Howard E. Aldrich is Kenan Professor of Sociology; Adjunct Professor of Business at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Faculty Research Associate at the Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; and Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. His main research interests are entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial team formation, gender and entrepreneurship, and evolutionary theory. Among his over 200 publications are seven books, one of which -- Organizations Evolving – – won two national awards: the George R Terry Award from the Academy of Management and the Max Weber Award of the American Sociological Association. In 2000, he won the Global Entrepreneurship Researcher of the Year Award from the Swedish Foundation of Small Business Research, and in the same year, won the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division, of the Academy of Management. In 2013, he received the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Lifetime Membership Award, in Lyon, France.