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.

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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

Anticipating or living (high) growth and scalability of new ventures or new organizations is one of the least studied elements of the entrepreneurial process, especially if you focus on: how do new ventures grow? (Gilbert, McDougall, and Audretsch 2006). Taking this element into account adopting a CSR and/or sustainable development perspective would however be crucial. Indeed, it is by developing and implementing that sustainability and responsibility are practiced within the new venture/organization. If at a startup level, taking CSR into account is a real creative catalyst in the design of an entrepreneurial project (Lefebvre and Radu-Lefebvre 2012), what about the growth stage? How do entrepreneurs deal with it?

The literature on entrepreneurship offers different trends. When it comes to taking into account corporate social responsibility or sustainable development in the field of entrepreneurship, the outcome of the new venture/organization used to prevail on taking into account the whole dimensions of CSR or Sustainable Development in the overall entrepreneurial process. Social entrepreneurship is thus defined more in opposition to traditional entrepreneurship, the economic outcome vs the social one (Peredo and McLean 2006). For its part, “sustainable entrepreneurship is focused on the preservation of nature, life support, and community in the pursuit of perceived opportunities to bring into existence future products, processes, and services for gain, where gain is broadly construed to include economic and non-economic gains to individuals, the economy, and society” (Shepherd and Patzelt 2011, 137). However, the concept is still emerging, but it received more interest from the sustainability community that from the entrepreneurship one (Sarango-Lalangui, Santos, and Hormiga 2018).

We suggest to authors wishing to fully engage in the theoretical integration of CSR and sustainable development in entrepreneurship to take it into account across the entire entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial process by focusing on the most counter-intuitive level: growth and scalability with a sustainable vocation (Bergin 2001).

3 main questions can be addressed for this session:

– What is (high) sustainable growth / scalability in entrepreneurship?

– Are ecosystems adapted to (high) sustainable growth / scalability carried by entrepreneurs?

– What is / are the processes and specific practices involved? And, how can these processes and practices be supported?

Le projet ou la phase de (forte) croissance et de scalabilité des nouvelles entreprises ou nouvelles organisations est une des phases du processus entrepreneurial les moins étudiées, en particulier si l’on s’intéresse à la question : comment la croissance s’est mise en place  (Gilbert, McDougall, and Audretsch 2006). Prendre cette phase en compte dans une perspective RSE et développement durable serait pourtant crucial car c’est dans le développement et l’implémentation que la durabilité et la responsabilité sont engagées et trouvent leurs ancrages. Si dans les phases amont la prise en compte de la RSE est un vrai catalyseur créatif dans la conception d’un projet entrepreneurial (Lefebvre and Radu-Lefebvre 2012), qu’en est-il en phase de croissance et comment l’entrepreneur s’en empare-t-il ?

La littérature en entrepreneuriat offre différents courants. Dès qu’il s’agit de prendre en considération la responsabilité sociale des entreprises ou le développement durable dans le champ de l’entrepreneuriat, c’est la finalité de l’organisation créée qui prédomine en lieu et place d’une prise en considération systématique des dimensions de la RSE ou du Développement Durable dans le processus entrepreneurial dans sa globalité. L’entrepreneuriat social se définit ainsi davantage en opposition à l’entrepreneuriat traditionnel, la finalité lucrative s’opposant à la finalité sociale (Peredo and McLean 2006). De son côté, l’entrepreneuriat durable se « focalise sur la préservation de la nature, le soutien à la vie, et la communauté en poursuivant des opportunités susceptibles d’amener la création de nouveaux produits, processus et services générant des gains (…) économiques et non-économiques, des gains individuels, pour l’économie et la société » (Shepherd and Patzelt 2011, 137). Cependant, le concept reste émergent et a reçu davantage d’intérêt par la dimension durable que la dimension entrepreneuriat (Sarango-Lalangui, Santos, and Hormiga 2018).

Nous proposons aux auteurs désireux d’assumer pleinement l’intégration théorique de la RSE et du développement durable à l’entrepreneuriat de le prendre en compte au travers du processus entrepreneurial ou intrapreneurial dans sa globalité en se focalisant sur la phase la plus contre-intuitive : celle de croissance et la scalabilité à vocation durable (Bergin 2001).

3 grandes questions peuvent-être adressées pour cette session :

  • Qu’est-ce que la (forte) croissance / scalabilité durable en entrepreneuriat ?
  • Les écosystèmes sont-ils adaptés à la (forte) croissance / scalabilité durable portés par des entrepreneurs ?
  • Quel(s) est/sont les processus en jeu ? Quelles sont les pratiques spécifiques et comment les soutenir ?

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

Types of submissions accepted:

long papers (full papers)
short papers (3000 words max., compulsory sub-headings: Introduction / Objectives (500 words max.); Literature review (500 words max.); Approach / methodology (500 words max.); Results (500 words max. ); Discussion (500 words max.); Implications and limits (500 words max.).

Papers must be original (unpublished, not under review in a journal or conference). An anti-plagiarism check of the papers will be carried out.

