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"And the Global Award 2014 goes to Shaker Zahra ..."


Shaker Zahra, Professor at the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota, USA, received the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2014 on Wednesday. This Prize has been awarded annually since 1996 with a prize sum of EUR 100,000. Shaker Zahra is best known for his work on "the role of corporate entrepreneurship in knowledge creation, absorption, and conversion". In his prize lecture he explained the importance of hubs or informal networks to promote entrepreneurship in existing companies.

Shaker Zahra giving his prize lecture at Musikaliska Akademien in Stockholm, in connection with the award ceremony for Global Award 2014.


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In the picture left to right, Magnus Henrekson, IFN, Shaker Zahra and Pontus Braunerhjelm, Entrepreneurship Forum. Global Award was founded by Entrepreneurship Forum with co-founder the Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), and co-sponsor Vinnova. Businessman Melker Schörling is a donor.


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Shaker Zahra presented new research during an academic seminar organized by IFN on December 4. The working paper was titled "Intra and Cross-Industry Knowledge in the Interactive Entertainment Industry".

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