William R. Kerr, a Harvard University Associate Professor in Entrepreneurial Management has been awarded the coveted Kauffman Medal for his research in entrepreneurship.
William R. Kerr has just been awarded the 2013 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship for his research on the role of immigrant scientists in technology. Kerr is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Management at Harvard Business School. The Kauffman Foundation established the Kauffman Medal in 2005 to inspire young scholars to contribute new insight into the field of entrepreneurship.
The Medal, which includes a $50,000 prize, is awarded annually to recognize scholars under the age of 40 whose research has made a significant contribution to entrepreneurship. Bill Kerr’s research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. One area of his research examines the role of immigrant scientists and entrepreneurs in US technology development and commercialization, as well as the subsequent diffusion of new innovations to the immigrants’ home countries. A second area of focus looks at agglomeration and entrepreneurship, including how government policies aid or hinder growth and the entry of new firms. Kerr’s work appeared in immpreneur.com in 2011