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Berlin 2019 workshop: "Creative spark" in entrepreneurship research

  • 1.  Berlin 2019 workshop: "Creative spark" in entrepreneurship research

    Posted 01-23-2019 11:27

    Workshop "CREATIVE SPARK"

    Indiana University Europe Gateway, Berlin, Germany.


    08-09 March 2019

    Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019 (1700 GMT Time) for extended abstracts or full papers.

    There is no workshop charge (by invitation only).

    Workshop Organizers:

    David B. Audretsch State Indiana University, USA

    Maksim Belitski, University of Reading, UK

    Alessandra Colombelli, Politechnico di Torino, Italy

    Tommaso Minola, University of Bergamo, Italy


    David B. Audretsch, Indiana University, Editor-in-Chief, Small Business Economics Journal


    The power of creativity, knowledge and innovation is increasingly visible in the global economy. In the developing and developed countries entrepreneurs in many aspects outperforming incumbents in terms of contribution to value creation, number of jobs and businesses created.

    This workshop will specifically address issues, which have been shown to affect innovation and entrepreneurship. By considering both micro- industry- regional- and national-level issues, the workshop welcomes interdisciplinary in nature multi-level research on this topic. We are looking to collect exemplary theoretical, empirical and methodological research that showcase alternative, rebel or (and) creative approaches to existing theoretical concepts, empirical strategies and methods in entrepreneurship and innovation research.

    Theoretical and empirical contributions from the following areas are welcome:


    Start-ups, scale-ups and high growth firms

    New venture performance and survival

    Schumpeterian and Kirznerian entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship policy interventions

    Micro/Macro/Global ecosystems Academic entrepreneurship and academic spin-outs

    Micro/Macro/Global entrepreneurship ecosystems

    Responsible Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Knowledge Creation/Knowledge Commercialization:  A Multi–level Approach

    Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Absorptive capacity and Innovation

    Digitization as entrepreneurship / innovation strategy

    Policy Implementation as Institutionalization

     This workshop  is distinct from other workshops given the unique match between the theme and the local setting in Berlin, Germany which is known as the European creative hub and its dynamic ecosystem which produces world-beating companies and has one of the largest number of tech start-ups in Europe and the world.

    Submit your paper (abstract) to : m.belitski@reading.ac.uk by 15 February 2019. Confirmations within 3 days after submission but not later than 17 February 2019.

    The workshop is jointly sponsored by University of Reading, Indiana University and the British Council "Creative Spark" project.

    Maksim Belitski
    University of Reading