Audencia – New Position – Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Entrepreneurship (Research Focused)

 REF. BS04-ENT: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Entrepreneurship (Research Focused)

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Audencia Business School invites applications for a new Entrepreneurship opening with pedagogical orientation.

Audencia Business School holds Triple AACSB EQUIS and AMBA accreditation and is one of the leading European and French business schools. Audencia offers a wide range of programmes, including BBA, Masters/MSc, MBA, Doctorate and Executive Education Programmes and employs 137 core faculty members from 29 countries.

Entrepreneurship at Audencia:

 A core team of permanent professors (entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship, business models, growth, gender, entrepreneurial finance, corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship-as-practice), 2 International Affiliated Faculty and a team of adjunct lecturers trained to our pedagogy;

 3 Research Chairs: Family Entrepreneurship and Society, Finance for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a Sustained Growth

 A center to supporting entrepreneurship for all our communities (students, Alumni, employees, companies, local ecosystem) including pre-incubator, incubator, student association to support entrepreneurial initiatives, and intrapreneurship experimental lab in Audencia

 Entrepreneurship as a core discipline in all teaching programmes including a specialized bachelor’s and master’s degree.

 

Requirements:

The candidate for the position must:

  • Hold a PhD in Entrepreneurship or related area
  • Have an international (for Full Professor), established (for Associate level) or promising (for Assistant level) record of high impact research publications in the field of entrepreneurship,
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching skills at graduate, post-graduate and executive education levels.
  • Be able to teach in English language (French is a plus).
  • Be great team players.
  • Be interested in collaborating with colleagues and applying for external funding
  • For higher-level applications: Play an active part in International Academic Networks related to Entrepreneurship.

 

Overview

The successful candidate will join Audencia’s Entrepreneurship Group, under the Business and Society Department. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in Entrepreneurship and particularly strategic entrepreneurship. Furthermore, we will be keen to see scholars with focus on family entrepreneurship, succession, family governance, entrepreneurship as practice, but will also encourage academics with track record of publications in other entrepreneurship disciplines to apply.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Designing, managing, and delivering courses in graduate, postgraduate, executive and research programmes in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Managing or co-managing programmes in Grande Ecole as part of Bachelor and Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Carrying out and publishing high-quality research in international academic journals and practitioner printed or digital media
  • Engaging in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship faculty through joint publications, mentoring and course development
  • Contribute to research life of the Department and Entrepreneurship Group
  • Undertaking leadership and other administrative roles within the department and the school.

 

Campus location

Our campuses (Atlantic and City Campus) are located in Nantes, a mid-sized city in western France serviced by an international airport and are 2 hours away from Paris by train. Bustling with cultural and social events, the sandy Atlantic coastline an hour’s drive away to the west, and rolling vineyards and castles to the east, Nantes is the ideal city to live in. Home to more than 1,330 companies based in the city, Nantes also boasts a rich economic and industrial identity. Audencia Business School also holds campuses in Paris, la Roche sur Yon, Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu.

Application

Electronic applications are to be sent by e-mail to faculty-recruitment@audencia.com, latest March 1, 2021.

The application packet must include the following documents addressed to Dr Thibaut BARDON, Associate Dean for Faculty. Please cite the reference number REF. BS04-ENT in the subject line of your application:

  • Application letter
  • Contact information for two persons willing to give recommendations
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information regarding previous teaching experience, teaching evaluations and teaching philosophy.
  • A research statement showcasing the present and future research direction
  • A list of publications, pipeline of outputs currently under review and in progress and an example of work in progress in the main area of specialization.

 

Informal inquiries about the post can be sent to: Prof. Natalia Vershinina, Head of research for Business & Society department and Professor of Entrepreneurship (nvershinina@audencia.com) or Prof. Emma Avetisyan, Head of pedagogy for Business & Society department (emma.avetisyan@audencia.com).

Audencia is also looking for a pedagogical profile : http://entrepreneuriat.com/audencia-new-position-assistant-associate-full-professor-in-entrepreneurship-teaching-focused

Audencia – New position – Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Entrepreneurship (Teaching Focused)

Audencia Business School invites applications for a new Entrepreneurship opening with pedagogical orientation.

