Past Award Winners

Below is a list of past ASBE Award winners. Please click here to download any of the best papers.


2014

Best Paper Award
Analyzing the Link between Strategy and Performance: Comparing Small Business Owners and Professional Managers
William McDowell, Middle Tennessee State University
Shanan Gibson, East Carolina University
Michael Harris, East Carolina University
Joshua Aaron, Middle Tennessee State University
Donald Lester, Middle Tennessee State University

Best Student Paper Award
Exploring the Red Queen Effect on Vietnamese Small Businesses and Innovation Post-Hurricane Katrina: A Qualitative Study
Joanne Tran, Louisiana Tech University

University Entrepreneurial Advocacy Award
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Outstanding Educator Award
Leslie Toombs, Texas A & M, Commerce


2013

Best Paper Award
An Examination of the Barriers that Impact the Implementation of Environmental Sustainability: Practices in Small Business
Thaddeus McEwen, North Carolina A & T State University

Best Student Paper Award
Integration in Start-ups: Realizing and Understanding Differences
Nina Krey, Louisiana Tech University
Cedric Mbanga, Louisiana Tech University

University Entrepreneurial Advocacy Award
University of Louisiana Monroe

Outstanding Educator Award
Daniel James Scott


2012

Best Paper Award
Entrepreneurial Learning and Business Assessment – What New Decisions Would Be Made After Learning?
Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Paul Dunn, University of Louisiana at Monroe


2011

Best Paper Award
Pricing Practices in Very Small Businesses: A Replicative Study ——– 26
Paul Dunn, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Carl Kogut, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Larry Short, Northwestern State University of Louisiana


2010

Best Paper Award
Examining Four Dimensions of Entrepreneurs’ Perceptions on Spouses’ Reactions to New Venture Creation – Realistic Optimism, Pessimism, Other Entrepreneurial Characteristics, and Expectations
Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Paul Dunn, University of Louisiana at Monroe


2009

Best Paper Award
Entrepreneurial Characteristics, Optimism, Pessimism, and Realism – Correlation or Collision?
Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Paul Dunn, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Best Paper Award 1st Runner Up
Success for Female-Owned Firms in Mass Merchandising: The Case of the Health and Beauty Aids Market
Tami Knotts
Stephen Jones
Gerald Udell

Best Paper Award 2nd Runner Up
An Information Technology Services Outsourcing Alternative
Donald Lester
Michael Menefee


2008

Best Paper Award
OODA Loop Decision Making: An Adaptive Small Firm Strategy Development for Turbulent Times
Kent Byus
Thomas Box

Best Paper Award 1st Runner Up
A Social-Cognitive Model of Entrepreneurship Failure: The Influence of Lay Theory
Lawrence Silver

Best Paper Award 2nd Runner Up
Realism and Optimism in Business Entrepreneurs versus Pre-Business Entrepreneurs
Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Paul Dunn, University of Louisiana at Monroe


2007

Best Paper Award
Exploring The Myths Of Optimism And Realism In Entrepreneurship Related To Expectations And Outcomes
Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Paul Dunn, University of Louisiana at Monroe


2006
Best Paper Award
An Examination of the Power of the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
Frank Lockwood
Russell Teasley
JoAnn Carland
James Carland


2005
Best Paper Award
Associativeness: A SME’s Successful Strategy to Foreign Market
David Puyana


2004 (Fall)

Best Paper Award
FDI Scale and Performance of Taiwanese Family Firms in China: A Resource Based Perspective
Lan-Ying Huang
Shawn Carraher
John Parnell


2004

Best Paper Award

Educating Entrepreneurs on Angel and Venture Capital Financing Options
Jason Brinlee
Geralyn McClure Franklin
Joseph Bell
Charles Bullock


2003

Best Paper Award
A Model of Entrepreneurial Planning and its Effect on Performance
JoAnn Carland
James Carland


2002

Best Paper Award
The Impact of Starting a New Venture on the Entrepreneur and their Family: Expectations, Reality, and Willingness to Start Again
Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Paul Dunn, University of Louisiana at Monroe


2001

Best Paper Award
A New Venture Creation Model
JoAnn Carland
James Carland


2000

Best Paper Award
The Indefatigable Entrepreneur: A Study of the Dispositions of Multiple Venture Founders
JoAnn Carland
James Carland
Wayne Stewart


1999

Best Paper Award
Sources of Competitive Advantage for Small Independent Retailers: Lessons from the Neighborhood Drugstore
Jeffery E. Mcgee
Leonard G. Love
Michael Rubach


1998

Best Paper Award
The Effect of Entrepreneural Team Skill Heterogeneity and Functional Diversity on New Venture Performance
Michael Ensley
James Carland
JoAnn Carland

1997

Best Paper Award
Critical Success Factors from an Organizational Life Cycle Perspective: Perceptions of Small Business Owners from Different Business Environments
Sudhir Chawla
Chris Pullig
David Alexander


1996

Best Paper Award
Empirically Defining the Entrepreneur
Wayne Stewart
JoAnn Carland
James Carland


1995

Best Paper Award
The Relationship of Incremental Innovation and Performance: An Empirical Investigation of Small Business Types
William T. Jackson
Sam Cappell
Peter Wright
Mark Kroll


1994

Best Paper Award
An Empirical Study of the Formation of Strategic Alliances Between Small Businesses in the United States and Mexico
Gina Nadas
Kenneth Lacho


1993

Best Paper Award
An Examination of Participation of Minority and Women-owned Businesses in Programs Designed to Expand Their Access to Government Contracts
John Williams
V. Jean Ramsey


1992

Best Paper Award
Comparative Career Performance of Accounting Professionals in Regional CPA Firms
Philip Siegal
John Rigsby
Margaret Shelton


1991

Best Paper Award
The Personal Computer in Small Business
Sudhir Chawla
Mary Smith
Lzfar Khan
Harlan Bruha


1990

Best Paper Award
Working Capital Financing and Cash Flow in the Small Business
Leo Cheatham
J. Paul Dunn
Carole Cheatham


1989

Best Paper Award
Pricing Strategies in the Small Business Retail Grocery Area: Can They Affect Profitability?
L. Lynn Judd
Barry Lewis
Jon Nance


1988

Best Paper Award
Organizational Culture: A Control Tool for Growth Companies
John Todd


1987

Best Paper Award

A Model for Investigating the Relationship Between Mentorism and the Revivalism of Entrepreneurship
Richard Hay
Michelle Walker
Toby Kash


1986

Best Paper Award

An Inquiry into the Relationship Between Strategy Implementation by Entrepreneur Profiles
Richard Hay
Toby Kash
Michelle Walker


1985

Best Paper Award
An Assessment of the Climate for Strategy Implementation of Small Businesses: A Diagnostic
M. Toby Kafhefi
Richard Hay


1984

Best Paper Award

Profile of Business Bankruptcy in Little Rock
Don B Bradley III
Homer Saunders