Rajshree Agarwal was recognized for her “insights into how innovation and entrepreneurship impact the evolution of industries, firms, and individuals,” as part of the recent 2023 Maryland Research Excellence Celebration.
Agarwal, the Rudolph Lamone Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, was honored among other UMD faculty scholars and researchers at the March 28 event co-hosted by UMD Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice and Vice President for Research Gregory F. Ball.
“Our scholarship and research contribute to society in so many ways, from fundamentally changing the way we look at the universe, to generating new insights and innovations that have a very practical impact on our lives,” said Ball.
The event recognized Agarwal for more than 65 articles in leading economics and management journals and receiving more than $7 million in grants from prestigious foundations:
Her research won a large number of research awards (e.g., Best published article award at Academy of Management Journal, Best paper award by the Academy of Management, and research excellence awards at University of Illinois as well as University of Maryland). In addition, Dr. Agarwal has held prestigious editorial positions, including her current role as the (co) editor-in-chief of Strategic Management Journal, a top journal in the field. Finally, Dr. Agarwal is the founding director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, where she has led multiple efforts to translate scientific findings to the development of students – from high school students through graduate students.
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