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California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference – Bring International Entrepreneurship Into the Classroom

California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference – Bring International Entrepreneurship Into the Classroom

We are pleased to announce a sneak peek to our pedagogy day session leaders, Professor Martina Musteen and Associate Professor Dante Di Gregorio.

Martina Musteen is a Professor of Management and Faculty Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at San Diego State University, and Senior Editor for the Journal of World Business.

Dante Di Gregorio is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business at California State University – Monterey Bay.

Sneak Preview

“Interested in developing a new class on international entrepreneurship? Seeking to give your existing entrepreneurship class or curriculum a more international flavor? Martina Musteen (San Diego State University) and Dante Di Gregorio (Cal State Monterey Bay) will give you some practical tips and resources on how to do so in an interactive workshop.” 

Registration is open! Secure your spot today!

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2017 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference Key Dates:

March 10th: Research Day This day is highlighted by a panel of esteemed researchers, roundtable discussion of potential research and an interactive exercise on research.

March 11th: Pedagogy Day An interactive day that includes a thought-provoking keynote, design thinking and interactive classroom sessions that involve creativity in the classroom.

Join us on March 9th for a pre-conference and welcome reception. Then get ready to learn, share and interact with other educators on March 10th and 11th at San Diego State University. Expand your entrepreneurship knowledge, learning techniques, research insights and your network. This is bound to be a fantastic conference.

If you have any questions, please email Jenna McGuigan with the contact form below.

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Best Paper Winners from USASBE 2017

Best Paper Winners from USASBE 2017

Congratulations to all best paper winners from USASBE 2017 Conference! We want to highlight three particular awards:   International Authors, JSBM Winner, and ICSB Academy Director for 2017.

1. International Authors

USASBE Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship Award
Understanding Biosphere Entrepreneurship through a Framework Approach

HH Frederick
Tecnológico de Monterrey

USASBE Best Empirical Paper Award
USASBE Best Paper in Entrepreneurial Finance, sponsored by the USASBE Entrepreneurial Finance Special Interest Group
Does Globalization Help Inclusive Growth? An Opportunity Structure Perspective

Hao Liang
Singapore Management University

Sunny Li Sun
University of Missouri, Kansas City

Chris Marquis
Cornell University

USASBE Best paper in Entrepreneurial Mindset
Entrepreneurial Intention-Behavior Translation Among University Students: Do Institutions Matter?

Karina Bogatyreva
St.Petersburg University

Galina Shirokova
St.Petersburg University

Oleksiy Osiyevskyy
Northeastern University & St.Petersburg University

2. JSBM Winner

Journal of Small Business Management Editor’s Choice Award 
Conditioned to Care? Gender Differences in Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility

Whitney Peake
Western Kentucky University

Kimberly Eddleston
Northeastern University

3. ICSB Academy Director for 2017

Academic Paper Most Relevant to Entrepreneurs Award
Social Capital, Density, and Startup Survival: An Empirical Study Using the Kauffman Firm Survey

Cesar Bandera
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ellen Thomas
New Jersey Institute of Technology

JSBM Special Issue Session at USASBE 2017: Entrepreneurship Everywhere: Across the Campus, Across Communities, Across Borders

JSBM Special Issue Session at USASBE 2017: Entrepreneurship Everywhere: Across the Campus, Across Communities, Across Borders

The Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) will host a Special Issue Session: Entrepreneurship Everywhere: Across the Campus, Across Communities, Across Borders at the USASBE 2017 Conference in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 21, 11:00am-12:15pm Commonwealth D.

The special issue is nearly complete with 8 articles to be included. The following Kuratko & Morris and Lumpkin, Bacq & Pidduck articles were invited. The Ahsan, Zheng, DeNoble & Musteen article has completed the full three-round review cycle.

Facilitator: Jeffrey Hornsby, Co-editor of the Special issue

Examining the Future Trajectory of Entrepreneurship

Donald F. Kuratko, Indiana University – Bloomington
Michael H. Morris, University of Florida
Presented by Jamie Kraft, University of Florida

From Student to Entrepreneur: How Mentorships and Affect Influence Student Venture Launch

Mujtaba Ahsan, San Diego State University
Congcong Zheng, San Diego State University
Alex DeNoble, San Diego State University
Martina Musteen, San Diego State University

Where Change Happens: Focusing on Community-Level Phenomena in Social Entrepreneurship Research

G. Thomas. Lumpkin, University of Oklahoma
Sophie Bacq, Northeastern University
Robert J. Pidduck, University of Oklahoma

Conference Schedule now Available for USASBE 2017

Conference Schedule now Available for USASBE 2017

Thanks to all who have submitted to the 2017 USASBE conference. The full schedule is now available online here.

There is still time to register for the conference. Click the button below to register, view the speaker line up, book your hotel room, and all things conference.

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The 2017 USASBE Conference Committee wishes you a wonderful holiday and looks forward to seeing you in just a few weeks!

Register for USASBE 2017 Today!

Register for USASBE 2017 Today!

Thursday, January 19th, USASBE will kick off the 2017 Conference at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for the Welcome Reception. This will be an unforgettable event held an incredible location! Guest passes can also be purchased for this event.
*The early bird registration is extended to Dec 16, 2016!

