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15-16 September, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
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Abstracts Selected


The closing date for abstract submissions has been extended to 10 March 2011. The review panel have completed the selection process of submissions made by the original submission date and this page lists the abstracts selected for submission as full papers. Late submissions that are accepted will be added as they are accepted. To protect the integrity of the double-blind review process, abstract titles and author details are separated. The former are listed at random and the latter alphabetically by lead author surname.

Full papers are due not later than 14 April 2011. Please read the author guidelines page. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Charlotte Hall with the paper submission checklist and copyright form.

You can see an outline programme for the conference on the Programme page.


Abstract titles: Listed in random order

A Conceptual Framework of the Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Values and Export Intentions

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Innovation Capacity Building

The Moderating Effects of Venture Types on Motivation and Venture Growth - Some Lessons fro Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana's Tourism Industry

Absorptive Capacity as a Device for Firm-level Entrepreneurship : a primer on Entrepreneurship and Economic Performance

Disclose the Entrepreneurial Cognitive Developmental Process: An exploratory study of the IT entrepreneurs

Identifying Eco-Innovators: A Value Based Approach to Explain why Consumers Adopt new Ecological Products

Technological Innovations in Egyptian Banking Sector

Entrepreneurial Interest of University Students in a Multicultural Society

Uncertainty in the Process of Systemic Innovation in a Welfare Service System

Relationship Between Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs and Religious Ideology:

The Linkages Between Cognition, Behavior, Culture, and Opportunity Among High-Growth Asian American Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The Internationalization of Family Owned Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from the Nigerian Manufacturing SME's

Cross Border Collaboration for Enhancing Entrepreneurial Spirit

Research-Based Spin-Off Creation Models in Polish Economic Conditions

Impact Evaluation of Entrepreneurial Orientation of Entrepreneurship Graduates in Cameroon

Organizational Innovation Through Organizational Creativity: A Framework Proposition

Key Drivers of Innovation in Malaysia

Art, science and technology; Innovation in the 21st century

The Role of Proof of Concept Centres in Innovative Regional Development

An Entrepreneurship Training Program that works; Ahikaa

Who is your Role Model? Role Model and Its relationship with Students’ Entrepreneurial Motivation

Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change; Sustainable Innovation in the Dutch Construction Industry

Building Technological Innovation Capability; Enhancing Technologic Innovation Performance and Competitive Advantage

Development and Implementation of a Business Game for the Training of Social Entrepreneurs in Poor Communities in Brazil

'A Conceptual Review of Ethnic Pakistani Entrepreneurship in Britain.'

Entrepreneurs and the Choice Process for Business Partners

Entrepreneurial e-Portfolios In Higher Education Courses; Creating and Implementing Organizational Consulting Projects As Innovative Learning Applications

Comparative Analysis of two Software Companies’ Performances Using Balanced Scorecard as a Competitive Intelligence Tool

Sustainable and Efficient Organizations: The Case of Hand-crafts Micro-business in Southern San Sebastian

Organizational Commitment and Innovation; The Mediating Role of Knowledge Management

Implementing the “Be an Entrepreneur” Program in Schools in Catalonia. Lessons learned and future Developments

A Methodology for Effecting Innovative Construction Procurement Selection Through Application of Artificial Intelligence

The Roles of Organizational Learning Facilitators in Identifying Organizational Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Insurance Companies

Conceiving Science Policies’ Contribution to Regional Development; Evidence from Netherlands and Sweden

Public and Private Sector Approaches to Entrepreneurship

Network Embeddedness: A Qualitative Study of Small Technology-Based Firms

Technopreneurship Track for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Innovative Practices and Success of Small Agro-Processing Enterprises in Ghana

Structural Equation Model of Factors affecting on Women s Entrepreneurship.( An Empirical Evidence from Iran)

Entrepreneurial Learning: An Organizational Capability for Effective Higher Education Services

Open Innovation in SMEs: Trend, Motives and Management Challenges

An Investigation into Small Business Activities of Croatian Migrants in Australia

The Creation And Operation Of Knowledge-Based Innovation Networks In Fast growth SME’s

The Impact of Entrepreneurial Characteristics on Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions to Start a New Business

Entrepreneurship in the Nigerian Economy; A Historical Development from 1960-2010

Sustainable Returns for Academic Entrepreneurship: Empirical Research on Spanish University Spin-offs

Are Young People Graduating with the Necessary Workforce Skills to Succeed?

Retaining Youth in Rural Communities

Developing Intrapreneurship in Organizations; Role of Learning Organization

Playing Entrepreneurship: Can Games Make A Difference

Innovation Processes for SMEs: Moving from Serendipity to Strategy

The Innovation Strategy of Chinese Companies; a Relational Perspective

Patent Aggregating Companies; Motives, Activities and a Typology

Entrepreneurial Networking in Market Crisis Context. Empirical Evidence from Italy

Entrepreneurship and the Dark Triad of Personality; How Narcissism, Machiavellianism, And Psychopathy Relate to Entrepreneurial Intention and Performance

The Relationship Between Exposure to Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy

Toward a Theory of Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Screen Production

Entrepreneurical vs Administrative management in the Romanian Universities

Analysing Intellectual property Rights; Current Private Reward System and alternative Institutional Solutions

Economic Crisis, Innovation Strategies and Firm Performance. Evidence from Italian Firm-level Data

Ways and Sources of the Development of Social Entrepreneurship in Russia

Tight Time - to be or not to be Creative?

