Kauffman Foundation Announces Kauffman Prize Medal Recipient

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Nicholas Bloom, PhD, honored for his entrepreneurship research in management practices, firm organization, innovation and technology and uncertainty

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the recipient of the 2014 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, which annually recognizes one outstanding scholar for his or her contribution to entrepreneurship research. The award was presented to Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Allied Social Science Associations’ annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

“Professor Bloom has made great contributions to our understanding of the performance of entrepreneurial firms,” said Robert J. Strom, director of research and policy at the Foundation. “His work has focused on measuring and explaining those practices that relate to firm success and the dynamics of the entry and exit of entrepreneurial firms.”

Bloom is a professor of economics at Stanford University, and a co-director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of an Alfred Sloan Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Career Award, the Bernacer Prize and the Frisch Medal.

As a tribute to Ewing Marion Kauffman and his entrepreneurial work, the Kauffman Foundation established the Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship in 2005 to inspire young scholars to contribute new insight into the field of entrepreneurship. The Medal, which includes a $50,000 prize, is awarded annually to recognize scholars under the age of 40 whose research has made a significant contribution to entrepreneurship.

The Kauffman Prize Medal is one of three academic recognition programs established by the Kauffman Foundation to aid the Foundation in achieving its goal of building a body of respected entrepreneurship research and making entrepreneurship a highly regarded academic field. The other programs are the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program, which concluded in 2013, and the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research.

More information on the Kauffman Prize Medal can be found at http://www.kauffman.org/kauffmanprize.

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit http://www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on http://www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and http://www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

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