We have an influential line up of speakers, including:

  • Akshay Khanna– VP Strategy & Innovation for the Philadelphia 76ers
  • John Fry– President of Drexel University
  • Heidi Neck Incoming USASBE President and Jeffrey Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College
  • Victor Hwang– Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Jay Coen Gilbert– Co Founder, B Lab
  • Will Rozenweig– Dean & Executive Director, The Food Business School
  • Andrew Yang– CEO, Venture for America
  • David Audretsch– Distinguished Professor, Indiana University

Hotel registration deadline for the conference room block rate is right around the corner, December 16th. Don't wait, book your room today.

Hotel Reservation
Registration for Pre-conference sessions and Learning Journeys is open. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add on one of the pre-conferences or learning journeys, please email Bonnie Nolan bnolan@usasbe.org and she will help get this added to your registration.
Prepare to be delighted this year at the USASBE Awards Ceremony with a special Cirque du Soleil style performance, recently named a “top 5” circus in America. More information coming soon!

USASBE and the Philadelphia 76ers have teamed up to offer a treat for USASBE conference attendees! Attend a 76ers game with BEST SEATS of the house!

Click here for more information!
The 2017 USASBE Conference Committee looks forward to seeing you soon in Philadelphia!

Meet the Newly Elected Officers on the 2017 USASBE Board of Directors

Meet the Newly Elected Officers on the 2017 USASBE Board of Directors

President-Elect: Mark Schenkel, Belmont University

Mark T. Schenkel is an associate professor at Belmont University. He has served USASBE actively since 2006 as SVP Finance, SVP Marketing & Membership (2014-2015), SVP Operations & Planning (2011-2012), Competitive Papers Track Chair (2016), Education Awards Chair (2012), and Competitive Cases Track Chair (2010). He was recognized for his service with the Executive Director’s Award (2016) and President’s Award (2012). Schenkel presents his research regularly at USASBE, Academy of Management, and Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, and publishes in journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & PracticeJournal of Small Business Management, and Family Business Review among others. He serves as Associate Editor for Journal of Small Business Management and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Senior Vice President – Operations and Planning: Eric Liguori, University of Tampa

Dr. Eric Liguori is on faculty in the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Tampa. Liguori has served on the USASBE board for 3 years, first as VP of Publications and then as VP of Research. He also served as lead researcher for Hewlett-Packard’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs program, and is an active StartUp Weekend and 1 Million Cups Community Organizer. His research aims to explore two questions: how can we create more/better entrepreneurs, and how can we create environments where entrepreneurship thrives. His work has been published in outlets including Journal of Small Business ManagementManagement Decision, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. Liguori is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Small Business Management.

Senior Vice President – Development: Lois Shelton, California State University

Lois M. Shelton, Ph.D. is currently Professor of Management at the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), with a focus on teaching entrepreneurship and experiential internship courses. Most recently, she spearheaded the Nazarian College’s successful bid to host the 2018 USASBE National Conference, and initiated a Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (IJEBR) in conjunction with the 2017 USASBE Conference, “Rebels with a Cause: The Revolutionary Attitudes, Behaviors, and Cognition of Entrepreneurs”.

She was also elected a USASBE Director-at-Large in 2016 and served as Co-Chair of Competitive Workshops for the USASBE 2016 Conference. In addition to championing the launch of the entrepreneurship curriculum and program at the Nazarian College, she also initiated the successful Grenoble Doctorate of Business Administration at CSUN Program. She serves as Co-Editor for IJEBR and Program Director for the Grenoble Doctorate of Business Administration at CSUN Program.

Senior Vice President-Elect, Programming: Doan Winkel, Illinois State University

“I am an entrepreneur at Legacy Out Loud and an educator at Illinois State University. My students create and own their learning experiences. My classroom is an entrepreneurial experiment each and every semester.

I have two main goals in life: 1) To fix our broken education system by giving students a voice and control (see my TEDx talk). 2) To motivate younger generations to tackle their dreams through creating their own careers. Follow my journey to those goals at Teaching Lean.”

Director-At-Large: Erin Draper, Clarkson University

Erin Draper currently serves as the Director of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University and was also a member of the center’s founding team in 2009. Erin is responsible for advancing mission driven programming that catalyzes entrepreneurship across disciplines. In this capacity, she works with university administration, Reh Center Advisory Council Members and donors, advises student companies, leads regional outreach activities, and assesses program effectiveness. Over the past six years, the Reh Center has experienced exponential growth in funding and impact, and has garnered national recognition for its innovative experiential programming. Previously, Erin was the owner of a family auction company and was in outside sales at General Electric.

Director-At-Large: Wendy Plant, Florida State University

Wendy Plant is the Director of the Center for Student Engagement for the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. She advises entrepreneurship students from across FSU’s campus, manages the InNOLEvation ® Center student incubator, and oversees competitions, speaker events and all extra-curricular entrepreneurship student programs.

Ms. Plant has an MBA from the University of Tampa, Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute, and a Certificate in Incubator Management from the National Business Incubation Association. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Roundtable of Entrepreneurship Educators of Florida (REEF) and Co-Chair Elect of the MWE SIG in USASBE, and has previously been on the USASBE Board as the Secretary and a Director At-Large.

Also on the ballot were several proposed revisions to Article IV of the USASBE Articles of Incorporation. These revisions were approved and are available for review here.