Creative entrepreneurship conference, April 13, JADS in Den Bosch

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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 p.darnihamedani@uvt.nl.

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