An Innovative and Resilient Pedagogical Framework; Enculturated and Domain-Centered Learning—Awakening the Resilience in You

Technological Competence and Sustainable Competitive Advantage of Technology-Intensive SMEs - a Quantitative Approach

Comparing the Approaches of Two UK Universities to Teaching Business Enterprise

Green Entrepreneurship in Turkey; Examining Advantages, Disadvantages, Motivators and Disincentives Using SWOT Analysis

Recognition of the Role of Social Capital in Graduated Students of University of Tehran Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition

Sector-Based Policies in Wales; Implications for SMEs and Regional Development

Paving the Path for Innovation; the Case of Romanian SMEs

Jungian Archetypes, Social Entrepreneurs and the 'Big Society'

A Conceptual Framework of Agribusiness Product Development; Carrot, Stick or Both?

Beyond Financial Performance and Corporate Greening; Mapping out the Research Field of Sustainability Entrepreneurship

A New Model of Factors that Contribute to Innovation Activities – Application to Galician Innovative Companies

China's Talent Policy Towards Overseas Returnee Entrepreneurs; Origin, Trends and Impact

Workplace Related Determinants of Innovation Success and Characteristics

A Dialogic Dissensus Approach – a Model for Facilitating Innovation?

Necessity Versus Opportunity Immigrant Entrepreneurs: the Case of Argentineans in Spain

The Governance of International Enterprise Under the Influence of Innovative Phenomena

Examining the Tools of Entrepreneurship Education: Is It Time for a Change?

Examination Into Changes of Product Concept; A Case Study of Casio Computer

How the Aspired-to Network Influences the NTBFs Initial Networking

A Study of IT Innovation Adoption And Entrepreneurship In Malaysia

Three Methods of User Driven Innovation for Success

Entrepreneurial Attitude Among Doctoral Students: An Empirical Study

Social and Symbolic Capital in Firm Clusters: An Empirical Investigation of Relational Resources and Innovation Capabilities

Exploring Diaspora Entrepreneurship; The Dynamics within the Landscape of Nigerian Entrepreneurism in the UK

Raslres (Regional Approach to Stimulating Local Renewable Energy Sectors)

How Narratives Structure Entrepreneurial Discovery

Did the Global Crisis Impact the Strategies of the Romanian SMEs Active in the Garment Industry?

Going Global Instead of Selling Local - Internationalization of Family Portfolio Entrepreneurs

Is your Open-Innovation Successful? The Moderating role of the Human and Organizational Internal Context

Fostering Innovation in Product Design through Business Incubators in the Arab World

Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) role in Innovation System

Peer Assessment

Consumers Integration into Innovation Process and its Impact on Success of Innovations

Conceptions and Attitudes Towards Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises; the Case of Northern Greek For-Profit Companies

Innovation and Regional Economic Development in Romania

Becoming an Entrepreneur – the Role of Mentors in Identity Construction

Social Responsibility of Enterprises, a Competitive Advantage for SMEs - the case of Arges, Romania

New Generation of University’s Strategy Formulation Processes to Achieve a Competitive Advantage in Egypt

Teaching Entrepreneurship to non-Business Majors: The Case of EARTH University Constructivist Learning Approach

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Greece: Do small and Medium Enterprises Innovate?

Knowledge and Legitimacy Acquisition - A Comparative Study of Young and Small Technology Firms

How Community Context Impacts the Entrepreneurial Process at Commercialization Challenged Universities

Innovation Through Services: A Small Firm Perspective

How Small Enterprises Manage Resource Scarcity in their Innovation Processes

A Framework Relating Innovation Strategy and Business Growth in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Empirical Examination of SME’s Place on job Creation at Manufacturing Sector: A European Comparison

The Blind Men and the Elephant A Holistic Approach to Understanding Corporate Entrepreneurship

Strategic Creativity as a Strength in Microsized Enterprises

Human Capital, Entrepreneurial Survival and Nascent Entrepreneurs in the UK

Positive traits in Achieving SME high Performance – Qualitative Study

Creating an Index of Local Software Economy Maturity: Driving Innovation and Productivity

Collaboration and Outsourcing: Different Requirements in terms of Research Managers and R&D experts in SMEs

Determinants of Cooperation in Innovation Practice: Evidences in Services Firms

Entrepreneurial Learning Environment for Social Enterprises

Identifying the Social and Cultural Factors that affect on Teenager’s Entrepreneurial Readiness in Iran

Business Opportunity Recognition; The root of the Entrepreneurial Process Abstract

Does Really Innovative Work Behaviors of Employees Mediate the Innovative Performance Impacts of Intrapreneurship?

Chinese Returnee Entrepreneurs: the Essential Human Capital for a Chinese Innovative State

Absorptive Capability as a Key to Innovation? A Case Study of SMEs in the Norwegian Petroleum Sector

Recognizing Opportunities like Experts: A Contribution of Entrepreneurship Education?

Innovative e-Tool for Construction SMEs; Enabling Collaborative Restoration of Old Buildings

Challenges of Entrepreneurship e-education: Evidence from the Faculty of Entrepreneurship at University of Tehran

From Unemployed to Entrepreneur

Informal Credit for Agriculture in Indian Punjab

Innovation and Learning; Models for Supporting Innovative Entrepreneurs

British Entrepreneurs

Creating a Collaborative Learning Space Using Wikis; Interaction in Enterprise Projects with International Student Groups

A Case Study of Entrepreneuring; Redesigning Technologies for a Commercially Viable Cancer Detection Product.

