Business School


11 December 2013

Professor Per Davidsson, Director of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) has been awarded a prestigious mentorship award and an honorary doctorate.

The Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division's slogan is 'we grow entrepreneurship scholars'. Each year the division honours a senior scholar with a mentor award, nominated by students.

Prof Per Davidsson took out the 2013 award, with almost 50 letters of support from mentees and colleagues around the world. The nomination made the case as follows:

"Per Davidsson is a natural scholar; he is curious and aims to make a lasting contribution to our knowledge of the entrepreneurship phenomenon. The field needs people like Per. However, more importantly to his students, collaborators, and the field more generally, he is generous by nature. So while his academic contributions may be many, we all get the sense that Per understands that encouraging new scholars and even quite senior colleagues to share his authentic desire to understand the field will undoubtedly be his most significant legacy."

Prof Davidsson was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Business and Economics, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany in 2013. The award recognised Per for outstanding scholarly contributions in the field of entrepreneurship, as well as:

'His widely recognized methodological contributions, studies on the transition to entrepreneurship and his international research work have become benchmarks for entrepreneurship studies. Moreover, he has mentored the most influential young entrepreneurship researchers in the field of entrepreneurship.'

Prof Davidsson receives an Honourary Doctorate from Leuphana University.


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