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Mini Track Call for Papers on Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos

Dr Haya Al-Dajani

Dr Robert Newbery

Dr Andreas Walmsley

 Mini Track Chairs: Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos, Dr Haya Al-Dajani, Dr Robert Newbery and Dr Andreas Walmsley

ECIE 2019 Mini Track Call for Papers on Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

The mini track will focus on entrepreneurship and sustainable development as an emerging area of research. Entrepreneurship can be a transformational driver of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling the economic, social and environmental problems. Both the “developing” and “developed” world is suffering from poverty, social exclusion, gender inequality, environmental degradation and unemployment. Undoubtedly, enterprises can set sustainable development at the heart of their activities and operations producing long-term benefits to the society and economy. At the same time, sustainable development offers a fertile area where entrepreneurs pursue new opportunities and enterprise creation can flourish. The mini-track aims to bring academics and practitioners from different areas to discuss how the interaction between entrepreneurship and sustainable development can change our communities and world.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Opportunities and challenges for enterprises to contribute to sustainable development
  • The contribution to sustainable development of various forms of entrepreneurship, such as social entrepreneurship, ecopreneurship, rural entrepreneurship and women’s entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial leadership and sustainable development
  • Institutional framework, entrepreneurship and social challenges
  • The role of small-medium enterprises and big corporations towards sustainable development.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and action towards sustainable development

 

Mini Track Call for Papers on Internationalisation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Challenges in the 21st century

 Mini Track Chair: Prof. Luisa Carvalho

ECIE 2019 Mini Track Call for Papers on Internationalisation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Challenges in the 21st century

In today’s climate opportunities which involve the creation of a market for new products and services frequently have an international dimension. There are a broad range of issues which could influence entrepreneurial decision and global ventures, including historical, economic, political, social and cultural differences among national and international contexts. This can lead to problems which need addressing when customers and suppliers are spread across multiple countries across the globe. This international dimension of entrepreneurship and innovation involves not only companies, but also non-profit organizations and other institutions such as universities.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Internationalization of I&D;
  • Profiles of international entrepreneurs;
  • Multinationality and innovation;
  • Born global;
  • Digital entrepreneurship and global business;
  • Internationalization of family business;
  • Internationalization in subsectors, such as, public services, financial services, hospitality, distribution, KIBS, health, high tech technology manufacturing, etc.;
  • Fast growing gazelles and global market;
  • International drivers of innovation in SMEs;
  • Internationalization of non-profit organizations;
  • Cooperation for innovation in global market;
  • Internationalization cases in higher education;
  • Corporate social responsibility studies in global markets;
  • Open innovation in global markets;
  • Case studies on international business.

Mini Track Call for Papers on Entrepreneurship Education and Learning

Prof. Victoria Pekka

Dr. Emma Fleck

Dr. Alexandros Kakouris

 Mini Track Chair: Prof. Victoria Pekka, Dr. Emma Fleck and Dr. Alexandros Kakouris

ECIE 2019 Mini Track Call for Papers on Entrepreneurship Education and Learning

This mini track will focus on entrepreneurship education, it is an area which has had significant growth in entrepreneurial research. We will draw upon both the European and the US perspectives for entrepreneurship education and consider the interdisciplinary nature of education provided across the globe. After an initial period of fostering the entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurship education is now able to widen this focus to include research on innovative teaching methodologies, the implementation of such strategies as well as the outcomes and coherent assessment techniques associated with such strategies. The format of this education also ranges from formal academic settings to informal events; typical classrooms to incubators, technology parks and summer academies and even expands to online teaching facilitated through different online learning environments. At the same time, a large variety in content and methods is observed without prevailing teaching models. The mini-track aims to bring academics and practitioners from different entrepreneurial education settings in a common discourse regarding the pedagogy of entrepreneurial education and the observed learning outcomes.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Innovative teaching methods in entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial pedagogies in connection with learning
  • Informal versus formal entrepreneurial teaching
  • Entrepreneurial learning environments
  • Mapping the impact of entrepreneurship education
  • Perspectives of educational policies for entrepreneurship

Mini Track Call for Papers on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Health and Wellbeing

Mini Track Chair: Professor Stefan Lagrosen, Linnaeus University, Sweden

ECIE 2019 Mini Track on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Health and Wellbeing

Worldwide populations are ageing, and the dependency rate is increasing. Concurrently, non-communicable diseases account for an increasing share of global deaths. Unhealthy lifestyles and unfavourable (stressful) work conditions are increasingly harming health. Thus, healthcare across the world is under pressure, and new solutions are needed. In this track, we present research into how new innovative technologies promoted by entrepreneurial organisations or intrapreneurial people can contribute to alleviating this situation.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Success factors and barriers for entrepreneurship within health and wellbeing
  • Innovative solutions to healthcare problems
  • eHealth – digitalisation of health services
  • Intrapreneurship within healthcare
  • Marketing health and wellbeing services
  • The role of social media in the transformation of healthcare and wellbeing

Mini Track Call for Papers on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Hospitality Industry

Mini Track Chair: Dr  Andriew Lim, Hotelschool, The Hague

ECIE 2019 Mini Track Call for Papers on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry has been considered one of the most important industries in contributing to global economic growth. Next to conventional enterprises, the hospitality industry has been shaped by contemporary entrepreneurs and in particular technology based entrepreneurs or technopreneurs due to the growth of technology innovation. In addition, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have also appeared to trigger the raise of social entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry. This mini track will address the current issues of entrepreneurship and innovation in the hospitality industry to gain better understanding for the involved stakeholders.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Technology based entrepreneurship (technopreneurship) in hospitality industry
  • Disruptive innovation & start-ups in hospitality industry
  • Social entrepreneurship in hospitality industry
  • Service oriented business model
  • Opportunities and challenges for hospitality entrepreneurs
  • Hospitality business incubator & intrapreneurs