Audencia Business School holds Triple AACSB EQUIS and AMBA accreditation and is one of the leading European and French business schools. Audencia offers a wide range of programs, including BBA, Masters/MSc, MBA, Doctorate and Executive Education Programs and employs 137 core faculty members from 29 countries.

Entrepreneurship at Audencia:

  • A core team of permanent professors (entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship, business models, growth, gender, entrepreneurial finance, corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship-as-practice), 2 International Affiliated Faculty and a team of adjunct lecturers trained to our pedagogy;
  • 3 Research Chairs: Family Entrepreneurship and Society, Finance for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a Sustained Growth
  • A center to supporting entrepreneurship for all our communities (students, Alumni, employees, companies, local ecosystem) including pre-incubator, incubator, student association to support entrepreneurial initiatives, and intrapreneurship experimental lab in Audencia
  • Entrepreneurship as a core discipline in all teaching programs including a specialized bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Requirements:

The candidate for the position must:

  • Hold a PhD or a DBA
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching skills at graduate, post-graduate and executive education levels.
  • Be able to teach in English and French language.
  • Evidence of attracting research funding is also a plus.

Overview

The successful candidate will join Audencia’s Entrepreneurship Group, under the Business and Society Department. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in:

  • Entrepreneurship : the ensemble of the subjects related to firm start-up, with possible specialization in new firm growth and entrepreneurial budgeting and finance

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Designing, managing, and delivering courses in graduate, postgraduate and executive programmes in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • Managing or co-managing programmes in Grande Ecole as part of Bachelor and Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Engaging in outreach by developing relationships with local and regional entrepreneurial and support ecosystem
  • Developing and publishing pedagogical case studies in entrepreneurship and student/practitioner printed or digital media
  • Contribute to pedagogical developments in Entrepreneurship Group and wider Business & Society Department

Campus location

Our campuses (Atlantic and City Campus) are located in Nantes, a mid-sized city in western France serviced by an international airport and are 2 hours away from Paris by train. Bustling with cultural and social events, the sandy Atlantic coastline an hour’s drive away to the west, and rolling vineyards and castles to the east, Nantes is the ideal city to live in. Home to more than 1,330 companies based in the city, Nantes also boasts a rich economic and industrial identity. Audencia Business School also holds campuses in Paris, la Roche sur Yon, Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu.

Application

Electronic applications are to be sent by e-mail to faculty-recruitment@audencia.com, latest March 1, 2021.

The application packet must include the following documents addressed to Dr Thibaut BARDON, Associate Dean for Faculty. Please cite the reference number REF. BS03-ENT in the subject line of your application:

  • Application letter
  • Contact information for two persons willing to give recommendations
  • Up-to date Curriculum vitae
  • Information regarding previous teaching experience and teaching philosophy.
  • A list of publications, pipeline of outputs, and an example of work in progress in the main area of specialization.

Informal inquiries about the post can be sent to: Prof. Natalia Vershinina, Head of research for Business & Society department and Professor of Entrepreneurship (nvershinina@audencia.com) or Prof. Emma Avetisyan, Head of pedagogy for Business & Society department (emma.avetisyan@audencia.com).

Audencia is also looking for research profile : http://entrepreneuriat.com/audencia-recruitment-assistant-associate-full-professor-in-entrepreneurship-research-focused

 

Première édition de l’Observatoire National de l’Entrepreneuriat Familial – Audencia & FBN France

La culture entrepreneuriale et familiale : un levier pour la transmission ?

La chaire lance la première édition de l’Observatoire National de l’Entrepreneuriat Familial, en partenariat avec le FBN France.

Son objectif ?

Mieux comprendre les leviers entrepreneuriaux des entreprises familiales qui savent conjuguer, sur plusieurs générations, pérennité et compétitivité, en prenant le parti pris de comparer les entreprises familiales et non familiales.

