The 2013 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is awarded to Professor Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina and Senior Fellow of the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise.
Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the leading international award in entrepreneurship research with a prize sum of EUR 100 000. The organizations behind the Prize are the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum (Entreprenörskapsforum), the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and VINNOVA (Sweden’s Innovation Agency).
Professor Feldman is awarded for her comprehensive contribution in numerous areas of this field. She is well-known for her contributions to the field of geography of innovation. A central focus of her work is on the role of entrepreneurial activity in the formation of regional industry clusters.
In June 2008, Maryann Feldman was invited speaker at the annual seminar for Information Society and Knowledge Economy (see photos) which is conducted by the research team INFOSTRAG of LIEE/NTUA in the context of the annual Seminars of Ermoupolis in Syros island.
The topic of her speaking was: General Purpose Technologies