There is no featured content to be displayed in the slider. To set up the slider, go to Appearance → Customize, and add a tag under Tag Name in the Featured Content section. The slideshow will then display all posts which are tagged with that keyword.

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS 5th Annual Entrepreneurship as Practice Conference and PhD Symposium 2020

PhD Symposium: March 30 – April 3 2020

Conference: March 31 – April 2 2020

Host: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Organizing team: Karen Verduijn (VU Amsterdam), Neil Thompson (VU Amsterdam), Orla Byrne (UC Dublin), Bill Gartner (Babson College), Bruce Teague (Eastern Washington), Inge Hill (Coventry), Thomas Cyron (Jönköping University)

Confirmed keynote speaker: Chris Steyaert (University of St. Gallen)

 

Important Dates:

December 16, 2019                       Abstract Submission Deadline                           

December 20, 2019                       Notification of Acceptance

February 16, 2020                         Full Paper Submission Deadline 

March 1, 2020                                Registration Deadline 

March 31 – April 2 2020               Conference Dates

March 30 – April 3 2020               PhD Symposium

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The 5th version of this conference aims to advance our understanding of entrepreneurship-as-practice, foster network ties, facilitate collaborative writing relationships, and build a strong community of practice scholars. To do so, we have developed a Research Conference and PhD Symposium that educates interested scholars as well as develops empirical and conceptual papers regarding the ‘practice turn’ taking place in entrepreneurship studies. 

Building on the first (February 2016 at VU Amsterdam), second (February 2017 at University College Dublin Quinn School of Business), third (April 2018 at Linnaeus University) and fourth (April 2019 at Nantes Business School) Entrepreneurship-as-Practice conferences, this conference and PhD symposium bring the growing community of researchers who embrace the “practice turn” back to Amsterdam.

INTRODUCTION

The practice tradition (also known as practice-based studies, the practice approach or the practice lens) in the social sciences forefronts the notion that practices and their connections are fundamental to the ontology of all social phenomena (Rouse, 2006; T. Schatzki, Knorr-Cetina, & Savigny, 2001). Ventures, firms or startups, in this view, are not ontologically separate phenomena from the performance of everyday, materially accomplished and ordered practices (Chalmers & Shaw, 2017; Hill, 2018; Johannisson, 2011; Vincent & Pagan, 2019). This is to say that no description or explanation of features of entrepreneurial life—such as, recognizing, evaluating and exploiting opportunities—is possible without the ‘alternate’ description and explanation of how entrepreneurial life is actually lived in and through practices (Gross, Carson, & Jones, 2014; Keating, Geiger, & Mcloughlin, 2013). The term ‘practice’, therefore, does not refer to an ‘empty’ conceptual category of ‘what entrepreneurs think and do’ (Sklaveniti & Steyaert, 2019), but encompasses the meaning-making, identity-forming and order-producing interactions (Chia & Holt, 2006; Nicolini, 2009) enacted by multiple entrepreneurial practitioners and situated in specific (historical) conditions. Therefore, practice theories orient entrepreneurship scholars to take seriously the practices of entrepreneuring as they unfold and are experienced in real-time rather than as they are remembered. Simply put, practice scholars are concerned with the ‘nitty-gritty’ work of entrepreneuring—all the meetings, the talking, the selling, the form-filling and the number-crunching by which opportunities actually get enacted (Matthews, Chalmers, & Fraser, 2018; Whittington, 1996). This comes with considerable ontological, theoretical and methodological implications which will be addressed during the Conference and PhD Symposium.  

For background and information on EaP literature, prior conferences, media and other pertinent materials, please go to: https://www.entrepreneurshipaspractice.com.

STRUCTURE OF THE CONFERENCE AND PhD SYMPOSIUM

The Conference will be held over three full days, March 31st– April 2nd. March 31st will be about Mapping the developing field of EaP that includes plenary sessions and an unconference event (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference), concluding with drinks. April 1st will be about Methodological approaches and publishing EaP research and include keynote session, parallel sessions on various methodologies, and plenary session. We will end the day with a boat ride, tour of entrepreneurial district and dinner. April 2nd will prominently feature the paper development workshop and a keynote lecture, with the conference ending around 16.30.

