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 ENT 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 empirically investigated an important question in a novel way to better clarify or reveal the truth regarding a key concept; or in any way changed the boundaries of the domain of entrepreneurship.  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 2010). A list of past winners can be found at the ENT Division website, at


    Papers nominated during the prior year (2019) will automatically be considered for the award during the current year (2020) as well.  However, papers nominated more than one year prior must be re-nominated to be reconsidered.

    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 Vancouver. 

    How to nominate a paper

    Send an email to Ludvig Levasseur of the Awards Committee at  The due date for all submissions is Wednesday, April 1, 2020. For full consideration, 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. 
    1. Your name.  Please include your name in your email, in case we need to contact you for any clarification. 
    1. A short nominating statement.  Include a short statement (up to 200 words) explaining why the paper merits this award.

    Thank you.


    Trent Williams

    Awards Committee Chair

    Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management 

    Ludvig Levasseur
    Junior Research Fellow
    Institute for Development Strategies, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    Indiana University