Best Paper Award in Planning & Entrepreneurship
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Thanks to a sponsorship from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning is pleased to announce two annual awards for promising research studying the connections between planning and entrepreneurship.

The purpose of this award program is to encourage innovative, insightful and timely research in city, community, urban or regional planning that is relevant to questions related to entrepreneurs and their firms as well as to relevant practitioners and policymakers who want to promote entrepreneurship. Research that has direct practical implications and that addresses pressing economic and/or social problems is especially appropriate for these awards.

This award is given to the sole author or co-authors of the selected paper. the author(s) can be a planning faculty member, current planning student, or practicing planner.

The first-place winner will receive a check for $2000; the second-place winner will receive a check for $1000.

Application Instructions 

  • Provide Intent to Submit by: May 20, 2020, 6 PM (EST)
  • Final Paper Submission Deadline: August 25, 2020, 6 PM (EST)
  • Award Winners Announced: October 6, 2020

 

Guidelines for Authors

Original papers are encouraged, but published work is eligible.

Authors should stress the ways in which community, city or regional planning appears to encourage or retard the creation, growth or survival of entrepreneurial firms. Authors can also address the broader public policy environment that influences entrepreneurship as long as the relationships are made explicit. Papers primarily about the factors thought to impact entrepreneurship (such as, the availability of financing or presence of anchor institutions) will be considered less competitive.

In addition to academic planners reporting original research, papers can describe the strategies or programs sponsored by professional planners or planning organizations that had positive entrepreneurial outcomes and may be applicable in other areas.

The best paper will be selected based on the importance of the topic to the study of planning and entrepreneurship, the connections it makes to existing literature, the rigor of research methods used, and the relevance of the conclusions to practice.

 

Criteria & Submission Process

Part 1: Those who intend to submit, must provide the information below (3 items) by May 20, 2020, 6PM EST according to the following details.

  1. Author(s)
  2. Title
  3. Brief Abstract of 30 words or less

Part 2: Final papers must be submitted by August 25, 2020, 6PM EST according to the following details.

  • One entry per author is permitted.
  • Applicants worldwide are welcome to apply, but all materials must be submitted in English.
  • Applicants must have no current existing financial relationship with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

 

Questions

  • General questions about the competition or submission concerns should be directed to Damien Raimondi.
  • Questions about paper topics or content should be directed to Emil Malizia, chair of the award task force.

 

Past Award Winners

 

Award Task Force

  • Emil Malizia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chair)
  • Yanmei Li, Florida Atlantic University
  • Ashima Krishna, University at Buffalo
  • Yunwoo Nam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Kerry Fang, Florida State University

 

INTENT TO SUBMIT HERE*

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Mission

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.

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