Category Archives: Seminars

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!



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

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.

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!

Creative entrepreneurship conference, April 13, JADS in Den Bosch

For the past four years, the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab has conducted research into entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative industry. During this project, funded by the Dutch Council for Scientific Research (NWO) and creative industries labour union the Kunstenbond, we studied how different aspects of creative entrepreneurship, such as creativity, cooperation, strategy, and results, are interrelated. This has been followed over the course of multiple years. In total, 22.000 entrepreneurs joined this research into creative entrepreneurship and the chances and challenges of this empirical setting.

On the 13th of April, we organize a conference, to discuss the results and additional research questions of this research project. We would like to invite you for the day, and especially for the morning program, which is aimed at academics. In addition, we plan to conduct an annual study, the so-called ‘creative entrepreneurship monitor’, in which several countries participate. We would like to use the occasion of this conference to start discussing this research opportunity with you, as well as the other international scholars in attendance. So far, Joris Ebbers, Simone Ferriani and Doris Ruth Eikhof have confirmed their presence. With this creative entrepreneurship monitor, we aim to study the attitude, identity, ambitions, organization and business outcomes of creative entrepreneurs.

The location is Jheronimus Academy for Data Science (JADS), Sint Janssingel 92, located in the beautiful medieval city centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The morning program looks like this:

Time: Activity: Topic:
09.00 – 09.30 Walk-in and coffee
09.30 – 10.30 Keynotes:
Candace Jones – Chaired Professor of Global Creative Enterprise, University of Edinburgh General questions around creative entrepreneurship
Arjen van Witteloostuijn – Head of research of the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab. Topic: Conceptual model and introduction in our research.
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.00 Presentation of relevant research: (15 min + 5 min questions for each presenter)
Anne Spanjer – Former PhD student of the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab. Experiential diversity of entrepreneurs and their performance
Boukje Cnossen – Former PhD student of the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab. Boundaries on the move: shape-shifting creative organizations
Richard Haans – Former PhD student of the Creative Entrepreneurship Lab. Complex nature of research in the creative industry
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

During the afternoon program, there will be a discussion hosted by our post-doctoral researcher Pourya Darnihamedani, on the development of a European Creative Entrepreneurship Survey. If you are interested to join the conference please send an email to


THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018 19:45 – 21:30

Link to the event page for registration

The Spring Talk belongs to a series of 4 interactive lectures per year, organized by NIKOS in collaboration with DesignLab, for students, staff, researchers in and outside UT, and industry contacts in and outside Twente, covering topics on bridging Design, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Spring Talk is co-organized with Product Development & Management Association – The Netherlands.

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DESIGN ROADMAPPING is for anyone interested in design, strategy and innovations and its wonderful combination that can be found in a design roadmap. For designers, strategists and innovators alike, we compiled a design book to guide you on your journey of roadmapping the future, with the land marks of products and services you envisioned together with a team of innovators. A journey that can start with uncovering new trends, scouting for new technologies, and mapping the values on the roadmap. Along the way, you can map a future vision, frame the time pacing and create the pathways towards it.

In this talk Lianne Simonse will share some of the essentials in design roadmapping that stem directly from her working life as an industrial consultant, roadmapper, researcher and teacher in a design school. Besides the highlights and explorations on the decision support that a roadmap can offer, she will delve into the creative challenges of trend research and future visioning that are part of roadmapping.


Lianne Simonse

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Lianne Simonse is passionate about innovation, design and strategy and its wonderful combination. She loves art, cars, and likes to travel. Part of the master strategic product design Lianne teaches Design Roadmapping at the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty of Delft University of Technology. She holds a MSc. and PhD in innovation management and has combined her academic positions with 20 years of professional experience in industry. Lianne has executed and led several roadmapping projects and worked with different corporate organisations and start-up ventures on roadmaps.

Dr. Simonse conducts a scientific research track on Design Roadmapping. Drawn from the research results, she has presented papers, including an award winning, at conferences of the Design Society, the Product Development and Management Association, Academy of Management and European Group of Organisational Studies. Her scientific work is published in journals such as Design Issues, Journal of Product Innovation Management and International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning. Based on this comprehensive work and her experiences with roadmapping in industry, the guidebook on Design Roadmapping has been written.