The purpose of the SIG Entrepreneurship is to develop an ongoing and constructive dialogue among entrepreneurship scholars to conduct research that is relevant for entrepreneurship theory and practice in the contemporary world. The SIG Entrepreneurship aims at promoting research and networking interests in individual and collaborative forms of entrepreneurship by providing a wide-ranging, engaged and internationally focused forum to discuss and develop research and practice in the field. We put a distinct focus on the key European feature – ‘context matters’ – why we try in all activities to promote and stimulate what ‘European’ might mean in any given context and any approach of entrepreneurship research.

 

SIG OFFICERS:

SIG ChairMatthias Raith (Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SIG Programme ChairMarzena Starnawska (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SIG Programme Chair-ElectLuca Gnan (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past Chair, Massimiliano M. Pellegrini (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past Chair, Lucrezia Songini (Eastern Piedmont University, Italy) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Past Chair and Entrepreneurship SIG FounderHans Lundberg (Linnaeus University, Sweden) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Communication OfficersGiulia Flamini (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Alex Alterskye (University of Lincoln, UK) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Jennet Achyldurdyyeva (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 GT03_00 Entrepreneurship General Track

The SIG Entrepreneurship General Track aims to develop an ongoing and constructive dialogue among entrepreneurship scholars to conduct research that is relevant for entrepreneurship theory and practice in the contemporary world. This general track is intended to capture new and emerging research areas within as well as classical areas of study of entrepreneurship. In line with our mission – methodological, theoretical and empirical pluralism in entrepreneurship research – we welcome contributions from all areas related to entrepreneurship that are not explicitly covered by the other tracks sponsored by the SIG.

Lucrezia Songini, University of Eastern Piedmont, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SIG STANDING TRACKS

ST03_01/ST06_01/ST13_01 - Business Model - Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Venturing (co-sponsored by Entrepreneurship SIG-03, Innovation SIG-06 and Strategic Management SIG-13

Business Model - Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Venturing
The confirmed interest for the business model and the central question of how to innovate the business model provide a range of avenues for further research in the field (Massa, Tucci & Afuah, 2017; Foss & Saebi, 2016; Spieth, Schneckenberg & Ricart, 2014). While ongoing research aims to understand the business model and its role in firm performance, scholars face persistent questions about constituent components, sequences and contingencies. Consequently, this track invites research addressing the process of business model innovation and the intent of firms to develop value-creating and value-capturing activities.

Dirk Schneckenberg, ESC Rennes School of Business, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

ST03_02 - Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship

This track focuses on research and innovative enrepreneurship practices in the arts business and cultural & creative industries (CCI). They have become one of the most important and innovative economic sectors, in which cultural and creative entrepreneurs perceive opportunities and create organizations. Therefore, a scientific focus on entrepreneurship, management and entrepreneurial marketing and finance in creative arts business seems necessary, e.g., personnel management or governance issues. In this context, the topics of key antecedents, effects and specifics of cultural and creative entrepreneurship need to to be explored from a theoretical perspective as well as in practice.

Elmar Konrad , University of Applied Sciences Mainz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

ST03_03 - Entrepreneurial Decision making and Behaviour

There is a general agreement that the creation, success, longevity, and survival of SMEs are deeply linked to the effectiveness of decision-making processes. Entrepreneurial decisions are affected both internally, at the individual level of the entrepreneur’s cognition, values, intentions and emotions, as well as externally, due to the continuous negotiation with different stakeholders. The impact of these decisions’ characteristics and their relation to those of other actors is a fundamental topic to be investigated by entrepreneurship scholars. For this reason, the track welcomes novel research approaches that are conceptual or empirical.

Alessandra Tognazzo , University of Padova, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

ST03_04 - Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial companies are the backbone of economic development. Yet, these firms often suffer from a lack of internal finance which limits their growth and survival. The availability of external finance is hence a key element in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Recently, the availability of external finance has changed dramatically. Whereas a large number of “traditional” investors (e.g. banks or venture capitalists) had to recover from the financial crisis, a novel set of financial instruments have emerged, such incubators, proof-of-concept centres or crowdfunding platforms. Considering the importance of these phenomena, it is crucial to understand how they influence the development of entrepreneurial finance.

Anita Quas , emlyon business school, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

ST03_05 - Entrepreneurship, Regions & Regional Development

The main power of regional contexts is their ability to incubate high level of entrepreneurial activities, greater engagement with the global networks of production, employment, creation of first-class thinkers, researchers, educators and entrepreneurs, so to increase quality of the society and the economy. The following broad set of the topics will be considered: To what extent does forced migration and refugee status impact on regional development in similar and/or different ways to other types of migration? How does innovation and entrepreneurial behaviours evolve and diffuse over hierarchical social networks in private and public organizations? What are the effects of contents.

