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RENT XXXI Conference in Lund, Sweden, on November 15-17, 2017

RENT XXXI Conference in Lund, Sweden, on November 15-17, 2017

The main theme of the conference: “Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research”

Traditionally, entrepreneurship and small business research has been regarded as a practical and relevant field, and offering knowledge to be used to solve various societal problems including job creation, the funding of new companies and industries, as well as regional development. As the field is becoming more and more institutionalised, the academic rigour in research has been emphasised at the expense of relevance, triggering an intense frustration among many entrepreneurship and small business scholars concerning the gap between relevance and rigour in our research – an issue that will be discussed when we meet at the RENT Conference in Lund 2017.

Conference Organisation: Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden

Lottie Norrsén

International Communication Officer, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University

Introduction

The research in entrepreneurship and small business has prospered and grown considerably during the past decade in all European countries. Remarkable development has taken place in the research frameworks and methodologies respectively.

Progress in the field of entrepreneurship is not only triggered by the exchange of ideas and new analyses that derive from the interaction among the entrepreneurial community, the policy makers and the academic community. It is also characterised by the growing emphasis on entrepreneurship in policy agendas and business communities all over Europe. It has stimulated dialogue among the private and public entities, and the academic community.

Research on entrepreneurship and on small and medium-sized enterprises has to respond to a challenge of practice and seek answers to the most urgent problems, as well as follow the trend of the most important developments in the contemporary world economy.

Development of the theory of entrepreneurship and studies of small business behaviour and economics should focus on satisfying these new needs of the European science and economy.

The RENT conference is now firmly established as the premier entrepreneurship research conference in Europe and annually brings together approximately 250 leading academics in this field who present and debate cutting edge research in a wide variety of entrepreneurship related topics.

Previous RENT Conference

Antwerp 2016

Luxembourg 2014

Zagreb 2015

Vilnius 2013

3E Conference 2017 – Preliminary Conference Programme Released

3E Conference 2017 – Preliminary Conference Programme Released

Conference programme

Preliminary Conference Programme 

Tuesday 9 May 2017
19:00 – Arrival Dinner, Venue TBC

Wednesday 10 May 2017 – Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork
8.30 – 9:00 Registration and coffee, Tourism and Hospitality Building
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome
9:30 – 15:30 Parallel Practitioner Development Workshops
15.30 – 17:00 Panel
18:30 – 20:00 Welcome Reception, Venue TBC

Thursday 11 May 2017
8:30 – 9:30 Registration and coffee
9:30 – 17:00 Parallel Paper Sessions
19:00 – 23:00 Conference Dinner, Venue, TBC

Friday 12 May 2017
9:00 – 16:00 Parallel Paper Sessions

Conference Venue

Conference Venue

3E Conference – ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference in Cork, Ireland on 10–12 May 2017

Through an innovative and non-traditional format, the 3E Conference establishes a new paradigm for entrepreneurship conferences. It offers an exclusive and engaging opportunity for researchers, educators and politicians to debate and exchange their experiences of the major challenges and advances in enterprise education with a special and unique focus on Europe. Unlike more traditional academic events, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions and presentations of research findings. There are no keynote speakers to tell us the way but we will pave it ourselves in a joint effort!

Conference theme: Building for the Future – Entrepreneurship Education, Training and Policy

Sub-themes:

  • Entrepreneurship education for non-business students
  • Entrepreneurial “classrooms”
  • Social and civic entrepreneurship education
  • Pedagogical theories in entrepreneurship education
  • Online and blended-learning approaches
  • Engagement, impact and evaluation
  • Innovations in assessment
  • Values, ethics and critiques of entrepreneurship education
  • Learning philosophies in entrepreneurship education
  • Gender perspectives in entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial universities
  • Student incubator initiatives
  • Entrepreneurship education policy
  • Case studies in entrepreneurship education
Call For Papers (Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present & Future)

Call For Papers (Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present & Future)

NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE SYMPOSIUM

Entrepreneurship as a research field is more than 30 years old and according to some estimations more than 50 years old given the founding of the first academic journals. During this period of time, we have learned a great deal about entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the issues that a growing entreprise/business is face. This meeting will focus on what the past work has taught us, what we are currently doing to advance our understanding of the entrepreneurial process, and where we should go in the next ten to twenty years. In addition, the meeting will focus statistical approaches to be used in the future.