The PhD symposium includes 30th March (late afternoon and evening) up until 3rd April morning (until lunch). PhD candidates who want ECTS credits for their participation are required to attend. In these additional sessions, PhD students will be able to ask questions about EaP, meet and discuss ideas for research as well as generate additional work and discussion beyond what is required by other participants in the conference. Affordable hotels during entire duration are being held in Amsterdam for selected participants.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome papers employing theories of practice to understand a wide array of entrepreneurship phenomena.  

Potential, although not exclusive, topics that may be addressed include:

Theoretical Challenges: What are the differences between the individualism, structuralism and practice traditions of entrepreneurship research? How is the process approach to entrepreneurship (entrepreneuring) similar to and different from practice approach?  How are entrepreneurial behaviour theories (discover, creation, effectuation, bricolage) similar and different than practice-based theories? How can we carve out insights and theories without the traditional aim of reification and generalization, given practice theories’ phenomenological roots? How can we theoretically cope with the enormous diversity of practices in which entrepreneurship is implicated? How can entrepreneurship studies help to theorize the reproduction and transformation of practical knowledge? How can we incorporate embodiment and sociomateriality into our understanding of practices related to entrepreneurship? How can an EaP perspective rejuvenate our thinking about traditional entrepreneurship related topics of innovating, creating opportunities, networking, venturing, strategizing, financing and organizing? What is the value of existing theoretical frameworks of practice for entrepreneurship research, and when should we employ or go beyond them? (How) are EaP contributions critical?

Methodological and Empirical Challenges: How does one begin an EaP study, such as selecting and entering a site for observation? As theories of practice guide us to study the real-time and unique instances of practices related to entrepreneurship, how can we observe, analyse and theorize about these unique instances, whilst still accounting for their relations to other practices?  What are some common research questions that can be formulated and answered using an EaP perspective, and which practice theory is appropriate for which research questions in entrepreneurship? How can one catalogue and rigorously analyse large amounts of video-based ethnographic data?  What can we methodologically learn from the history of the Strategy as Practice (SaP) community? 

ABSTRACT / PAPER SUBMISSION

All those are interested to attend the conference should submit an abstract (of approximately 1,000 words) by December 16, 2019 to eap5vu@gmail.com

Abstracts should not exceed two single-spaced pages, and may not exceed the maximum limit of 1,000 words. They should present the purpose of the research, the relevance of the problem, the literature review, the methods and the main findings. Authors will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by December 20, 2019. Full working papers are due for February 16, 2020

The manuscript should be 10-15 pages, Times New Roman 12, single spacing. Abstracts and papers should be written and presented in English.

All working papers will be assigned to discussion groups. Each group member will be responsible for providing feedback on the papers received during the working paper session on April 2nd.  

Conference Fees:

Fees for Research Conference participants: 525 euros

Fees for PhD Symposium (inclusive Research Conference) for selected participants: 275 euros

Registration:

After abstract acceptance, please go to www.entrepreneurshipaspractice.com

Questions:

eap5vu@gmail.com

 

References

Chalmers, D. M., & Shaw, E. (2017). The endogenous construction of entrepreneurial contexts: A practice-based perspective. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 35(1), 19–39. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242615589768

Chia, R., & Holt, R. (2006). Strategy as Practical Coping: A Heideggerian Perspective. Organization Studies , 27(5), 635–655. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840606064102

Gross, N., Carson, D., & Jones, R. (2014). Beyond rhetoric: re-thinking entrepreneurial marketing from a practice perspective. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 16(2), 105–127. https://doi.org/10.1108/JRME-01-2014-0003

Hill, I. (2018). How did you get up and running? Taking a Bourdieuan perspective towards a framework for negotiating strategic fit. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 1–35. https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2018.1449015

Johannisson, B. (2011). Towards a practice theory of entrepreneuring. Small Business Economics, 36(2), 135–150. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-009-9212-8

Keating, A., Geiger, S., & Mcloughlin, D. (2013). Riding the Practice Waves: Social Resourcing Practices During New Venture Development. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 38(5), 1–29. https://doi.org/10.1111/etap.12038

Matthews, R. S., Chalmers, D. M., & Fraser, S. S. (2018). The intersection of entrepreneurship and selling: An interdisciplinary review, framework, and future research agenda. Journal of Business Venturing, In Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.04.008

Nicolini, D. (2009). Zooming in and out: studying practices by switching theoretical lenses and trailing connections. Organization Studies, 30(12), 1391–1418.