The papers must comply with the following presentation guidelines:

In Microsoft Word A4 format;

Line spacing 1.5 including bibliographic notes (single line space);

Font: Times New Roman, 12 point body;

Titles and subtitles in bold type, numbered as 1, 1.1 and 1.1.1. ;

Numbering of the pages in the center and at the bottom of the page;

2.5 cm high, low, right and left margins;

Bibliographic references mentioned at the end of the document;

Names of the authors referenced in the body of the text in parentheses and followed by the year of publication. Articles that do not meet these layout requirements will be returned to their authors.

The communication proposal will be structured as follows:

Title (in French and English)
Authors (First name, NAME, establishment, laboratory, email)
Summary (French or English – 300 words max)
Text of the communication (short or long paper)

Types de soumissions acceptées :

  • papiers longs (papiers complets)
  • papiers courts (3 000 mots max., sous-rubriques imposées : Introduction/Objectifs (500 mots max.) ; Revue de littérature (500 mots max.) ; Approche/méthodologie (500 mots max.) ; Résultats (500 mots max.) ; Discussion (500 mots max.) ; Implications et limites (500 mots max.).

Les papiers doivent être originaux (non publiés, non en processus d’évaluation dans une revue ou un colloque). Un contrôle anti-plagiat des papiers sera effectué.

Les papiers doivent respecter les consignes de présentation suivantes :

    En Microsoft Word format A4 ;

    Interligne 1,5 incluant les notes bibliographiques (en interligne simple) ;

    Police : Times New Roman, corps 12 points ;

    Titres et sous-titres en caractères gras, numérotés sous la forme 1, 1.1 et 1.1.1. ;

    Numérotation des pages au centre et en bas de page ;

    Marges haute, basse, droite et gauche de 2,5 cm ;

    Références bibliographiques rappelées en fin de document ;

    Noms des auteurs référencés dans le corps du texte entre parenthèses et suivis de l’année d’édition. Les articles non conformes à ces exigences de mise en page seront renvoyés à leurs auteurs.

 

La proposition de communication sera structurée comme suit :

  • Titre (en français et anglais)
  • Auteurs (Prénom, NOM, établissement, laboratoire, email)
  • Résumé (français ou anglais – 300 mots max)
  • Texte de la communication (papier court ou long)

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

Anticipating or living (high) growth and scalability of new ventures or new organizations is one of the least studied elements of the entrepreneurial process, especially if you focus on: how do new ventures grow? (Gilbert, McDougall, and Audretsch 2006). Taking this element into account adopting a CSR and/or sustainable development perspective would however be crucial. Indeed, it is by developing and implementing that sustainability and responsibility are practiced within the new venture/organization. If at a startup level, taking CSR into account is a real creative catalyst in the design of an entrepreneurial project (Lefebvre and Radu-Lefebvre 2012), what about the growth stage? How do entrepreneurs deal with it?

The literature on entrepreneurship offers different trends. When it comes to taking into account corporate social responsibility or sustainable development in the field of entrepreneurship, the outcome of the new venture/organization used to prevail on taking into account the whole dimensions of CSR or Sustainable Development in the overall entrepreneurial process. Social entrepreneurship is thus defined more in opposition to traditional entrepreneurship, the economic outcome vs the social one (Peredo and McLean 2006). For its part, “sustainable entrepreneurship is focused on the preservation of nature, life support, and community in the pursuit of perceived opportunities to bring into existence future products, processes, and services for gain, where gain is broadly construed to include economic and non-economic gains to individuals, the economy, and society” (Shepherd and Patzelt 2011, 137). However, the concept is still emerging, but it received more interest from the sustainability community that from the entrepreneurship one (Sarango-Lalangui, Santos, and Hormiga 2018).

We suggest to authors wishing to fully engage in the theoretical integration of CSR and sustainable development in entrepreneurship to take it into account across the entire entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial process by focusing on the most counter-intuitive level: growth and scalability with a sustainable vocation (Bergin 2001).

3 main questions can be addressed for this session:

– What is (high) sustainable growth / scalability in entrepreneurship?

– Are ecosystems adapted to (high) sustainable growth / scalability carried by entrepreneurs?

– What is / are the processes and specific practices involved? And, how can these processes and practices be supported?

Le projet ou la phase de (forte) croissance et de scalabilité des nouvelles entreprises ou nouvelles organisations est une des phases du processus entrepreneurial les moins étudiées, en particulier si l’on s’intéresse à la question : comment la croissance s’est mise en place  (Gilbert, McDougall, and Audretsch 2006). Prendre cette phase en compte dans une perspective RSE et développement durable serait pourtant crucial car c’est dans le développement et l’implémentation que la durabilité et la responsabilité sont engagées et trouvent leurs ancrages. Si dans les phases amont la prise en compte de la RSE est un vrai catalyseur créatif dans la conception d’un projet entrepreneurial (Lefebvre and Radu-Lefebvre 2012), qu’en est-il en phase de croissance et comment l’entrepreneur s’en empare-t-il ?

