SEJ Best Paper Prize

Past Award Recipients

Opportunity Discovery, Entrepreneurial Action, and Economic Organization
by Peter G. Klein
Volume 2, Issue 3

What Makes a Process a Capability? Heuristics, Strategy, and Effective Capture of Opportunities
by: Christopher B. Bingham, Kathleen M. Eisenhardt and Nathan R. Furr

The Process of Creative Construction: Knowledge Spillovers, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth
by: Rajshree Agarwal, David Audretsch and MB Sarkar

The Accidental Entrepreneur: The Emergent and Collective Process of User Entrepreneurship
by: Sonali Shah and Mary Tripsas

Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action
by: Sharon Alvarez and Jay Barney

2019 Winning Paper


picture of Petra Andries
Petra Andries Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Ghent University. She obtained a PhD in Applied Economics at KULeuven, and was a visiting scholar at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). Petra conducts research in the field of entrepreneurship and...
picture of Koenraad Debackere
Koenraad Debackere a professor of Technology and Innovation at the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven. His research has focused on the design of technology and innovation management practices and policies, the development of indicators for measuring...
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Bart Van Looy
... is a professor at KU Leuven (Innovation and Organization) at the department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Faculty of Business and Economics, KU Leuven and Academic Dean of Flanders Business School (Antwerp Campus, FEB/KU Leuven). Bart is co-promotor of ECOOM (IP/ Patent Analysis) and...

Interview with 2019 SEJ Best Paper Prize Winner

Interview with 2019 SEJ Best Paper Prize Winner

Award Overview

In 2014, seven years after the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal was launched, an annual best paper award was established by co-sponsors Wiley and the Strategic Management Society to honor substantial work published in the SEJ. As with the Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize, the award is for a paper published five or more years prior to the citation itself. This delay allows time for the impact of papers to be assessed in terms of citations and influence of the paper on teaching, research, and/or practice. Once eligible, a paper remains eligible until selected as the best paper. Continued eligibility allows recognition to be made for those insights and findings that sometimes occur before their time and only become widely recognized as significant after other work is published.

The award committee consists of the Editorial Board of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and is supplemented by surveys of leading figures in the field of strategic entrepreneurship conducted by the Co-Editors of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Authors of the winning paper receive a monetary award of US$ 5,000. The award is given and the authors are recognized at the SMS Annual Conference.