Center for Design Science in Entrepreneurship


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At the DS:E, we believe that design science enables entrepreneurship scholars to combine cutting-edge research with real world impact. We enable entrepreneurship scholars to engage in design science research in three ways. First, we bring together design science experts from different disciplines to further develop the design science research paradigm for the entrepreneurship field. Second, we educate interested entrepreneurship scholars in doing high impact design science research . Third, we serve as a platform to match firms’ entrepreneurial practice challenges with design science scholars.


Congratulations to our DS:E Fellow Saras D. Sarasvathy, Professor Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, for winning the 2022 Global Award for Entrepreneurship!

Sarasvathy is awarded for her pathbreaking research on entrepreneurial decision-making and the entrepreneurial process. The Global Award is the foremost international award in entrepreneurship research with a prize sum of € 100,000. Saras D. Sarasvathy’s research has fundamentally changed and invigorated the conversation in the domain of entrepreneurship research. Her work on effectuation emphasizes how entrepreneurs operate based on available resources, think in terms of affordable loss rather than profit maximization, leverage trustworthy partnerships, and treat unforeseen contingencies as opportunities rather than problems. It has led and inspired a new generation of researchers in the quest for a better understanding of how entrepreneurs make their decisions and the unfolding of the entrepreneurial process.

For more information, please visit: ttps://www.e-award.org/

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