Best Early Career Scholar Paper on Environmental Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

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Best Early Career Scholar Paper on Environmental Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

Motivation for the award

Early career scholars are increasingly committed to addressing grand challenges related to the natural environmental. Support for research at the intersection of environmental sustainability and entrepreneurship can contribute to this agenda. Rigorous research can provide evidence-based insights to entrepreneurs for using business as a force for change.

The Best Early Career Scholar Paper in Entrepreneurship and Natural Environment, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will support ONE early-career scholars in contributing to this research field. Specifically, it will(1) recognize promising early-career researcher in this area, and (2) encourage young scholars to forge a research agenda at the intersection of entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability.

Submission requirements and selection process

The paper chosen for the award must be a paper published by a PhD student as a first author within 2-3 three years after the graduation. Applicants may nominate their own work or the work of another. A paper can only be nominated once. The submission cycle will begin in March of the year and the winner will be announced at the ONE Business Meeting at the Academy of Management conference in August.

The first author of the paper will have to be an early career researcher (i.e., doctoral student, postdoc doc, assistant professor) member of ONE.

To nominate an article, submit the paper, along with a letter of nomination, which should include:

  1. Full citation and author’s contact information
  2. Description of the paper’s key contributions (theoretical and empirical) (max 150 words)
  3. Potential implications for practice (max 150 words)


Two finalists and a winner will be selected by an award committee comprising ONE division leaders, senior scholars, and prior winners.

The winner will receive $500 in cash and a plaque, totaling an amount of $1000.

Governance of the award

Monitoring of the award will be done by the ONE awards team. In addition, we will select two award coordinators for this award from the ONE division. We will rotate the award coordinators every 3 years. The award coordinators will send out the call for applications, manage the selection process, update the award website, and coordinate with award sponsors.


The award coordinators will be responsible for featuring the award winner and the insights from their paper after the award is announced in the Academy of Management meeting. Examples of such dissemination activities include video interview with the award winner, blog post with the insights from the paper, and similar activities.

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