Rouse, J. (2006). Practice theory. In D. M. Gabbay, P. Thagard, & J. Woods (Eds.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Science (Vol. 15, pp. 500–540). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-044451542-1/50020-9

Schatzki, T., Knorr-Cetina, K., & Savigny, E. von. (2001). The practice turn in contemporary theory. (T. R. Schatzki, K. Knorr-Cetina, & E. von Savigny, Eds.). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0956-5221(03)00029-0

Sklaveniti, C., & Steyaert, C. (2019). Reflecting with Pierre Bourdieu: Towards a reflexive outlook for practice-based studies of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, (forthcoming), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2019.1641976

Vincent, S., & Pagan, V. (2019). Entrepreneurial agency and field relations: A Realist Bourdieusian Analysis. Human Relations, 72(2), 188–216. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726718767952

Whittington, R. (1996). Strategy as practice. Long Range Planning, 29(5), 731–735. https://doi.org/10.1016/0024-6301(96)00068-4

2nd DARE Research Seminar 2019 – Hogeschool Utrecht

Thanks everyone who joined in the second DARE Research Seminar about Engaged Scholarship  that organized in collaboration with the Dutch Platform for Professors UAS on Entrepreneurship and the Hogeschool Utrecht

Organizing committee:

  • Werner Liebregts
  • Lex van Teeffelen
  • Neil Thompson

Submission and deadline

You can find Judith van Helverts presentation slides on engaged scholarship DARE – Engaged scholarship Judith

Theme of the seminar: Engaged Scholarship

This seminar shared some of the dilemmas and solutions found in the field of engaged scholarship.

Since 2001, the Universities of Applied Science (UAS) are evolving from education only to mixed educational and research institutes. Though young in tradition and modest in research budgets, over the past fifteen years over 600 professors have been appointed, out of which 124 in the economic domain (Rathenau Instituut, 2018).

Their research is strongly connected with questions originating from the professional field or from societal challenges (De Jonge, 2016). The UAS more or less follow Simon (1976), proposing that a basic challenge for scholars in professional schools is to contribute to both the science and the practice – not either-or.

Specific grant programs (Regieorgaan SIA) have been created to put professional associations, SMEs or societal partners in the lead to define research questions. In the domain of entrepreneurship for example, at least six SMEs must co-finance and belong to the consortium to be able to apply for grants. In total, these SMEs and their representatives must co-finance 50% of the total costs.

As pointed out by Van de Ven (2007), there are different types of engaged research possible. Typically UAS research projects and initiatives are characterized by quadrants 2, 3 and 4 of Figure 1.

 

Figure 1 – Engaged Scholarship (Van de Ven, 2007)

The challenges for researchers are abundant, just to mention a few (Van de Ven, 2010):

  • Finding mutual interests, boundary spanning, power sharing, and task coordination between academics and practitioners.
  • Multiple models and frames of reference are needed to understand complex reality.
  • Producing research that is useful for theory and practice is not a solitary exercise; instead, it is a collective achievement.

During research projects also the perspectives/criterions in the different phases change. This is well illustrated by the Diamond Model of Van de Ven (2007), adopted by Shawcross & Ridgman (2019), in Figure 2.

 

Figure 2 – Diamond Model of Van de Ven (2007) adopted by Shawcross and Ridgman (2019)

 

We cordially invite entrepreneurship researchers to submit work-in-progress papers on (complex) questions brought up by entrepreneurs, their associations or societal parties. Not only the outcomes, but also the process is of interest. In particular, we encourage authors to share their reflections on dilemmas faced during their projects and/or to elaborate on the discussion part of their paper in more detail.

This may include the SME-fields of:

  • Finance;
  • Growth;
  • (Joint) innovation;
  • Succession;
  • (Joint) product or service development;
  • Or any other relevant topic.

 

We look forward to receiving your work and to your attendance on the 14th of November!

