Aldrich wins lifetime entrepreneurship award

Howard Aldrich, Sociology, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Howard Aldrich (photo by Dan Sears)

Sociologist Howard Aldrich has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the prestigious Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference for his many contributions to the field.

Aldrich, the Kenan Professor and chair of the department of sociology, is the author of seven books and more than 180 articles, including the 2011 book, An Evolutionary Approach to Entrepreneurship: Selected Essays. He previously received the Entrepreneurship Researcher of the Year Award from the Swedish Foundation of Small Business Research and a Career Achievement Award and Mentoring Award from the Academy of Management.

He was profiled in an Inc. magazine special issue on key researchers studying entrepreneurship and small business in the United States.