1st Conference of Research in Entrepreneurship, Education and Technology (#CREET)- 28-29 May 2020 – Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada
May 28-29 2020

The Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa) and emlyon business school are proud to announce the 1st Conference of Research in Entrepreneurship, Education and Technology (#CREET) that will take place on 28-29 May 2020 in Ottawa, the beautiful Canadian capital. This will be the first annual gathering of the conference which will rotate between Telfer School of Management – University of Ottawa (Canada), and emlyon business school (France). This global conference aims to promote worldwide scholarly collaborations across regions, continents and academic communities. The first keynote addresses will be made by Benson Honig, Professor and Endowed Chair Teresa Cascioli in Entrepreneurial Leadership, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Sarfraz Mian, Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at State University of New York at Oswego and Associate Editor of Journal of Small Business Management, and Fred Phillips, Professor of Management of Technology at University of New Mexico, Editor-in-Chief of Technological Forecasting & Social Change journal.

http://sites.telfer.uottawa.ca/creet2020/

1st CREET Conference-University of Ottawa (002)

1ères Journées FaB.ER Family Business & Entrepreneurship Research – 17 & 18 mars 2020 – Paris & CFP IJESB

1ères Journées FaB.ER & Call for papers International Journal Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Family Business & Entrepreneurship Research
17 & 18 mars 2020 – IAE Paris Sorbonne Business School
Deadline des soumissions : 31 janvier 2020
https://faber2020.sciencesconf.org/

 

FABER_appel journées 2020

Full call FABER2020 ENGLISH

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Pourquoi des Journées FaB.ER ?
Les champs des entreprises familiales et de l’entrepreneuriat se sont développés de façon autonome, tout en entretenant un certaine proximité en matière d’éducation, de conférences ou d’associations scientifiques (Katz, 2003 ; Sharma, Hoy, Astrachan et Koiranen, 2007 ; Chabaud et Sammut, 2014). Cela leur a permis de créer un dialogue fructueux : si l’entrepreneuriat prend place dans des contextes familiaux (Aldrich et Cliff, 2003 ; Salvato et Aldrich, 2012), l’accent s’est également porté sur le comportement entrepreneurial des entreprises familiales (Shepherd et Patzelt, 2017), conduisant à l’émergence d’un champ de recherche consacré à leur recouvrement : l’entrepreneuriat familial (Fayolle et Bégin, 2009 ; Bettinelli et al., 2014; Radu Lefebvre et Lefebvre, 2016 ; Randerson et al., 2015, 2016).
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Thématique des 1ères Journées FaB.ER
Ces journées FaB.ER visent à permettre aux chercheurs de ces disciplines de se rencontrer et de renforcer leur dialogue. Elles encouragent notamment les échanges entre les deux groupes thématiques « BET – Business Transfer and Entrepreneurship » et « Entreprises et entrepreneuriat familial » de l’Académie de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’Innovation, et accueillent, plus largement, toutes les contributions intéressées par la connexion entre entrepreneuriat et entreprises familiales.
La première édition est également consacrée :
– A des travaux inscrits dans la thématique « Business Transfers : An opportunity for dialogue between Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research », qui fait l’objet d’un numéro spécial de la revue International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Cf. ci-dessous).
– A la présentation d’un handbook of research du groupe thématique BET et à la discussion des chapitres acceptés.

Keynote speakers :
– Andrea CALABRO (IPAG Nice, France)
– Leo-Paul DANA (Montpellier Business School, France & Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), rédacteur en chef de IJESB.
Format des soumissions
– Sont acceptées des soumissions de textes complets, ainsi que des résumés étendus (3 000 mots max., comprenant : 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.).
– Format des soumissions : https://faber2020.sciencesconf.org/.

Deadlines
– 31 Janvier 2020 : Les soumissions doivent être déposées, sous format word, sur la plateforme : https://faber2020.sciencesconf.org/.
– 10 février 2020 : réponses du comité.
– N’hésitez pas à poser des questions complémentaires aux organisateurs principaux : : berangere.deschamps@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr et chabaud.iae@univ-paris1.fr
Comité d’organisation : Céline BARREDY (IAE Metz), Didier CHABAUD (IAE Paris-Sorbonne), Bérangère DESCHAMPS (U. Grenoble Alpes), Miruna RADU-LEFEBVRE (Audencia), Jean-François SATTIN (U. Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), Hedi YEZZA (EDC Paris BS).
Coût d’inscription : 90 euros.

