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Dear colleagues, Please allow us to draw your attention to the Call for Abstracts for the Doctoral Consortium at 9th Israel Strategy Conference , Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel 18 December 2022 ( http://www.isc.org.il/ ) . The Israel Strategy Conference (ISC) will be holding its annual Doctoral Consortium on Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 10AM to 6PM. The consortium coordinators are Adam Kleinbaum (Dartmouth) and Annamaria Conti (IE Business School). The ISC Doctoral Consortium is most valuable to Ph.D. candidates interested in conducting leading-edge research and teaching in Strategy and related areas. The consortium will cover ...
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Dear colleague, As we received many requests, we are extending the deadline for submitting your Abstracts/Papers for the 9th Israel Strategy Conference . The new Submission Deadline is July 30, 2022 , at: http://www.isc.org.il/ . Please note that this is the final deadline, and it will not be further extended. *** Submit your proposal here *** Keynote Speakers: Russ Coff (University of Wisconsin), Maryann Feldman (UNC-Chapel Hill), and Bruce Kogut (Columbia University) Conference Organizers: Gil Avnimelech (Ono Academic College); Aharon Cohen Mohliver (London Business School); and Natalie Shefer (INSEAD). ...
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(posted on behalf of @Andrew Nixon , PhD Student Representative & GPT-3, OpenAI) ​ I spend a good amount of time on Twitter and my feed has recently been captivated by weird AI-generated images from DALL-E mini by Hugging Face . It’s an open-source model that people have been using to make a computer draw odd scenarios like “ A chicken nugget smoking a cigarette in the rain ” or “ Youtuber doing a funeral unboxing ”. These have been relatively harmless demonstrations of how advanced AI systems have become at making art and as this is open-source technology, you can rest assured that the proprietary systems are much, much better. For example, DALLE-2 ...
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(posted on behalf of @Aviel Cogan and @Tobias Pret ) It is widely acknowledged that we are experiencing a “replication crisis.” As research results are often difficult or impossible to replicate, the credibility of scientific work has been questioned. Entrepreneurship scholars have long acknowledged the importance of replication studies, but these rarely appear in top journals. Consequently, scholars largely avoid replicating entrepreneurship research to the detriment of our field’s ability to test, confirm, and challenge extant theories. In an effort to encourage and facilitate replication studies, @Christopher Crawford and colleagues published an ...
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(posted on behalf of @Andrew Nixon , PhD Representative) ​ Okay, I’ll admit it, if I have a bent in this blog series, it has been to highlight the shift in policy towards a more progressive version of antitrust enforcement (or competition policy for those outside of the U.S.) and how these issues are relevant for our field. I will say this one last piece and then get back to writing the generic posts with tips and tricks for PhD students and interviews with faculty. So, here are three reasons I think this is a fruitful area of exploration for entrepreneurship scholars: 1) Entrepreneurs themselves are openly saying that something is ...
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(posted on behalf of @Tobias Pret and @Aviel Cogan ) ​ Entrepreneurs who operate in nascent markets are often faced with a lack of support. One way to arouse interest in and enthusiasm for a new venture within those markets is to pitch the idea in ways that explicitly tie the venture to emerging hype about the nascent market—a collective vision and promise for the market’s future. In so doing, hype can serve as a means to generate early access to resources and other forms of support from stakeholders. However, the more entrepreneurs link their new ventures to such emerging hype, the greater the risk that they will face heightened expectations which ...
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(posted on behalf of Sean Wise) ​ Scholar: Associate Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University) Chair of the Departmental Hiring Committee Executive Director, Startup School Teacher Practitioner: Five times serial entrepreneur with two multimillion dollar exits Partner at various seed funds Student Coach ======== I have been an entrepreneur since the age of 13. After being fired from my job at McDonald's, for asking too many questions, my mom suggested I might not be cut out to be an employee. So, ...
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Translating knowledge (posted on behalf of @Andrew Nixon , PhD Representative) In my interview with Donato Cutolo and Professor Martin Kenney ( read it here ), we kept returning to the role of antitrust regulation in improving the competition landscape for the benefit of entrepreneurs. The past few years have seen a marked increase in policy conversations on competition law (what is typically referred to as antitrust in the U.S.), as a progressive, anti-monopolist perspective has gained traction in both America and Europe. This school of thought pushes back against what has been the dominant paradigm of regulations and judicial rulings that ...
