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Pre Conference Workshop 1 - Experimental Methodologies: Applications and Agendas

Saturday, January 9 - 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Presenters

Sharon Simmons, University of Missouri Kansas City
Dan Hsu, Appalachian State University
Alice Wieland, UNR
Michael Begelfer, University of Missouri Kansas City
Erik Monsen, University of Vermont

Location
Marina 1

Description

To date, the usage of experimental methodologies in entrepreneurship has been limited primarily due to criticisms that the results obtained from experimental research may be very different from what happens in actual entrepreneurship environments. Our goal in this preconference workshop session is to demonstrate that appropriately designed experimental studies are powerful methodological tools that can address gaps and answer questions that are left open by correlational or retrospective self-reporting studies in the entrepreneurship literature. In the workshop, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of experimental research designs that use contexts which are real or constructed, and in which participants passively observe or actively participate in manipulations. We also will groupthink on questions that can be explored and assumptions that can be refined using experimental methodologies in the areas such as but not limited to: opportunities, human and social capital; cognition and emotions; risk and decision-making; business exits and failure; corporate venturing logics and methodological investigations.

 


Pre Conference Workshop 3 - A Clinical Approach in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Research: Fostering Entrepreneurial Culture through an Entrepreneurship Clinic Model

Saturday, January 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Presenters
Lewis Sheats, North Carolina State University
Jeffrey Pollack, North Carolina State University
David Townsend, Virginia Tech University
Steve Markham, North Carolina State University

Location
Marina 3


Description
In this interactive session, we will suggest that an optimal alternative to traditional classroom-based entrepreneurship education is the clinical model whereby teaching and research are integrated in a structured set of co-extracurricular activities centered around an Entrepreneurship Clinic. We discuss the Entrepreneurship Clinic Model, as inspired by the university teaching hospital model, which integrates research, teaching and real world experience. Entrepreneurship clinics, broadly speaking, can provide a place where faculty, students, entrepreneurs and service providers go to teach, learn and build the next generation of businesses. In this inter-active session we will explore how a clinic model can enhance entrepreneurship education and research.



Pre Conference Workshop 3A - Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

Saturday, January 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Presenter
Kelly Shaver, College of Charleston

Location
Marina 6


Description
The Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) research protocol involves identifying representative samples of pre-profit ventures and tracking progress until they are abandoned or reach initial profits. This empirical approach has opened up a unique new avenue at the very core of entrepreneurship research: systematic, large-scale study of on-going processes of new venture creation. Past experience has shown, however, that entry into the PSED datasets can prove daunting (the combined US dataset has more than 8,000 columns of information on more than 2,400 individuals) for researchers who do not have a long personal history with the datasets. The THREE-HOUR workshop will provide initial training on how best to analyze the PSED data (using the US datasets as a model). Topics covered will include (a) the organization of the three US PSED datasets, (b) data cleaning for individual-level analyses, (c) proper weighting of the data to ensure national representativeness, and (d) issues that arise when the three datasets are merged for subsequent analysis.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers, preferably loaded with SPSS. Participants who do bring computers will be provided with codebooks, questionnaires, and datasets (all of which are publicly available) and sample syntax files (not available on the PSED website).



Saturday Afternoon

Pre Conference Workshop 2 - The Flipped Workshop: Technology for the Entrepreneurship Classroom (Please note: this session has been moved to an afternoon time slot)

Saturday, January 9 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenters

Elissa Grossman, University of Southern California

Tawnya Means, University of Florida

Location
Marina 6


Description
Designed to encourage you to learn as we want entrepreneurship students to learn: this workshop is all about experience and doing. Join us for a highly interactive, practical, hands-on, and applied session where facilitators support you as you test out various instructional technologies to enhance the entrepreneurship classroom experience. Attendees will enter the session room to find a "live lab" set up, with 16 computer stations; attendees will rotate through stations, finding at each station a different activity designed specifically for entrepreneurship educators. In just a few hours, you will practice with an array of tools that can be deployed immediately -- in your classes. Leave with a deck of cards on which you'll find example activities and tools across various entrepreneurship topics. (A special thanks to Dell, for providing the computers.)



Pre Conference Workshop 4 - Crafting and Maintaining Engaging Family Business Programs

Saturday, January 9 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter
Whitney O. Peake, Western Kentucky University

Location
Marina 1

Description
This pre-conference workshop will focus on three areas of crafting, revitalizing, and/or maintaining engaging family business programs within the university setting from panelists who have leadership experience as deans and/or directors of academic centers. As determined by the FB SIG membership at the 2015 meeting, attendees will receive advice and participate in discussions in these three key areas: (1) Family business center structures, revitalization, and growth; (2) Obtaining buy-in from administration; and, (3) Engaging the community in family business curriculum and research. Interactive discussion among the panelists and attendees will provide opportunities for each member to grow and learn in these respective areas.


Pre Conference Workshop 5 - Multi-Purpose Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Uniting our Split Elephant in the Room

Saturday, January 9 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter
Arthur L. Sherwood, Western Washington University

Location
Marina 2

Description
There is a split elephant in our collective room. Social vs. Commercial Entrepreneurship and Innovation. These two perspectives continue to grow yet at many institutions, are separated by a variety of virtual and physical walls. Some might even go as far as saying that there is a 'good' vs 'bad' and an 'idealistic' vs 'realistic' fight taking place.

In this half day facilitated workshop, we will explore the pros and cons of uniting this split elephant into Multi-Purpose Entrepreneurship and Innovation. We will explore this topic in general and at our own institutions. Additionally, we will address the facilitators and barriers to unification including institutional culture, systems and organizational structure, talent and capital. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the possibilities of uniting the elephant in the room, and learn from others what has worked and what has proven challenging.