Colloque international -« Entre bricolage et survie, quels modèles économiques pour l’entrepreneuriat féminin au Maghreb et au Sahel : Bilans, enjeux et perspectives » 11-12 et 13 avril Nouakchott-Mauritanie

R G A E GROUPE DE RECHERCHE SUR L’ENTREPRENEURIAT EN AFRIQUE

Colloque international

Thème

« Entre bricolage et survie, quels modèles économiques pour l’entrepreneuriat féminin au Maghreb et au Sahel : Bilans, enjeux et perspectives »

11-12 et 13 avril Nouakchott-Mauritanie

Durée : 3 journées

Lieu : Université de Nouakchott Al Aasriya ou Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de la Mauritanie-Nouakchott-Mauritanie

Appel à communication au Maghreb et Sahel-converted

Contexte

Il semble difficile à partir de l’analyse de la littérature existante de parler d’entrepreneuriat féminin en contexte africain lorsqu’on se réfère aux femmes propriétaires de toutes petites entreprises de commerce ou de service populaire (vendeuse de poisson, de salade, de persil, restaurants, ateliers de couture, salons de coiffure, épiceries, etc.), tant leurs pratiques entrepreneuriales semblent incompatibles avec la rationalité capitaliste (Hugon et al. 1977 ; Hugon 1995 ; Lachaud 1985). Cette littérature révèle qu’une contrainte majeure pèse sur leurs pratiques professionnelles hypothéquant largement les possibilités de création de richesses et donc de valeur.

Certes il existe depuis longtemps une littérature abondante et bien documentée qui décrit les pratiques des femmes entrepreneures. Elles créent des petites structures, généralement informelles. Elles sont selon Lalouche (1998) entreprenants sans pour autant accéder au statut d’entrepreneur.

Les secteurs dans lesquels opèrent les femmes entrepreneures sont considérés comme étant plus risqués et n’offrant qu’une perspective de croissance très limitée. La forme juridique des entreprises féminines semble souvent inexistante ou au mieux prenant la forme d’une entreprise individuelle. Il va s’en dire que les difficultés d’accès au financement et le taux élevé d’analphabétisme constituent autant d’handicaps à la création d’entreprises, et par ricochet, au développement de l’entrepreneuriat féminin en général. Par ailleurs, les femmes entrepreneures éprouvent encore beaucoup de difficultés à se libérer de certaines contraintes sociales (persistance de pesanteurs sociologiques, de certaines pratiques et coutumes, ignorance des lois, dépendance économique, manque de ressources…).

Il est aujourd’hui communément admis que l’entrepreneuriat féminin, en particulier dans les pays du Sud, est un atout économique important. Les études empiriques effectuées ici et là ont cherché à repérer les facteurs qui pouvaient limiter ou favoriser cet entrepreneuriat féminin. Il faut dire que la difficulté première à la création d’entreprise par les femmes résulte du fait qu’elles doivent avoir l’autorisation de leur mari ou de leur père (25%). Ensuite, un facteur plus universel est souligné, lié au fait qu’il n’y a pas partage des tâches domestiques avec le conjoint et que l’éducation des enfants incombent essentiellement aux femmes (21%). En revanche ce qui peut favoriser l’entrepreneuriat féminin c’est l’accès à l’éducation certes généralement possible comme pour les hommes mais qu’il convient d’encourager dans les familles (29%). L’existence de structures spécifiques pour encourager et accompagner l’entrepreneuriat féminin semble aussi nécessaire (15%). Enfin, le soutien du conjoint et de la famille (10%) de même que l’autonomie financière de la femme (12%) apparaissent comme des facteurs favorables à l’entrepreneuriat féminin. Cependant les opinions varient sensiblement entre les hommes et les femmes : ces derniers sont plus favorables au soutien familial (12% contre 7% pour les femmes) mais considèrent que l’autonomie financière de la femme est moins nécessaire au succès de leur entreprise (10% contre 19% chez les femmes).

