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The Academy of Entrepreneurship's Carland Award
for Outstanding Entrepreneurship Research in a Doctoral Dissertation

As described on our Dissertation Award page, The Carland Award is awarded once each year at the International Meeting of the Allied Academies to an individual who has completed a doctoral dissertation in entrepreneurship during the past year. The recipient of this Award receives an engraved plaque and a check for U.S. $1,000.00. The Award is named for the well known entrepreneurship research team of JoAnn and Jim Carland, whose financial gift makes the Award possible.

2005 Winner:

MEASURING ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY
Robert Carton, University of Georgia
Under the Direction of Charles Hofer, University of Georgia


2004 Winner:

CREATING NEW VENTURES: A LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF THE NASCENT VENTURING PROCESS
Mikael Samuelsson, Jönköping University


2002 Winner:

THE DETERMINANTS OF NEW VENTURE SUCCESS: VENTURE RESOURCES, STRATEGY AND INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
Calvin Malcolm Bacon, Jr., University of Georgia


2000 Winners:

THE WIND BENEATH THEIR WINGS: THE MODERATING EFFECTS OF SOCIAL SUPPORT ON THE ENTREPRENEUR AND ENTREPRENEURIAL PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES
Lena T. Rodriguez, University of Nebraska

PRIVATE INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS: HOW CONTEXT SHAPES THEIR RELATIONSHIP
Peter S. Kelly, London Business School.


1999 Winner:

THE DETERMINANTS OF NEW VENTURE SUCCESS: STRATEGY, INDUSTRY STRUCTURE, AND THE FOUNDING ENTREPRENEURIAL TEAM
Elisabeth Jane Teal, University of Georgia


1998 Winner:

A PREDICTIVE MODEL OF SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS
Judy H. Gray, Monash University, Australia


1997 Winner:

THE EFFECT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL TEAM SKILL HETEROGENEITY AND CONFLICT ON NEW VENTURE STRATEGIC ORIENTATION AND PERFORMANCE: A STUDY OF THE INC. 500
Michael D. Ensley, Mississippi State University