Students Staff

20 December 2012

Research awards for Essex entrepreneur expert

Professor Jay Mitra receiving one of his awards

Essex business expert Professor Jay Mitra has picked up two best research paper awards from the international Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) annual conference.

Professor Mitra, from Essex’s International Centre for Entrepreneurship picked up the best paper award in the science and technology track for his work with Santanu Roy the Institute of Management Technology in India. He was the main author of the paper entitled ‘Managing R&D for Innovation and the Strategic Deployment of Knowledge Workers in Technology-Driven Organizations: A Case Study from India.’

He also received an award for a paper co-authored with recently graduated doctoral students, Asma Rauf and Shaheed Benazir. ‘Egocentric Network Analysis of Personal Networks and Growth Aspirations of Ethnic Minority Female Entrepreneurs: The Case of Immigrant and British Born Pakistani Female Entrepreneurs’ received the best paper award in the entrepreneurship in minority groups track.

The ISBE conference, which was held in Dublin, brings together leading lights in the field of entrepreneurship and small business from all around the world. Awards are given for outstanding research in specific areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and small business development.

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