Télécharger la synthèse illustrée

Télécharger la version intégrable

 

Source: https://entrepreneuriat-familial.audencia.com/recherches-et-etudes/etudes/

Symplatform – symposium on digital platforms – 5*1h30 sessions – from June 29th to July 3rd at 2pm CET

Symplatform is symposium on digital platforms, that brings scholars from all management discipline and industry leaders to foster discussions and define the past, present and future evolution of the digital platform economy    

Due to the current situation, it will be totally digital and free of charge:  5 sessions (one and a half hour each) from June 29th to July 3rd at 2pm CET. 
Registrations are open here: https://lnkd.in/gv8GER4

The schedule is the following:
• June 29th: Opening and guest speech by Prof. Roberto Verganti
• June 30th: Papers presentations 
• July 1st: Pitch Your Challenge – Presentations from platform-based start-ups
• July 2nd: Papers presentations
• July 3rd: Round table and closing speech by Prof. Wim Vanhaverbeke

Symplatform is a joint project by Politecnico di Milano, Trinity College Dublin and Audencia Business School, organized by Tommaso Buganza, Laurent Muzellec, Sébastien Ronteau, Deepak Saxena and Daniel Trabucchi. 
Further information at https://symplatform.com!

J-10 / D-10 RIODD 2020 submission/soumission – Montpellier – 30 sept 2 oct – Track Entrepreneurship: Growth and/or Sustainable Scaling, an oxymoron? – Track Entrepreneuriat: Croissance et/ou scalabilité durable, un oxymore?

riodd2020-croissance@umontpellier.fr

Presentation

riodd2020-croissance@umontpellier.fr

Responsable Session / Track leaders

Vincent Lefebvre Audencia Businenss School Associate Professor Entrepreneurship vlefebvre(at)audencia.com

Natalia Vershinina Audencia Business School Professor Entrepreneurship
nvershinina(at)audencia.com

Sebastien Ronteau Audencia Business School Associate Professor Entrepreneurship sronteau(at)audencia.com

Karen Delchet-Cochet Professor ISC Paris Business School CSR
karen.delchet-cochet(at) iscparis.com

References

 

Bergin, Richard Jeffrey. 2001. “Venture Design, Scalability and Sustained Performance.” Academy of Management Proceedings 2001 (1): A1–A5. doi:10.5465/apbpp.2001.6133855.

Gilbert, Brett Anitra, Patricia P. McDougall, and David B. Audretsch. 2006. “New Venture Growth: A Review and Extension.” Journal of Management 32 (6): 926–950. doi:10.1177/0149206306293860.

Lefebvre, Vincent, and Miruna Radu-Lefebvre. 2012. “Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility at the Start-up Level: Constraint or Catalyst for Opportunity Identification?” International Business Research 5 (7). doi:10.5539/ibr.v5n7p17.

Peredo, Ana María, and Murdith McLean. 2006. “Social Entrepreneurship: A Critical Review of the Concept.” Journal of World Business 41 (1): 56–65. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2005.10.007.

Sarango-Lalangui, Paul, Jane Santos, and Esther Hormiga. 2018. “The Development of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research Field.” Sustainability 10 (6): 2005. doi:10.3390/su10062005.

Shepherd, Dean A., and Holger Patzelt. 2011. “The New Field of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Studying Entrepreneurial Action Linking ‘What Is to Be Sustained’ With ‘What Is to Be Developed.’” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 35 (1): 137–163. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00426.x.

Soumission / Submission

riodd2020-croissance@umontpellier.fr

Podcasts pour entrepreneur(e)s en devenir confiné(e)s

Chers collègues,

Après vous avoir invité à partager des contenus, j’ouvre le bal.

J’ai enregistré 5 podcasts qui reprennent 5 temps forts du processus entrepreneurial.

Je propose pour chacun de ces temps mes réflexions et quelques exercices qui peuvent être faits à la maison.

Cela fait maintenant 20 ans que je travaille au plus proche des entrepreneurs et ces 5 podcasts sont le reflet de mon top 5 de ce qui devrait être fait de manière méticuleuse mais qui ne l’ai presque jamais.

