• AOM ENT Plenary Session 2022

    (posted on behalf of @Jon Carr)
    The Entrepreneurship Division Hybrid Program is ready to be launched! We are very excited to offer a Plenary Session that we feel will be incredibly thought-provoking for our Division members. The Plenary is entitled “Emerging Research Themes in Entrepreneurship Research: A Conversation with Entrepreneurship Emerging Scholars.” The Plenary Session will be offered on Tuesday morning, August 9th, from 10:00-11:30 in the Hyatt Regency Seattle (Elwha A).
    For the last several years, the Entrepreneurship Division has recognized several Emerging Scholars as part of our Division Program. These Emerging Scholars have been recognized for their solid theoretical and empirical research scholarship, and their commitment to our division and the growth of our field. Now is the perfect time to have a conversation with some of these scholars—to have them share their own perspectives on the state of the field, and more importantly to have a conversation about where we are going. Our panel will explore new research opportunities and trends and provide the audience with a chance to ask questions and share their own perspectives. Please join us for a spirited and lively conversation with these research scholars! 

    Our participants include: 
    • Jon C. Carr, NC State University, 2022 Program Chair
    • Alex Kier, Washington State University
    • Eric Zhao, Indiana University
    • Matthew Grimes, London Business School 
    • Regan Stevenson, Indiana University

    Our hope is that other Emerging Scholars will also be able to join in the conversation. We hope to see you for this important session!
  • Election results

    (posted on behalf of @Peter Klein, Past Division Chair)

    Dear Colleagues, 

    I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 ENT Division Elections. 

    PDW Chair (first step on the five-year leadership ladder, starting Fall 2022):

    Vishal Gupta (University of Alabama) 
    Vishal Gupta, professor at The University of Alabama, has been a member of the entrepreneurship division since his doctoral student days. Over the years, Vishal has developed a profound appreciation for the role that the division plays in the lives of academics. Home to a diverse and inclusive community of scholars, the entrepreneurship division welcomes academics from around the world. In 2021, Vishal founded the Virtual Summer Seminar in Entrepreneurship Research, which attracted 200+ PhD students and junior faculty from 22 countries. Vishal is committed to identifying novel opportunities for the division's membership in order to offer a friendly space to learn, exchange ideas and engage in meaningful conversations and collaborations.


    Representatives at Large (three-year term starting Fall 2022):

    Per Bylund (Oklahoma State University)

    Per Bylund is Associate Professor and Records-Johnston Professor in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. Bylund is associate editor of Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and associate fellow of the Ratio Institute in Sweden. He has held faculty positions in Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University and Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri. His research studies the market process of prosperity-creation and economic development focusing on entrepreneurship and institutions. He has published widely in top journals in entrepreneurship and management. An author of two books, Problem of Production: A New Theory of the Firm (Routledge, 2016) and The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives (Lexington, 2016), he is currently working on a book on entrepreneurship for Cambridge University Press (expected 2023). Bylund writes a regular column for 

    Julio De Castro (IE Business School)

    Julio O. De Castro is Chair Professor and head of the PhD program at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Prior to that, he was the Lewis family distinguished professor of Global Management and professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Management at Instituto de Empresa and associate professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Professor de Castro teaches in the area of entrepreneurship. His research examines entrepreneurial and cross-cultural aspects of firm management and strategy. In particular, it examines the characteristics of the process of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial failure and exits, the nature of entrepreneurship among women and Hispanics, entrepreneurship at the BOP, Informality, Product piracy, and the nature of the entrepreneurial process in micro-enterprises.

    Maija Renko (DePaul University)

    Maija Renko is Professor and Coleman Chair of Entrepreneurship at DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business, in Chicago, USA. She received her D. Sc. degree from Turku School of Economics (Finland), and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Florida International University (USA). Between 2007 and 2019 she worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was promoted to full professor in 2019. Maija’s research and teaching interests are focused on the early stages of the entrepreneurial process, social entrepreneurship, and technology entrepreneurship. Her research has been published in leading journals, and she currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Through her work Maija aims to contribute to a better understanding of how entrepreneurs build successful businesses that not only generate financial rewards for those involved, but also contribute to positive social change.

    Yuliya Snihur (Toulouse Business School).

