2nd Annual L.I.F.E. Research Conference on Faith & Entrepreneurship
April 7, 2022
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 pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E.) Research Conference.
The L.I.F.E. Research Conference, directed by Dr. Brett Smith 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 last year's L.I.F.E. Research Conference, this year's conference is designed to advance the research conversation of the relationship between religious faith and entrepreneurship.
Past speakers include: 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 came together to discuss how to advance this research conversation. During the conference, Roy Suddaby, stated the inaugural conference was "important because it introduce(d) a conversation that was long overdue."
Our hope for the 2022 conference is to continue the conversation, to advance practically relevant, academically rigorous research toward publication in premiere entrepreneurship and management journals. Over the past year, we've seen important progress at this intersection with publications in leading entrepreneurship (e.g., Smith, McMullen & Cardon, 2021, JBV) and management (Gümüsay, Smets, Morris, 2020, AMJ) journals. Additional traction can be seen in the launch of a special issue in Small Business Economics on Religion & Entrepreneurship (Janssen, Hoogendoorn, Rietveld, van Burg & Dejardin).
Building on this momentum, the conference will include:
- Debates and dilemmas
- Research pitch competition
- Panel discussion by special issue editors
- Paper development opportunities
- Keynote speakers
- PDW session on theory elaboration
REGISTER to join the virtual conference at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-life-research-conference-tickets-246886272487
You can learn more about the L.I.F.E. Program at: www.lifemiamioh.com or stream the 1st Annual L.I.F.E. Research Conference on Faith & Entrepreneurship at: https://www.liferesearchconference.com/.
Tim R. Holcomb Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship
Director, John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship
Farmer School Endres Fellow
Miami University | Farmer School of Business
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