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Press Release 2001-01-23 in the economy and from this body of research their The worlds most prestigious award in entrepre- collective seminal work on the role of small firms in inno- neurship and small business research, the vation deserves special recognition. Two issues should be International Award of Entrepreneurship and highlighted: the systematic analysis of how this role varies Small Business Research, has this year been pre- depending on the characteristics of industries, and also how sented to Dr. Zoltan J. Acs and Dr. David B. conclusions concerning the role of small firms in innova- tion are sensitive to the type of measure of innovative Audretsch. activity applied. Dr. Zoltan J. Acs and Dr. David B. Audretsch Apart from their own empirical work, Professors Acs have been presented with the International Award and Audretsch have made an important contribution to an for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research open and critical assessment and discussion of the role of 2001. The award consists of the statuette, “The small firms in the economy. While this involves organizing several prestigious conferences and editing of book Hand of God”, created by Carl Milles and volumes, the single most important contribution of this USD 50,000. kind is their pioneering of the Small Business Economics This is the sixth time the International Award journal as a high quality outlet for small business economic for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research research. This achievement alone has significantly con- has been presented. The award have been insti- tributed to advancing knowledge development in the last decade. tuted by the Swedish Board for Industrial and Technical Development, NUTEK, in collaboration Dr. Zoltan J. Acs, Professor of Entrepreneur- with Telia AB and the Swedish Foundation for ship, Merrick School of Business, University of Small Business Research (FSF). Baltimore, U.S.A. and Dr. David B. Audretsch, The Award is presented annually to a person Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and who has made a scientific contribution to theory- Director, Institute for Development Strategies, building concerning at least one of the following School of Public and Environmental Affairs, areas: entrepreneurship and small business Indiana University, U.S.A. development, the role and importance of new firm formation, the role of SMEs in economic devel- opment. Web Site Address is: The Scientific Council of FSF states the fol- lowing motive for their choice: For further information: Together as a research team as well as each in his own Anders Lundström, FSF, right, Dr. Zoltan J. Acs and Dr. David B. Audretsch have Telephone +46 -8- 618 16 36, made a number of significant contributions to entrepre- E-mail neurship and small business research. In their research they Lotta Stare, FSF, Telephone +46 -8- 618 16 98, have provided empirical analyses of an impressive number of important questions concerning the role of small firms E-mail Small Business Economics 16: 243, 2001.  2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Small Business Economics Springer Journals

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