    Yuliya Snihur is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Toulouse Business School, France. Yuliya teaches and studies strategy-formation and evolution processes in new ventures and their ecosystems based on the analysis of business models. She is interested in the role of time and language in entrepreneurship leveraging cognitive and linguistic approaches such as framing. She has received the 2014 Heizer Dissertation Award by the Entrepreneurship division. Yuliya has published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. She co-edited special issues on business models and sustainability at the Journal of Cleaner Production and Organization & Environment. She serves as Associate Editor of Long Range Planning and is editorial board member at Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Strategic Organization. Originally from Ukraine, she received her PhD from IESE Business School, Spain.

    Our participation rate was 21%, about the same as other AOM Divisions.

    Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve the Division, and to all who voted for their participation.

  • Entrepreneurship Division 2022 Elections: Call for Nominations

    (posted on behalf of @Peter Klein)

    Nominations open February 1 for the 2022 Entrepreneurship Division Elections. We are seeking nominations for PDW Chair (the first step of the five-year leadership track consisting of PDW Chair, Program Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair) as well as four Representatives at Large who serve three-year terms.
    The success of the Division depends on continued strong leadership, so please consider nominating talented friends and colleagues to run for these positions. Experience volunteering or working with the Division is a plus, as is leadership experience in similar roles, but these are not required. Self-nominations are welcome!
    The process is super easy: just go to and provide names and contact information, and we will take it from there.  Nominations will remain open until February 28, 2022. The election will take place in April and May.
    Thanks in advance for your participation and for your continued support of the Division. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.​
  • 2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

    (posted on behalf of @Jon Carr, Program Chair)
    The Entrepreneurship Division now invites paper and symposium proposals for the 2022 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 5th-9th 2022. This annual meeting will be the first of its kind, where both in-person and virtual engagement will simultaneously be used to encourage participation and involvement. Proposals should fit the domain of the Entrepreneurship Division, which includes not only the phenomena of self-employment, new-venture formation and financing, small-business management, family business, innovation, and firm growth, but also more general ideas about the recognition, analysis, and exploitation of perceived entrepreneurial opportunities. Additionally, the nature of novelty, creativity, and innovativeness among individuals and organizations, and how people and groups exercise judgment under uncertainty and in a variety of enterprising contexts, will be considered.
    This year's conference theme is "Creating a Better World Together.” Organizations and the world’s social structures have been vastly challenged by the COVID-19 global pandemic and the broad social unrest of the last couple of years. Organizational leaders have demonstrated how rapid and innovative strides can be made to address world problems at a pace and scale that few would have predicted. As members of the Entrepreneurship Division we are in a privileged position to produce both rigorous and practically relevant research to address these global challenges. Thus, we invite members of the Entrepreneurship Division to offer further insight and join in the discussions around this critical theme, though proposals on any topic related to entrepreneurship are welcome.
    Paper and symposium proposals are due Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 5:00 PM EST (NY Time). Submission guidelines and instructions can be found at the following website address:
    Thank you: We continue to thank all of our members and colleagues who have submitted, reviewed and volunteered in this and previous years. You have helped make the ENT Division collegiate, inclusive, and welcoming and a special place to be for all.
    Reviewers needed: We strongly encourage all who are submitting to the Entrepreneurship Division to support us by volunteering to review for the Entrepreneurship Division. The Division needs at least 1,500 reviewers. Your help in supporting our community with this task and helping its growth and development is greatly appreciated. The reviewer sign-up system opens early December 2021.
    Division Awards: The Entrepreneurship Division recognizes several best paper awards and best dissertation awards as part the meeting program.
    Submission Process: All submissions must be made through the AOM submission website. Please review all submission guidelines and formatting instructions carefully before submitting. If any guidelines or formatting instructions are not met, the submission cannot be sent for review. Please direct any questions to
  • Call for Professional Development Workshop (PDWs) Submissions

    (posted on behalf of @Rachida Justo, PDW Chair)
    Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) are among the most rewarding, stimulating, and enjoyable sessions of the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. The Entrepreneurship Division invites creative and innovative proposals for PDW sessions for the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, which will be held in hybrid format in Seattle, Washington between August 5-9, 2022. The Annual Meeting theme this year is “Creating a Better World Together”, with paper sessions, symposia, PDWs, and social opportunities that help address this theme.

