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GEIRC 2019 : Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference


When May 7, 2019 - May 8, 2019
Where Washington, DC
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2019
Categories    entreprenuership   innovation   business   tech

Call For Papers

2019 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference
7-8 May 2019 in Washington DC

Paper submissions are due on 15 January 2019

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) will co-host the conference in Darden’s new Rosslyn Facility on 7-8 May 2019. This will be the tenth annual gathering of the conference
which rotates between North America (Virginia), Europe (Cambridge), and Asia (Hong Kong). This global conference aims to promote worldwide scholarly collaborations across regions, continents and academic communities. The keynote address will be made by Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School.

We welcome unpublished working papers from all research areas within the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation. Examples of suitable topics for the conference include:

• new venture formation processes, financing, and strategies;
• R&D and project management, performance metrics, and portfolio evaluation;
• institutions and policies to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation;
• markets for ideas, innovation, and other intangibles;
• regional and global dynamics of entrepreneurship and innovation;
• university and science-based innovation and technology transfer;
• continuous improvement and new process development; new product development, development processes, and service design;
• patents, licensing, and intellectual property;
• business model innovation (e.g., operations, marketing, or network innovation);
• open innovation and distributed innovation; and
• market and financial impact of innovation.
(Abstracted from Management Science’s definition of entrepreneurship and innovation.)

The conference promises to provide a vigorous and lively discussion about current research in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation from a global perspective. Please submit an electronic version of your full paper no later than Monday, 14 January 2019, using the form located at this link:

The papers will be reviewed by the conference committee and the authors will receive notice by 15 March 2019. The conference committee also extends an invitation to interested scholars to attend the conference regardless of whether a paper is submitted.

About this conference
The Batten Institute at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business hosted the inaugural annual conference in 2010. As the conference grew in popularity, Darden partnered with the Academy of Management in hosting the 2012 event, which enabled the program to be streamed live to every continent. After that successful event, the Cambridge Judge Business School joined in 2013 as a co-sponsor alongside Darden. Since then, the event has shifted location between the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2018, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) joined Darden and Cambridge Judge to co-host this event for the first time in Asia. The history and previous conference programs can be found at the permanent conference website:
About the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business and Economics
Forming an alliance of excellence, the Faculty of Business and Economics takes an entrepreneurial approach to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing global environment by drawing together the strengths of six academic areas including Accounting and Law, Economics, Finance, Innovation and Information Management,
Management and Strategy, and Marketing. The Faculty's pioneering research output is a leading source of innovative thinking for government and business in Hong Kong and the region. The research centers cut across the boundary of the six academic disciplines that facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas and enhance inter- disciplinary work. Remaining true to the spirit of entrepreneurship, the Faculty of Business and Economics continues to be a leading international center for the study of economics and business in Asia.

About the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School
Cambridge Judge has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and high-impact transformative education, situated within one of the world's most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe. Cambridge Judge pursues innovation through inter-disciplinary insight, entrepreneurial spirit, and collaboration. Cutting-edge research is rooted in real-world challenges. Research underpins all that we do at Cambridge Judge Business School and our research programme combines the highest international academic standards with the practical needs of business and society. The School has a world-class faculty of around 55 members, representing all continents, whose research interests span the globe and the full spectrum of business issues.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business serves as a catalyst for developing innovation-driven, entrepreneurial leaders and for advancing knowledge about the transformative power of entrepreneurship and innovation. To fulfill this mission the institute originates activities and hosts initiatives to serve the Darden School of Business, the University of Virginia and its broader entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. The Batten Institute was established with gifts from UVA alumnus Frank Batten Sr., a media pioneer, visionary and founder of The Weather Channel.

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