While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.
This award is designed to address a broad range of issues associated with entrepreneurship in its various forms, including but not limited to entrepreneurial strategies, start-ups, marketing, private-public partnerships, social entrepreneurship, and enhancing institutional frameworks for the facilitation of entrepreneurship. Projects relating to diversity, access, equity, inclusion and/or social justice are particularly encouraged. Among others, possible topics include women’s entrepreneurship, minority-owned enterprises, economics of race or gender, business and women and/or minorities, and urban economics.
Small business enterprise
Business and women and/or minorities
Economics of gender, race, and/or the disadvantaged
Urban economics and/or economics of the inner city
Management and marketing
Specialized merchandizing and sales
Entrepreneurial and small-business operations
Comments: The WU has a special but by no means exclusive interest in entrepreneurial culture and strategies, including user integration and innovation management as well as corporate social responsibility and diversity in organizations. The WU also has an Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations; visit their website for more information. WU is committed to diversity and inclusion.