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The fifth DARE seminar was organized in Rotterdam and presented two comprehensive overview studies of entrepreneurship research in the Netherlands. One study focused on the different types of entrepreneurship and what role these types play in our economy and society. A second study explained the contribution of SMEs to the economy. This DARE event was organized in cooperation with the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) at the ECE Campus, Rotterdam Science Tower.
Different types of entrepreneurship can be distinguished, each playing a particular role
Within the research framework on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, Panteia carried out an overview study that presents state of the art research findings on types of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is a heterogeneous phenomenon that can have different manifestations in our economy, varying from solo self-employed to employer firms and from women entrepreneurship to green entrepreneurship. Furthermore within these different types of entrepreneurship, various roles can be observed that each contribute to the economy or society in a different way. For example, entrepreneurs can be experimentators or imitators, they can be initators or enablers, each with different final effects for economic growth or societal value. Building on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Stam, 2014) the presented study introduces a framework that explains how these different types of entrepreneurship play a contributing role to economy and society.
Some entrepreneurial types were discussed in more detail. For instance, it was argued that solo self-employed play a crucial role in enabling better and more efficient entrepreneurship in larger companies by lowering risks and offering specialized skills and knowledge. Also, green entrepreneurs are different from more “regular” entrepreneurs because they recognize opportunies that are both profitable and sustainable. However they are often more affected by policy implications.
It is with great pleasure that we invitate you to the 4th DARE research seminar on Types and Roles of Entrepreneurship. The seminar will be held on December 11th 2014 from 15.00-18.00 hrs at the ECE Campus, in the Rotterdam Science Tower. We will discuss what we know about various types of entrepreneurs (e.g. ambitious entrepreneurship, solo self-employment et cetera) and which roles they play in our economy and society.
The final program for the afternoon and directions to the venue can be clicked. After the seminar we offer the occasion to reminisce about the rich history of the Research Program on SMEs and entrepreneurship. We will toast while enjoying the beautiful view from the Science Tower.
To join this seminar please send a reply before December 2nd via: email@example.com
On behalf of DARE, I hope to welcome you at the seminar.
Nardo de Vries, Secretary of DARE
DARE is pleased to announce that the IECER 2015 conference is now open for your abstract submission! The 13th Annual Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER) will be held at the Montpellier Business School, France (see CfP_IECER2015)
We invite you to submit an abstract outlining your contribution to the conference. Submissions for empirical and theoretical research papers will be welcome on the following and similar topics:
- Entrepreneurship and growth
- Regional entrepreneurship
- Innovation activities – antecedents and consequences
- Human and social capital of new venture teams
- Online communication and online marketing
- Spin-offs and technology transfer
- Open innovation and crowdsourcing
- International entrepreneurship
- Family firms
- Entrepreneurial finance
- Entrepreneurial organizations and workplace innovation
Keynote speaker: Professor David B. Audretsch
Montpellier, France, 25th-27th February 2015
www.iecer.eu / www.iecer.fr