Marina Dabic , Nottingham Trent University and University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

ST03_06 - Social Entrepreneurship and Societal Change

There has been an undeniable “social turn” in business and in the market that is increasingly absorbing ideas about sustainability, stakeholders’ interests and social enterprise. This track calls for papers investigating the impact of social and environmental concerns in the strategies of new ventures or existing ones, and in the formation of social enterprises and other forms of social movements in business. We also welcome papers that investigate the reverse relation i.e. the influence of entrepreneurial activities on institutional, environmental and societal contexts.

Benedicte Brogger, Norwegian Business School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SIG TRACKS

T03_07 - Entrepreneurial Processes

Recent research in entrepreneurship is increasingly conceptualizing new venture formation as a process, rather than as a discrete event (Bygrave 2009; Leyden & Link 2015; Dimov 2018). This process is seen as the result of planned activities and random occurrences, of predetermined actions and rash decisions, of personal inclinations and social expectations. In these terms, entrepreneurship scholars are more and more inclined to talk about entrepreneuring (Steyaert 2007; Johannisson 2011) or entrepreneurship processes (Bygrave 2009; Leyden & Link 2015; Dimov 2018).
This track calls for papers investigating antecedents, dynamics, and possible outcomes of entrepreneurial processes.

Diego Matricano , Department of Management, Università degli Studi della Campania "L. Vanvitelli", This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

T03_08 - Entrepreneurship in the sharing economy: P2P strategies, models, and innovation paradigms

Sharing of funds, files, accommodations, and other utilities and properties has become a vital part of the emerging social life and economy.
The traditional dyadic firm-to-customer transactions has given place to the depositional triadic of P2P platforms game changers which facilitate exchange between peer providers and peer recipients. As these P2P platforms disrupt conventional transactions, for example, P2P home exchange platforms like Airbnb thoroughly disorder the hotel industry, it is crucial that researchers consider conceptual refinement and empirical grounding for providing insights.
This track aims to bring together researchers with an interest in the sharing economy and, specifically, in P2P platforms.

Djamchid Assadi , Burgundy School of Business BSB, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

T03_09 - Entrepreneurship, Growth Strategies & Internationalization in SMEs

SMEs growth strategies have been recently marked by increasing levels of internationalization. This evolution is not limited to exports or international outsourcing: it is indeed a brand new way of doing business. Internationalization of SMEs is challenging existing knowledge. Management scholars are invited to provide new perspectives on international entrepreneurial strategies of SMEs, their challenges and evolving business models, their relation to countries of destination, timing and entry mode, managerial tools, organizational structure, quality of acquired knowledge, relationships with multinationals and institutions. Theoretical contributions, reflections, and empirical analyses are welcome, provided they focus on SMEs.

Lara Penco , University of Genoa, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

T03_10 - Female entrepreneurship

More than thirty years have passed since the first study on female entrepreneurship (FE) has been published and since then, research on women entrepreneurship has developed significantly at the international level. Over the years, scholars have been working in order to move the field ahead by reframing the established research questions, by proposing new research directions, by employing new empirical methods and theoretical approaches, by investigating new socio-economic contexts. This track aims to encourage the adoption of new perspectives in the study of FE, able to demolish or confirm the established knowledge and to develop new issues on this topic.

Sara Poggesi , Tor Vergata University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


T03_11 - Managerialization, professionalization and entrepreneurship: what is the right mix for family businesses and SMEs?

This topic aims to stimulate a scientific dialogue on managerialization and professionalization in family businesses and SMEs. In fact, the capacity to integrate entrepreneurial spirit and attitudes with managerialization of the organizational structure and mechanisms as well as professionalization of people involved in the company is critical for the long term survival and development of family businesses as well for effective family succession process.
We aim to attract papers which critically review and advance theorizations, methodological and practical applications in the study of managerialization, professionalization and their relation with entrepreneurship in family business and SMEs.

Paola Vola , University of Eastern Piedmont, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

T03_12 - Professionalization and Knowledge Management in Start-Ups and SMEs

The survival and growth of an organization depends mainly on the capabilities of its management and its employees; and its ability to ensure knowledge transfer in, from and to the organization. To understand how these processes are organized, it is vital to focus on how input is transformed into innovation and to include the control structure as all activities related to the process have to be coordinated and structured. In a context in which formalized processes are unevenly developed and management knowledge may be more unevenly spread, innovation and knowledge management research need to take several issues into account.

Simon Fietze , University of Southern Denmark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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