En espérant, que cela vous soit utile et vous intéresse.

N’hésitez pas à partager vos contenus sur: http://entrepreneuriat.com/partagez-vos-actus/

Podcasts pour Entrepreneur(e)s en devenir confiné(e)s

Track Entrepreneurship: Growth and/or Sustainable Scaling, an oxymoron? – RIODD 2020 – Montpellier – sept 30 oct 2

riodd2020-croissance@umontpellier.fr

Presentation

riodd2020-croissance@umontpellier.fr

Responsable Session / Track leaders

Vincent Lefebvre Audencia Businenss School Associate Professor Entrepreneurship vlefebvre(at)audencia.com

Natalia Vershinina Audencia Business School Professor Entrepreneurship
nvershinina(at)audencia.com

Sebastien Ronteau Audencia Business School Associate Professor Entrepreneurship sronteau(at)audencia.com

Karen Delchet-Cochet Professor ISC Paris Business School CSR
karen.delchet-cochet(at) iscparis.com

References

 

Bergin, Richard Jeffrey. 2001. “Venture Design, Scalability and Sustained Performance.” Academy of Management Proceedings 2001 (1): A1–A5. doi:10.5465/apbpp.2001.6133855.

Gilbert, Brett Anitra, Patricia P. McDougall, and David B. Audretsch. 2006. “New Venture Growth: A Review and Extension.” Journal of Management 32 (6): 926–950. doi:10.1177/0149206306293860.

Lefebvre, Vincent, and Miruna Radu-Lefebvre. 2012. “Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility at the Start-up Level: Constraint or Catalyst for Opportunity Identification?” International Business Research 5 (7). doi:10.5539/ibr.v5n7p17.

Peredo, Ana María, and Murdith McLean. 2006. “Social Entrepreneurship: A Critical Review of the Concept.” Journal of World Business 41 (1): 56–65. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2005.10.007.

Sarango-Lalangui, Paul, Jane Santos, and Esther Hormiga. 2018. “The Development of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Research Field.” Sustainability 10 (6): 2005. doi:10.3390/su10062005.

Shepherd, Dean A., and Holger Patzelt. 2011. “The New Field of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Studying Entrepreneurial Action Linking ‘What Is to Be Sustained’ With ‘What Is to Be Developed.’” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 35 (1): 137–163. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00426.x.

Soumission / Submission

riodd2020-croissance@umontpellier.fr

Recrutement – Vacataires anglophones – Audencia Business School

Audencia propose plus de 1500h d’enseignement en entrepreneuriat par an en tronc commun ou en spécialisation. Dans le cadre du développement continu de nos activités, nous cherchons à étoffer notre équipe de vacataires.

Vous avez une expérience confirmée de l’enseignement de l’entrepreneuriat, vous accompagnez des entrepreneurs régulièrement à la création et/ou développement de leurs entreprises.

Vous avez une expérience anglophone confirmée.

Vous souhaitez rejoindre une équipe et vous engager à nos côtés, n’hésitez pas à nous faire parvenir votre CV par mail : vlefebvre[@]audencia.com

Job Opportunity – Assistant/Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at Audencia Business School

Assistant / Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at Audencia Business School

Sept 2019_ENTPosition Assist Associate Prof Entrepreneurship

Audencia Business School (www.audencia.com) invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Entrepreneurship effective from September 2019.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A good working knowledge of English is compulsory. Knowledge of French is a plus.

Position requirements: a balanced profile committed to research, teaching and Faculty
The preferred candidate for the position will offer a balanced and complementary profile. He/she will:

  • hold a PhD in a discipline relevant to Entrepreneurship studies (entrepreneurship and other business disciplines, social sciences, finance)
  • demonstrate evidence of expertise in research in Entrepreneurship
  • demonstrate evidence of expertise in teaching in Entrepreneurship
  • have an ongoing program of academic research and publishing in top-tier journals on the subject of Entrepreneurship
  • demonstrate capacity and interest to coordinate an Entrepreneurship program (a previous coordination experience will be appreciated)
  • demonstrate significant relational qualities and team spirit
  • demonstrate capacity to develop research-related projects relevant for Audencia
  • be expected to contribute to outreach activities to the broader practitioner community.