En définitive les différences rencontrées et les difficultés relevées ne sont pas nécessairement spécifiques à l’entrepreneuriat et renvoie de manière plus générale à la place de la femme dans la société. L’accès à l’entrepreneuriat est cependant un bon révélateur de ces difficultés. La mixité scolaire apparaît comme un moyen pour réduire les inégalités homme femme dans la société. Certains proposent de promouvoir l’approche genre en faveur des femmes.

En fait, dans un contexte de globalisation, l’entrepreneuriat féminin s’assimile de plus en plus quasi automatiquement à un entrepreneuriat de nécessité motivé par l’obligation de créer son entreprise pour sortir de la précarité et de la pauvreté. Ainsi, l’entrepreneuriat de survie occupe une place centrale dans toutes les sociétés africaines. Il suffit de se promener dans les marchés et espaces publics africains pour s’en convaincre. Cette dichotomie pauvreté /entrepreneuriat concentre toutes les réflexions. Il s’avère difficile de quantifier du point de vue statistique, l’importance de l’entrepreneuriat de survie à travers le monde. En particulier, l’Afrique et l’Asie échappe à toute réelle statistique. Toutefois, selon la Banque Africaine de développement, l’entrepreneuriat de survie représenterait près de 55 % du produit intérieur brut (PIB) cumulé de l’Afrique subsaharienne.

De manière plus détaillée, l’Agence française de développement a relevé en 2006, après enquête sur le terrain, que 90 % des personnes actives exercent dans l’économie informelle au Cameroun et au Sénégal, contre 80 % en Afrique du Sud, 50 % en Ethiopie et moins de 40 % au Maroc.

L’ensemble des éléments de l’environnement socioculturel énumérés ci-dessus incitent, d’une part à la plus grande prudence dans l’analyse de la situation des femmes propriétaires de TPE sous le rapport de leurs incapacités à entreprendre comme leurs consoeurs occidentales. Par ailleurs le lien entrepreneur capitalisme n’est pas évident et semble dépassé dans l’entrepreneuriat collaboratif et solidaire du point de vue de Pascal Labazee, qui était largement partagé dans les années 90 qui disait que l’entrepreneur africain est «un bricoleur qui n’a (…) nul pouvoir de faire le capitalisme à la manière de ses pairs occidentaux qui purent révolutionner les routines sociales, techniques et politiques de la production quand ils ne les trouvèrent pas d’emblée transformées » (1994, p. 4).

De fait, l’accomplissement des pratiques entrepreneuriales par les femmes se forme à partir de leur environnement familial, religieux, économique, mais aussi politique. Comme le montre une multitude de travaux de recherche. Il semble toutefois utile de questionner ces travaux dans le contexte maghrébin et sahélien afin d’explorer des voies nouvelles pour relancer l’entrepreneuriat féminin dans cet espace régional.

Thèmes du colloque sans être exhaustif

  • Les modèles économiques des pratiques entrepreneuriales féminines en contexte maghrébin et sahélien
  • Les pratiques entrepreneuriales informelles et les startups des femmes maghrébines et sahéliennes
  • Le Financement des femmes entrepreneures
  • L’entrepreneuriat féminin inclusif
  • L’entrepreneuriat féminin et résilience
  • L’entrepreneuriat social et solidaire
  • L’entrepreneuriat féminin et le développement durable
  • L’entrepreneuriat féminin et migration
  • L’Innovation frugale (le modèle indien) et l’entrepreneuriat féminin africain.
  • Tout ce qui replace l’entrepreneuriat féminin dans les divers enjeux socioéconomiques et environnementaux.

 

Objectifs généraux du colloque

  • Dresser l’état des lieux de l’entrepreneuriat féminin au Maghreb et au sahel
  • Mettre à la disposition des universitaires et des praticiens comme les entrepreneures, les décideurs politiques, les organisations internationales et la société civile une première plateforme de discussion sur les pratiques entrepreneuriales féminines existantes au Maghreb et au Sahel. Et, naturellement celles à privilégier ayant pour objectif de renforcer leur soutenabilité et leur durabilité.
  • Et enfin, examiner les différents dispositifs permettant d’améliorer le niveau du succès entrepreneurial des femmes entrepreneures en vue de créer un véritable espace entre actrices et l’écosystème entrepreneurial.