    Considering the ENT Division mission (“We Grow Entrepreneurial Scholars”) and the Annual Meeting Theme, the ENT Division favors proposals that give participants at all career stages the opportunity to learn new skills, share ideas, help other scholars, have new experiences, and build connections. PDWs are meant as complements, not substitutes, for the regular AOM program. They should not cover conventional themes and topics or be structured as traditional paper or panel sessions. Rather, PDWs should be innovative in content and structure, exploring issues and encouraging interactions not usually featured in the main program.

    PDW sessions are typically structured as workshops, breakout sessions, tutorials, discussion panels, research incubators, or other interactive formats. They provide a forum for exchanging ideas and building relationships in a manner that does not typically fit the constraints of paper and symposium sessions. Knowledge sharing and participation are key, and PDWs present the opportunity to experiment with new models of interaction and engagement.

    Proposals should interest members of the Entrepreneurship Division, or fit its domain, which includes not only the phenomena of self-employment, small-business management, family business, women and social entrepreneurs, new-venture formation, innovation, and firm growth but also more general ideas about the recognition, analysis, and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. Likewise, the nature of novelty, creativity, and innovativeness within entrepreneurial settings are valued, as well as new theoretical and empirical approaches towards entrepreneurial process research. Sessions with standard paper presentations are more appropriate for traditional sessions.

    The most effective PDWs encourage interaction among individuals and groups which do not typically participate in the same sessions, workshops, and activities - not only within the Entrepreneurship Division, but also across the divisional lines within the Academy. Hence you
    are encouraged to work with colleagues within and outside the Division and submit appropriate PDW proposals which have broad appeal to the Academy membership at-large.

    Proposals will be evaluated based on: (a) the expected substantive and networking benefit for participants, (b) the plans for creating an interactive and engaging session, (c) the breadth of interest of the session for individuals and groups within the Division and the broader Academy, (d) the novelty of the topic or the forum for the exchanges, (e) the effective use of program time, and (f) the fit with the conference theme. We encourage proposals that explicitly address these six criteria.
    As PDWs are intended for professional development, proposals should explain how their session will foster interaction and personal development among participants as well as the audience they will aim to attract. In order to allow interaction, PDWs are typically at least two hours long, though sessions may be as short as 1 hour.

    Format of the PDW proposal:
    All PDW proposals should be formatted following submission guidelines that are found on the AOM website. Please note that if the submission guidelines and formatting requirements are not met, the submission will not be reviewed. It is also critical that you draft your abstract in a clear and unambiguous fashion as it represents a primary tool for PDW selection among attendees, and in particular for PDW proposals that seek to engage other AOM Divisions.

    Proposals should be submitted to the 2022 AOM Annual Meeting Submission Center, which is available at the website. Early submissions are encouraged.

    The following dates apply:
    Submission Center Open Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Submission Center Deadline Date: January 11, 2022 by 5:00 pm EST
    All named PDW participants must commit to participation in advance. All proposals require a statement indicating that all named participants have consented to participate in the Entrepreneurship Division PDW. Please be informed about “PDW Rule of Three”, i.e., “no one may submit or be associated with more than 3 PDW submissions or appear in more than 3 PDW sessions during the PDW program.”

    If you have questions, please contact the Entrepreneurship Division’s PDW Chair for the 2022 Annual Meeting at

    To ensure sufficient time to develop your proposal, please forward your general inquiries before December 20th, 2021.

    We hope to see you in person at the Annual Meeting this coming year!
  • Call for Reviewers – AOM 2022

    (posted on behalf of @Jon Carr Program Chair) 

    Hello Division members! As you know - our 2022 Academy of Management Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held
    on 5-9th August in Seattle, Washington. The meeting will consist of several different delivery formats. We are extremely excited to finally get a chance to get together as a research community! 

    One of the key needs we have is the participation of our membership in creating the program. Your service as a reviewer, discussant, and session chair helps us create a strong, engaging, and impactful conference program.  

    Therefore - Please consider signing up as a reviewer at the following link! (LINK HERE). 
    We strongly need your help and participation to provide constructive feedback to our paper authors. We ask that you sign up as soon as you can, so that we can begin the process of preparing a scholarly program we can all be proud of.
    Once again - We are so grateful for your willingness to help the Division! As one of the largest Divisions in the Academy of Management, we continue to expand our efforts to offer you value for your continued membership. If you have any difficulties in signing up as a reviewer, please contact us as soon as possible.
    Thanks again - and I am looking forward to seeing you all (whether in person or online) real soon in Seattle!