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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

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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

 

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.

Call for Papers – IMES 2019, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability – Extension till January 31

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the submission deadline for the 7th International Conference Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES 2019) was extended to 31st January 2019.

Submitted manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer review process.

The accepted ones will be published in Conference proceedings which will be submitted to Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) which is integrated index within Web of Science. Conference proceedings from years 2015 – 2017 are already indexed within Web of Science. Conference proceedings are also indexed in Google Scholar, CEEOL, Research Bib and HICDS. Nevertheless, the authors might also present their work without getting published in the proceedings. We gladly announce internationally recognised keynote speakers who confirmed their participation:

  • Martina Musteen (Professor of Global Business, San Diego State University, USA)
  • Ilan Alon (Professor of Strategy and International Marketing University of Agder, Norway)
  • Arnim Wiek (Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, USA)
  • Søren Salomo (Professor of Innovation Management, Technical University Berlin, Germany)
  • Andrew Burke (Professor of Business Studies, Trinity Business School, Ireland)
  • Roy Thurik, (Professor of Entrepreneurship, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)

More details on the conference tracks,and manuscript templates, see the Call for papers conference website available at http://imes.vse.cz. The submission system is now open.

 

  • The best conference paper presented at the conference will be awarded by 300 EUR.
  • Selected papers will be considered for publication in partner journals.  
  • Full-time Ph.D. students from the Czech Republic can participate for free

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly at imes@vse.cz. With kind regards Ondřej Dvouletý

Editor Scientific, Organisational and Programme Committee Department of Entrepreneurship, University of Economics in Prague

Entrepreneurship: Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches Workshop

13 – 14 September 2018 – School of Management, University of Bath

The School of Management, University of Bath is pleased to be hosting the second annual workshop on behavioral and cognitive approaches in entrepreneurship.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 14th June 2018.

This follows the very successful inaugural workshop that took place at the University of Strasbourg in November 2017.  See details here.

The workshop aims to bring together all researchers working on any behavioral or cognitive aspect of entrepreneurship.

The workshop will take place in the School of Management Suite in The Edge, a purpose built events venue at the University of Bath campus.  The campus is based minutes away from the centre of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The workshop will be built around different sessions types:

  • Full paper sessions
  • Research project, work in progress sessions
  • PHD sessions
  • Roundtables : on methodological issues, financing research, network building, etc

The organizing committee is led by Dr Richard Fairchild.

Contact: researchoffice@management.bath.ac.uk

DARE RESEARCH SEMINAR: ‘Creative Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Creativity’, November 30, JADS Den Bosch

Dear members of DARE,

We cordially invite you to the 12th DARE research seminar “Creative Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Creativity” on November 30 2017, 13:30-18:30 hours (including network drinks) at Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in Den Bosch.

Call for papers:
In the academic literature as well as business practice, entrepreneurship and creativity are two important hand-in-hand concepts. In this DARE seminar, co-organized with the Tilburg School of Governance (TSG), we invite studies and presentations in which these two important concepts feed onto each other. For example, we welcome submissions addressing:

  • studies of entrepreneurial behaviour and decisions in the creative industries (e.g. media, crafts, architecture, publishing, graphics, fashion design, IT, software);
  • and collaborations between creative individuals (entrepreneurs) with their stakeholders and with other members of their ecosystem;
  • how creativity can be nurtured by exploring and exploiting new technology, especially big data, among entrepreneurs;
  • designing and measuring policies that help creativity among entrepreneurs to flourish as a successful new venture;
  • collaborative work between scholars and practitioners in the area of creativity, design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

This seminar aims to discuss, reflect on and further develop submitted papers. The program allows for a limited number of presentations; if you are interested in presenting your work, please submit a short abstract (max. 300 words) in a word-compatible format electronically to p.darnihamedani@uvt.nl before November 10, 2017. Unpublished work and work in progress are welcome
Organizing committee: Pourya Darnihamedani, Arjen van Witteloostuijn, Nardo de Vries & Arjan van den Born

Have a look at the preliminary program: Program JADS Nov 30!

We look forward to receiving your work and an inspiring DARE event!

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Two seminars on entrepreneurship in May @ VU Amsterdam

The VU Amsterdam will host two very interesting events in May. On the 29th of May a seminar is organized on on “the Entrepreneurial University”. The idea of the Entrepreneurial University is commonly associated with the commercialization of knowledge developed by academic scientists via patenting, licensing, university spin-off creation and university-industry partnerships, but other applications are also possible. The next day, on May 30, the VU will then host a seminar on Entrepreneurship Education with a variety of speakers and contributions, featuring different approaches, and different contexts.

As a special guest, Dr. Ulla Hytti from the University of Turku (Finland), is welcomed who will – amongst others – talk about Finnish research and strategies regarding the Entrepreneurial University. On the second event she will give a talk on academic entrepreneurship as a process.

Please have a look in the Event Calender if you are interested or try to contact the organizer Karen Verduijn from VU Amsterdam.

DARE RESEARCH SEMINAR: ‘ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR’, MAY 12, UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

Dear members of DARE,

We cordially invite you to the 11th DARE research seminar ‘ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR: A NUANCED PERSONALITY LENS’ on May 12 2017, 10:15-17:30 hours (including lunch), University of Twente. The seminar will be held in The Gallery, zaal Erlenmeyer.