La littérature en entrepreneuriat offre différents courants. Dès qu’il s’agit de prendre en considération la responsabilité sociale des entreprises ou le développement durable dans le champ de l’entrepreneuriat, c’est la finalité de l’organisation créée qui prédomine en lieu et place d’une prise en considération systématique des dimensions de la RSE ou du Développement Durable dans le processus entrepreneurial dans sa globalité. L’entrepreneuriat social se définit ainsi davantage en opposition à l’entrepreneuriat traditionnel, la finalité lucrative s’opposant à la finalité sociale (Peredo and McLean 2006). De son côté, l’entrepreneuriat durable se « focalise sur la préservation de la nature, le soutien à la vie, et la communauté en poursuivant des opportunités susceptibles d’amener la création de nouveaux produits, processus et services générant des gains (…) économiques et non-économiques, des gains individuels, pour l’économie et la société » (Shepherd and Patzelt 2011, 137). Cependant, le concept reste émergent et a reçu davantage d’intérêt par la dimension durable que la dimension entrepreneuriat (Sarango-Lalangui, Santos, and Hormiga 2018).

Nous proposons aux auteurs désireux d’assumer pleinement l’intégration théorique de la RSE et du développement durable à l’entrepreneuriat de le prendre en compte au travers du processus entrepreneurial ou intrapreneurial dans sa globalité en se focalisant sur la phase la plus contre-intuitive : celle de croissance et la scalabilité à vocation durable (Bergin 2001).

3 grandes questions peuvent-être adressées pour cette session :

  • Qu’est-ce que la (forte) croissance / scalabilité durable en entrepreneuriat ?
  • Les écosystèmes sont-ils adaptés à la (forte) croissance / scalabilité durable portés par des entrepreneurs ?
  • Quel(s) est/sont les processus en jeu ? Quelles sont les pratiques spécifiques et comment les soutenir ?

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

Types of submissions accepted:

long papers (full papers)
short papers (3000 words max., compulsory sub-headings: Introduction / Objectives (500 words max.); Literature review (500 words max.); Approach / methodology (500 words max.); Results (500 words max. ); Discussion (500 words max.); Implications and limits (500 words max.).

Papers must be original (unpublished, not under review in a journal or conference). An anti-plagiarism check of the papers will be carried out.

The papers must comply with the following presentation guidelines:

In Microsoft Word A4 format;

Line spacing 1.5 including bibliographic notes (single line space);

Font: Times New Roman, 12 point body;

Titles and subtitles in bold type, numbered as 1, 1.1 and 1.1.1. ;

Numbering of the pages in the center and at the bottom of the page;

2.5 cm high, low, right and left margins;

Bibliographic references mentioned at the end of the document;

Names of the authors referenced in the body of the text in parentheses and followed by the year of publication. Articles that do not meet these layout requirements will be returned to their authors.

The communication proposal will be structured as follows:

Title (in French and English)
Authors (First name, NAME, establishment, laboratory, email)
Summary (French or English – 300 words max)
Text of the communication (short or long paper)

Types de soumissions acceptées :

  • papiers longs (papiers complets)
  • papiers courts (3 000 mots max., sous-rubriques imposées : Introduction/Objectifs (500 mots max.) ; Revue de littérature (500 mots max.) ; Approche/méthodologie (500 mots max.) ; Résultats (500 mots max.) ; Discussion (500 mots max.) ; Implications et limites (500 mots max.).

Les papiers doivent être originaux (non publiés, non en processus d’évaluation dans une revue ou un colloque). Un contrôle anti-plagiat des papiers sera effectué.

Les papiers doivent respecter les consignes de présentation suivantes :

    En Microsoft Word format A4 ;

    Interligne 1,5 incluant les notes bibliographiques (en interligne simple) ;

    Police : Times New Roman, corps 12 points ;

    Titres et sous-titres en caractères gras, numérotés sous la forme 1, 1.1 et 1.1.1. ;

    Numérotation des pages au centre et en bas de page ;

    Marges haute, basse, droite et gauche de 2,5 cm ;

    Références bibliographiques rappelées en fin de document ;

    Noms des auteurs référencés dans le corps du texte entre parenthèses et suivis de l’année d’édition. Les articles non conformes à ces exigences de mise en page seront renvoyés à leurs auteurs.

 

La proposition de communication sera structurée comme suit :

  • Titre (en français et anglais)
  • Auteurs (Prénom, NOM, établissement, laboratoire, email)
  • Résumé (français ou anglais – 300 mots max)
  • Texte de la communication (papier court ou long)

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.

Matthews, R. S., Chalmers, D. M., & Fraser, S. S. (2018). The intersection of entrepreneurship and selling: An interdisciplinary review, framework, and future research agenda. Journal of Business Venturing, (June 2016), 1–0.

Steyaert, C. (2007). ‘Entrepreneuring’ as a conceptual attractor? A review of process theories in 20 years of entrepreneurship studies. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 19(6), 453–477.

Tatli, A., Vassilopoulou, J., Özbilgin, M., Forson, C., & Slutskaya, N. (2014). A Bourdieuan relational perspective for entrepreneurship research. Journal of Small Business Management, 52(4), 615–632.