 

Objectifs spécifiques

L’objectif aussi du colloque est d’apporter un éclairage sur les enjeux des pratiques des femmes entrepreneures maghrébines et sahéliennes ainsi que les défis à relever pour l’avenir des femmes entrepreneures.

Format du colloque

Le colloque se déroulera sur 3 jours à

L’Université de Nouakchott Al Aasriya ou Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de la Mauritanie, Nouakchott-Mauritanie.

Participants

Il verra la participation :

  • D’Universitaires
  • De Think Tanks
  • De la Société civile, des organisations intergouvernementales, des associations professionnelles,
  • De Représentants des Gouvernements
  • D’organisations s’intéressant à l’entrepreneuriat féminin
  • D’Entrepreneures/entrepreneurs
  • D’Organisations dédiées autonomisation économique des femmes
  • La participation des jeunes chercheurs et chercheuses ainsi que des femmes entrepreneures est fortement encouragée
  • Un Prix Jeune Chercheur sera décerné à la meilleure communication de la Conférence.

 

Présentation des propositions

Les communications au colloque pourront porter sur des réflexions théoriques, des travaux pratiques ou des études empiriques. Nous vous invitons à soumettre votre proposition de communication intégrale dans un document au format Word, au plus tard le mercredi 20 mars 2019 à l’adresse : nenekane2002@yahoo.fr copie à ntep_f@yahoo.fr ; salemabeidna@gmail.com; et chroqui@yahoo.fr

Les propositions de communications devraient inclure l’information suivante :

  • le titre de la communication
  • les noms des coauteurs avec leurs affiliations et leurs coordonnées complètes
  • le nom de la personne qui présentera la communication
  • une communication détaillée de pages au maximum (mise en contexte, problématique, méthodologie et principaux résultats)
  • Les textes définitifs de publication devront être envoyés pour le 31 mars 2019. Par ailleurs, des textes pourraient être sélectionnés pour publication dans une revue scientifique.
  • Les auteurs seront informés par e-mail de la réponse faite à leur proposition de communication. À cette date, un programme provisoire des séances plénières et des différentes séquences thématiques et ateliers du colloque sera également proposé.
  • Les auteurs dont le comité scientifique retiendra les meilleures soumissions seront invités à soumettre un texte complet de 6 500 à 13 000 mots, en vue de leur publication dans un numéro spécial du Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

 

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Calendrier 20 mars 2019 Date limite d’envoi de votre communication intégrale
31 mars 2019 Communication de la décision d’acceptation ou du refus de la proposition à l’auteur(e) principal (e)
02 avril 2019 Présentation de la programmation finale du colloque
05 avril 2019 Date limite pour s’inscrire au colloque
11 au 13 avril 2019 Tenue du colloque
30 juin 2019 Date limite de soumission d’un texte de 6 500 à 12 000 mots sur le site web du GREA et du Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship pour publication d’un numéro spécial

 

Conférence “Moi entrepreneur(e)” le 29 novembre 2018

La FNEGE et la Fondation MMA vous convient à la conférence “Moi entrepreneur(e)… Agir et penser en même temps ? Une tension et un défi intenses.”

Entreprendre est un engagement personnel total pour l’entrepreneur(e). Si l’action entrepreneuriale est complexe, la nécessité pour l’entrepreneur(e) de penser son business, sa trajectoire et son rôle l’est tout autant. Cette conférence entre académiques et professionnels permettra de mieux comprendre cette tension et d’envisager des voies pour relever ce défi aussi intime que permanent.

Date : le jeudi 29 novembre 2018 de 8h30 à 11h
Tarif : unique de 9€
Lieu : Salons Hoche – 9 avenue Hoche – 75008 Paris

Source : https://www.fnege.org/actualites/1679/conference-moi-entrepreneur-e-le-29-novembre 

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.

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 Conference

December 3rd, 2018
Notification of Acceptance

PhD Symposium and Research Conference

December 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.

