Competitive Paper Award Winners

Best Applied Paper - A Strategic Fit Approach to SME Sustainability Decision Making

Jeff Shields, University of North Carolina Asheville

Joyce Shelleman, University of Maryland University College

Distinguished Applied Paper - Minimizing Costs from Employee Absences

Susan Knapp, Kaplan University

Best Teaching Paper - Mayhem: A Hands-on Case Playing Activity for Teaching Porter's Five Forces to Undergraduate Business Students

Rachel Wilson, Middle Tennessee State University

Distinguished Teaching Paper - What Pedagogical Methods Impact Students' Entrepreneurial Propensity?

Dianne Welsh, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Yuchin Hsieh, University of North Carolina Greensboro

William Tullar, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Best Empirical Paper - Get What You Give? An Examination of Enlightened Self-Interest, Philanthropic Intent, and Engagement in Philanthropy for Small Firms

Whitney Peake, Western Kentucky University

Michael Harris, East Carolina University

William McDowell, Middle Tennessee State University

Phillip Davis, East Carolina University

Distinguished Empirical Paper - The Impact of Family and Personal Dynamics on Chinese Women Entrepreneurs' Firm Performance: An Empirical Analysis

Dianne Welsh, University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Esra Memili, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Eugene Kaciak, Brock University and Kozminski University

Quihan Zhou, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Best Conceptual Paper - Board Members for Small Firms: A Means to Providing Competitive Advantage

Josh Bendickson, East Carolina University

Birton Cowden, University of Massachusetts

Distinguished Conceptual Paper - SMEs Acquiring SMEs: A Military Model for Success

Don Lester, Middle Tennessee State University

John Lipinski, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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