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REMINDER -- CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: 1st Annual Conference on Faith & Entrepreneurship on April 8, 2021

  • 1.  REMINDER -- CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: 1st Annual Conference on Faith & Entrepreneurship on April 8, 2021

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    Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Conference
    1st Annual Conference on Faith & Entrepreneurship
    April 8, 2021
    Miami University | Farmer School of Business | John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship
    Virtual Meeting

    The Department of Entrepreneurship, the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship, and the Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Lab in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University are proud to sponsor the 1st Annual Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Conference.

    The L.I.F.E. Research Conference, directed this year by Dr. Brett Smith, the Cintas Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at Miami University, is one of the first international conferences to advance research at the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship. Building on increased academic research activity and extensive interest from participants in the PDW on faith and entrepreneurship at last year's Social Entrepreneurship Conference, the L.I.F.E. Research Conference is designed to advance the research conversation of the relationship between religious faith and entrepreneurship. While the role of faith is recognized is a central element to most of the world's population, research has generally neglected this important conversation, some important exceptions notwithstanding.

    Leading scholars from around the world-including Ted Baker, Lowell Busenitz, Melissa Cardon, Dawn DeTienne, Elaine Hollensbe, Jeff Hornsby, Peter Klein, Tom Lumpkin, Jeff McMullen, Kent Miller, Mitchell Neubert, Roy Suddaby, and David Townsend among others-will come together for a day to discuss how to advance this research conversation. The goal of the conversation is to advance practically relevant, academically rigorous research toward publication in premiere entrepreneurship and management journals. The format of the online conference will include a combination of keynote presentations and panel discussions to explore key themes at the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship.

    Keynote presentations will open and close the conference. The opening keynote presentation will feature Jeff McMullen, David H. Jacobs Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Venturing. The closing keynote presentation will feature Roy Suddaby, the Winspear Chair of Management in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, Professor of Management at the Carson College of Business, Washington State University, and Professor and Chair in Organisation Studies at the University of Liverpool Management School. In addition, scholars have curated panel discussions on six research themes at the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship. Each panel session consists of a conversation between five panelists with different perspectives to exchange views on a relevant and current topic with one of the panelists serving as facilitator of the discussion and with active and engaged interaction with audience members in the discussion as well.

    Research themes include:
     
    • Identity: Challenges and Opportunities
    • How Does Faith Encourage, Suppress, or Change Entrepreneurship?
    • Entrepreneurship and Faith: A Diversity of Religious Perspectives
    • How Integration Reframes Religious and Entrepreneurial Antecedents, Processes, and Outcomes
    • Faith and Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of Sociology and Strategy
    • Challenges and Opportunities of Publishing Faith-Related Research in Premiere Journals

    REGISTER to join the virtual conference at: 
    https://www.liferesearchconference.com/.




    ABOUT THE JOHN W. ALTMAN INSTITUTE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Winner of the NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award given annually to the top entrepreneurship program and institute in the world, the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University has been ranked in the "Top 10 Undergraduate Public Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies" in the nation for 13 consecutive years by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review. The Altman Institute is also recognized as an Ohio Center of Excellence and includes the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, past winner of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Model Program Award and internationally recognized for its award-winning programs that seek to apply innovative solutions to persistent social problems.

    ABOUT THE LEADING THE INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (L.I.F.E.) RESEARCH LAB
    Established at Miami University in 2018 and led by the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship's Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Lab was founded to create practically relevant and academically rigorous knowledge at the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship. L.I.F.E, open to all faiths and inter-faith examinations, supports research in this important nexus and builds on Miami University's pioneering research in social entrepreneurship.



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    Tim R. Holcomb Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship
    Director, John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship
    Farmer School Endres Associate Professor Fellow and
    Miami University | Farmer School of Business
    2078C FSB/MSC 1148 | 800 E. High Street | Oxford, Ohio 45056
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