Call for papers:

Entrepreneurial behavior occurs at the nexus of the enterprising individual and the entrepreneurial opportunity. Thus, as any behavior, entrepreneurial action can be understood as a result of individual and situational factors – of both structure and agency. Consequently, a ‘personality’ lens draws attention to stable differences between individuals and can help to understand one of the key individual factors at play in entrepreneurial activity.

Several meta-analyses now provide robust evidence that the entrepreneurs’ positive characteristics such self-efficacy or need for achievement matter for business creation and success. However, the negative side of the entrepreneurial personality such as the dark triad (narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism), or traits and skills associated with mental disorders have largely been neglected by entrepreneurial behavior research – yet, it might be the focus on potential upsides of mental disorders, such as dyslexia, ADHD, bipolar disorder, or narcissistic personality disorder that generates relevant and interesting findings when it comes to explaining entrepreneurial behavior and success on the basis of personality.

Furthermore, previous research has focused on personality in terms of traits and skills, largely neglecting its underlying layers in terms of entrepreneurial motivations and identities. However, individuals engage in entrepreneurial activity for different reasons and with different motivations and can develop different social identities as entrepreneurs. It is likely that such differences in aspirations influence entrepreneurial behavior and success. A nuanced understanding of how entrepreneurial motivations and identities relate to the behaviors that individuals undertake as they explore and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities would not only add power to the adoption of personality as a lens, but can also lead to more adequate advice directed towards potential and actual entrepreneurs.

In this regard, the exploration of the linkages between nuanced entrepreneurship education that takes account of the personality of e.g. students and academics and entrepreneurial behavior gains importance.

In this DARE seminar, co-organized with the Netherlands Institute for Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) at the University of Twente, we invite novel papers and presentations about research in which personality is brought into our understanding of entrepreneurial behavior in new ways. For example, we welcome proposals addressing the following questions:

  • How do entrepreneurial behavior and success vary depending on the motivation of the enterprising individual?
  • How do entrepreneurial behavior and success vary depending on the social identity of the enterprising individual?
  • How do entrepreneurial behavior and success vary depending on the ‘dark side’ personality characteristics of the enterprising individual (e.g., traits and skills associated with mental disorders, such as ADHD, dyslexia, bipolar disorder, or narcissistic personality disorder)?
  • How do ownership structure and associated values (family business versus non-family business) affect the linkages between personality and entrepreneurial behavior and success?
  • Which dimensions of personality need to be considered in entrepreneurship education, and how, to effectively stimulate entrepreneurial behavior and success among e.g., students and academics?

 

This seminar aims to discuss, reflect on and further develop submitted papers. The program allows for a limited number of presentations; if you are interested in presenting your work, please submit a short abstract (max. 300 words) in a word-compatible format electronically to k.zalewska-kurek@utwente.nl before 21 April, 2017. Unpublished work and work in progress are very welcome.

Please register by sending an email to: Danielle Boelen-Tanke at danielle.boelen@utwente.nl with your full name and name of the organization.

Organizing committee: Isabella Hatak, Kasia Zalewska-Kurek, Nardo de Vries, Ilse Matser (for the family firm perspective) & Petra de Weerd-Nederhof

We look forward to receiving your work and an inspiring DARE event!

DARE research seminar: ‘Entrepreneurship in context’, December 2, VU Amsterdam

Dear members of DARE,

We cordially invite you to the 10th DARE research seminar “ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CONTEXT” on December 2 2016, 13:00-18:00 hours (including network drinks), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Call for papers:

Much of current research presents research results as if they are universally and timelessly valid. Entrepreneurship in Context draws attention to the idea that entrepreneurship is a context bound phenomenon. For entrepreneurship, the importance of context goes beyond gaining understanding and avoiding mistakes. The reciprocal influence exercised by the entrepreneurial venture and its corresponding context is at the very heart of the entrepreneur as an agent of change. As such, context is not the same as a static background upon which events happen, but intricately linked to the actions and outcomes of entrepreneurship.

In this DARE seminar, co-organized with the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Department of Management and Organization Studies as the VU University Amsterdam, we invite novel papers and presentations about research in which context and history are brought into our understanding of entrepreneurship in new ways. For example, we welcome proposals addressing:

  • Alternative theoretical approaches to entrepreneurship, such as entrepreneurship as practice, process theory (entrepreneuring), or others, that bring context into focus
  • How, why and with what outcomes different practices and actions by entrepreneurs are interlinked with other practices and actions by others
  • How implicating context into entrepreneurship studies changes thinking about topics like entrepreneurial learning, skills, and competencies
  • The ways in which historical processes are implicated in entrepreneurship practices and effects
  • Useful methodological strategies to bring context into focus

This seminar aims to discuss, reflect on and further develop submitted papers. The program allows for a limited number of presentations; if you are interested in presenting your work, please submit a short abstract (max. 300 words) in a word-compatible format electronically to n.a.thompson@vu.nl before 15 November, 2016. Unpublished work and work in progress are welcomed.

Please register by sending an email to: Jessica van Gendt at j.van.gendt@vu.nl with your full name and name of the organization.

Organizing committee: Neil Thompson, Enno Masurel, & Nardo de Vries

We look forward to receiving your work and an inspiring DARE event!

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