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ESU 2014

Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship Lund,
Sweden

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Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, Poland.

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Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

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EMLYON Business School, Ecully. Lyon, France

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Southampton Solent Business School, Southampton Solent University, UK

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Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, ISCTE – IUL,
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University of Southern Denmark,
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University of Seville, Spain

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University of Tartu, Estonia

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Sannio University of Benevento, Italy

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Bodø Graduate School of Business, Norway

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EM Lyon Entrepreneurship Research Centre, France

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University of Tampere, School of Economics
and Business Administration, Hämeelinna, Finland

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University of Twente, Netherlands

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Valence, France

ESU 2014

Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship Lund,
Sweden

We at Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship at Lund University, Sweden, are happy to host the ESU 2014 Conference and Doctoral programme! We are looking forward to meeting you all 18–23 August in Lund.

Conference venue

Lund University School of Economics and Management
Holger Crafoord Centre
Tycho Brahes väg 1
Lund

Lund University School of Economics and Management, Holger Crafoord Centre

Conference Programme

During the week we will discuss some core issues in researching entrepreneurship – from formulating interesting research questions to publishing in scientific journals.

The PhD participants of the ESU Doctoral Programme will be divided into different groups depending on their progress in their thesis work.

  • Early group (E group): Students that haven’t started their PhD studies and PhD students in their first year of doctoral studies.
  • Work in Progress group (WiP group): PhD students that are in the progress (in the middle) of their PhD studies.
  • Mature group (M group): PhD students that are in their end of the PhD process or PhDs that have finalized their thesis.

During the week we will devote the days to different key issues in entrepreneurship research. The overview of the programme of the week looks as follows:

Sunday
17 August

Monday
18 August

Tuesday
19 August

Wednesday
20 August

Thursday
21 August

Friday
22 August

Saturday
23 August

Theme:Formulate research questions

Theme: Methodology

Theme: Conference Day

Theme: Writing process

Theme: Publishing in academic journals

Keynote speech: How to formulate interesting research questions Keynote speech: How to research entrepreneurship

Keynote speech: Experience of an entrepreneur

Keynote speech: How to write Keynote speech: How to publish in academic journals Visit to Copenhagen
Follow-up discussions in
– E group
– WiP group
– M group
Follow-up discussions in
– E group
– WiP group
– M group
Parallel sessions of conference paper presentations Follow-up discussions in
– E group
– WiP group
– M group
Follow-up discussions in
– E group
– WiP group
– M group
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Paper presentations in
– E group
– WiP group
– M group
Paper presentations in
– E group
– WiP group
– M group
Parallel sessions of conference paper presentations Paper presentations in
– E group
– WiP group
– M group
Paper presentations in
– E group
– WiP group
– M group
18:00
Welcome reception
Social event
Dinner
Social event
Dinner
Free time Social event
Dinner
Social event
Dinner

Keynote Speakers

Monday 18 August 2014: Mats Alvesson: Doing Interesting Research: Constructing Innovative Research Questions

We start the week discussing what constitutes interesting research questions. Mats Alvesson works at the Department of Business Administration, Lund University and is also affiliated with University of Queensland and Cass Business School, London. His research includes organizational culture, leadership, identity, knowledge work and stupidity in organizations. He has written extensively on qualitative and reflexive method. Recent books include The Triumph of Emptiness, Oxford University Press, 2013, and together with Jörgen Sandberg, Constructing Research Questions. Doing Interesting Research, Sage, 2013. There is a shortage of innovative and novel ideas in research. Most research apply a framework and add marginally to existing knowledge. The keynote discusses ways of doing interesting research, primarily through the investigation and challenging of dominant, taken-for-granted assumptions. This can lead to unexpected research questions and new theoretical ideas. The keynote speech is based on the book by Alvesson and Sandberg on Constructing Research Questions (2013).

Tuesday 19 August 2014: Ester Barinaga: Engaged scholarship: A methodological approach for entrepreneurship researchers?

On Tuesday we will turn our focus and interest to methodological issues in entrepreneurship research. Professor Ester Barinaga, Copenhagen Business School, will hold a keynote speech concerning engaged scholarship in entrepreneurship research. Ester Barinaga is Professor in Social Entrepreneurship at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Her current work focuses on concepts, tools and strategies that may help us better design organizations and initiatives aiming at social change in general, and the dissolution of the immigrant condition in particular. To engage with the field, Ester founded and chairs Förorten i Centrum, a social venture based in Stockholm that uses collective mural art processes to nuance the stigmatised image of the suburbs and their residents. She has published articles in, among others, Geoforum, Human Relations, Ethnicities, and Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. She is also the author of Powerful dichotomies: Inclusion and exclusion in the information society.

Wednesday 20 August 2014

On Wednesday we will meet Carolina Palmqvist and Petronella Ericson. In their keynote speech they will tell the story of how companionship can be a forceful factor to become successful entrepreneurs. Carolina Palmqvist and Petronella Ericson started their journey as entrepreneurs in 2009. The idea was to exceed excellence in business using their specifically different skills in companionship. Being sisters they had the experience of performing high results in sports together. Now they imagined their complimentary skills from different educations, work experience, attitudes and visions to help them succeed as entrepreneurs. Today their company runs a management enterprise and they are the major owners in two IT related enterprises. Tic tac Interactive has become among the leading Nordic companies in digital learning, and SBBS is in its embryo of developing successful hosting.

Thursday 21 August 2014: Andreas Ekström: To word the world – the fun and craftsmanship of writing

In research, the writing process is of upmost importance, on Thursday we have invited the journalist and author Andreas Ekström to give a keynote speech about the writing process and the communication process with media. Andreas Ekström is a senior staff writer at the newspaper Sydsvenskan, with well over 20 years of experience of writing in newspaper industry. He is also the author of six books, and a sought-after lecturer and commentator on all things media and internet. His seminar will give you insights on both his creative process as such – but also explore the ways of the media, when facing the scientific community.

Friday 22 August 2014: Alain Fayolle: How to get published in the best entrepreneurship journals?

Finally, on Friday, we will focus our attention on the publishing process. We will be joined by Professor Alain Fayolle, EM Lyon, who will give his keynote speech based on his latest book on how to publish in top-journals in entrepreneurship. Alain Fayolle is a professor of entrepreneurship, as well as the founder and director of the Entrepreneurship Research Centre at EM Lyon Business School, France. His research interests cover a range of topics in the field of entrepreneurship. He is acting as an expert for different governments and international institutions (OECD, EC). In 2013, Alain Fayolle received the European Entrepreneurship Education Award (EEEA) and has been elected officer of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division. Alain has published twenty five books and over one hundred articles in leading international and French-speaking journals. Among his editorial positions, he is notably an Associate Editor of Journal of Small Business Management and an Editor of two leading French-speaking journals. His latest book is “How to get published in the best entrepreneurship journals”, published by Edward Elgar Publisher in 2013.