 

Programme 3 e Colloque Interdisciplinaire sur la Défaillance d’Entreprise (CIDE) 15 juin à la MRSH

Retrouvez le programme du 3e Colloque Interdisciplinaire sur la Défaillance d’Entreprise (CIDE) 15 juin à la MRSH.

programme CIDE 2018

08h30 – 09h00 : Accueil des participants (1)

09h00 -10h00 : Séance plénière (2)

  • Gerhard Krauss (Université de Rennes 2) : Sociologie de l’échec entrepreneurial.
  • Christophe Guillouët (CCI Caen Normandie) : Dispositif Apesa : Aide Psychologique aux Entrepreneurs en Souffrance Aigüe : pour que les idées noires ne rencontrent pas les idées fausses.
  • Ahmed Ben Salah (Ecole central de Paris, Ingénieur – Entrepreneur) : Retours d’expérience sur la faillite de HDI Inc.

10h00 à 10h15 : Pause-café (1)

10h15 à 11h45 : Session unique

Session 1 – Défaillance et prévision (2)

  • Eric Séverin (IAE de Lille) & David Veganzones (IAE de Lille) : Bankruptcy prediction using earnings management-based models.
  • Yann Carin (Université de Limoges) : Contribution à la compréhension de la faillite des clubs français de football : un phénomène aux multiples dimensions.
  • Xavier Brédart (Université de Mons, Belgique), Eric Séverin (IAE de Lille) & David Veganzones (IAE de Lille) : La prévision de la faillite : l’impact de la configuration des ressources humaines.
  • Diego Andrés Correa Mejía (Universidad de Antioquia, Columbia) : Bankruptcy prediction: Evidence from Colombian firms.

11h45 à 14h15 : Déjeuner (4)

14h30 à 16h00 : Sessions parallèles

Session 2 : Etudes de cas d’échecs (2)

  • Vincent Montenero (Université Paris Dauphine) et Valery Krylov (Université de Lorraine) : L’échec d’un sous-traitant européen dans le secteur automobile russe : l’influence des facteurs micropolitiques.
  • Alain Finet (Université de Mons, Belgique), Kevin Kristoforidis (Université de Mons, Belgique) & Robert Viseur (Université de Mons, Belgique) : La défaillance d’une gazelle par l’approche de la recherche-intervention : le cas d’une entreprise des industries culturelles et créatives.
  • Abdelhadi Maniani (Université de Hassan II-Casablanca, Maroc) : Le processus de défaillance des entreprises : recherche exploratoire.
  • Valentina Di Petro (Université de Limoges) & Vincent Lagarde (Université de Limoges) : Difficultés et échecs des entreprises britanniques installées dans le sud-ouest de la France.

Session 3 : Le rebond après l’échec (3)

  • Bernard Marie Augustin (LABEX entreprendre) & Olivier Torrès (Université de Montpellier) : La salutogenèse du rebond sur la santé du dirigeant de PME/TPE en post liquidation judiciaire.
  • Martial Kadji Ngassam (Université de Versailles St Quentin) & Gervais Felix Minko (Université de Douala, Cameroun) : Comment rebondir après un échec entrepreneurial dans les milieux d’affaires africain ? Une étude exploratoire au Cameroun.
  • Elisabeth Saint-Guily (Université de Lille) : Trajectoires socio-économiques d’agriculteurs en difficultés : Comment font-ils pour rebondir face aux chocs ?
  • Sophie Pommet (Université Côte d’Azur) & Jean-François Sattin (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) : Should we insure entrepreneurs? Unemployment and ability to bounce back after failure.

16h00 – 16h15 : Pause-café (1)

16h15 à 17h45 : Sessions parallèles

Session 4 : Post-échec (2)

  • Virginie Blum (Centre Max Weber- UMR 5283) : Trois idées reçues sur les faillites d’entreprises.
  • Anne Epaulard (Université de Paris Dauphine) & Chloé Zapha (France Stratégie) : Peut-on mesurer l’efficacité d’un traitement précoce des difficultés financières des entreprises ?
  • Danouchka Zemis (IAE de Lille) : Trajectoire de défaillance de la PME : Rôle du dirigeant et coordination de l’équipe dédiée au redressement.   
  • Sonia Boussaguet (NEOMA Business School) & Julien Defreyman (SCBS) : Chronique d’un échec de reprise prévisible.
  • Farrel N’Goma (Université de Bretagne Occidentale), Christian Cadiou (Université de Bretagne Occidentale) & Kristen Cadiou (Université de Bretagne Occidentale) : L’augmentation de capital : une solution à la défaillante des entreprises cotées.