International profiles are highly encouraged to apply.

Position overview
The position is located within Audencia’s “Business and Society” Department that gathers Entrepreneurship and CSR/sustainable supply chain management faculty. The Entrepreneurship current team consists of seven professors with various and complementary profiles. Their research focuses on Family Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs’ Financing, Support of entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial practices and Corporate Entrepreneurship.
For more information on the Business and Society Department and on the Entrepreneurship team, please visit: https://faculte-recherche.audencia.com/en/departments/business-society/ )

Audencia Business School is triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA), and one of the leading European and French Business Schools. The school offers a wide range of programs including MSc, MBA, Executive MBA, European Master in Management, Doctorate and Executive Education Programmes, with 120 core faculty members from 28 countries.
Audencia Business School is one of the first Business Schools to develop programs (including an incubator) in Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship plays a key role in all diplomas delivered by Audencia (Audencia Grande Ecole, Audencia Sciences Com, Audencia Bachelor, MBA, MSc et MS). Overall, around 1500h teaching are delivered. Each year, 1500 students attend an Entrepreneurship course. Those who wish can join the « Audencia Startup Lab » or, later in their curriculum, the Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator. Both offer dedicated specialized support. Audencia’s goal in Entrepreneurship is to develop a life-long entrepreneurial capital among its students.
Audencia also hosts a chair in “Family Entrepreneurship and Society” (see https://entrepreneuriat-familial.audencia.com/) and a chair “Finance for Innovation” (https://faculte-recherche.audencia.com/chaires/finance-pour-linnovation/).
The candidate should have the potential contribute to Audencia’s reputation and expertise in those different domains.

The school is located in the city of Nantes, just 2 hours away from Paris by train, serviced by an international airport. With a vibrant city life full of cultural and other events, the sandy Atlantic coast to the west of the city and rolling vineyards and royal castles to the east, it is it an ideal city to live in. Perhaps these are the reasons for which Time Magazine selected Nantes as ‘the most liveable city in Europe’. In addition to its pleasant environment, the city also boasts a rich economic and industrial identity. Nantes is rich in activity, with more than 40 000 companies housed in the city.

Application candidates should send an electronic application, including an application letter, a curriculum vitae (including a full list of publications), two selected publications, information regarding teaching performance and names of two referees by e-mail to André Sobczak, Audencia’s Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at faculty-recruitment@audencia.com.
Applications will be evaluated when received.
Deadline: March, 31st 2019.

For more information
Prof. Claire Champenois (Head of Research – Business and Society Department; Entrepreneurship Professor): cchampenois@audencia.com

Discover Nantes area attractiveness:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RA2wml864U

Call for Papers – 4th Annual Entrepreneurship as Practice Conference and PhD Symposium – 3-5 April 2019 – Audencia Business School, Nantes, France

Call for Papers – 4th Annual Entrepreneurship as Practice Conference and PhD Symposium – 3-5 April 2019 – Audencia Business School, Nantes, France

Call for Papers – 4th Annual Entrepreneurship as Practice

Conference and PhD Symposium – 3-5 April 2019

Audencia Business School, Nantes, France

About the Conference

The 4th version of this conference aims to advance understanding of entrepreneurship-as-practice, foster network ties, facilitate collaborative writing relationships, and build a strong community of practice scholars. To do so, we have developed a Research Conference and PhD Symposium that educates interested scholars as well as develops empirical and conceptual papers regarding the ‘practice turn’ taking place in entrepreneurship studies.

Building on the first (February 2016 at VU Amsterdam), second (February 2017 at University College Dublin Quinn School of Business) and third (April 2018 at Linnaeus University) Entrepreneurship as Practice conferences, this conference and PhD symposium bring together the growing community of researchers who embrace the “practice turn”. Initiated by such calls as Steyaert (2007) and Johannisson (2011), the entrepreneurship-as-practice movement is now gaining traction, witnessed by such contributions as De Clercq & Voronov (2009), Tatli et al. (2014), Goss et al. (2011), Keating et al. (2013), Chalmers and Shaw (2017), Dimov (2018) and Matthews et al. (2018).

