G-Forum 2018 – Call for Papers

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/.

We are looking forward to your submissions and participation at the G-Forum 2018 in Stuttgart!

Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V. (FGF)
c/o Ulrich Knaup
Gartenstrasse 86
47798 Krefeld
Amtsgericht Köln VR 9718

Tel.: +49 (0)2151-777-508
Email: knaup @ fgf-ev.de

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Wichtiger Hinweis:

G-Forum 2018 vom 10.-12. Oktober in Stuttgart

Call for Papers (deutsch/englisch)

Internet: https://www.g-forum.de