Small Business Economics

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 721–725 | Cite as

Shaker A. Zahra: pioneering entrepreneurship scholar

  • David B. AudretschEmail author


This paper provides an analysis of Shaker A. Zahra’s contributions to the entrepreneurship literature that, when taken together, provide the basis for his Global Entrepreneurship Award. Professor Zahra has made significant and unique contributions to the literatures on coprorate entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.


Corporate entrepreneurship Knowledge creation Knowledge conversion Knowledge integration Entrepreneurial hubs 

JEL Classifications

L26 O1 F6 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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