School of Arts and Sciences professor receives international recognition

One of the world’s leading digital-first publishers has recognized a St. George’s University professor for his contribution to the field of entrepreneurship—a demonstration of how SGU faculty are leading experts in their fields.

Dr. Paul Pounder, who teaches entrepreneurship and is director of the MBA program within the School of Arts and Sciences at SGU, was the recipient of a 2022 Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award.

Dr. Pounder’s winning paper, titled “Social entrepreneurship and cultural contextualization: A review,” was published in the International Journal of Development Issues in 2021. The research challenged varying schools of thought and reassessed assumptions from different fields of management and business research, providing insight into the conceptualization of social entrepreneurship and the extent to which culture affects it.

The Emerald Literati Awards have celebrated and recognized the contributions of authors and reviewers for almost 30 years. The authors recognized in the 2022 award season are from all around the world, and they were judged on their ability to demonstrate excellence and impact in their field.

“I am humbled, respectful, and truly sensitive to the honor placed on me through having my work recognized with this prestigious award,” said Dr. Pounder. “This is a wonderful recognition for the type of important research that originated in a small island and contributed to the larger international body of scholarship.”

The findings of Dr. Pounder’s research indicated that previous studies conducted on social entrepreneurship described acting entrepreneurially and having a social mission but did not consider the impact of culture. Dr. Pounder’s research fills that missing piece and provides a greater depth of understanding of the topic.

“The recognition of Dr. Pounder’s work is well-deserved,” said Dr. Lucy Eugene, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “We are proud to have him as part of our team of faculty members in the School of Arts and Sciences who continue to lead in their respective fields, and I congratulate him on this honor and the significance of the work it took to receive it.”

—Sarah Stoss

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