A Very Productive 2019 Mid-winter Meeting for the Entrepreneurship Division’s Leadership
by Diane M. Sullivan, ENT Division Secretary
The 2019 Mid-winter Meeting of the Entrepreneurship Division was hosted this January by the Entrepreneurship Division Chair, Donald Neubaum, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Participating in this year’s Mid-winter Meeting were members of the Entrepreneurship Division’s leadership spanning the globe from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the USA.
Throughout the meeting, the leadership focused on planning the Division’s activities and events for 2019 Academy of Management Conference including, in part, planning the Division consortia and social events.
A number of special topics were also discussed at this year’s meeting. One notable special topic centered on the Division’s new mentorship program. The purpose of the mentorship program is to provide early-stage scholars an opportunity to develop mentor relationships with more seasoned members of the Division. In 2018, a pilot version of the mentorship program was launched, in part, due to the efforts of the Division RAL, Gry Alsos, from Nord University, who is chairing the Division’s mentorship program efforts. In 2019, the mentorship program will expand for additional members to participate.
Other topics that received special attention at the 2019 Mid-winter Meeting included: 1) ensuring the program continues to offer content that serves the broad interests of our members (e.g., members at different stages of their careers, practitioner-scholars, global scholar development, new members, etc.), 2) planning and coordinating activities associated with the 2022 five-year Division review, 3) sponsorship management, and 4) best practices for effectively engaging conference reviewers.
The 2019 Entrepreneurship Division Mid-winter Meeting was a productive and fun event for the Division’s leadership, all of whom thank Division Chair, Donald Neubaum, as well as Barbara Foster and everyone at Florida Atlantic University for hosting this important annual meeting.
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