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Call for submissions: West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship (WCRS)

  • 1.  Call for submissions: West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship (WCRS)

    Posted 05-03-2024 08:01



    We invite authors to submit papers to our research symposium, a lively forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars interested in technology entrepreneurship. The 2024 conference will be held at University of Oregon in Eugene-nestled between the Cascade and Coastal mountain ranges and well-known for its wineries/breweries and outdoor sports (and as the birthplace of Nike).


    Papers focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation in technology-based settings will be given preference. In addition to our broad focus on technology entrepreneurship, for 2024 we especially encourage submissions from authors examining the politics of technology and the relationships between technology and public policy. We are open to a wide variety of perspectives on these topics.


    We expect to host an intimate conference of 50+ leading scholars from around the world. The conference steering committee invites the submission of unpublished working papers that advance the state of knowledge on technology entrepreneurship. Please note that WCRS rules require faculty members to present. Thus, while submissions that include graduate student co-authors are welcomed and encouraged, a faculty co-author will be expected to attend and present.


    We hope to see you at the University of Oregon in September!



    • Kathy Eisenhardt and Riitta Katila, Stanford University
    • Michael Lounsbury and Dev Jennings, University of Alberta
    • Mary Tripsas, University of California at Santa Barbara
    • Alan Meyer and Andrew Nelson, University of Oregon
    • Nandini Rajagopalan and Shon Hiatt, University of Southern California
    • Suresh Kotha and Emily Cox Pahnke, University of Washington



    • Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University
    • eHUB Entrepreneurship Centre at the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
    • Technology Management Department, University of California at Santa Barbara
    • Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon
    • Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Southern California
    • Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Washington