Entrepreneurial Networks; The Multiplexity of Exchange Content

Venture Capital, Innovation and International Business: A Dynamic Panel Approach

How to Support Innovation Process of SMEs in Metals Industry and Mechanical

From Opportunities to Business Models

The Organisation of Knowledge in High Technology-Based Firms. Evidence from the Emilia-Romagna Region.

Designing a Model for Assessing University Entrepreneurship Capabilities

Innovation and Growth in Small Enterprise: An Enterprise-level analysis

A lot of Room to Foster the Motivation of Researchers: Evidence for Slovenia

A Crowdsourcing Site for Nokia Corporation: Analysis and Recommendation

Innovation Capital and Firm's Performance in Malaysian Public Companies

Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy: Key Factors to Remain Resistant to Crisis (Indonesian Case)

Pedagogical Methods and Models for Entrepreneurship Education in Romania.Case study

Identifying Environmental Influencing Factors on Growth of Research-Based Spin Offs in Iran

Selecting the right Commercialization Path for Technological Innovations Through Transaction Cost Economics and Property Right Theory

National Entrepreneurial Activity Affected by Framework Conditions: a Global Study based on GEM data

Innovation in the International Value Chain of the Professional Aesthetics Industry

The Roles of the Hidden Dimensions of Cognition in the Production of Innovation

Using the Balanced Scorecard and Forecasting tools for Strategy Development

The Strategies of Business Education Students as a Predictor of Individual Perceptions of Success and of Business Ethics (Case of Russia)

Strategy of the Future; Rising Stock Options Through Innovative Performance Measuring – is it Possible?

Formalizing Network Development in Manufacturing SME´s

Modelling Innovations in Maternity care Based upon Uncertain Evidence

Innovation and the Department of Defense Space Acquisition Process ... A Relationship explained in Social and Anthropological Theoretical Frameworks

Triangle of Opportunity; an Endeavor for Clarifying Opportunity Concept in Entrepreneurship

The Need for Innovation Instead of Change in the UK NHS; a case Study from Paediatrics

Different Innovation Orientation Settings and the Entrepreneurship's Internal Network

It is Time to Treat time Seriously; Some Evidence from Transition Economy

Bernelli Univeristy and Higher Learning

Let those who love me follow me: Power Exercises in a Joint R&D Project

Learning Sources and Methods Used by Famous Entrepreneurs;         

Business Opportunities for Social Enterprises in the Multicultural Society

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Middle Belt States of Nigeria

The Nature of The Nexus Between Entrepreneur and Opportunity

Social Enterprise and ‘Going Green’; the Isle of Eigg, a Case Study

Strategic Management in Public Enterprise Based on Corporate Entrepreneurship Model: The Nigerian Experience

Entrepreneurial Intention Promoted by Perceived Capabilities, Risk Propensity and Opportunity Awareness: a Global Study

The Models of Innovative Behaviour in Europe and Russia

Women Starting Entrepreneurial Ventures; Interests and Compromise

Can Innovation be Institutionally-driven? The case of Institutional Entrepreneurs in the Restructuration of the Mauritian Vegetable Filière.

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: A Literature Review and Synthesis of an Interdisciplinary Field of Research

Sensitive innovation - how to conceptualise intangible and heterogenic innovation processes

Beyond Entrepreneurial Education. The Access to Finance as Obstacle to Women Entrepreneurship in Western Romania

Factors Influencing the Informal Learning of Entrepreneurs

Linking Industry-university. The Innovative Impact of R&D Contracts in SMEs

Innovation, Eco-innovation and influence of them to the development of Romanian firms

A Steady Paycheck and Self-employment: An Empirical Study of Hybrid Entrepreneurs in the Creative Industry

Importance of Entrepreneurial Activity for Entrepreneurial Orientation

Concrete Barriers or High Level Hurdles to Entrepreneurship Education?

Entrepreneurship Development Through Entrepreneurship Education with Special Emphasis on the Role of Business Incubators; Evidence from the Czech Republic

The Entrepreneurial Behavior of Orang Asli Youths in Aborigines Skills Training Institutes

Innovation Profiles of Companies in Wales

Innovation and Competitive Advantage into Mexican Firms

Role of Intelligence Generation Activities in Building Legitimization of Ideas in the Front-end of Innovation

Impact of the Family and non Family Relational Capital on the Adoption of Innovations in Canadian Family Businesses.

Mastery Learning Through Interactive Multimedia Software In Entrepreneurship Education

Knowledge and Legitimacy Acquisition - A Comparative Study of Young and Small Technology Firms

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Approach; a Sociological Explication of the Success in Traditional Sectors.

Home Is Where The Business Is; Everyday Life and the Tactics of Home-Based Businesses Owner Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Training and Development Roadmap to Economic Development

Networking and Collaboration: Social Enterprises Joined up in Action?

Exploring the Synergy between Total Quality Management and Innovation

Ambiguity – a Useful Component of “fuzziness” in Innovation.

Financing the Innovation as one of the Propeller to the Development of the Brazillian Northeast Region

It Takes a Village to Build a Business: Community Approaches to Supporting and Generating Entrepreneurial Activity

Creating Resilience: A Case Study Analysing the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Work in the Sheffield City Region

Location Factors of Rural and Urban Knowledge Intensive Business Services; An empirical assessment

Venture Capital Financing of Entrepreneurial Ventures in South Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

Electronic Participation Tools for Spatial Planning and Territorial Development (PARTERRE Project): An eParticipation Case Study

Entrepreneurs’ Innovation and Confidence in Innovation

Formalizing the Informal: Incubating Student Activity in the University

The Steps of an Organisational Routine's Transformation

Experimenting in the Rural World: A new scenario for FIRE?