 

References

De Jonge, J. (2016). Feiten en cijfers. Praktijkgericht onderzoek bij lectoraten van hogescholen. Den Haag: Rathenau Instituut.

Rathenau Instituut (2018). Praktijkgericht onderzoek hogescholen. Retrieved from https://www.rathenau.nl/nl/wetenschap-cijfers/geld/inkomsten-uitgaven-van-universiteiten-en-hogescholen/praktijkgericht.

Shawcross, J.K., & Ridgman, T.W. (2019). Linking practice and theory using engaged scholarship. European Journal of Engineering Education, 44(1-2), 35-48.

Simon, H.A. (1976). The business school: A problem in organizational design. Journal of Management Studies, 4(1), 1-16.

Van de Ven, A.H. (2007). Engaged scholarship. A guide for organizational and social research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Van de Ven, A.H. (2010). Reflections on engaged scholarship. London: London Business School.

Mini Workshop on “Entrepreneurs, Firms and the Platform Economy”

Hosted by Utrecht University, Innovation Studies Group,
Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
in collaboration with Professor Karl Wennberg,
Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden
12 September 2019: 14.00 – 17.00 pm
Location: Academiegebouw Utrecht, Opzoomerkamer

Call for Papers and Participants
The ‘platform economy’ – enabling economic exchange via internet-based platforms – is revolutionizing the often stationary operation of our traditional economy. With offer and demand meeting online, the platform economy implies a genuine globalization of economic interaction: Information, advice, service providers, and goods to share (to give just some examples) are accessible for professionals and private individuals around the world. At the same time, platforms allow for major efficiency increases in local service markets notably taxi, food delivery and domestic cleaning. The socio-economic consequences of the platform economy are thus massive.
Interestingly, though, existing research chiefly investigates the impact of the gig economy on individuals. Accordingly, we start to have a better understanding of – for example – the types, motives, reviews, trust-relationships, income levels, and socio-economic conditions of gig workers, asset sharers, and crowd workers.
Strikingly, though, the impact of the gig economy on the corporate world remains largely unexplored. Accordingly, we know little about the types and motives of incumbent firms that make use of the platform economy. While it is widely acknowledge that the gig economy offers ample entrepreneurial opportunities (both for platform start-ups and platform users), we know virtually nothing about how and to what extent the platform economy facilitates entrepreneurship. Are their distinct types of platform entrepreneurs? And what about the platform companies themselves, their revenue models, competitive strategies, and co-development with incumbent firms?
This mini workshop aims to address such and similar questions on the link between “entrepreneurs, firms, and the platform economy”. Through research presentations on these topics, we will learn from our peers and help them to further improve their work. This mini workshop therefore explicitly calls for the presentation of research ideas from different disciplines, which are still ‘work in progress’ that benefits from the input of fellow researchers.
Colleagues who are interested to participate and/or to present a paper, please register by email to A.M.Herrmann@uu.nl. For logistical reasons, this workshop is limited to 20 participants who will be admitted on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

 

Preliminary Program:
14:00 – 14:05: Welcome by the organizers Andrea M. Herrmann, Koen Frenken (Innovation Studies, Utrecht University)
14:05 – 14:35: “Towards a new theory of the firm in the gig economy – Some preliminary ERC ideas“
Andrea M. Herrmann (Innovation Studies, Utrecht University)
14:35 – 15:05: “Master of Puppets: How common ownership interferes with competitive dynamics in platform markets“
Bilgehan Uzunca (Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University)
15:05 – 15:35: “What can we learn from the (brand-new!) GEM data on entrepreneurship in the gig economy?“
Niels Bosma (Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University)
15:35 – 15:55: Coffee Break
15:55 – 16.25: “Why companies hire gig workers – A survey of the Dutch hotel and manufacturing industries“
Yannick de Vries (Innovation Studies, Utrecht University)
16:25 – 16:55: “Moving into the access-based car future – Opportunity creation and exploitation in car leasing markets“
Karla Münzel, Taneli Vaskelainen, Wouter Boon and Koen Frenken (Innovation Studies, Utrecht University)
16:55 – 17:00: Closure
17.00 – 18.15: Borrel in “De Rechtbank” (just around the corner: Korte Nieuwstraat 14, 3512 NM Utrecht)

Small Research Group Meeting “Psychological Perspectives on Entrepreneurship”

Location and Date: Groningen October 30th and 31st, 2019 Location: University of Groningen Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Grote Kruisstraat 2/1 9712 TS Groningen

For more information please click here

Goals & Format
The aim of this 2-days meeting is to bring researchers across the Netherlands together who are interested in and actively researching the link between psychology and entrepreneurship. The researchers present their empirical or conceptual research, discuss their studies, learn from each other, meet potential new collaborators, and develop research ideas, as well as ways of collaborating in the future.


