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CALL FOR PAPERS - CONDUCTING EXPERIMENTS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH 2021

  • 1.  CALL FOR PAPERS - CONDUCTING EXPERIMENTS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH 2021

    Posted 9 days ago
    Dear colleagues,

    We are excited to launch the call for papers for the second edition of the
    Conducting Experiments in Entrepreneurship Research Workshop! Please find
    attached the call for papers and check the event website to know more about this edition of the workshop.

    We look forward to receiving your submissions and feel free to spread the
    word about the workshop through your contacts as well!

    Best,
    Sílvia Costa, Arjan Frederiks and Aard Groen


    Call for Papers

     

    CONDUCTING EXPERIMENTS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH  

    Second Paper Development Workshop 
    for Early-Career Scholars

    On-line workshop; 9, 10 and 11 March, 2021 

     

    https://bit.ly/workshopexperiments2021

     

     

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

     

    Experimental designs provide a powerful lens to determine causality. However, relatively few entrepreneurship studies use an experimental design. Recently, several calls have been made for more experimental studies in entrepreneurship research (e.g., Acs, Audretsch, Desai, & Welpe, 2010; Aguinis & Lawal, 2012; Hsu, Simmons, & Wieland, 2017), and leading journals in the field, such as the Journal of Business Venturing, have developed special issues on using experimental methodologies (e.g., Williams, Wood, Mitchell, & Urbig, 2019).

     

    In this paper development workshop (PDW), we aim to support scholars who are working on experiments as a methodology in entrepreneurship research.

     

    Although studies using experimental designs are a great way to establish causal relations, designing, conducting, and analyzing experiments is not an easy undertaking. To support early career scholars  in this endeavor, the University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship (UGCE) organizes a paper development workshop in partnership with the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB). In this workshop, we aim to support and bring together early career scholars who are working with experimental designs in entrepreneurship research.

     

    The workshop consists of two main activities: 1) Paper presentations, discussions and lively interactions with peers and experts (in breakout rooms); and 2) Plenary keynote sessions, where experts will address challenges in designing and conducting research using experimental designs. 

     

    The keynote speakers of this edition will be Dr. Basil Englis (Berry College, U.S.A.), Dr. Denis Grégoire (HEC Montréal, Canada) and Dr. Magdalena Cholakova (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands). For a full overview of speakers and workshop facilitators, please see the workshop website. 

     

    During this workshop you will:

    1.      Receive individualized feedback from peers and experts on your working paper; 

    2.     Increase your knowledge of conducting experiments, focusing on best practices and on mistakes to avoid;

    3.     Develop your network with other scholars conducting research using similar methodological approaches as yourself. 

     

     

    Several experts in the field of entrepreneurship will closely work with participants on their working papers. 

     

     

    FOR WHOM?

     

    The workshop is targeted at PhD candidates, Post-Docs, and early-stage Assistant Professors/Junior Researchers working on studies in entrepreneurship research using experimental designs. The submissions can be co-authored (with senior scholars), but the leading author and potential participant of the workshop should be an early-career researcher. Working papers will be selected based on both the theoretical contribution to the field and the rigor of the implementation of experimental methods.

     

    Limited spots are available! With a small group setting, all participants will have the opportunity to present their work and receive both peer and expert feedback on their working papers.

     


    SUBMISSIONS

     

    To apply for participation in the workshop, please submit your work until January 20th, 2021. We welcome two types of submissions:

     

    A.    Full working paper: studies that have been fully carried out and the paper is at the writing stage. 

    If you have conducted an experiment and would like to receive guidance on how to, for instance report your study and improve its story line, argumentation, address the suitability of the analyses or reporting of the results, we welcome your submission as a full working paper. Please follow these submission guidelines for your working paper:

    §  Full working paper - max 20 pages (excl. title page, reference list, figures and tables), Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.5 line spacing;

    §  On the title page, please indicate clearly the title of the working paper, authors' names and affiliation, and "Full Working Paper";

    §  Please indicate clearly the goals of the study, the theoretical contribution, methodology, (preliminary) results and brief discussion including the contribution of the paper;

    §  Please end the paper with one separate paragraph referring to two key issues you are facing with this paper and on which you would like to receive feedback during the workshop.



    B.    Design stage papers: studies at the methodological design phase.

    If you are currently designing a study where you will use experimental design methods and you are seeking guidance on, for instance making sure the design is sound and robust, we welcome your submission as a design stage paper. Please note that you must have a research idea, research question, theoretical contribution, and basic study design for your submission to be considered. To submit your extended abstract, please follow these guidelines:

    §  Extended Abstract - max. six pages (excl. title page and reference list), Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.5 line spacing;

    §  On the title page, please indicate clearly the title of the research design proposal, authors' names and affiliation, and "Design Stage Paper";

    §  In the extended abstract, please indicate clearly the goals of the study, the theoretical contribution, and describe the design and methods you are currently considering, in terms of procedures, manipulation (if present) and measures;

    Please end the extended abstract with one paragraph referring to two key issues you are facing regarding the proposed study, on which you would like to receive feedback during the workshop.

     

    All submissions should be submitted via the website (click on "submissions"). 

     

     

    FORMAT AND WORKSHOP FEES

     

    This event will be held online. Details about the platform for connecting will be provided after registration.

     

    After acceptance, registration to the event is required. ECSB membership is required for this event and it is also one of the benefits of participating in the workshop.

     

    Registration fees:

    ECSB members: €50

    PhD students who are not an ECSB member yet: €85 (registration includes a one-year ECSB PhD student membership)

    Academic participants who are not an ECSB member: €135 (registration includes a one-year ECSB academic membership)

    Academic participants who are not an ECSB member and qualify to a developing country ECSB membership: €100 (registration includes a one-year ECSB academic membership)

     

    Please check all the ECSB membership benefits here.

     

    CONTACT INFORMATION: 

     

    For questions about the workshop please email entrepreneurship@rug.nl with the subject "Experiments Workshop 2021".

     

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    The organizing committee,

    Dr. Sílvia Costa, Dr. Arjan Frederiks and Prof. Dr. Aard Groen

    Sílvia Costa
    Assistant Professor

    University of Groningen
    University of Groningen Center of Entrepreneurship

    Kadijk 4, 9747 AT Groningen
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    +31 50 363 41 14s.m.costa@rug.nl
    www.rug.nl/staff/s.m.costa/
    www.rug.nl/ugce