Climar, S.A.:Entrepreneurship and "Design-Driven Innovation". A Case Study

How is the Entrepreneurial Process Influenced by Business Incubation Initiatives?

Innovative Intellectual Capita: Innovation as a Process to Manage Available Capacities of Intellectual Capital

Integrating Grounded Theory and Narrative Analysis for Understanding Entrepreneurial Learning of Female Entrepreneurs

Foreign Advantage, Ownership Structure and Host Country Institutional Environment: Evidence from EU MNCs’ Innovation in China

Commercialization of University Research: A View from the Social Science and Humanities

Remedying the low levels of European SME R&D and Innovation: Evidence from a large-scale study

Impact of PDCC in Promoting Entrepreneurship in Pakistan: A case study of Dairy Farmers

Proven Mechanisms that Enhance the Achievement of Sustained and Sustainable Improvement and Innovation

Examination into the Firm Without Fundamental Technologies: A case study of Nintendo

Social entrepreneurship in the Middle East with more emphasis on the Gulf region

The Regional Cluster of SME in Romania

Knowledge Management & Open Innovation in a Bioengineering Research Case

Employee Ownership in Kardemir

Classifying Agricultural Innovations to Inform Agricultural Extension

Business Problems of Entrepreneurs of Small Scale Sector in Northern India

Entrepreneurial Success Model Entrepreneurial Success Model of Services SME's

Role of Entrepreneurs' Networks in Innovation; Firms in Iran and Denmark

Absorptive Capacity, Alliances and Growth in US and European Biopharmaceutical Firms: An Empirical Note

Differences in the Perception of Software Process Improvement Standards; an Empirical Study in Software Development Organizations

The Role of Perceived Media Needs and Technology Characteristics in Determining Social Media Adoption; A Conceptual Framework

The Influence of Action in International Markets Innovation; Study of Portuguese Firms

The Influence of Triad Participants on the Competitiveness of Regions; the Zlín Region in Europe

Developing Sustainability and Scalability Metrics through Qualitative Evaluation of Social Entrepreneurship Ventures

Promotion of the Entrepreneurial Culture in the University; the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid as a Case Study

From Technological Innovation to Innovation in Management Practices; the Case of Episkin®

Financing Entrepreneurship in Poland - Are We on the Right Track?

Government Public Policy of Mexico and Entrepreneurship

Identification and Classification of Entrepreneurial Competencies Mapped With Human Personalities

The Utilization of E-commerce Portal as Teaching Tools in Entrepreneurship Education

Performance Effects of Open Innovation; Where do SMEs and Large Enterprises Differ?

Factors Influencing Students: Technopreneurship Behavior A Case Study At Catholic University Of Widya Mandala Surabaya Indonesia

Development of Effective Techniques to Drive Innovation and Establish Design as a Leading Functional Discipline at a Strategic Level in a Multinational Industry

Entrepreneurs’ Networks Affecting Their Competencies A study of Iran and Denmark Cased on GEM

The Social Constructions of Learners and Teachers of Entrepreneurship

Understanding the Commitment Mindset Within the new Venture Creation Process

Innovation Strategies in Supply Chain Management: A Literature Review and Research Agenda

On the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education; from the Individual to the Group Level

Technology Entrepreneurship Education

Strategy for Social Enterprises Or Never Say Never

Social Entrepreneurship in China

Cognitive Tool for the Design of Innovation Models

Trends in Financial Services Delivery; Implications for a User-Centric Mobile Banking Business Model

The History and Sustainability of Social Enterprise in Indonesia; A Descriptive Study on Social Enterprise Before and After Colonialism (1905-2010)

The Competitive Advantages of the Romanian Entrepreneurs in the Foreign Trade Sector

The Effect of TQM and R&D Capability on Innovative Performance

Social Technology Interaction for Innovation Generation in a Propelling Middle East Country; the Development of LINKING Oman Program

Stimulating / Blocking Factors of Female Entrepreneurship in Ruaral Areas of Western Romania

Firm Innovation and role of Geography and Clusters in Bosnia-Herzegovina - firm Level Insights

New perspectives on Open Innovation: The sources of Openness for Innovation in SMEs

Corporate Entrepreneurship Engagement in Corporate Organizations in Malaysia

Bringing Conceptual Order to the 'Black Art' of Innovation Measurement

The Role of Standardization and Standards in the Context of Entrepreneurship: Conceptional Model and Insights from case studies

Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Economic Development: A Configurational Approach

Comparative Assessment of Entrepreneurs’ and Non-entrepreneurs’ Cognitive Style Index

Comparative Assessment of Entrepreneurs’ and Non-entrepreneurs’ Cognitive Style Index

Innovation Driver Retail


Authors: Listed alphabetically by lead author surname

A. Nagaraju Roopa and Elly Philpott, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Kakouris Alexandros, University of Athens, Greece

Aaboen Lise, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Kartiwi Mira, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Abbasian Arezou and Mostafa Alimiri, Entrepreneurship School of University of Tehran, Iran with Amin Salari, Islamic Azad Univeristy_Science and Research Branch, Iran

Kekou Eva, Panteion University, Greece

Abrantes Steven, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal and Gouveia Luis, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal

Ketikidis Panayiotis, City College - International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece

Abrar Ayesha, University of Essex, UK

Kounelaki Stella, MIT Sloan, USA

Abu Godwin, University of Agriculture, Nigeria with Douglas Ekpebu, Niger Delta University, Nigeria and Steve Okpachu, Fed. Coll. of Education, Nigeria

Kumar Anil, Haryana School of Business, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, India

Abu-Jarad Ismael, Universiti Malaysia Pahang,, Malaysia and Nor'Aini Yusof, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Kristiansen Marianne, University of Aalborg, Denmark and Jørgen Bloch Poulsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Aceytuno María-Teresa, University of Huelva, Spain and Rafael Cáceres, University of Sevilla, Spain

Kumar Suresh, CEO, NexAge Technologies USA Inc, United States of America

Adams Nigel, University of Buckingham, United Kingdom and Joan Lockyer, Coventry University, Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship, United Kingdom

Lamy Erwan and Noreen O'Shea, Advancia, France

Adu Joy and Bolaji Cole, Yaba College of Technology, Nigeria

Laroche Nicolas, Université D'Auvergne, France with Alexandre Cabagnols, Université Blaise Pascale, France and Pascale Henaut, Soluscience, France

Aftab Mersha, Robert Young and Elizabeth McLarty, Northumbria University, UK

Lazzarotti Valentina and Raffaella Manzini, Università Carlo Cattaeno - LIUC, Italy with Luisa Pellegrini, Università di Pisa, Pisa

Aggelakis Antonios, University of Crete, Greece

Leemaire Angela, Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana

Aghajani Hasanali and Abbas Namdar Aliabadi, University of Mazandaran, Iran

Lewis John, Henry Odeyinka and Robert Eadie, University of Ulster, UK

Agirre Uranga Jaione, Fundacion TEKNIKER, Spain

Linde Peter and Codrin Kruijne, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Airola Merja, VTT, Finland with Erno Salmela and Ari Happonen, LUT, Finland

Liptak John, Radford University, USA

Ajani Wasiu, Southern Cross University, Australia, Malaysia

Liu Kai, Aston Business School, UK

Akgün Ali Ekber, Ipek Koçoğlu, Halit Keskin and Huseyin Ince, Gebze Institute of Technology,Turkey

Ljubicic Miro and John Breen, Victoria University, Australia with Santina Bertone, Swinburne University, Australia

Akhavan Ali, University of Tehran, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Iran with Thomas Schott, University of Southern Denmark, Dept of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, Denmark and Mostafa Razavi, University of Tehran, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Iran

Lofqvist Lars, University of Gävle, Sweden

Al Mukhaini Abeer, The Research Council, Oman and Yaqoob Al Farsi, Information Technology Authority, Oman with Mohammed Al Mugheiry, The Research Council, Oman and Luiza F. L. Sarayed-Din, The Research Council, Brazil

Looi Kim Hoe, Taylor's University, Malaysia and Yusniza Kamarulzaman, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Albuquerque Adriano, Bank of Northeast of Brazil, Brazil with Brulhart Andreas, Institute for Entrepreneurship & SME; School of Business Administration Fribourg; University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland and Erik Luz, Bank of Northeast of Brazil, Brazil

Lopez Rizzo Humberto César, University of Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, France

Alexandru Capatina and Cristea Dragos, University "Dunarea de Jos", Romania

Lovén Eva, IEI/Linkoping University, Sweden

Alipour Farhad, Khairuddin Idris, Ismi Arif Ismail and Jegak Anak Uli, UPM,Malaysia

Lu Baozhou, Louisiana State University, USA with Madhuchhanda Das Aundhe, Indian Institute of Management Bangalor, India and Ye-sho Chen, Louisiana State University, USA

Alsahlawi Mohammed, Department of Finance and Economics, College of Industrial Management, Saudi Arabia

Maheshwari Manjari and Ranjana Bird, University of Windsor, CA, USA

Alvarado- Van der Laat Irene, EARTH University, Costa Rica and Aloyce Gonzala Lekuton, EARTH University, Kanya

Malebana Justice, University of Venda, South Africa and Elana Swanepoel, University of South Africa, South Africa

Amiruddin Mohd Hasril, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia and Norasmah Othman, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Manfredi Simone, Mirella Battista and Fabio Nappo, University of Cassino, Italy

Antonioli Davide, University of Ferrara, Italy with Annaflavia Bianchi, Fondazione Faber, Italy, Massimiliano Mazzanti, University of Ferrara, Italy and Sandro Montresor, University of Bologna, Italy

Manninen Anneli, Jukka Laitinen and Tarja Meristö, Laurea University of Applied Sciences / Corporate Foresight Group CoFi, Finland

Aouni Zineb, HEC-ULG, Belgium

Mansor Mazura, Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Malaysia and Mohd Hasril Amiruddin, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia with Norasmah Othman, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Apostolakis Christos, Bournemouth University, UK

Markatou Maria, University of Athens, Technological Education Institute of Larissa, Greece

Arias Aranda Daniel, Luis Miguel Molina Fernández and Huynh Cong Thanh, University of Granada, Spain

Martinich Leslie, Competitive Focus, USA and Mila Bozic, BE-i Institute, Slovenia

Auplat Claire, Advancia School of Entrepreneurship, France

Mazurkiewicz Adam, Urszula Wnuk and Beata Poteralska, Institute for Sustainable Technologies - National Research Institute, Poland