Session 5 : L’échec entrepreneurial (3)

  • Quentin Chapus (CNAM-CNRS, Paris) : Défaillances d’entreprises et fragilisation des liens sociaux : le cas de « startupers » marocains.
  • Maarouf Ramadan (Kedge Business School) & Luc Tessier (EM-Normandie) : Sélectionner, contrôler et accompagner: le credo du business angel pour réduire le risque de l’entreprise.
  • Benoit Bayenet (SOGEPA, Belgique), Jérôme Danguy (SOGEPA, Belgique) & Lionel Persyn (SOGEPA, Belgique) : Une étude de la dynamique de l’emploi des entreprises à partir des données bilantaires, distinguant les entreprises saines des entreprises en difficulté.
  • Manel Toumi (Université de Paris XIII- Sorbonne Paris Cité) & Ali Smida (Université de Paris XIII- Sorbonne Paris Cité) : L’échec du passage à l’acte entrepreneurial des diplômés issus d’une formation entrepreneuriale en Tunisie : grille de lecture selon le modèle SMOCS.
  • Anjarasoa Mamilalaina Randrianirina (Université d’Antananarivo) & Gérald Orange (Nimec – UniversIté de Rouen) : Regards sur les échecs de la coopération : cas du compagnonnage industriel entre PME Malgaches et PME Françaises.  

17h45 – 18h00 : Clôture du colloque et perspectives de valorisation

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1 Hall de la MRSH – Plan de Rome
2  Amphithéâtre de la MRSH
3  Salle des Actes SH 027
4 Café Mancel – Château de Caen

https://businfailure.sciencesconf.org/

 

 

Cognitive perspective in Entrepreneurship Research

IPAG Business School, EM Grenoble & Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci are delighted to host the Workshop Cognitive perspective in Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present & Future, 24-25th September 2018, Paris , France.

The Cognitive perspective in Entrepreneurship Research will be the core subject of this two-day meeting. Many world-renowned researchers will take part in the event and will share their experience in this research field : Icek Ajzen, Kelly Shaver, Francesco Linan, Marco Van Gelderen, Alan Carsrud, Norris Krueger, Robert Blackburn, George Salomon, Didier Chabaud …etc

Link to the event : https://www.ipag-entrepreneurship.fr

If you are interested by the workshop and would like to submit your contributions, you can send them to Professor Adnane Maalaoui: a.maalaoui@ipag.fr ; erno.tornikoski@grenoble-em.com or francesco.appio@devinci.fr

Journals-Partners : International Small Business Journal (ISBJ), Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM), Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Long Range Planning (LRP), Revue de l’entrepreneuriat (RE)

KEYS DATES:

1 – Submission of extended abstract (main workshop and doctoral students): June 15th, 2018
2 – Acceptance Notification: 1st July, 2018
3 – Workshop: September 24-25th, 2018
4 – Doctoral Workshop: September 25th, 2018

Conférence Digital, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Financing, 11-12 Juin 2018, LYON, date limite de soumission : 15 avril (prolongement)

You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation at the International Conference on Digital, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Financing (DIF-2018) that will take place on June 11-12, 2018 in Lyon, which has been ranked as the most attractive city in France (capital of Gaul, capital of gastronomy, boasts a Unesco heritage site…).

 We welcome the submission in French or English of research papers on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Digital transformation, Strategy and Competitiveness of firms
  • Economics of innovation
  • Innovation & Marketing, Digital Marketing
  • Digital systems & technologies: ERP, CRM, ECM, CAM…
  • Management of innovation and Organizational impacts
  • Protection and development of innovations, Patents, Open innovation
  • Innovation and Business model
  • Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship
  • Incubator, start-ups and innovation
  • SME and innovation
  • Innovations in coaching and mentoring implications for entrepreneurs
  • Knowledge management
  • Dynamics and growth strategy of innovative firms
  • Human Resources and Innovation
  • E-learning, e-education and e-pedagogy
  • Innovation and accounting, Digital and audit
  • Electonic markets and Trading Platforms
  • Financing of innovation
  • FinTech and Alternative Finance (crowdfunding, P2P lending)
  • Governance and Financing of High Tech or innovative firms
  • Business Angels, venture capital, CVC, spinoff, IPO…
  • Digital finance, money, banking, and insurance: Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, Blockchain, future of payments, e-banking, e-finance, AssurTech…
  • Digital, Modeling and numerical methods

