Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Sponsored Colloquium on Transitional Entrepreneurship

Starts:  May 31, 2024 09:00 (ET)
Ends:  Jun 1, 2024 12:30 (ET)
Associated with  Entrepreneurship (ENT)

We invite scholars, students, and practitioners to submit completed papers, ‘works in progress,’ and panel proposals for the Transitional Entrepreneurship Colloquium to be held on May 31st and June 1st, 2024. The colloquium is the fourth of a series of annual colloquia sponsored by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The 2024 edition of the colloquium will be in-person with hybrid segments.

Transitional Entrepreneurship

Transitional entrepreneurship focuses on entrepreneurship among individuals from communities that face significant adversities in launching ventures and for whom the path involves substantive life transitions. We focus on entrepreneurs from historically marginalized groups, such as veterans, immigrants, refugees, women, and individuals living in economically distressed communities.

The colloquium will feature paper presentations, paper development sessions, panel discussions and keynotes.

As research on transitional entrepreneurs is at an early stage, we welcome papers from multiple perspectives, methodologies, regions, and themes with implications for theory, practice, and policy.

Colloquium Mission

·       Bring together a diverse community of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers interested in entrepreneurship among transitional communities.

·       Generate and disseminate a body of knowledge that motivates relevant future research projects and actionable ideas in transitional entrepreneurship.

There are two submission tracks: developmental papers (two-page project proposal and 250-word abstract) and full papers (maximum length of 40 pages, including all references and appendixes). We prefer Times New Roman 12 font size, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins.

Submission site:  https://www.conftool.net/transitional-entrepreneurship-2024/

Submission Deadline: Feb 15, 2024

Decisions on manuscripts and registration opens: March 1, 2024

Registration: Free for all authors with accepted papers.

Travel & Lodging: A limited number of stipends are available to support travel, lodging, and meals.

Invited Speakers/Panelists

  • Gary Bruton - Texas Christian University
  • Rosanna Garcia - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Cathy Yang Liu - Georgia State University
  • Banu Ozkazanc-Pan - Brown University
  • Chris Pikerton - Harvard Kennedy School
  • Miruna Radu-Lefebvre - Audencia School of Management and Communication
  • Monder Ram - Aston Business School
  • Angela Randolph - Babson College
  • Maija Renko - DePaul University
  • Shaker Zahra - University of Minnesota
  • Robert Fairlie - UCLA, NBER
  • Maija Renko - DePaul University
  • Shaker Zahra - University of Minnesota

Track Chairs

  • Tanja Darden - Towson University
  • Golshan Javidian - Morgan State University
  • Kaveh Moghaddam - University of Houston Victoria
  • Mirza Tihic - Syracuse University

Colloquium Chair: Anil Nair


Li-Wei Chen

Jay O’Toole


Old Dominion University
Constant Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529


Chris Willis