2016

Ulya Tsolmon (Washington U. in St. Louis) (Ph.D. Duke U.) : "Gaining Competitive Advantage from Human Capital: Role of Markets and Firm Structure." Advisor: Will Mitchell

2015
Johan Chu (U. of Chicago) (Ph.D., U. of Michigan): "Durable Dominance." Advisor: Gerald F. Davis

2014
Christian Catalini (MIT) (Ph.D., U. of Toronto): "Three essays on the impact of geographic and social proximity on Innovation." Advisor: Ajay Agarwal

2013
Ken Younge (Purdue U.; Ph.D. U. of Colorado) for "Employee Mobility and the Appropriation of Value from Knowledge: Evidence from Three Essays." Advisor: Tony Tong.

2012
Tomasz Obloj (HEC Paris; Ph.D. INSEAD) for "Incentive Life-Cycles: The Role of Learning, Ability, and Cognitive Biases in the Division of Value between Firms." Professor Obloj’s adviser was Peter Zemsky.

2011
Martin Ganco (U. of Minnesota; Ph.D. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign) for “The Effect of Technological Complexity on Innovation Performance, Employee Entrepreneurship and Mobility: Three Essays.”

2010
Chuck Eesley (Stanford U.; Ph.D. MIT) for “Essays on Institutions and Pre-founding Experience: Effects for Technology-Based Entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China.”

2009
Mario Schijven (Texas A&M U.; Ph.D. Tilburg) for: "Acquisition Capability Development: Behavioral and Cognitive Learning Perspectives."

2008
Olivier Chatain (U. of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. INSEAD): Capturing Value from Client Relationships: Theory and Evidence.