Format: each person will present a research project or paper to the entire group of participants (15 min presentations) and this will be followed by a 15 min discussion. Each presentation will have an assigned discussant.
Role of the discussant: provide input on and your assessment of the paper/project; stimulate discussion in the audience; prepare 1-3 statements/questions that may be discussed in the whole group.

The discussants can but not necessarily have to prepare a/some power point slide(s). Moreover, in the second part of the meeting, we discuss opportunities for future collaboration (see agenda below).


Input & Preparation
Please prepare an abstract of 700 – 900 words (excluding references); no specific format required. Submissions should be either work in progress or finalized work, but preferably not yet published. We welcome theoretical, conceptual papers, methodological, and empirical papers. Send your abstract one month before our meeting (no later than September 25th) to
a.schmitt@rug.nl


We will upload all the abstracts in a dropbox folder, share this folder with you, and assign the discussants. Please upload your PowerPoint presentation on dropbox by October 18th so that the discussant
can prepare based on both the abstract and the presentation. A PC and a beamer will be available. You will need to bring your presentation (PowerPoint) on a USB flash drive.

Catering & Costs
On both days, a small lunch will be provided including vegetarian & non-vegetarian options. If you have other diary restrictions or allergies, please let us know (c.m.smit@rug.nl). Coffee and tea will be offered in the coffee breaks. Water will be available throughout the two days. Travel expenses, accommodation, and the dinner on Wednesday need to be covered by the
participants.

Accommodation
We have special contracts with the following hotels (prices per night in the range €80 – €105).  Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre  Asgard Hotel Groningen  NH Groningen  NH Hotel de Ville

Please contact our secretary, Charissa Smit c.m.smit@rug.nl, she can book a room for you.

Mini Workshop on “Entrepreneurs, Firms and the Platform Economy” 12 September 2019, Utrecht University

This mini- workshop is hosted by Utrecht University, Innovation Studies Group, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Professor Karl Wennberg, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden
Location: Academiegebouw Utrecht, Opzoomerkamer

Call for Papers and Participants
The ‘platform economy’ – enabling economic exchange via internet-based platforms – is revolutionizing the often stationary operation of our traditional economy. With offer and demand meeting online, the platform economy implies a genuine globalization of economic interaction: Information, advice, service providers, and goods to share (to give just some examples) are accessible for professionals and private individuals around the world. At the same time, platforms allow for major efficiency increases in local service markets notably taxi, food delivery and domestic cleaning. The socio-economic consequences of the platform economy are thus massive.
Interestingly, though, existing research chiefly investigates the impact of the gig economy on individuals. Accordingly, we start to have a better understanding of – for example – the types, motives, reviews, trust-relationships, income levels, and socio-economic conditions of gig workers, asset sharers, and crowd workers. Strikingly, though, the impact of the gig economy on the corporate world remains largely unexplored. Accordingly, we know little about the types and motives of incumbent firms that make
use of the platform economy. While it is widely acknowledge that the gig economy offers ample entrepreneurial opportunities (both for platform start-ups and platform users), we know virtually nothing about how and to what extent the platform economy facilitates entrepreneurship. Are their
distinct types of platform entrepreneurs? And what about the platform companies themselves, their revenue models, competitive strategies, and co-development with incumbent firms?


