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Proceedings of ECEI 2008
The 3rd European Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Winchester
on 10-11 September 2008

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Paper Title


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Biographies of Conference Chairs, Programme Chair, Keynote Speaker and Mini-track Chairs



Biographies of contributing authors



Business Incubators as Networks – How and Why?

Lise Aaboen
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden


Community Development Venture Capital – Concept and Status quo in Germany

Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Reiner Braun, Marko Bender and Annabell Geidner
TUM Business School, Munich, Germany


The Role of Higher Education in Enhancing Social Entrepreneurship

Christos Apostolakis
Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK


An Empirical Investigation into the Impact of Enterprise Education on Young People

Rosemary Athayde and Mark Hart
Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University, UK


Doing Business in Egypt- Beyond Government Reforms: Obstacles Constraining Local Entrepreneurship

Hadia Abdel Aziz
German University in Cairo, Egypt


What Are The Specificities Of Family Businesses In Terms Of Entrepreneurship?

Emna Baccari and Salma Maoufoud
Laboratory CRIFP, University Sophia Antipolis, Nice


Innovation Management Models: A Literature Review, A New Framework, A Case Study

Luca Cagnazzo, Marco Botarelli and Paolo Taticchi
University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy


Important Differences in Management Control Systems, Cultural Dimensions and Management Practices of Innovators, Prospectors and Defenders

Devjani Chatterjee, R.R.K. Sharma and Kripa Shanker
Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, Kanpur, India


Venture Capital – Filters, Hubs and Catalysts for Entrepreneurs? A two-sided view on financing innovative, small firms

Jesper Lindgaard Christensen
Department of Business Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark


The Innovation Activity of Russian Enterprises: Effectiveness, Factors, Bottlenecks

Oleg Golichenko
Department of the Industrial Organization, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


Knowledge Management: Its Role in Supporting Sustainable Growth within a Service Sector SME Environment

Richard Greatbanks and Fa Martin-Niemi
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


Towards Open Innovation: Reaching Out for Innovation-The Case Study of Boeing and Rohm

Chiapin Huang
University of Bath, Bath, UK


On Initial Implementations of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Courses: A Case Study for Undergraduates at the University of Athens

Alexandros Kakouris
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece


New Firm Formation and Employment Growth in Bangalore’s IT Sector: The Role of Local Entrepreneurs and Multinational Firms

Kothandaraman Kumar
Institute of Management Bangalore, India


The Money Document: Seeding Hedge Fund Entrepreneurs

Andrew Kumiega, Ben Van Vliet and Brian Batavia
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA


New Product Development and Commercialisation Process in the SME Fashion Design Houses

Shuyu Lin and Niall Piercy
School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, UK


Catching a Cold: An Exploratory Study Into the Innovation Risks of Outsourcing in Pharmaceutical New Product Development

Mark Lowman, Andreas Hoecht and Paul Trott
University of Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK


Strategies of Regional Development; The New European Model of Entrepreneurial Development

Tihomir Lukovi,
University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia


Entrepreneurship training and development in Eastern Cape, South Africa: Challenges and opportunities

Wilson Mutyaba
Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa


Measurement of the Ability of Science Students to Recognize Business Opportunities

Jan Nab, Heinze Oost, Albert Pilot and Hanno van Keulen
IVLOS Institute of Education, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands


“Assessing the Impact of Marketing and Organizational Innovations on Firm Performance”

Thi Thuc Uyen Nguyen 1 and Caroline Mothe 2
1CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, Luxembourg
2IREGE, University of Savoie, Annecy, France


Technology Entrepreneurship: A Survey Analysis of Kfupm Graduates (2001-2006)

Mohand-Said Oukil
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


Social Networks Across the Organizational Life-cycle From Start-up Through Growth: Usage Frequency and Importance

James Peltier1, G.M. Naidu1, Kinnera Murthy2, Bhavani Ravi3 and Kanupriya Katyal4
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, USA
2Milagrow Business & Knowledge Solutions, Hyderabad, India
3Sambhram Academy of Management Studies, Bangalore, India
4Administrative Staff College of India, India


Supporting Innovation with the use of a Balanced Scorecard Approach to Manage Knowledge Transfer

Martyn Polkinghorne1, Graham Manville1 and Nick Petford2
1Bournemouth University, Poole, UK
2University of Southampton, Southampton, UK


Influence of Applied Research Funding and Incubators on University Entrepreneurship: New Evidence From Spanish Case

David Rodeiro, Sara Fernández, Luís Otero and Alfonso Rodríguez
Business Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


European Network of Entrepreneurship Angels (ENEA project): A European Project Targeted at Business Start-Up Tutors Funded within the Framework of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme

Giampaolo Rossi1, Michela Vecchia1, Gordon Rutherford2, Viera Slavikova3, Helena Malisova3, Anja Harbo Gravensen4, Martina Prokopova5 and Lucie Filoposka5
1Centro Ligure per la Produttività, Genova, Italy
2Reid Kerr College, Pasley, UK
3The Regional Development Agency Senec-Pezinok, Republic of Slovakia
4Chamber of Commerce of Herning & Ikast-Brande, Denmark
5The Regional Development Agency & Euro Info Centre, Czech Republic


Activity Internationalization and Innovation in SME: Searching Building Blocks for Rating Models

Klaus Bruno Schebesch and Cornel Someşan
Faculty of Economics, West University “Vasile Goldiş”, Arad, Romania


Creating a Pedagogical Climate to Stimulate Entrepreneurial Behaviour

Henk Schout, Edwin Muntjewerff and Saskia Harkema
The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands


Entrefuge: An Empirical Study of The Entrepreneurial Orientation Among The Students of Higher Technical Education At IIT Roorkee, A Case Study

Ankush Sharma, Prasoon Gupta, Santosh Rangnekar, Devdutta Das
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India


The Impact of the Identity on the Internationalization Processes in SMEs – Does Origin Matter?

Lutz Sommer1, Susanne Durst2, Manuel Haug1 and Hans-Rüdiger Kaufmann
1Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Albstadt, Germany
2University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein


NOVATEK: Innovation Experience to Develop a New Methodology and Tools to Help SMEs to Produce their Technology Plan for Innovative Products

Mikel Sorli Peña, José Carlos Peña, José Antonio Urrutia Bilbao, Javier Mendibil Eguiluz, Idurre Apraiz Imatz, Alexandre Paris and José Luis Malo
TECNALIA-LAB. c/Geldo- Parque Tecnologico de Bizkaia- Derio, Spain


Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Late Industrialisation: The State Creation of Entrepreneurs in Malaysia

Jeff Tan
Aga Khan University, London, UK


Academic Intrepreneurship: Transition Strategies For Commercialisation Of High Volume Electronics Products In A South African University

Jonathan Youngleson and S Jacobs
Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa


Exploratory Case Studies of RFID Adoption by UK SMEs

Jianyu Zhang, Stan Oliver, Gill Green and Chari VedanthaChari
BLIS Centre, the University of Bolton, Bolton, UK



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