Ayadurai Selvamalar, CB Consultancy & Training, Malaysia

McKeever Edward, Lancaster University, UK

Ayodeji Olutoye and Titilola Okusolubo, Tilak Investment / Vaal University of Tech, South Africa with Olutola Ayodeji, Tilak Investment, United Kingdom

Moghavvemi Sedigheh, Noor Akma Mohd Salleh, Wenjie Zhao and Fatemeh Hakimian, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Baig Farah Naz and Saima Husain, Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan

Mohammadi Elyasi Ghanbar, Fatemeh Sadat Ghafourian and Malihe Faramarzi, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran

Baltar Fabiola, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina with Aleix Gregori and Ignasi Brunet, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Mohammadi Elyasi Qanbar, Hamed Aeenehsaz and Hadi Notash, University of Tehran, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Iran

Baradaran Sadegh, Jahangir Yadollahi Farsi and Mahdi Vahdatkar, University of Tehran, Iran

Monteiro-Barata José, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, (Technical University of Lisbon), (ISEG/UTL), Portugal

Barcante Luiz Cesar, Angela Norte and Castanheira Mauricio, CEFET-J, Brazil with Nelson Seckler, Independent Consultant, Brazil

Moreira Jacinta, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal and Maria Jose Silva, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Barrett Bob, American Public University, USA

Moroz Peter, University of Regina, Canada

Baxter Lynne, University of York, UK and Cathie Wright, Heriot Watt University, UK

Morrow Taylor, Susquehanna University, United States

Baycan Tuzin, George Mason University and Istanbul Technical University, United States with Roger R. Stough, George Mason University, United States

Moustaghfir Karim, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

Baycan Tuzin, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and Peter Nijkamp, Vu University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mueller Sabine, Burgundy School of Business Dijon, France and Alistair Anderson, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, Scotland

Bayona-Sáez Cristina and Raquel González-Eransus, Public University of Navarre (UPNa), Spain

Müller Sabine, Aarhus University, Denmark

Bisgaard Tanja, Novitas Innovation, Denmark and Anne Dorthe Josiassen, FORA, Denmark

Munoz Pablo and Dimo Dimov, Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom

Bock Adam, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Gajendran Kandasamy, Imperial College London Business School, United Kingdom

Nacar Ramazan and Sitki Gozlu, Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Management, Turkey

Botezat Elena, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, Romania

Najafian Mina, University of Tehran, Iran

Brannigan Ian, Western Development Commission, Ireland

Narasimhalu Desai, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Bratkovic Tina, Bostjan Antoncic and Mitja Ruzzier, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia

Näsänen Jaana, Outi Vanharanta and Tea Lempiälä, Aalto University School of Science, Finland

Brown Mary, Robert Gordon University, Scotland

Ndedi Alain, YENEPAD / COMERCI.COM, Cameroon

Brulhart Andreas, Institute for Entrepreneurship & SME; School of Business Administration Fribourg; University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland and Jana Thiel, Chair of Entrepreneurship & Technology; Commercialization College of Management of Technology; Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Nicolli Francesco and Ugo Rizzo, Department of Economics, University of Ferrara, Italy

Brun Eric, University of Stavanger, Norway

Nixon David, University of Maryland University College, USA

Bulut Cagri, Selin Gencturk and Duygu Seckin Halac, Yasar University, Turkey

Nordström Carin and Aihie Osarenkhoe, University of Gävle, Sweden

Bulut Cagri, Seray Begum Samur and Duygu Seckin Halac, Yasar University, Turkey

Nzaiali Emeran, CNRS. CES UMR 8174 UP1, France

Calisto Maria de Lurdes, ESHTE, Portugal and Soumodip Sarkar, University of Evora, Portugal

O'Dwyer Breda and Clare Rigg, Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland

Cerny Jaromír, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic

O'Raghallaigh Paidi, David Sammon and Ciaran Murphy, University College Cork, Ireland

Cesinger Beate, University of Hohenheim, Germany with Matthias Kramer, Reutlingen University, Germany and Dominik Schwarzinger and Petra Gelleri, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Ojo Sanya, University of East London, UK

Chetty Anneline, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Orengo Serra Karen L. and Nora Picón García, University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Business Administration, Puerto Rico

Croitoru Gabriel, Alexandru Badea, Florin Radu and Valentin Radu, University Valahia of Targoviste, Romania

Parmentola Adele, Dipartimento di Studi Aziendali - Universita Degli di Napoli Parthenope, Italy

de Pablo Lopez Isidro, Esperanza Valdes Lias, Fernando Alfaro Ramos and Miriam Rodriguez Palomeque, CIADE-Universidad Autonoma de Madrid,Spain

Pate Judy, Sheena Bell, Helen Purchase and John Hamer, University of Glasgow,Scotland, UK

Deslee Carine, Université Lille 2, France

Pavlov Rouslan, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Deutschmann Maiia, Stiftung Europa Universität Viadrina, Germany

Payne-Gifford Sophie, University of Reading, UK

Dodescu Anca Otilia, Alina Badulescu and Tomina Saveanu, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, Romania

Pellegrini Massimiliano Matteo, University of Rome - Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Italy

Dupret Søndergaard Katia, Danish University School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark

Pinilla Ramirez, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Dzisi Smile and Faustina Otsyina, Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana

Pugh Rhiannon and Qiantao Zhang, University of Wales, UK

Easa Nasser, University of Stirling, Stirling Management School, UK

Purcarea Irina and Marieta Olaru, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania

