Business prof wins award for research

York business professor Thomas Keil has gone “plaid”. In June, he travelled to Scotland to accept the Stevens Institute of Technology Wesley J. Howe Award for excellence in research on corporate entrepreneurship.

Keil received the award for his work on a paper titled “Corporate Venturing Modes and Their Impact on Corporate Learning.” He was co-author of the paper with Markku Maula and Henri Schildt, both of Helsinki University of Technology.

The award presentation was made during the Babson Kaufmann Entrepreneurship Research Conference, the premier scholarly forum for entrepreneurial research in the world, June 3-5 in Glasgow.

Keil has been teaching strategic management and entrepreneurship at York’s Schulich School of Business since 2002. A graduate of Helsinki University of Technology, he specializes in corporate venturing, entrepreneurship, alliances and acquisitions, standardization, and resource- and knowledge-based strategies.