Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award

Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award 2020: Call for Nominations (Due: June 7, 2020)

Dear Colleagues:

Nominations are being accepted for the Entrepreneurship Division’s 2020 Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award. This award honors those who have exhibited long-term and exceptional activities that have significantly advanced the development and/or visibility of the entrepreneurship field. Specifically, the award recognizes activities that significantly advance either: 1) the research, teaching, or practice of entrepreneurship, or 2) the growth, visibility, and effectiveness of the Entrepreneurship Division.

The nomination process and selection criteria are provided below. Please consider submitting a nomination for the Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award. The deadline for receiving applications is June 7, 2020.

Selection Criteria

Those eligible for the Award shall be either individuals or organizations that have significantly contributed to the advancement of the field of entrepreneurship in one or more of the following ways. No prioritization of contributions is implied in the following list:

i. Developed or enhanced the professionalism, impact or effectiveness of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management; AND/OR

ii. Increased the visibility and development of entrepreneurship in the broader society; AND/OR

iii. Improved effective communication and collaboration among entrepreneurship researchers, public policy makers and/or practitioner; AND/OR

iv. Significantly advanced the research, teaching, and/or practice of entrepreneurship in multiple ways through their career.

Candidates for the Award will be evaluated according to the relative degree to which they have, throughout their careers or to an exceptional scale, engaged in one or more of the activities described above.

Selection Process

Nominations for the award will be reviewed in accordance with the above criteria by a special committee convened by the Past Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. Winner will be announced in late June (or early July) and the award will be presented with a plaque in August at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Vancouver. As in all award categories, the Division reserves the right to not confer an award if adjudicators determine that no award is warranted in a given year. Nominations received in a given year that do not result in an award will automatically be considered for the award in the following year’s review cycle as well. However, nominations that do not result in an award for two consecutive years must be re-nominated to be considered again. Re-nominations are welcome, provided they are accompanied by up-to-date documentation.

Nomination Requirements

To nominate an individual for the Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award, a complete packet of supporting documentation should be submitted to Donald O. Neubaum at no later than Sunday, June 7, 2020. The complete packet must include:
1. A letter of nomination that identifies the candidate, the individual(s) making the nomination, and lists the supporting documentation included.
2. A copy of the candidate’s Curriculum Vita, if the nominee is an individual.
3. A detailed listing of the candidate’s activities that are relevant to the award criteria, with a statement of how the activities relate to one or more of the criteria above.

Whether or not the packet materials are obtained directly from the candidate, it is the responsibility of the person(s) writing the nomination letter to ensure that the nomination package is complete.


Donald O. Neubaum
ENT Past Division Chair

Committee Members

Donald O. Neubaum