Pre Conference Workshop 6 - e-Business for Entrepreneurs: An experiential course (delivered online) which provides training for rapidly testing a business model or launching an e-Business

Saturday, January 9 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter
David Rahn, California State University, Chico

Location
Marina 3

Description

A 12 module experiential course focused on training students on how to develop and run the online portion of a business, delivered fully online. Covers web development (for non-technical users), sales funnel design, value propositions, home page and landing page design, headlines, copyrighting, marketing campaigns, blogging, product launch and web-analytics and more. An overview of the course will be given, along with an in-depth demonstration of the chapter reading, quiz, PPT, instructional video and instructor notes for one or more modules.


Pre Conference Workshop 6A - Game-based approaches for engaged students, deeper learning, and great teaching - both inside and outside the curriculum

Saturday, January 9 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter
Alex Bruton, The Innographer

Description

This dynamic and practical workshop is for the professor, teacher, and instructional designer who wants to teach with with game-based approaches; but not just short and/or silly classroom activities. We'll explore how low-tech games and game-design techniques can be used to help people learn, frame and accelerate their "experience gaining", and encourage them to solve complex real-world problems almost without realizing that they're doing it. We'll consider frameworks for teaching and learning with games. We'll look at a variety of game-based approaches to teaching innovation and entrepreneurship, and we'll see some of the best examples available today. You'll get the chance to play an ideation game yourself - and experience the impact from the learner's perspective. We'll consider the possibilities in your context - from the shortest intervention or curricular tweak, right up to a design that could span a weekend event or even last half a semester or more. Participants of the session will take home a version of The Innographer's Idea Maker game to refer to as an example and/or to use in their own classrooms or incubators.

 


Saturday All Day


Pre Conference Workshop 7 - Angel Investing Overview: An Angel Resource Institute Seminar Brought to USASBE
(This session is FREE. To RSVP, please click here.)


Saturday, January 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Presenters
Bob Okabe, Angel Resource Institute at Williamette University

Location
Executive Center 2A

Description

Understanding the fundamentals of how to execute early stage investment deals is the key to increasing investment returns, growing successful companies and creating jobs.The Angel Resource Institute (ARI) is part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Power of Angel Investing series of seminars and workshops. To date, ARI has delivered over 300 courses throughout the United States and in 14 other countries. One of the leading ARI seminars is "Angel Inventorying Overview.” When the seminar is offered to angel groups, the cost is $6,000. But ARI has offered the course at no cost to the USASBE membership at the forthcoming conference. The seminar is taught in an interactive classroom-style format that includes presentations, distinguished panel discussions, and case studies. Programs are also delivered by ARI's renowned faculty of certified lead instructors, all of whom have 10-plus years of angel investment and entrepreneurial leadership experience. For content ARI does not rely solely on the experience of one or two successful investors. The real value of ARI's content comes from the Kauffman Foundation and the collective experience and best practices of thousands of individual investors and angel investment groups. As an entrepreneurship educator, we believe the seminar will prove invaluable to you, both from the interaction during the seminar and also the extensive materials that that will be provided, which will prove helpful when you return to your class on campus. For more information about ARI seminars, you may go to http://www.angelresourceinstitute.org/education.aspx#sthash.ybY.


This session is FREE. To RSVP, please click here.


Pre Conference Workshop 8 - Teaching Entrepreneurial Finance

Saturday, January 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presenters
Caroline Glackin, Fayetteville State University

Steven Phelan, Fayetteville State University

Kimble Byrd, Rowan University

David Altounian, St. Edward's University

 

Location
Executive Center 2B

Description
Entrepreneurial finance education is unique and integral to entrepreneurship education. As demand grows for entrepreneurship curriculum across departments and disciplines, much of the activity has been in the area of new venture creation and entrepreneurial thinking. The area of entrepreneurial finance is a unique overlap of accounting and finance approaches. From building pro-forma statements to valuing going concerns and understanding capitalization tables this area is broad in application but critical in delivery. This workshop is split into two half-day sessions with the morning session focused on the basics of teaching entrepreneurial finance including syllabus development and available teaching materials, an overview of proforma financial statements, ratios, and breakeven analysis, to options for teaching different typologies and models. The afternoon session will incorporate more advanced topics such as understanding valuation models and cap tables, teaching using cases, and new developments in the field.


Pre Conference Workshop 9 - From Idea to Reality Right Now: Games, Math, Sex, and Launch

Saturday, January 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenter
Doan Winkel, Illinois State University

Location
Marina 5

Description
In the first half of the day, we will play games. Games are a successful tool when teaching abstract ideas in and out of the learning environment. Ideas at Play is a fun and informative hands-on experience made specifically to convey key entrepreneurship concepts, engage students and promote retention. Come and partake in activities that can be applied to teaching communication skills, observation, teamwork, dealing with ambiguity and preconceived constraints.Take your Eship Courses to the next level with Ideas at Play! During the second half of the day, we will explore other ways to inject experiential learning into your courses.


Baylor's Boot Camp on Case Writing and Teaching

Saturday, January 9 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Description

During the morning session, two expert case teachers will demonstrate how to teach a case and then lead a follow-up discussion on the methods employed in teaching the case. In the afternoon, we will have seasoned case writers help new or experienced case writers develop an idea into a potential case. Lunch is free, but Baylor asks that you contact Marlene Reed to get a copy of the form to submit with your case idea and get a head count for lunch.

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