Category Archives: Workshops

Entrepreneurship: Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches Workshop

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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

Revitalizing Entrepreneurship Education

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Adopting a critical approach in the classroom

One-day workshop at VU University Amsterdam

March 12, 2018

Organizers:

Karin Berglund, Stockholm Business School, Sweden

Karen Verduijn, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Confirmed keynote speaker:

Tara Fenwick, Emeritus Professor, University of Stirling

Workshop description:

The workshop explores issues Entrepreneurship Education (EE) faces in contemporary society. By experimenting with pedagogical purposes, approaches and content, we set out to find ways to evoke and address relevant questions, so as to move beyond narrow understandings of entrepreneurship, as students and as educators. The workshop celebrates and builds on the publication of the Routledge edited volume on ‘Revitalizing Entrepreneurship Education’ (see book flyer attached).

Workshop fee: 150 euro’s, including lunch

Registration through karen.verduijn@vu.nl

There is a limited number of spaces available, so please don’t wait too long with registering!

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

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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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Understanding entrepreneurial behaviour – 11th DARE seminar at NIKOS, University of Twente

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The 11th DARE Seminar took place at the University of Twente, co-hosted by the Netherlands Institute for Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS). Entrepreneurship researchers from all over the Netherlands and even Spain were able to network, create memories, and discuss many important new research insights that are vital to a better understanding of entrepreneurial behavior. Some of these include the role of mindfulness for taking entrepreneurial action, next to the role of entrepreneurs’ motives and coping strategies as resources that strengthen or weaken the stress effect of working conditions in the start-up and exit context. Furthermore, the role of simplified prototype and imagination for opportunity recognition was explored – also in the context of entrepreneurship education – next to discussing the role of creative leadership and dark triad traits in the corporate entrepreneurship context. Finally, participants gained interesting insights into the differential effects of optimism and overconfidence on entrepreneurial intention and orientation, as well as the linkages between narcissism and entrepreneurship, and BIS/BAS psychophysiology and entrepreneurship. In sum, by bringing together renown researchers with connectable foci on entrepreneurial behavior, the 11th DARE Seminar stimulated further engagement in nuanced research at the nexus of the enterprising individual and the entrepreneurial behavior.

NIKOS is organising quite some interesting Venture Classes and lectures. For example, in December a ‘Meet-the-editor-session‘ will take place with Marc Gruber (EPFL), who will share his experience as Deputy Editor at the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ).

Please have a look at the NIKOS event-calendar

On behalf of DARE and NIKOS we thank you for your interest.

Two seminars on entrepreneurship in May @ VU Amsterdam

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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

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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!

Invitation to workshops at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Dear colleague,

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences is pleased to announce that two researchers from Stetson University are visiting this month. Ramachandran Subramanian has started at Windesheim the 9th of May, he was accepted for a scholarship and will be combining research and teaching. Ram’s academic background is in strategic management. In addition, he teaches courses in a variety of areas in the broad field of management including family business, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. Isabel Botero will arrive on the 24th of May and will be staying for one week. She is manager of the Family Enterprise Centre of Stetson University’s School of Business Administration. Isabel is also an educator, researcher and consultant in the areas of management and family enterprises.

We want to invite and welcome you to three interesting workshops. See the following link for details:

Invitation workshops Ram Subramian and Isabel Botero Stetson University Florida[3]

You can register yourself for the workshops by sending an e-mail to Karin Rozendal-de Groot: K.Rozendal-de-Groot@windesheim.nl

On behalf of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences,

Ilse Matser, Albertha Wielsma, Margré Heetebrij-van Dalfsen

Dag van de Overnemer

Ondernemerschap krijgt veel aandacht in onderwijs en onderzoek.
Het onderwijs beperkt zich vaak tot start-up ondernemers. Deze Dag van de Overnemer, die plaatsvindt op donderdag 2 juni, staat in het teken van impact ondernemerschap:
overnemers, opvolgers en franchise ondernemers. Een beperkt aantal hogescholen verzorgt al onderwijs op dit gebied. Het is nu tijd geworden deze kennis verder te verspreiden.

Zie voor details: http://www.dare-research.nl/pec-events/dag-van-de-overnemer/

Wanneer? Donderdag 2 juni 2016 van 09:30 tot 16:00.
Waar? Het Huis Utrecht, 107 Boorstraat in Utrecht.

