Imperial Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conversation 2019 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation in The Co

When:  Sep 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GB)
Associated with  Entrepreneurship (ENT)
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department at the Imperial College Business School invites you to submit research papers for presentation at its Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conversation. This annual workshop brings together cutting-edge research in innovation and entrepreneurship to explore an emergent and important theme. 
This year's theme addresses entrepreneurship and innovation in the corporation. While innovation remains key to organizational success and survival, we are witnessing a proliferation of new approaches to innovation. Once dominant, the R&D laboratory is being supplemented by a host of alternative approaches to organizing innovation, including corporate accelerators, lean innovation labs, open innovation, crowd sourcing and various types of engagement with start-up companies. Often, organizations seek to deploy entrepreneurial methods in their attempt to spur innovation, with wide-reaching implications for internal innovation processes, employee incentives, the size and shape of organizational units and the nature of collaboration with external parties.
At this year's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conversation, we will feature papers that address various aspects of this new world of corporate innovation. We welcome papers with diverse theoretical, methodological, and empirical angles. We invite both visionary discussion papers exploring future research agendas (e.g., do we need new theory for explaining these phenomena?), as well as deep dives into specific topics, including employee entrepreneurship, corporate accelerators, innovator and entrepreneur mobility, entrepreneurship-inspired corporate innovation, novel forms of organizing corporate innovation, leadership & innovation, incentives and innovation, etc. 
The workshop will take place at Imperial College London in South Kensington, London. There will be a dinner for invited speakers and discussants on the Thursday evening before. The event will take the form of a focused workshop of around 10 paper presentations with assigned discussants and time for Q&A. Scholars who have already agreed to present include Nicolai Foss and Olenka Kacperczyk.
Times: Friday September 13 from 9am to 5pm.
Venue: 170 Queen's Gate, London SW7 2AZ (Imperial College South Kensington Campus)
Whilst we expect full papers to be presented at the conference, we will select papers on the basis of extended abstracts. Please submit an extended abstract (maximum 1000 words) to our Conference administrator Rachel Jury ( For substantive questions, please contact Anne ter Wal ( We welcome unpublished work (including under review).
• The deadline for submissions for the extended abstract is 30th April 2018.
• Submissions selected for presentation will be notified by 7th May 2018.
• Submission of full papers will be required by 1st of Sept 2018.
Imperial College Business School will cover accommodation and travel expenses for speakers. Participants will also be invited to a conference dinner on the night of September 12.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be an exciting and enjoyable workshop and we look forward to hearing from you.
Organized by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department at Imperial College Business School. Committee: Bart Clarysse, Markus Perkmann, Anne ter Wal, Anu Wadhwa
Event coordinator: contact Rachel Jury at


Imperial College South Kensington Campus
170 Queen's Gate
London, SW7 2AZ