This Symposium/Workshop aims to advance knowledge on the entrepreneurship field and provide significant cant value to entrepreneurship researchers, students, policymakers, and entrepreneurs.

Contributions might cover some of the following topics, but are not limited to them:

  • Resource acquisition, strategy and financing of new ventures
  • Entrepreneurial orientation, SME’s growth, performance and sustainable venturing Gender, disadvantaged, rural and minority entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial cognition, psychology & behavior
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Social & Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial opportunity recognition
  • Critical perspectives, Contemporary and evolutionary theory in entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, social and human capital
  • Entrepreneurship research methods
  • Entrepreneurial Motivation
  • Business incubation
  • Family business,
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial nance
  • Business Models

SUBMISSIONS

We invite the researchers to submit a paper for discussion (except for entrepreneurs who should provide a letter stating why they would like to attend). The first page of an academic submission must contain the title, author(s) and contact information of the corresponding author. The organizers expect an Extended Abstracts of no more than 5-pages 1,5-space, maximum 2500-words. All submissions must

be written in English. They should include the following elements: research topic, conceptual framework, methodology, and main results (if not a conceptual paper) (please exclude tables, figures, and references). All submissions should be sent by Email as Word or PDF attachment to Prof. Adnane Maalaoui: a.maalaoui@psbedu.paris or entrepreneurship-future2017@psbedu.paris

This symposium/workshop uses double-blind review.

KEYS DATES:

1 – Submission of extended abstract: January 28th, 2017 2 – Acceptance Noti cation: March 1st, 2017
3 – Submission of the full paper: 30th April, 2017
4 – Symposium: May 11th, 2017
5 – Doctoral Workshop: May 12th, 2017

INFORMATION CONTACT:

Please feel free to contact Dr. Adnane Maalaoui, a.maalaoui@psbedu.paris
or entrepreneurship-future2017@psbedu.paris if you have any queries about the workshop.

Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals for 3E Conference 2017

Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals for 3E Conference 2017

3E Conference – ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference in Cork, Ireland on 10–12 May 2017

Through an innovative and non-traditional format, the 3E Conference establishes a new paradigm for entrepreneurship conferences. It offers an exclusive and engaging opportunity for researchers, educators and politicians to debate and exchange their experiences of the major challenges and advances in enterprise education with a special and unique focus on Europe. Unlike more traditional academic events, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions and presentations of research findings. There are no keynote speakers to tell us the way but we will pave it ourselves in a joint effort!

Conference theme: Building for the Future – Entrepreneurship Education, Training and Policy

Sub-themes:

  • Entrepreneurship education for non-business students
  • Entrepreneurial “classrooms”
  • Social and civic entrepreneurship education
  • Pedagogical theories in entrepreneurship education
  • Online and blended-learning approaches
  • Engagement, impact and evaluation
  • Innovations in assessment
  • Values, ethics and critiques of entrepreneurship education
  • Learning philosophies in entrepreneurship education
  • Gender perspectives in entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial universities
  • Student incubator initiatives
  • Entrepreneurship education policy
  • Case studies in entrepreneurship education

This year there are two calls, one for research papers and the other for practitioner development workshops. Each author can appear in maximum of 2 abstracts/proposals. Regardless of the submission, the focus on questions, challenges and problems should be central throughout. All submitted proposals will be double blind peer-reviewed and feedback provided on submissions.

Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER)

Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER)

If you are doing research on nascent entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process, please consider submitting your work to the upcoming Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER) in Chur, Switzerland. The IECER 2016 will take place 7-9 September in Chur, Switzerland. IECER is a small scale yet high-quality conference.

This sessions aims a presenting cutting edge research on nascent entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process, preferably on the basis of longitudinal data.

We particularly encourage contributions from ongoing or recently completed European PSED-type studies that advance our understanding of the venture gestation process in this context. Work-in-progress contributions are also welcome!

The paper submission deadline is May 29, 2016. More information about IECER and this special track can be found at: http://www.iecer-conference.org/nascent-entrepreneurs

Start Cup Campania 2016

Start Cup Campania 2016

The launch day saw a massive participation of students and institutions, which served as a testimony of how strong the interest is in Start Cup Campania.

To view and download photos of the event held Wednesday, March 16 ,in the classroom Magna of the Engineering Faculty, please follow the link:
http://www.startcupcampania.unina.it/fotogallery%20SCC16/index.html

For more information on the Start Cup Campania, directed by Professor Mario Raffa, click here.