Boyan Jovanovic: recipient of the 2019 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

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The 2019 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research has been awarded to Professor Boyan Jovanovic at New York University in the USA. Boyan Jovanovic has developed pioneering research that advances our understanding of the competitive dynamics between incumbent firms and new entrants, entrepreneurial learning and selection processes, and the importance of entrepreneurship for the economy. Key perspectives in his research are that the entrepreneur makes employment choices based on the comparative advantage of his or her skills and that entrepreneurial firms are vehicles of technological change and knowledge diffusion that influence industry dynamics and, in turn, economic growth.


  • Maria Minniti
  • Martin Andersson
  • Pontus Braunerhjelm
  • Frédéric Delmar
  • Annika Rickne
  • Karin Thorburn
  • Karl Wennberg
  • Mikael Stenkula
External organisations
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Research Institute of Industrial Economics
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Linköping University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Syracuse University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Business Administration


  • Competition, Entrepreneurial learning, Entrepreneurship, Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, Industrial dynamics, Selection
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547–553
JournalSmall Business Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch