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Call for Papers- Diana International Research Conference 2022

  • 1.  Call for Papers- Diana International Research Conference 2022

    Posted 01-20-2022 11:37



    June 19-22, 2022
    Dublin, Ireland
    Women's Digital Entrepreneurship

     The Diana Project was established in 1999 by Professors Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene and Hart – in partnership with ESBRI in Stockholm – to provide a platform for research and scholarship focusing on women entrepreneurs and their growth. The Diana Project™ has since expanded its reach across continents, cultures and contexts, developing an international research community that shares its knowledge and experience through dedicated books, journal articles and conferences.

     The Diana International Research Conference brings together more than 100 scholars worldwide, providing a forum to share global research dedicated to gender and women's entrepreneurship. We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Diana International Research Conference will take place in Dublin, Ireland on June 19-22, 2022. Hosted by Dublin City University (DCU), the 2022 Diana conference will provide scholars with an exciting new conference experience. Delegates will have opportunities to participate in a range of innovative sessions comprising plenaries, facilitated critical synopsis, roundtable and themed panel discussions. There will also be opportunities for scholars to debate early-stage - novel but potentially ground-breaking research ideas - with the international Diana community.

    Reflecting the important contribution that women entrepreneurs make to the global economy, the 2022 Diana International Research Conference, acknowledges the emerging body of scholarship that has begun to explore the opportunities generated by the internet, mobile technologies, or digital media as external enablers of new digital business models for women entrepreneurs (Paoloni et al., 2019; Sundermeier et al., 2018; McAdam et al., 2019; McAdam et al., 2020). Accordingly, we invite scholars from around the globe to submit manuscripts that fit with our conference theme: Women's Digital Entrepreneurship.

    We welcome conceptual and empirical papers, including those based on cross-country studies and under-researched geographical regions, that explore the motivations and mechanisms by which digitalization shapes women's engagement with entrepreneurship. Context will play an important role in this conference, as it influences how gender and entrepreneurship are conceptualised, enhances understanding of the value of women's entrepreneurial endeavours, and underpins how perceptions can be changed. We encourage papers that explore new research ideas, adopt novel methodological approaches and contribute to theory development to help advance the field and pave the way for an exciting future research agenda for the Diana community.

    Abstract Submission and Review Process

    The conference submission portal is now open. The deadline for submitting your abstract is January, 31, 2022. You may learn more and submit your abstract here: bit.ly/dirc2022

    Authors should expect to receive notification of acceptance by March 24, 2022. If selected to be considered for the "Best Paper Award," full papers are due by May 2, 2022. Authors are limited to authoring/co-authoring no more than two submissions.

    Publication Opportunities

    Consistent with previous Diana Conferences, the 2022 hosts will seek to organise one or more journal special issues and a book. Further details will be posted to the Diana website in due course.

    Best paper prizes will be announced and awarded at the Gala Dinner.

    Additional Information

    For questions about the conference lease contact us at dirc@babson.edu

     Conference Chairs:

    • Candida Brush, Babson College
    • Maura McAdam, Dublin City University
    • Regina Connolly, Dublin City University
    • Karen D. Hughes, University of Alberta

     Conference Sponsors:

    •  Babson College
    • Dublin City University
    • ESBRI - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
    • International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship


    Candida Brush
    Babson College
    Wellesley MA
    (781) 239-5014