 

Keynote Speakers

* Cédric VILLANI, Professor, Awarded the Fields Medal, University of Lyon (FR)

* Léo paul DANA, Professor, Montpellier Business School (FR) & Princeton University (US)

Denis SCHWEIZER, Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (CA)

Paper Submission Procedure

Interested contributors should submit preferably full papers in PDF files (in English or French), but extended abstracts (1,000 to 1,500 words) may also be considered if they show considerable promise, no later than April 15, 2018 through the conference website.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline : April 15, 2018 (extended deadline)
  • Notification of review results: April 25, 2018
  • Registration deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Conference event: June 11-12, 2018

Please visit our website for detailed information: https://dif2018.sciencesconf.org/

SPECIAL ISSUES

  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier (5-Year Impact Factor: 3.226)
  • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l’Administration, John Wiley & Sons (ISI)
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Inderscience Publishers (Scopus)
  • Management International / International Management (Fnege cat. 2)
  • Management & Avenir (Fnege cat. 3)

 

Associated Journals

  • Economic Modelling (5-Year Impact Factor: 1.573)
  • Economics World, ISSN 2328-7144
  • Contemporary Economics (ESCI/Thomson Reuters, Scopus)
  • Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat, De Boeck (Fnege, cat. 2)
  • Gestion 2000  (Fnege, cat. 4)

Partner Scientific Associations

Association Internationale de Management Strategique (AIMS)

Académie de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’Innovation (AEI)
For queries, please contact the organizers at diflyon2018@gmail.com

22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs

22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs

G-Forum 2018 – Call for Papers

Submissions via email to: submission-gforum2018@fgf-ev.de

Dear entrepreneurship, innovation and family business researchers,

The 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs will be held in Stuttgart from October 10th to 12th, 2018. Lead partners of the FGF e.V. are the University of Hohenheim and the Stuttgart Media University. President of the conference is Prof. Dr. Andreas Kuckertz, Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of Hohenheim. The program of the conference will be enriched by renowned keynote speakers.

The guiding theme of the G-Forum 2018 in Stuttgart is:

„Mastering the Digital Transformation: Corporate Entrepreneurship as a Fast Track to Innovation”

Digital technologies are currently causing a dramatic transformation of established industries. Entrepreneurs exploit the resulting manifold opportunities to test new business solutions and new business models. As a consequence, established firms such as medium-sized companies need to react to the potentially disruptive competition through entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives. Against this background, the G-Forum 2018 consequently addresses the numerous questions, opportunities and approaches that arise from this challenge for entrepreneurs, established companies and entrepreneurship research.

In addition to submissions addressing the guiding theme of the conference, the conference organizers expressly welcome any submission that corresponds to the three main thematic fields of the FGF e.V. These are the topics

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • SMEs

In this way, the G-Forum will fulfill its role as a central platform for the scientific community to exchange views on the current state of scientific discussion.

The conference languages are German and English.

To enhance the exchange between science and practice, submissions “from both worlds” are expressly desired. Topic-specific sessions are offered which are either based on submissions from science or practice. There are two independent review processes to meet the different requirements for submissions from both realms.

It is possible to submit full papers to the G-Forum. Authors of full paper submissions receive two developmental reviews from members of the G-Forum Review Board and qualify themselves for a 20-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion.However, proposals for presentations can also be submitted as an abstract. An abstract should not exceed 1.000 words. Abstracts qualify for poster presentations, round-table discussions or short presentations (elevator pitches).

Please submit your full papers and abstracts in two versions (with and without author details) as a pdf document until May 24th, 2018 via e-mail to submission-gforum2018@fgf-ev.de.

Details of the conference and submission guidelines can be found in the detailed Call for Papers. More information about the conference is also available on the Internet at https://www.fgf-ev.de/en/g-forum-2018-stuttgart-germany/