2015

  • Josh Lerner: Appointed Vice Chair, Global Agenda Council on Future of Investing, World Economic Forum, 2014-2016.

2014

  • Jeffrey Bussgang: Named a 2014 "Venture Capitalist" Power Player in Digital Media by AlwaysOn.

  • Jeffrey Bussgang: Named one of Boston Magazine's Most Powerful Idea People in 2014.

  • Jeffrey Bussgang: Named one of Mashable's Top 15 People Shaping Boston's Tech Scene.

  • Josh Lerner: Received the Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review, 2013.

2013

  • Teresa M. Amabile: “How Leaders Kill Meaning at Work” (with Steven J. Kramer) was ranked by readers as the second most popular article of 2012 in the McKinsey Quarterly.

  • Josh Lerner: Named one of the ten most influential academics in the institutional investing world by Asset International's Chief Investment Officer Magazine, 2013.

  • Noam T. Wasserman: Winner of the 2013 Silver Axiom Business Book Award in the Entrepreneurship category from the Independent Publisher Association for The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup (Princeton University Press, 2012).

  • Noam T. Wasserman: In 2013, the Academy of Management selected The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup (Princeton University Press, 2012) as one of the top five business books published in 2012.

2012

  • William R. Kerr: Winner of the 2013 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, awarded annually to one scholar under age 40 whose research has made a significant contribution to the literature in entrepreneurship.

  • William R. Kerr: Winner of the 2012 FPD Academy Award for Best World Bank Research in Finance and Private Sector Development.

  • Josh Lerner: Named one of the 100 most influential people in private equity over the past decade by Private Equity International Magazine, 2012.

  • Ramana Nanda: Won 2012 World Finance Conference Best Paper for "Investment Cycles and Startup Innovation" with Matthew Rhodes-Kropf.

  • Matthew Rhodes-Kropf: Won 2012 World Finance Conference Best Paper for "Investment Cycles and Startup Innovation" with Ramana Nanda.

2011

  • Teresa M. Amabile: Ranked on the 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 list—the definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers.

  • Thomas R. Eisenmann: Won a 2011 European Case Clearing House (ecch) Award in the Strategy and General Management category for his case with Benjamin G. Edelman, "Google Inc." (HBS Case 910-036) and another ecch Award in the Entrepreneurship category for his case with Mikołaj Jan Piskorski, David Chen, and Brian Feinstein, "Facebook’s Platforms" (HBS Case 808-128).

  • William R. Kerr: Winner of the 2010-2011 H. Gregg Lewis Prize from the Journal of Labor Economics for his paper with William F. Lincoln “The Supply Side of Innovation: H-1B Visa Reforms and U.S. Ethnic Innovation” (July 2010).

  • William R. Kerr: Awarded the 2011 Marvin Bower Fellowship to support research by outstanding scholars.

  • Matthew Rhodes-Kropf: Won the 2011 First Prize WHU (Otto Beisheim School of Management) Finance Award for the best paper presented at the 2012 Campus for Finance Research Conference for his paper with Marc Martos-Vila, “Waves of Financial Buyers vs. Strategic Buyers.”

2010

  • G. Felda Hardymon: Received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) in recognition of both his professional and academic work in the field.

  • Josh Lerner: Winner of the 2010 Axiom Business Book Award Gold Medal for the Best Book on Entrepreneurship for Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed and What to Do About It (Princeton University Press, 2009).

  • Josh Lerner: Elected a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute in 2010.

  • Josh Lerner: Winner of the 2010 Global Award for Entrepreneurship, given by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, and Sweden's Research Institute of Industrial Economics, for his pioneering research into venture capital and venture capital-backed entrepreneurship.

  • Ramana Nanda: Awarded the 2009-2010 Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research.

  • Noam T. Wasserman: Noam Wasserman received the 2010 Academy of Management Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award for his course, Founders' Dilemmas.

2009

  • Mihir A. Desai: Runner up for the 2009 Review of Financial Studies-Michael Brennan Best Paper Prize for his paper with C. Fritz Foley and Kristen Forbes, "Financial Constraints and Growth: Multinational and Local Firm Responses to Currency Crises" (November 2008).

  • William R. Kerr: Awarded the 2009 Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research.

  • William R. Kerr: Awarded a 2009 Faculty Research Fellowship from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  • Josh Lerner: Second Place Winner of the 2009 Fama-DFA Prize for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the Areas of Capital Markets and Asset Pricing for his paper with Paul Gompers, Anna Kovner, and David Scharfstein, "Venture Capital Investment Cycles: The Impact of Public Markets" (May 2008).

  • Josh Lerner: Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in the Business, Finance, and Management category for Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed and What to Do About It (Princeton University Press, 2009). This award is given by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers to recognize landmark works in a field of scholarship.

