Awards are granted each year to individuals or organizations for activities that have significantly advanced the field of entrepreneurship either through a long-term pattern of exceptional activities that have significantly advanced the development and/or visibility of the field of entrepreneurship. The award may recognize activities that advance the research, teaching or practice of entrepreneurship as well as activities that advance the growth, visibility, and effectiveness of the Entrepreneurship Division.
She received the award at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Vancouver.
Dr. Candida Brush is a full professor and holder of the Franklin W. Olin Chair in Entrepreneurship, and serves as the Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership. She is also the Faculty Research Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship. She holds an honorary doctorate in Business and Economics from Jonkoping University, Sweden, and is a visiting adjunct at the Nord University Graduate School of Business in Bodo, Norway.
"I can think of no better person throughout our profession who is deserving of this recognition. Candy just goes and goes non-stop! Her record of accomplishment is astounding. Through her research, teaching, and building of the community of entrepreneurship scholars she has played a huge role in developing the field of entrepreneurship as we know it today," said Professor Andrew Corbett, Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Faculty Director for the John E. & Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator.
The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Our worldwide members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, our global community today is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning 115 countries.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit www.babson.edu
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