Aanmelden via eventbrite.nl.

 

 

DARE seminar on knowledge triangle between Education, Research and Entrepreneurship

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Suppose that we needed to plea for more funding for entrepreneurship education, how would we pitch the (assumed) benefits of these endeavors for economic prosperity? In other words, what are the effects of our efforts to promote entrepreneurship through education programs? Key questions that were addressed during the 8th DARE research seminar in Utrecht, co-organized with Utrecht School of Economics and ECSB. Our main conclusion after a day of insightful research and fruitful discussions: we are gaining insights, but there is still much that we do not know and it is necessary to collaborate in entrepreneurship research and share information.

Erik Stam - Knowledge triangle in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Erik Stam – Knowledge triangle in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

To put the efforts of entrepreneurship education and a society’s entrepreneurial endeavors in a relevant context, Erik Stam (Utrecht University) introduced the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem approach. The interaction between education, research and entrepreneurship also known as the ‘knowledge triangle’, can help tackle jointly economic an social challenges. It was stressed that in order to have a productive knowledge triangle, that contributes to a  a society’s prosperity, we need to produce valuable knowledge, carried by innovations. Hence, it is important to know that the knowledge triangle will only be productive if it is embedded in a well functioning entrepreneurial ecosystem. Future challenges set out for entrepreneurship researchers are to unravel the effects of key elements in the ecosystems (e.g. culture, institutions, finance, leadership, networks) on the generation of entrepreneurial activity (e.g. student entrepreneurs, spin-offs, entrepreneurial employee activity).

One important insight of the day was that (self-)awareness of entrepreneurship as a viable career option could be affected by entrepreneurship education. An international research endeavor on student’s entrepreneurial intentions, specifically addresses this relationship as explained by Anne van Ewijk (Abu Dhabi University). So far, 41 universities have been approached of which 17 assured their participation. There is still opportunity to participate in the project (click here for more information). Also, research by Matthijs Hammer (Delft University of Technology/Saxion University of Applied Sciences) showed that the didactical design of some entrepreneurship education programs in the Netherlands score higher on the awareness phase of the entrepreneurial opportunity and development process, while other programs are more oriented towards venture creation. In contrast, two  Finnish programs assessed in the study were more balanced considering their orientation on  entrepreneurial phases.

How does human capital affect the allocation of entrepreneurial talent across independent and employee activity?

How does human capital affect the allocation of entrepreneurial talent across independent and employee activity?

In general, an individual educational attainment is an important breeding ground for entrepreneurial activity. It can positively affect the propensity to become an ambitious entrepreneur, not only in an independent position but also as an entrepreneurial employee (intrapreneurs). Werner Liebregts (Utrecht University) demonstrated how this effect is even stronger for the latter category, especially in countries with a high uncertainty avoidant population. Extending these outcomes, Sharon Dolmans (Eindhoven University of Technology) showed a positive impact of entrepreneurship educational programs (Jong Ondernemen) on employment activities and employability. By means of a field experiment with control group design, the study found support of: a higher likelihood of employment, a shorter time to the first job, a higher likelihood of managing positions, and more time spent on leading new initiatives.

Finally, an important new insight that the seminar yielded was presented by André van Stel (Kozminski University). He stressed that family firm succession is becoming more and more problematic as the intentions of students to take over their parents’ business are low (approximately 5% across the world). Better employment options, starting an own business and negative experiences in the family firm may interfere. Taking that into account it was found that this succession interest can be raised by: involvement of children in their parents’ business operations during their university studies, and with dedicated university programs promoting the interest of current students in their parents’ business operations.

Conclusions

Expert panel - What do we know and what do we still need to know about the effects of entrepreneurship education?

Expert panel – What do we know and what do we still need to know about the effects of entrepreneurship education?

A general conclusion of the day was that entrepreneurship education may be beneficial for both students and the wider society, even if not all students end up running their own businesses.  The various presentations showed that in modern economies, the availability of entrepreneurial emloyees becomes more and more important for business success.  Moreover, students following entrepreneurship education are more likely to find a managing position, either in a corporate firm or in a family business.  Hence, entrepreneurship education enables the emergence of successful new businesses not only by delivering new independent entrepreneurs but also by delivering entrepreneurial employees that the independent entrepreneurs need to make their business a success.

