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SOM faculty were active and honored participants at the recent United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

Accomplishments include:

Professors Jill Kickul, Deborah Marlino, and Fiona Wilson won the Best Paper award at the USASBE conference

“Our Entrepreneurial Future: Examining the Diverse Attitudes and Motivations of Teens Across Gender and Ethnic Identity,” Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.

Jill Kickul won the Coleman Foundation Best Empirical Paper award

“Measure for Measure: Modeling Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy onto Instrumental Tasks Within the New Venture Creation Process,” with Pennsylvania State University professor Robert D’Intino.

Helsinki School of Economics, Management of Fast Growing Firms.

Professors Bonita L. Betters-Reed and Lynda L. Moore presented the “Darlene Jeter and Jet-A-Way, Inc.” case.

They received funding from the USASBE Minority and Women Division Case Writing Incubator Project sponsored by the Coleman Foundation for researching and writing the Darlene Jeter and Jet-A-Way, Inc. case.

Professors Moore and Betters-Reed also received a Coleman Grant at the Conference to develop a case on Kija Kim, CEO, Harvard Mapping and Design, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This case is the second in a series of cases written on minority women entrepreneurs and their successful leadership by Professors Moore and Betters-Reed.

Professor Jill Kickul presented “Building an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Culture: The Effects of Organizational Participation on Venture Performance and Innovation,” with Lisa Gundry, DePaul University and Tim Blumentritt, Marquette University.

Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies: A Research Report on Chicago Manufacturing Firms.

Psychological contracts in the 21st century (2001 Cason Hall & Company Publishers Best Paper Award).



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