— 2024 Conference Competitions —

Our competitions are an annual opportunity to learn from new voices in the field and celebrate the innovation that is being created all around us – by academic researchers, industry practitioners, student teams, and startups alike.

— Congratulations to the 2024 White Paper Competition Winning Team

The Uneven Impact of Generative AI on Entrepreneurial Performance
Nicholas Otis, Rowan Clarke, Solène Delecourt, David Holtz, Rembrand Koning

There is a growing belief that scalable and low-cost AI assistance can improve firm decision-making and performance. In a randomized field experiment involving over 600 Kenyan entrepreneurs, we assessed the impact of AI-generated advice on small business revenues and profits, finding no significant overall effect of AI assistance on business performance. However, this null result masks an important heterogeneous effect: entrepreneurs with higher baseline performance experienced gains of approximately 15% from AI advice, while those with lower initial performance experienced performance declines of about 8%. These findings highlight how the tasks selected by firms and entrepreneurs for AI assistance fundamentally shape who will benefit from generative AI. Read more here.

White Paper Winner 2024

— 2024 White Paper Competition Finalists


This year, we are thrilled to partner with PLASTARC for our 11th annual case competition.

Student teams from across the globe were invited to analyze data and create analytics-driven solutions to real-world organizational challenges and compete for $25,000 in cash prizes!

PLASTARC is a social science-based workplace consultancy. By blending qualitative and quantitative research with expertise in design and change leadership, PLASTARC provides clients with unique insights that promote healthier and higher-performing spaces.

— Congratulations to the 2024 Case Competition Winning Team

Team MetroMinds 
Pallavi Janiani, Aasim Yacub, Ananya Shah, Anway Agte

— Congratulations to the 2024 Case Competition Finalists

  • Second Place: Talent Masters: Annie Wang, Olivia Wang, Andrew Mao (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Third Place: SFRR Analytics: Shreyan Datta Chakraborty, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Roe Djer Tan, Frankle Muchahary (Oklahoma State University)
We would like to thank Prasad Setty for funding the Case Competition prizes.
We appreciate his commitment to enhancing student opportunities and advancing people analytics as a force for good.


— Questions? —

Contact WPACCompetitions@gmail.com to speak with our Competition Team.