Practice theorists of entrepreneurship studies share a number of common assumptions. First, instead of thoughts and ideas hidden inside individual entrepreneurial minds, the central focus of inquiry are the spontaneously expressed, living, responsive, relational practices occurring out in the world between us for all to see. Second, practices are seen as the relevant unit of analysis for the exploration of entrepreneurial phenomena. Although there is no one definition of practice possible, they are fundamentally collaborative and relational activities, not solely reducible to the agents who carry them out. As they are defined by Schatzki, practices are organized by the enactment of sequential bodily activities, mediated by ‘things’ and their use, and drawing upon practical knowledge. Practices bring together actors, activities and contexts, thus interrelating social structures and human agency (Dodd et al., 2016; Hill, 2018; Tatli et al., 2014). Consequently, EaP research aims to observe, theorize and unfold the practices―as ways of doing and saying things―carried out by practitioners (entrepreneurs and their partners).

Drawing on these shared assumptions, recent scholarship has advanced entrepreneurship research in several ways. First, entrepreneurship as practice continues to move away from understanding ‘who’ an entrepreneur is towards the importance of collaborative activity, performance, and work in the creation and perpetuation of entrepreneuring (Gartner et al., 2016; Keating et al., 2013; Matthews et al., 2018). Second, theories of practice help us understand the critical role of the body, practical know-how and material objects in organizing entrepreneurship. Third, theories of practice help us perceive and better understand the reproduction and transformation of practices and practical knowledge related to entrepreneurial phenomena across time and space.

However, emphasizing the intricate socially-situated nature of practices comes with considerable ontological, theoretical and methodological implications. These will be addressed during the Conference and PhD Symposium.

For background and information on EaP literature, prior conferences and other pertinent materials, please go to:

https://www.entrepreneurshipaspractice.com/

Structure of the Conference and PhD Symposium

The Conference will be held over three full days: Registration & welcoming will take place on April 2nd late afternoon. April 3rd will focus on theoretical issues, April 4th on methodological issues and April 5th on a paper development workshop. The conference will include keynote lectures and workshops, a panel session on publishing entrepreneurship as practice research and a working paper development session.

Participating scholars are welcome to choose one or more days of the conference when registering.

PhD candidates who want ECTS credits for their participation are required to attend all three days of the conference, as well as generate additional work beyond what is required by other participants in the conference.

We welcome papers addressing theories of practice and creative organizing from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. Entrepreneurship, management, strategy, social sciences, humanities studies are all welcomed.

Potential although not exclusive topics that may be addressed include:

Theoretical challenges:

  • What are the differences between the individualism, structuralism and practice traditions of entrepreneurship research and how can they be combined?
  • How is the process approach to entrepreneurship (entrepreneuring) similar and different from practice approach?
  • How can we carve out insights and theories without the traditional aim of reification and generalization, given practice theories’ phenomenological roots?
  • How can we theoretically cope with the enormous diversity of practices in which entrepreneurship is implicated?
  • How can entrepreneurship studies help to theorize the reproduction and transformation of practical knowledge?
  • How can we incorporate embodiment and sociomateriality into our understanding of practices related to entrepreneurship?
  • How can an EaP perspective rejuvenate our thinking about traditional entrepreneurship related topics of innovating, creating opportunities, networking, venturing, strategizing, financing and organizing?
  • What is the value of existing theoretical frameworks of practice for entrepreneurship research, and when should we employ or go beyond them?
  • How can EaP be used as a platform for critical studies of entrepreneurship?

Methodological and Empirical Challenges:

  • How does one begin an EaP study, such as selecting and entering a site for observation?
  • As theories of practice guide us to study the real-time and unique instances of practices related to entrepreneurship, how can we observe, analyze and theorize about these unique instances, whilst still accounting for their relations to other practices?
  • What are some common research questions that can be formulated and answered using an EaP perspective, and which practice theory is appropriate for which research questions in entrepreneurship?
  • How can one catalogue and rigorously analyze large amounts of video-based ethnographic data?
  • What can we methodologically learn from the history of the Strategy as Practice (SaP) community?