This mini workshop aims to address such and similar questions on the link between “entrepreneurs, firms, and the platform economy”. Through research presentations on these topics, we will learn from our peers and help them to further improve their work. This mini workshop therefore explicitly calls for the presentation of research ideas from different disciplines, which are still ‘work in progress’ that benefits from the input of fellow researchers. Colleagues who are interested to participate and/or to present a paper, please register by email to A.M.Herrmann@uu.nl. For logistical reasons, this workshop is limited to 20 participants who will be admitted on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

DARE Seminar at Leiden University a Success

Dear DARE members,

Thank you for joining the recent DARE seminar in Leiden. According to us, it was a great success. We hope you have enjoyed the program as much as we did.

 

Werner Liebregts opened the afternoon with a few words on the history, the organization and aims of DARE. Recently, he and Neil Thompson took over from Nardo de Vries as secretaries of DARE. Please contact Werner (W.J.Liebregts@uvt.nl)for any question you may have about the seminars, and Neil (n.a.thompson@vu.nl) in case you have anything relevant to share (e.g., via the DARE website). Werner’s slides can be accessed via this link.

Subsequently, Peter van der Zwan welcomed all seminar participants at the Department of Business Studies of Leiden University. The seminar took place in the Grotiuszaal, named after Hugo de Groot, of the Kamerlingh Onnes Building, named after one of Leiden University’s Nobel prize winners. He also introduced the theme of the day, viz. Entrepreneurial Dynamics in a Globalized World. Peter’s slides can be accessed via this link.

The program included four full paper presentations and a keynote speech. The first presenter, Marcus Dejardin, focused on how causation and effectuation together relate to the innovation performance of SMEs. Second, Marina van Geenhuizen focused on the relationship between founding team and network diversity on the one hand, and university spinoffs’ performance on the other hand.

After a short break, Taghi Zadeh explained the role of industry and cultural distance between portfolio firms in the performance of corporate venture capital (CVC) investors. Subsequently, Wim Naudé discussed the possible reasons behind the decline in Schumpeterian entrepreneurship. Finally, Jan Adriaanse elaborated on how several topics within the theme of entrepreneurial dynamism can be approached from a legal perspective. Jan’s slides can be accessed via this link.

Roy Thurik, the chair of DARE, was responsible for the wrap-up of the afternoon. During the drinks afterwards there were ample opportunities to reflect on the afternoon and to interact with each other!

Please save the date for the next DARE seminar, which will take place in the afternoon of November 14, 2019. The location and theme of the seminar are yet to be announced. We will keep you updated on this via our website and Twitter account. We hope to see you there (again)!

 

Kind regards,

Werner Liebregts, Neil Thompson and Peter van der Zwan

Invitation to Roads Ahead for Entrepreneurship Education (RAFEE) Wednesday, April 17th

Are you interested in entrepreneurship and do you want to know the latest trends and developments regarding entrepreneurship education in Amsterdam? We have something interesting for you!
Please save the date for an interactive, inspirational seminar entitled ‘’Roads Ahead for Entrepreneurship Education’’ on Wednesday, April 17th.
The program:

13.00 – 14.00
Doors open – presentation of the current state of the IXA Education Measures (Cases in Entrepreneurship, Mentor Pool, Interface, Post-Experience Programme, Pilots in Blended Learning)

14.00 – 14.15
Welcome / Introduction

14.15 – 14.45
Keynote by Bart van Grevenhof (Hogeschool van Amsterdam)

14.45 – 15.15
Keynote by Marco van Gelderen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

15.15 – 15.45
Keynote by Martin Lackeús (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg)

15.45 – 16.00
Break

16.00 – 17.00
Panel discussion (moderator: Ingrid Wakkee, Hogeschool van Amsterdam)

17.00 – 18.00
Drinks and Networking

Location is The Startup Village at the Amsterdam Science Park (Amsterdam Science Park 608, 1098 XH Amsterdam).
Curious? For more information please contact: rafee.amsterdam@gmail.com. See you on Wednesday April 17th!

Invitation to DARE Research Seminar – Leiden University 16 May

We cordially invite you to attend the DARE research seminar on “Entrepreneurial Dynamics in a Globalized World”, which will be organized in collaboration with the Department of Business Studies of Leiden University.

