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2nd DARE Research Seminar 2019 – Hogeschool Utrecht

We cordially invite you to attend the second 2019 DARE Research Seminar, this time about Engaged Scholarship, which will be organized in collaboration with the Dutch Platform for Professors UAS on Entrepreneurship and the Hogeschool Utrecht. Please save the date!

 

Where?               Lecture hall 0.055, Hogeschool Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 15, Utrecht

When?                Thursday November 14, 2019 (13:30 – 18:30, drinks included)

 

Organizing committee:

  • Werner Liebregts
  • Lex van Teeffelen
  • Neil Thompson

Submission and deadline

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 October 14, 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.

Registration

Please register using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGjJSPdOKmITvYbkt7TNSjyadJUmIK-OliVnJzrH5p6NggYg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Theme of the seminar: Engaged Scholarship

We cordially invite entrepreneurship researchers to submit work-in-progress papers, and to share some of their dilemmas met 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.

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.

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