2nd Research Development Workshop For a Special Issue of Small Business Economics - Call for Papers
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
For a Special
Issue of Small Business Economics
October 11-12, 2013
Entrepreneurship in the New Global Economic Reality”
(The 1st Research Workshop was held in June of 2013
at the Warwick Business School)
Research Development Workshop
Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Kelley School of
worldwide economic downturn that began in 2008 represented a strategic game
changer for most organizations. Severe resource constraints and unpredictable
market conditions created significant challenges for organizational survival,
let alone growth through innovation and venturing activities. These conditions
have fostered a greater need for corporate innovative activities (Kuratko,
2009) and thus, a better understanding of the corporate entrepreneurial process
within such an environment. Past models
of the CE process suggest important linkages between structure, strategic decision-making,
environment, management processes, and entrepreneurial orientation (i.e., Covin
& Slevin,1991; Hornsby, et al., 1993; Lumpkin & Dess, 1996; Kuratko,
Ireland, Covin & Hornsby, 2005; and Ireland, Covin, and Kuratko; 2009). While
more research is needed to examine the linkages among the many variables
included in integrative models such as that of Ireland et al (2009), we also
require a better understanding of the role of external socio-cultural, economic
and market conditions upon the managerial decisions and actions in pursuit of
the past decade, several key elements of the CE process have been examined. Yet
ongoing scholarly work has also raised new and important research questions and
identified further theoretical avenues requiring exploration. Examples include: cognitive processes of
corporate entrepreneurs (Corbett & Hmieleski, 2007); the role of personal
and organizational networks in the CE process (e.g., Kelley et al., 2009); the
role of national cultural and institutional factors influencing processes and
outcomes in CE (Dess et al., 2003; Hayton et al., 2002); the influence of resource
constrained environments and the extension of CE to small and medium sized
firms and not-for-profit institutions (e.g., Fini et al., 2012). However, the
field needs more rigorous global research to understand the moderators, mediating
processes, and what constitutes relevant CE outcomes (the dependent variable
issue). Also, the economic impact of CE activity needs to be determined.
workshop is the second of two (the first was at the Entrepreneurship Research
Centre, Warwick Business School in June of 2013) being held to discuss and
develop research taking a global perspective on increasing our understanding of
the CE process. Papers submitted to the workshop will be considered for a special issue
of Small Business Economics. Suitable research questions for the workshop
and associated special issue include, but are not limited to:
What are the impacts of economic
recession and resource constraints on formal and informal CE?
How do networks of roles connect
together in organizations to produce CE?
Do the theoretical linkages suggested in
integrative models such as Ireland et al (2009) hold up to empirical testing?
What are the critical management practices, e.g., human resource practices/high
performance work systems that facilitate the creation of an entrepreneurial
Do specific recruitment, selection, training,
compensation, and evaluation systems develop and motivate corporate
What role do entrepreneurial cognitions
play in the CE process, especially focusing on the decision to initiate and/or
sustain entrepreneurial behavior?
From a practical perspective, what are
the best dependent variables/performance metrics to assess CE outcomes?
What are the cross-cultural issues that
must be considered when implementing a successful CE strategy?
Sponsored by The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship
& Innovation; Kelley School of
Business; Indiana University-Bloomington, the workshop
will take place on Saturday, October
12, 2013 with welcome reception Friday, October 11th
at the Hampton Inn. We will be
costs of the reception (including bar); meals on Saturday; and a concluding
accommodations are your responsibility but we have secured a block of rooms
reserved for $129.00 per night. Group Code: JCE. at the Hampton Inn Bloomington, 2100 N. Walnut
St., Bloomington, Indiana. Information
for the Hampton Inn Bloomington:
Indiana University-Bloomington is easily
accessible by air to Indianapolis (Bloomington is approx 60 minutes south of
Indianapolis International Airport. Star of America shuttle goes between the
airport and the Hampton Inn.
shuttle schedule: http://www.soashuttle.com/locations/bloomington-to-indianapolis/).
contributors are encouraged to submit abstracts 2-3 pages in length to the conveners
(c/o firstname.lastname@example.org ).
for submission of abstracts: August 26, 2013
manuscript submission: September 30, 2013
Dates: October 11-12, 2013
Location: Kelley School of Business; Indiana University-Bloomington
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Covin, J. G., & Slevin, D. P.
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Donald F. Kuratko
The Jack M Gill Distinguished Chair of
Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship; Executive & Academic Director:
Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
School of Business
University – Bloomington
Jeffrey S. Hornsby
The Henry Bloch Chair of
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Professor of Entrepreneurship Associate
Director: Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
School of Management
of Missouri-Kansas City
Dr. James Hayton
Warwick Business School