Ebrahim Mahdi, University of Tehran, Entrepreneurship Faculty, Iran and Thomas Schott, University of Southern Denmark, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, Denmark

Rahim Azlina, Universiti Teknologi MARA Kampus Bandaraya Melaka, Malaysia with Ruhaya Atan and Amrizah Kamaluddin, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia

Emery Mary, Iowa State University, USA

Rahman Hafiz, Faculty of Economics - Andalas University, Indonesia

Emhamad Hamad and Bisignano Angelo, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Ramasawmy Brinda and Fatiha Fort, Montpellier SupAgro, France

Erickson Scott, Ithaca College, USA

Ramaswamy Ganesan and Ahmed Salem Al-Ameri, College of Business Administration, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Eris Engin Deniz, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

Reddy Colin, University of Johannesburg, South Africa with Boris Urban, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and Ralph Hamann, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Fariaa João, University College, University of Texas at El Paso, USA and Zhongmin Wu, Nottingham Trent University, England

Rezaei Zadeh Morteza, John O'Reilly, Brendan Cleary and Eamonn Murphy, University of Limerick, Ireland

Fascia Michael, Edinburgh Napier University, Lothian

Rigg Clare and Breda O'Dywer, Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland

Fernandes António, Luis Lourenço and Maria Jose Silva, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Robescu Valentina Ofelia, Teodor-Cezar Nita-Balasescu, Ionut Barbu and Valentina Ilie, Valahia University of Targoviste,Romania

Fernandes Costa Sílvia and António Caetano, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal, Portugal

Rodríguez José Carlos and Mario Gómez, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Empresariales (Economic and Business Research Institute), Mexico

Fernandes Cristina, Instituto Superior deLinguas e Administração de Leiria (ISLA), Belmonte with Joao Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã and Carla Marques, University of Tras os Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real

Rüther Frauke, Institute of Technology Management (University of St.Gallen), Switzerland

Fiegler Torsten and Michael Schefczyk, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Sadati Rahim and Hamid Delavari, Mazandaran University, Iran with Mohsen Akbarzadeh, Azad University, Semnan branch, Iran and Ali Fahravandi, Azad University, Ghaemshahr branch,Iran

Fielden Sandra and Marilyn Davidson, Manchester Business School, UK

Saeid Karimi, Harm J.A. Biman and Martin Mulder, Wageningen University, The Netherlands with Zahra Arasti, University of Tehran,Iran

Foley Dennis, The University of Newcastle, Australia and Catherine Love, Ahikaa New Zealand Entrepreneurship Trust, New Zealand

Sanchez Oscar and Jordi Naval, Fundació Escola Emprenedors, Spain

Forsman Helena, University of Winchester, UK

Sandhu Navjot and Javed G. Hussain, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

Franco Mario, University of Beira Interior, Portugal and Heiko Haase, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany

Sarica Yesim Pinar, Isik University, Turkey

Frank Regina and Grahame Boocock, Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics, UK with Angus Kingon, Brown University, USA and Pedro Vilarinho, COTEC, Portugal

Sarti Daria and Anna Romiti, University of Florence, Italy

Fraser Malcolm, Jennifer Harrison and Stephen Kelly, Southern Cross University, Australia

Saxena Mahendra, Doon Business School, India and Nikhita Saxena, Leeds Metropolitan University, India Campus, India

Fraser Simon, Robert Gordon University, UK and Sharon Porter, Entrepreneurship Education and Enterprise Development Consultant, Northern Ireland

Scarlat Cezar and Liliana Ifrim, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania

Fulford Heather, Robert Gordon University, UK

Schmith Michelle, University of Maryland University College, VA, USA

Gabrys Bartlomiej J. and Mariusz Bratnicki, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Schøtt Thomas, Mohammad Reza Zali, Mostafa Razavi and Lida Sarreshtedhdari, Entrepreneurship Faculty, Iran

Galbraith Brendan, Jonathan Wallace and Suzanne Martin, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Schout Henk, Damon Hassanpur Golriz and Saskia Harkema, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Galbraith Brendan, Maurice Mulvenna and Eileen McGloin, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Semmelrock-Picej Maria Theresia, biztec Klagenfurt University, Austria

Gey Ronny, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Setak Fatemeh, Reza Zaefarian and Mostafa Mostafa, Tehran University (Faculty of Entrepreneurship), Iran

Gbande Cephas, Nasarawa State University, Nigeria

Silva Maria Jose, University of Beira Interior, Portugal with Manuela Natário, Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal, Jacinta Moreira, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal and Jorge Simões, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal

Gielen Patricia M. and Loek FM Nieuwenhuis, IVA, University of Tilburg, the Netherlands

Smith Anne, Keith Halcro and Peter Duncan, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Gillies Alan, Alison Holbourn and Karen Shawhan, Hope Street Centre, UK with Annie Francis, Independent Midwives UK,UK

Soboleva Natalia, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

Gimenez Roche Gabriel, Champagne School of Management, France

Sorli Mikel and Alberto Armijo, Tecnalia, Spain

Gkikas Enea, University of Wales, UK

Soyez Katja and Sebastian Gurtner, TU Dresden, Germany

Giurgiu Adriana, Mihai Berinde and Adrian Negrea, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Romania

Spithoven André, Belgian Science Policy Office, Belgium

Golichenko Oleg and Yulia Balycheva, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Stelzer Birgit and Leo Brecht, Institute of Technology and Process Management, University of Ulm, Germany