Where?                Room A051 (“Grotiuszaal”), Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Leiden Law School, Leiden University

When?                 Thursday May 16, 2019 (13:30 – 18:00, borrel included)

Organizing committee:

  • Werner Liebregts
  • Neil Thompson
  • Peter van der Zwan

Theme of the seminar: Entrepreneurial Dynamics in a Globalized World

There exists a lot of dynamism in entrepreneurship, which is in part reflected by individuals’ mobility in and out of entrepreneurship. Workers may move between, and return to, labor market positions to learn about their skills, ability, and earnings. Individuals may also decide to become entrepreneurs at a later age, known as senior entrepreneurship, which has received increased attention in the context of ageing societies.

We welcome research that focuses on the concept of entrepreneurial dynamics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Entrepreneurial entry and exit
  • Causes (e.g., health, wellbeing) and consequences (e.g., earnings) of entrepreneurial mobility
  • Senior/late-career entrepreneurship
  • Access to the social welfare system
  • Hybrid/portfolio/serial entrepreneurship
  • Spin-ins/spin-outs/spin-offs
  • Corporate-startup collaboration

Scholars who are interested in presenting their work at the upcoming DARE Research Seminar are kindly requested to submit an extended abstract or a full working paper to Werner Liebregts no later than Monday April 15, 2019. We welcome submissions of both theoretical and empirical papers that are not yet published. Papers may also focus on novel research methods in research directions related to the seminar’s theme.

We look forward to receiving your work and to your attendance on the 16th of May!

Call for Papers: High Tech Small Firms Conference in Twente, (26), 27-28 May 2019

Abstract submission deadline Feb. 15, 2019

On behalf of the academic conference committee Peter van der Sijde (VU-Amsterdam), Aard Groen (University of Groningen & University of Twente), Gary Cook (University of Leeds), Rainer Harms (University of Twente) and the local organisers from the Dutch Center for Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship / Department for Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation Management (NIKOS-ESIM), we invite you to present your work at the HTSF conference 2019.
At HTSF, researchers convene to discuss the current state of research on technology and science based entrepreneurship. A particular theme for this years’ conference will be on the interface of entrepreneurship and digital transformation of business, economy, and society.
This conference will include key notes from academics and practitioners. We have normal sessions and early-stage challenge sessions. The early-stage challenge sessions are aimed to best support the development of early-stage research of young researchers.

 

Conference topic
We invite papers on themes relevant to technology and science entrepreneurship, business creation and growth, entrepreneurial ecosystems, social entrepreneurship, university-industry collaboration, and entrepreneurship education. Particular emphasis is given to papers on entrepreneurship and digital transformation of business, economy, and society.

 

Keynote

Speakers now confirmed for the conference are: Sjoerd Romme (TU Eindhoven) Design Science, Ecosystems, Innovaiton & Entrepreneurship, Ingrid Wakkee (UAS Amsterdam) on Failure and Recovery of StartUps and Elisabetta Lazzarro (HKU University of the Arts Utrecht) whose research covers the broad area of cultural and creative entrepreneurship – https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/nikos/news/!/2019/1/129355/first-key-notes-high-tech-small-firms-conference-known  – more will follow!

 

Conference time line
HTSF2019 begins with an early-arrival reception at the UPark Hotel, Sunday May 26, 1900-2100h. Registration and a breakfast reception is Monday, May 27, 0800-1000. The festive conference dinner is on Monday, May 27, 1930 -. Sessions rejourn Tuesday May 28, 900. We close with an excursion Tuesday late afternoon.
The Venue
The conference will be held at the UPark Hotel on the University Twente Campus. This newly-built campus hotel offers state-of-the-art conferencing and accommodation. We suggest to make your room reservation early in advance. Other options exist in town, but transportation must be organized yourself.

Fees

  • The fee covers conference material, early-arrival reception (May 26), breakfast reception (May 27), lunches, festive dinner, and excursion.
  • For both days, the conference fee for early birds is 475€ (before 13th April) and 575€ after that date, and 225€ for PhD students. PhD status needs to be shown with suitable documentation.
  • Payment will have to be made via the Conference webpage payment system (credit card).
  • Cancellations after May 2019 cannot be refunded.

