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EBS Best Paper Award 2021

Honoring outstanding scientific papers with high practical relevance on Innovation, (Corporate) Entrepreneurship and Transformation

For the 2021 Best-Paper-Award “Innovation, (Corporate) Entrepreneurship and Transformation”, we received a new record of 32 submissions. Out of those 32, the following three finalists were selected:

Robert A. Burgelman (Stanford University), Yuliya Snihur (Toulouse Business School), and Llewellyn D.W. Thomas (IESE Business School) with their article “Why Multibusiness Corporations Split: CEO Strategizing as the Ecosystem Evolves”, which appeared in the “Journal of Management”.

Denise Falchetti (University of Bologna), Gino Cattani (Stern School of Business, New York University), and Simone Ferriani (University of Bologna & Bayes Business School, City University of London) for their comments on framing of novel ideas. Their article “Start with “Why”, but Only if You Have to: The Strategic Framing of Novel Ideas across Different Audiences” was published in the “Strategic Management Journal“

Helena Yli-Renko (Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California), Lien Denoo (Tilburg University), and Ramkumar Janakiraman (Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina) with their article “A knowledge-based view of managing dependence on a key customer: Survival and growth outcomes for young firms”, which appeared in “Journal of Business Venturing”.

We thank all jury members (Stéphane Bonutto (Oerlikon), Prof. Dr. Katrin Burmeister-Lamp (EBS), Prof. Dr. Christoph Fuchs (EBS, Siemens Advanta Consulting), Prof. Dr. Tobias Gutmann (EBS, Siemens Product Innovation Lab), Prof. Dr. Karin Kreutzer (EBS), Marc Launer (Boeing), Prof. Dr. Christof Schimank (Horváth & Partners), and Prof. Dr. Matthias Waldkirch (EBS)) for their help in making this tough decision and of course all colleagues who submitted their work. It was a pleasure to read all these interesting papers.

The final decision will be made on the 16th of November.

Katrin Burmeister-Lamp

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Group Speaker Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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