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ISA 2020 CFA: Entrepreneurship and Its Challenges to Sociology

  • 1.  ISA 2020 CFA: Entrepreneurship and Its Challenges to Sociology

    Posted 15 days ago
    CFA:  Entrepreneurship and Its Challenges to Sociology: Accounting for Failure, Achieving Success. Porto Alegre, Brazil. 14-18 July 2020. 
    Deadline 9/30.
    *** Apologies for cross-postings ***
    I am organizing a panel of possible interest to readers of this listserv, entitled "Entrepreneurship and Its Challenges to Sociology: Accounting for Failure, Achieving Success" at the International Sociological Association's Fourth Forum of Sociology next summer in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  This will be one of 28 sessions organized by the Economy & Society research committee. Although the conference is next summer, the deadline for submitting abstracts is fast approaching:  September 30, 2019, 24:00 GMT.
    Call for Abstracts: Studies of entrepreneurs inform us of their challenges in launching, achieving success and even their revival from failure. Comparisons among Latin American countries find that entrepreneurs work the market, playing one lender off against another to obtain optimal loans with few encumbrances. Research in poorer communities (favelas) in Brazil indicates that while entrepreneurs receive support from government and NGOs such as foreign and religious organizations and political parties, alliances also occur with informal investors and non-law groups such as gangs. Yet, at the end of the day, if entrepreneurs are not successful, if they tumble, do they resurrect? Does entrepreneurial spirit endure? A recent study finds that it does. Via the Internet, a researcher learned how entrepreneurs accounted for their failure and what they did to restore their initiative. Information technology, by sourcing the internet, offers new methods to study entrepreneurship and to what extent it contributes to the wealth and welfare of nations.
    Please submit an abstract (300 words max) through the ISA Portal: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/cfp.cgi then click RC02.
    You can learn more about the Economy and Society Research Committee (RC02) at RC02.org.
    You can learn more about the International Sociological Association's Fourth Forum of Sociology at https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/forum/porto-alegre-2020.


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    Jessica J. Santana, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Technology Management
    College of Engineering
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    jsantana@ucsb.edu
    tmp.ucsb.edu
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