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The dark side of entrepreneurship (posted on behalf of @Aviel Cogan and @Tobias Pret ) Entrepreneurship is usually associated with the creation of economic and social wealth, but it can also have negative effects, such as the pollution of the environment and damage to local communities. Thus far, research has largely overlooked this dark side of entrepreneurship. Indeed, little is known about the reasons entrepreneurs might engage in actions that can lead to destructive outcomes. Dean Shepherd, Moses Osofero, and Joakim Wincent address this subject in their recent Journal of Business Venturing article titled “A personal adversity model of justifying ...
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When equity crowdfunding becomes more than a last resort for entrepreneurs By @Tobias Pret and @Aviel Cogan Raising capital is a challenging process for most entrepreneurs, leading some to pursue equity crowdfunding. While it has been regarded as a last resort in prior literature, recent research shows that some highly capable entrepreneurs prefer to seek equity crowdfunding, even when more established options, such as angel investments or venture capital, are available to them. Prior studies that explore equity crowdfunding have predominantly focused on the decision-making of potential investors, rather than the role of the entrepreneur, in initiating ...
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A paradigm shift in our field: Platform-dependent entrepreneurship (posted on behalf of @Andrew Nixon , 2021 PhD Representative) The following is an excerpt of my interview with Dr. @Donato Cutolo and Dr. @Martin Kenney . Donato is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Management at the University of Bologna and Martin is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis. I have been fascinated with their recent work exploring how technology platforms influence entrepreneurship and shape competition. Considering the outpouring of attention from the business press and government agencies ...
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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to help with Literature Reviews posted on behalf of @Aviel Cogan and @Tobias Pret Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are hot topics. Entrepreneurs, politicians, and scholars alike draw on these concepts to envision future opportunities that can be made possible through technological advances. At the same time, they also incite fear in those whose jobs may ultimately be automated because of such changes. As educators and researchers, we may believe that our positions are largely shielded from such developments (despite recent advances in neural interface technology which could, one day, ...
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Returning to work from maternity leave in SMEs Posted on behalf of @Tobias Pret and @Aviel Cogan Managing people is a crucial activity that most entrepreneurs engage in on an everyday basis. Yet, entrepreneurship research has paid surprisingly little attention to the subject of employment relations. Maternity leave, in particular, and woman’s return to work have been largely overlooked. While most countries grant rights to protect pregnant women, too many small employers still consider maternity leave an annoyance. Consequently, to fit in with the norms and ideals of masculine cultures, women are often forced to conceal pregnancy symptoms, and ...
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Life Moves Pretty Fast… Remembering AOM 2021 and Preparing for AOM 2022 Posted on behalf of @Ashley Roccapriore , 2020 PhD Representative and @Andrew Nixon , 2021 PhD Representative “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” - Ferris Bueller It’s that time of year… College football season is starting, undergraduates are rushing back to campus to make it to class in time, and you’re drinking copious amounts of coffee to keep up. It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago you were socializing (albeit virtually) with friends you haven’t seen in a while or meeting new people at the ...
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Alongside a team of colleagues, I am undertaking a meta-analysis of social cognitive factors in entrepreneurial career success. We are currently searching for studies that: Focus on business founders/owners of profit-making businesses (inclusive of social enterprises); Measure two or more of the following variables (each variable is broadly defined): entrepreneurial success, self-efficacy, goals, and outcome expectations. If you know of such a study that we might not have readily found through traditional search methods (e.g., studies under development, non-published studies, studies in journals/venues/conferences that are not always obvious/accessible) ...
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Dear Colleagues, first of all, I hope you are doing well in this complex period. I am glad to inform you that, with Emilio Paolucci and Eleonora Fiore, I am a Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Administrative Sciences regarding "Fostering Student Entrepreneurship : Nascent and Active Entrepreneurs in Universities". Administrative Sciences is an open access journal of MDPI. I know that nowadays there are some discussions about MDPI journals. However, I hope you can find this Special Issue interesting and we can agree that the cover of a journal does not tell us everything :) Here you can find more information about the Special Issue : https://www.mdpi.com/journal/admsci/special_issues/Student_entrepreneurship ...
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(posted on behalf of @Ashley Roccapriore , PhD Representative, and Jacob Waddingham) “If we create networks with the sole intention of getting something, we won’t succeed. We can’t pursue the benefits of networks; the benefits ensue from investments in meaningful activities and relationships.” – Adam Grant In the closing session of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) on June 11th, the promotional video for BCERC 2022 at Baylor University highlighted the anticipation of meeting again in person . The excitement was palpable. More than a year has passed since most of us have had the opportunity to gather together safely ...
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