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Aug 30, 2019

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Announces Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Grant Award Recipients

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise has awarded six 2019 Frontiers of Entrepreneurship research grants to 11 scholars from around the globe. Each $10,000 grant will be used to support a wide array of research on strategy, finance, innovation and other entrepreneurship issues of interest to practitioners and policymakers.

The invitation-only Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference convenes top academics, policymakers and practitioners to help chart the course for entrepreneurship research. The awarded grants will fund studies linked to five priority focus areas identified at this year’s conference.

“The Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference explores the most challenging issues in the field of entrepreneurship,” said Ashley Brown, director of Research Services for the Kenan Institute. “The research we’ve chosen to support with these grants will be of critical and practical importance to ensuring the health of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and beyond.”

The 2019 recipients and their proposed research include:

Yael Hochberg, Ralph S. O’Connor Professor in Entrepreneurship, Head of Rice University Entrepreneurship Initiative, Rice University
“Gender and Ethnoracial Discrimination in Small Business Lending: Evidence from a Field Experiment with SBA 7(a) Lenders”

Jason Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Management, NYU Stern School of Business
“Entrepreneurial Forms, Inequality, and Gender”

Tiantian Yang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Duke University
“Career Antecedents of Female Entrepreneurship”

Alicia DeSantola, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Washington Foster School of Business
Cheng Gao, Assistant Professor of Strategy, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Nina Gheihman, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Harvard University
“’Clean’ Meat? Entrepreneurial Strategy and Category Creation in the Nascent Agricultural-Technology Industry”

Tim Jenkinson, Professor of Finance, Director of the Private Equity Institute, University of Oxford Saïd Business School
Christian Rauch, Assistant Professor of Finance, American University of Sharjah
Diane Fu, Ph.D. Candidate in Financial Economics, University of Oxford Saïd Business School
“How do financial contracts evolve for new ventures?”

Arvind Malhotra, H. Allen Andrew Professor of Entrepreneurial Education and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Hugh O’Neill, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Edward M. O’Herron, Jr. Distinguished Scholar, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
“Scaling New Ventures Successfully: Managing Tensions and Tradeoffs Related to Human Capital Management”

The grants are valid for two years, and recipients will have the chance to present their research at a future Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference. The 2020 conference will be held Jan. 30-31 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla.

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