4 Paper Development Seminar
April 26th – 27th, 2021. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
This 4th edition of the Paper Development Seminar (4PDS) will be held virtually in April 2021.
Last year, due to the covid-19, the 2-day sessions in Seville had to be cancelled. Nevertheless, the participants submitted their papers/proposals and had their feedback from our experts.
This year, we have decided to organize the 4PDS completely online.
Papers / proposals applying a process perspective to entrepreneurship are welcome. We are open to any contributions analysing the entrepreneurial process, may they be conceptual or empirical and, in this latter case, using quantitative (ideally longitudinal, but also cross-sectional) and/or qualitative methods.
Submissions will be peer reviewed. Those deemed of highest potential by the organizing committee will be invited to participate. Selected participants will be offered the opportunity to submit a full paper (if they did not do so initially). Extended abstracts may also be presented at the seminar. The objective is to develop a productive and intimate work environment. For this reason, we will limit the number of proposals/papers to be presented, to a maximum of 20.
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The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) is the main sponsor of the 4th Paper Development Seminar. The SAMS publishes the top-ranked Journal of Management Studies (JMS). More information on the aims and activities of the SAMS may be found on its web page: http://www.socadms.org.uk/
The European Council for Small Business (ECSB) supports the 4th Paper Development Seminar in Entrepreneurship Process Research as a co-branded event. The ECSB will award a free one-year membership to the presenting author of the best paper/proposal presented at the 4PDS as well as a fast track submission to the RENT2021 Conference.
The following units from the University of Seville also collaborate in organizing this seminar:
- IUSEN: “Tomas de Mercado” Institute for Research in Economics and Business.
- PYMED Research Group (“SMEs and Economic Development”)
We are honoured to have the participation of the following academics (in alphabetical order).
The deadline for the submission of papers / proposals is January 31st, 2021. There is no specific format or template to follow. However, in the case of proposals, a minimum of 1500 words is required, including aims, theoretical framework, methodology and findings (if applicable), implications and contribution. Submissions will be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The proposals will be evaluated by the organizing committee with the help of external reviewers, if needed. On February 15th, 2021, decision letters will be sent to submitting authors.
Authors of the accepted papers / proposals are encouraged to submit a more developed version by March 31st, 2021, although this is not required. The papers/proposals will be presented orally by the authors in the allocated time, followed by some time for Q&A.
All submissions will be presented to the audience and the invited speakers. The authors will receive general comments, specific clarifications and suggestions from the academics that make up the panel of experts in entrepreneurship. This highly qualified feedback will allow authors to improve their manuscripts in order to getting published in top academic journals in the field of entrepreneurship.
Given the virtual format of this seminar, and thanks to the generous support of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS), the registration is free of charge for the authors of accepted submissions.
|Monday April 26th, 2020
9.00- 9.30 Opening session
9.30-11.00 Plenary session: The future of entrepreneurship research. Profs. Ute Stephan & Johan Wiklund
11.30-13.00 Participants’ presentations
14.00-15.30 Participants’ presentations
16.00-17.00 Round table: Should we target a journal when planning a paper? Suitability and journal ranking. Profs. Anderson, Blackburn, Hytti, Stephan and Wiklund
|Tuesday April 27th, 2020
9.00-10.30 Plenary session: Writing and publishing a good qualitative paper about entrepreneurial processes. Profs. Alistair Anderson & Ulla Hytti
11.00-12.00 Participants’ presentations
12.00-13.00 Plenary session: Unpacking Research Excellence: what is excellence and what makes an excellent researcher? Prof. Robert Blackburn
14.00-15.30 Participants’ presentations
16.00-17.00 Round table: What to do after a rejection. Profs. Anderson, Blackburn, Hytti, Stephan and Wiklund
17.00-17.30 Closing up and Best Paper Award ceremony
Francisco Liñán, Universidad de Sevilla (Chair)
José Fernández-Serrano, Universidad de Sevilla
Ignacio Castro-Abancens, Universidad de Sevilla
Inmaculada Jaén, Universidad de Sevilla
Pedro Baena-Luna, Universidad de Sevilla
For any questions regarding the seminar organization, please contact: email@example.com