Presentations of the symposium can be downloaded here (the link expires after 24 November, after that available upon request at info@dutchce.nl)

Next DARE
The next DARE-event is due in Spring 2016. If you have any suggestions or would like to co-organize a DARE seminar please contact our Secretary (Nardo de Vries: ne.devries@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

 

Entrepreneurial ecosystems: basis voor duurzame groei?

Tweedaagse Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Academy, Utrecht, 25-26 augustus 2015

Ondernemerschap, vastgoed, financiers, arbeidsmarkt: vaak zijn het losse onderdelen in economisch beleid. In een ecosysteembenadering zijn die onderdelen juist op elkaar afgestemd. De ecosysteembenadering wint terrein maar roept ook vragen op. Die worden geadresseerd op 25-26 augustus 2015 tijdens de eerste Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Academy. De Academy vindt plaats in Utrecht, bij het Utrecht Center of Entrepreneurship.

Waarom?

Er is door regio’s en steden de afgelopen jaren veel geïnvesteerd in campussen, opleidingen en in startups. Maar hoe kan duurzame welvaart in gemeenten en regio’s worden ontwikkeld? Universiteiten, hbo, mbo en ondernemers spelen een cruciale rol in de kenniseconomie van morgen, ingebed in een bredere context van financiers, intermediaire diensten, de netwerken die deze spelers verbinden en de randvoorwaarden die dit mogelijk maken. Deze bredere context wordt samengevat in de Entrepreneurial Ecosystem benadering waarin de elementen van een (stads)regio die cruciaal zijn voor het floreren van ondernemerschap en werkgelegenheid worden benoemd, inclusief hun interactie, en uiteindelijk ook de effecten hiervan op de vitaliteit van de (stads)regio.

Wat?

In de Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Academy komt een groot aantal vragen aan de orde. Hoe ontstaan Entrepreneurial Ecosystems en hoe houd je ze gezond? Hoe zorg je ervoor dat de ‘leaders’ van deze ecosystemen het voortouw nemen, en hoe kunnen de ‘feeders’ zorgen voor optimale randvoorwaarden en interactie? Het Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship en Birch Consultants hebben samen een Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Academy ontwikkeld die antwoord geeft op deze vragen, vanuit zowel de wetenschap als de praktijk. In deze Academy worden colleges over de Entrepreneurial Ecosystem benadering gecombineerd met concrete vraagstukken en handvatten. Er worden diverse casussen uit binnen- en buitenland bediscussieerd, en deelnemers kunnen ook voor de eigen (stads)regio van de deelnemers analyses en handvatten mee naar huis nemen. De Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Academy richt zich op beleidsmakers en –uitvoerders van regio’s en gemeenten, en andere stakeholders van Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

Voor wie?

De Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Academy is o.a. bedoeld voor (senior) beleidsadviseurs EZ, strategisch adviseurs van overheden en onderwijsinstellingen, programmamanagers van clusterorganisaties en incubators, managers van investeringsfondsen en kredietverleners.

Door wie?

Het Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship van de Universiteit Utrecht samen met Birch Consultants verzorgt de Academy, met steun van de Economic Board Utrecht.

Klik hier voor aanmelding.
Meer informatie?
Erik Stam, via e.stam@uu.nl of via 030-2537894
Organisatiecomité: Monique Roso, Erik Stam, Jan Peter van den Toren
Prijs: €450 (inclusief koffie/thee, lunches, diner, leermaterialen), €150 voor deelnemers onderzoeksconsortium
Programma (voorlopig):

Dinsdag 25 augustus

9.00-9.30:  Inloop, koffie/thee

9.30-10.30:  Introductie

10.30-12.30:  Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: fundamentals (Erik Stam – Universiteit Utrecht)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30  Nationaal beleid voor ondernemerschap en lokale implicaties (Pieter Waasdorp – Ministerie van Economische Zaken)

13.30-14.30  Casus 1: Cambridge (Erik Stam)

14.30-17.30 Casus 2 + Tour Utrecht (Monique Roso)

18.00-21.00 Discussie Utrechtse Casus + diner

Woensdag 26 augustus

09.30-12.00 Workshop “Evalueer je lokale Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: waar liggen kansen voor versterking” (Birch Consultants)

12.00-13.00 Interactieve lezing + panel

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-17.00  Bijeenkomst met deelnemers aan het Onderzoeksconsortium -verdienvermogen en veerkracht door krachtige Entrepreneurial Ecosystems” (op uitnodiging)

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