Gomez Alvaro, Eduardo Garcia, Anabel Caneda and Borrajo Conde, Novacaixagalicia Business School, Spain

Szabo Zsuzsanna and Marian Liviu, Petru Maior University of Tirgu Mures, Romania

González Piñero Manel and Elena López Cano, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Taherizadeh Amir H., Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany with S. Susela Devi, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Werner Fees, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Gozum A. Gozde, Ufuk University, Turkey

Talebi Kambeiz and Jahangir Yadolahi Farsi, University of Tehran, Iran

Gray Jane, University of Western Sydney, Australia with Richard Clark, Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation, Australia and Janice Timms, Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation, Australia

Talebi Kambeiz and Kalatahei Zahra, Faculty of entrepreneurship, Tehran University, Iran

Gretzinger Susanne, Syddansk Universitet / Sønderborg, Department of Border Region Studies, Denmark and Susanne Royer, University of Flensburg, Institute of International Management, Germany

Talebi Kambeiz and Sajednia Firoozeh, University of Tehran, Iran

Grigore Corina, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

Tarvainen Tiina, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Grigore Georgeta, Constantin Brancoveanu University, Romania and Corina Grigore, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania

Tasnim Rahayu, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Gruber-Muecke Tina, University of Linz, Austria

Taušl Procházková Petra and Michaela Horová, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

Guihur Izold and Vivi Koffi, Université de Moncton, Canada

Teirlinck Peter, HUBrussel, Belgium and André Spithoven, Belgian Science Policy Office, Belgium

Guo Liang, La Rochelle Business School, France and Lawrence King, Cambridge University, UK with Sebastien Tran, EM Normandie, France

Thompson Neil, Erik Stam and Marko Hekkert, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Hallier Bernd, European Retail Academy/ EHI Retail Institute, Germany

Titgemeyer Marion and Gerold Holtkamp, Osnabrueck University, Germany

Hartono Widjaja, Ciputra University, Indonesia

Todorova Yanka, Dimitar Birov and Elissaveta Gourova, University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgaria

Hassanin Mahmoud, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic

Todorova Yanka, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Hati Sri Rahayu Hijrah and Aida Idris, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Vargas-Hernández José G., University Center for Economic and Managerial Sciences, Mexico

Hejazi Seyed Reza and Atefeh Zolfaghari, Entrepreneurship Faculty- Tehran University, Iran

Vejzagic-Ramhorst Amira, South East Europe Research Centre (SEERC), Bosnia and Herzegovina and Panayiotis Ketikidis, SEERC and City College, Greece with Rob Huggins, Cardiff School of Management, UK

Henry Ella, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Vellecco Immacolata and Alessandra Mancino, Institute for Service Industry Research - National Research Council, Italy

Hermans Julie, University of Namur, BE

Von Schantz Hanna, Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden

Hill Megan, Department of Primary Industries, Australia

Vorley Tim and Peter Rodgers, University of Sheffield, UK with Nick Williams, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Holbourn Alison, Bob Dredge and Alan Gillies, Hope Street Centre, UK with Katie Barnes, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Walach Christopher, University of Maryland University College, U.S.A.

Homan Gregor, Wright State University Lake Campus, USA with Jason Hedrick, Jeff Dick and Mark Light, Ohio State University Extension, USA

Weiss David, University of Cambridge, UK

Hossain Mokter, Aalto University, Finland and Karoliina Harjanne, Nokia Corporation, Finland

Widyarini Lydia Ari, Chatolic University of Widya Mandala, Indonesia

Hosseini Rasul and Abbas Bazargan, University of Tehran, Iran

Williams Stephen, Tim Vorley and Peter Rodgers, CREED @ University of Sheffield, UK

Howard John, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Winkel Doan, Illinois State University, USA and Jeff Vanevenhoven, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, USA

Hu Xiaoti, Regina Frank and Laurie Cohen, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Wu Zhongmin, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Huifen Cai, The University of Hull, UK

Wurster Simone, Technische Universität Berlin Institut für Technologie und Management FG Innovationsökonomie - VWS 2, Germany and Knut Blind, Berlin University of Technology Faculty of Economics and Management Chair of Innovation Economics also Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS Public Innovation VWS 2, Germany

Iakovleva Tatiana, University of Stavanger, Norway with Lene Foss and Elin Oftedal, University of Tromsø, Norway

Xia Tianjiao, University of Bath, UK

Imamoglu Salih Zeki, Ipek Kocoglu, Zafer Acar and Huseyin Ince, Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey

Yamazaki Kiyohiro, Chukyo University, Japan

Jacob Eduardo, Jon Matias, Jasone Astorga and Maider Huarte, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Yasin Naveed, University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

Jafari Moghadam Saeed and Reza Zaefarian, University of Tehran, Iran

Zali Mohammad Reza and Nastooh Nochian, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran

Jalonen Harri, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland and Annina Lehtonen, Turku School of Economics, Finland

Zali Mohammadreza, Saeed Rezaei Toroghi and Maryam Mirzaei, the University of Tehran, Iran

Jørgensen Søren Berg, Roskilde University, Denmark

Zbierowski Przemyslaw and Mariusz Bratnicki, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Jdabrowski Pawel, Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska, Poland

Zirnstein Elizabeta, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Slovenija

Juhdi Hasni, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Zolkepli Izzal Asnira and Yusniza Kamarulzaman, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Kaduši Esad, BH Telecom JSC Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



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