Website

For further information please see this website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/nikos/events/!/2019/5/129401/high-tech-small-firms-conference-2019

 

Call for Papers: 4th EntFin Conference July 2-3, 2019, Trier (Germany)

ABOUT

After the successful ENTFIN conferences in Lyon (2016), Ghent (2017), and Milan (2018), the ENTFIN Association and the FGF e. V. will organize the fourth conference on Entrepreneurial Finance in the historical city of Trier, Germany on July 2-3, 2019.
ENTFIN is the association of Entrepreneurial Finance, gathering together scholars from finance, management, and entrepreneurship. The FGF is the leading academic association for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SME research in the DACH-region.

FOCUS
Recent developments in technology and regulation have led to new forms of entrepreneurial finance. New players and new ways to finance entrepreneurial firms have emerged or will emerge (Ahlstrom et al., 2018; Block et al., 2018). Some financial instruments like crowdfunding in its various forms have found their way into the entrepreneur’s toolbox and are on their way of getting mature, whilst others like initial coin offerings (ICOs) are only now becoming available but have a huge potential to shape the entrepreneurial finance landscape in the future (Fisch, 2019). This highlights that more in-depth insights are needed on optimal financing strategies for new ventures.
The conference aims at exploring topics such as:
• Bank and debt financing
• Blockchain and smart contracts
• Bootstrap financing
• Business angels
• Crowdfunding
• Family offices
• Incubators and accelerators
• Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
• Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
• IP-based financing
• Private equity and buyouts
• Small firm financing
• Social venture capital, social impact investing
• Venture capital (including governmental VC, corporate VC, …)

LOCAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS
Jörn Block (block@uni-trier.de) and Christian Fisch (cfisch@uni-trier.de), Trier University and Erasmus University Rotterdam

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Yan  Alperovych   (emlyon  business  school),  Fabio  Bertoni  (emlyon  business school),  Jörn  Block (University of Trier), Massimo Colombo (Politecnico di Milano), Douglas Cumming (Florida Atlantic University), Marc Deloof (University of Antwerp), Christian Fisch  (University of Trier), Alexander Groh (emlyon business school), Steven Kaplan (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Sophie Manigart (Vlerick Business School and Ghent University), José Martí Pellón (Universidad  Complutense  de  Madrid),  Aurélie  Sannajust  (University  of  Saint-Etienne-Lyon),  Armin Schwienbacher  (SKEMA  Business School),  Andrea  Signori  (Catholic  University  of  Milan),  Tom Vanacker (Ghent University), Silvio Vismara (University of Bergamo).
PAPER SUBMISSION
Authors interested in presenting their paper at the conference should submit the full paper in a complete (including author information) and a blind PDF-version via email to entfin@fgf-ev.de no later than April 1, 2019.Papers will be reviewed anonymously and authors will be notified of the decision by May 1st, 2019.
REGISTRATION, FEES AND FURTHER INFORMATION

There is no conference submission fee. The conference fee includes the annual membership to the ENTFIN association. The early-bird conference registration fee is €350 (VAT incl.), including meals, beverages, and a conference dinner.
Conference registration will be opened on April 1st, 2019. The early-bird rate applies until May 31st, 2019. After that, the regular conference fee of €450 (VAT incl.) will apply.

Further information about the conference and logistics will be available at www.fgf-ev.de.
Questions? Please contact the conference organizers via entfin@fgf-ev.de
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The keynote speaker for the 2019 Entrepreneurial Finance Conference will be Professor Steve Kaplan (University of Chicago Booth School of Business).
SPECIAL ISSUE
Selected papers presented at the conference will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Small Business Management. Further details will follow soon.
GUEST EDITORS OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE
Aurélie SANNAJUST, Associate Professor in Finance, University of Saint-Etienne-Lyon, France Giancarlo GIUDICI, Associate Professor in Finance, Politechnico Milano, Italy Howard VAN AUKEN, Professor in Management, Iowa State University, USA
REFERENCES
Ahlstrom, D., Cumming, D., Vismara, S. (2018). New methods of entrepreneurial firm financing:
Fintech, crowdfunding and corporate governance implications. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 26(5), 310-313
Block, J., Colombo, M., Cumming, D., Vismara, S. (2018). New players in entrepreneurial finance and why they are there. Small Business Economics, 50(2), 239-250.
Fisch, C. (2019). Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to finance new ventures. Journal of Business Venturing, 34(1), 1-22.
1 2 3 5