FAU’s Adams Center Director Wins Best Paper at National Conference

By Amber Bonefont | 02/09/2024

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Kevin Cox Wins Best Paper at National Conference

Kevin Cox, Ph.D., director of the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business was awarded top honors at a national conference last month.

Cox, along with Regina Thompson, assistant director of strategic and economic initiatives in FAU’s Division of Research, won best conceptual paper for their research on prototype development at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) in January.

“I'm honored that the work my colleagues and I put into this research project focused on enhancing entrepreneurship theory and education related to prototype development was recognized by our expert peers and top entrepreneurship educators from around the country,” Cox said. “This recognition also highlights our contributions to the development of new promising approaches for the future.”

The paper, "Deconstructing the MVP: Fundamental Elements,” looks at practical applications for developing prototypes and the amount of resources that goes into it for start-up companies.

The paper was coauthored by Jason Lortie, Sean DeRossett and Scott Kelly, all with Florida Gulf Coast University.

THE USASBE is a community of entrepreneurship educators dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship education through teaching, scholarship, and practice.

“Kevin Cox and colleagues' winning this award at the conference highlights the contributions our FAU Management Programs faculty members are making in the field of entrepreneurship,” said Ethlyn Williams, Ph.D., department chair of Management Programs in the College of Business. “Not only is our faculty advancing scholarship, but they are also providing students with innovative experiences in our entrepreneurship programs.”