Abstract / Paper Submission

All scholars who are interested in the paper development workshop and PhD candidates wishing to attend the conference should submit an abstract (of less than 1,000 words) by 3 December 2018 to eap4@audencia.com.

Abstracts should not exceed two single-spaced pages, and may not exceed the maximum limit of 1,000 words. They should present the purpose of the research, the relevance of the problem, the literature review, the methods and the main findings. 3 to 5 keywords and an indicative Topic of the Conference should be included. Authors will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by December 15, 2018. Full working papers are due for February 15, 2019.

Full working papers should have the following structure: introduction, literature review or conceptual framework, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion. The text should be 10-15 pages, characters Times New Roman 12, single spacing. Abstracts and papers should be written and presented in English.

All working papers will be assigned to discussion groups.  Each group member will be responsible for providing feedback on the papers received during the working paper session on April 5.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline   PhD Symposium and Research ConferenceDecember 3rd, 2018
Notification of Acceptance   PhD Symposium and Research ConferenceDecember 15th, 2018
Full Paper Submission DeadlineFebruary 15th, 2019
Registration DeadlineMarch 1st, 2019
Conference DateApril 3-5th, 2019

Conference Fees:

Fees for PhD Symposium and Research Conference attendees are to be determined and posted by October 1, 2018.

Organizing Committee (extract)

Claire Champenois (Audencia Business School), Miruna Radu-Lefebvre (Audencia Business School)
William B. Gartner (Babson College and Linnaeus University), Bruce Teague (Eastern University Washington), Neil Thompson (VU University Amsterdam), Ola Byrne (UCD Dublin)

Audencia Business School & Nantes

EAP4 will be held at Audencia Business School, Nantes, France on April 2-5 2019. Founded in 1900, Audencia Business School is one of France’s elite Grande Ecole higher education institutions – ranked 6th in the nation (SIGEM). World renowned for education and research in business and management, it ranks among the top 100 worldwide (The Economist). Among the 90 tenured faculty members, seven focus on Entrepreneurship.

http://www.audencia.com/en/

Nantes is a modern innovative and green city with old-world flair city. It is two hours from Paris (by train), one hour from London (by plane), and 45 minutes from the Atlantic Coast (by car or train).

For Further Information and Questions Please contact eap4@audencia.com

References

Chalmers, D. M., & Shaw, E. (2017). The endogenous construction of entrepreneurial contexts: A practice-based !perspective. International Small Business Journal, September(1967), 19–39.

De Clercq, D., & Voronov, M. (2009). Toward a Practice Perspective of Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Legitimacy as Habitus. International Small Business Journal, 27(4), 395–419.

Dimov, D. (2018). Opportunities, language and time. Academy of Management Perspectives, in press.

Dodd, S. D., Pret, T., & Shaw, E. (2016). Advancing understanding of entrepreneurial embeddedness : forms of capital , social contexts and time. In F. Welter & W. B. Gartner (Eds.), A research agenda for entrepreneurship and context (pp. 120–133). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Pub.

Gartner, W. B., Stam, E., Thompson, N. A., & Verduyn, K. (2016). Entrepreneurship as practice: grounding contemporary practice theory into entrepreneurship studies. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 28(9–10), 813–816.

Goss, D., Jones, R., Latham, J., & Betta, M. (2011). Power as practice: A Micro-sociological Analysis of the Dynamics of Emancipatory Entrepreneurship. Organization Studies, 32(2), 211–229.

Hill, I. (2018). How did you get up and running? Taking a Bourdieuan perspective towards a framework for negotiating strategic fit. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 1–35.

Johannisson, B. (2011). Towards a practice theory of entrepreneuring. Small Business Economics, 36(2), 135–150.

Keating, A., Geiger, S., & Mcloughlin, D. (2013). Riding the Practice Waves: Social Resourcing Practices During New Venture Development. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 38(5), 1–29.

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