  • Josh Lerner: Awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Technical University of Munich in 2009.

2008

  • Mihir A. Desai: Won with C. Fritz Foley the 2008 Pearson/Prentice Hall Prize for Best Paper in Financial Management for their paper (with James R. Hines Jr.) "Dividend Policy inside the Multinational Firm" (2007).

  • Robert F. Higgins: Received the 2008 Beatrice D. Ellerin Award from the HBS Health Industry Alumni. The prestigious and competitive Ellerin award recognizes an outstanding leader in the health care industry who has made a significant contribution to shaping her or his field.

  • William R. Kerr: Named Harvard Business School MBA Class of 1961 Fellow in 2008.

2007

  • Mihir A. Desai: Winner of the Second Place 2007 Jensen Prize presented by Journal of Financial Economics in the Areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations for his paper with Alexander Dyck and Luigi Zingales, "Theft and Taxes" (June 2007).

  • William R. Kerr: Named a fellow of the 2006-2007 Innovation Policy and the Economy Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  • Josh Lerner: Received Honorable Mention for the City of Venice Award for Intellectual Property in 2007.

  • Arthur I Segel: Honored as 2007 Man of the Year by the 21st Century Fund, a foundation in Brookline Massachusetts that supports new initiatives in public education.

  • Arthur I Segel: Voted One of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Real Estate in the World by Private Equity Real Estate Magazine in 2007.

2006

  • Jeffrey Bussgang: Named one of Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2006.

  • Ramana Nanda: Received the 2005-2006 Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award.

2005

  • Elisabeth Koll: Received a 2005 fellowship from The American Council of Learned Societies.

  • Elisabeth Koll: Elected President of the Historical Society for 20th-Century China (HSTCC), 2004–2006.

  • Josh Lerner: Named One of the 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in 2005.

  • Josh Lerner: Nominated for the Smith Breeden Prize for Outstanding Paper published in the Journal of Finance in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

2004

  • Mihir A. Desai: Won the 2004 Barclays Global Investor Best Symposium Paper for his paper with Daniel Bergstresser and Joshua Rauh, “Managerial Opportunism and Earnings Manipulation: Evidence from Defined Benefit Pension Plans.”

  • William R. Kerr: Awarded a 2004 Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.

  • Josh Lerner: Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System Is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What To Do About It (Princeton University Press, 2004), with Adam Jaffe, was selected by The Economist as one of the Best Business and Economics Books of the Year.

  • Ramana Nanda: Awarded a GBI-Stern Aspen Foundation Grant in 2004 for research on the Indian software industry.

2003

  • Josh Lerner: Winner of the 2003 Western Finance Association’s NASDAQ Award for Best Paper on Capital Formation for "Transaction Structures in Developing Countries: The Case of Private Equity" (with Antoinette Schoar).

  • Noam T. Wasserman: Winner of the 2003 Aage Sørensen Memorial Award for sociological research for "Founder-CEO Succession and the Paradox of Entrepreneurial Success" (Organization Science, March–April 2003).

2002

  • Paul A. Gompers: Winner of the 2002 Geewax, Terker & Company Prize in Investment Research offered by the Rodney L. White Center at Wharton for "Corporate Governance and Equity Prices" (with Joy L. Ishii and Andrew Metrick, Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2003).

  • Josh Lerner: Received the 2002 All Star Paper Award from the Journal of Financial Economics for “Venture Capitalists and the Decision to Go Public” (1994).

  • Noam T. Wasserman: Winner of the 2002 George S. Dively award for dissertation research for "The Venture Capitalist as Entrepreneur: Characteristics and Dynamics within VC Firms" (Harvard University, 2002).

2001

  • Mihir A. Desai: Received the Student Association Award for Teaching Excellence from the HBS Class of 2001.

1999

  • Elisabeth Koll: Received a grant from the Research Foundation of Japanese Banks in Tokyo in 1999.

  • Josh Lerner: Named a Faculty Research Fellow in the Corporate Finance Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1998-1999.

  • Josh Lerner: Named a Research Associate in the Productivity and Output Measurement and Corporate Finance Programs at the National Bureau of Economic Research in 1999.

1998

  • Josh Lerner: Named a Faculty Research Fellow in the Productivity and Output Measurement Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1996-1999.

1997

  • Teresa M. Amabile: Received the Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from Canisius College in 1997.

  • Josh Lerner: Named a Berol Faculty Fellow, Harvard Business School, 1996-1997.

1996

  • Elisabeth Koll: Awarded the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange Dissertation Fellowship in 1996.

1991

  • Josh Lerner: Received a 1990-1991 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.

1990

  • Josh Lerner: Received the 1989-1990 Dively Fellowship from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

  • Josh Lerner: Received a 1989-1991 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.