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K-State Today

February 1, 2012



Hornsby wins best workshop honor at United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

By Olivia Blanco

Jeffrey S. Hornsby, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, has won Best Workshop honors at the 2012 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference in New Orleans.

Hornsby, a professor of management, led the workshop, Creativity and Innovation for Corporate Entrepreneurship, with Michael Goldsby, a professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

The workshop covered the essentials of creative thinking and presented a process to implement creative problem solving. Companies can utilize this to embrace entrepreneurial strategic renewal, process improvements and new venture development.

The conference brought together educators, scholars, entrepreneurs, practitioners, policy-makers and economic development professionals to share best practices in entrepreneurship education and program development. Emphasis is placed on papers, case studies and workshops that create and redefine processes for facilitating new venture creation and small business management and growth.

Hornsby also submitted the paper, "Conceptualizing the Development of a Social Corporate Entrepreneurship Scale," co-authored with Jeff McMullen and Donald F. Kuratko, both professors at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

Hornsby is a United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship fellow, the highest recognition given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and advancement of small and medium businesses. He also is the Jack Vanier chair for entrepreneurship and innovation in the College of Business Administration at K-State.

As professor in entrepreneurship and management, Hornsby has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing and the Journal of Small Business Management. In addition he has published the book, "Innovation Acceleration: Transforming Organizational Thinking."