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2nd Research Development Workshop

For a Special Issue of Small Business Economics

October 11-12, 2013

"Corporate Entrepreneurship in the New Global Economic Reality”

(The 1st Research Workshop was held in June of 2013 at the Warwick Business School)

2nd Research Development Workshop

sponsored by

The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Kelley School of Business

Indiana University-Bloomington


The 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 CE strategies.

In 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.

This 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 orientation?

· Do specific recruitment, selection, training, compensation, and evaluation systems develop and motivate corporate entrepreneurial behavior?

· 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?

Event Logistics:

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

covering the costs of the reception (including bar); meals on Saturday; and a concluding banquet

on Saturday (with bar).

Overnight 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.

For shuttle schedule:

Submission Guidelines

Potential contributors are encouraged to submit abstracts 2-3 pages in length to the conveners (c/o ).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: August 26, 2013

Draft manuscript submission: September 30, 2013

Workshop Dates: October 11-12, 2013

Workshop Location: Kelley School of Business; Indiana University-Bloomington


Corbett, A. C. & Hmieleski, K. M. (2007), The Conflicting Cognitions of Corporate Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31,103–121.

Covin, J. G., & Slevin, D. P. 1991. A conceptual model of entrepreneurship as firm behavior. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 16, 7-25.

Dess, G. G., Ireland, R. D., Zahara, S. A., Floyd, S. W., Janney, J. I., & Lane, P. J. 2003. Emerging issues in corporate entrepreneurship. Journal of Management, 29, 351-378.

Fini, R., Grimaldi, R., Marzocchi, G. L. and Sobrero, M. (2012), The Determinants of Corporate Entrepreneurial Intention Within Small and Newly Established Firms. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36,387–414.

Hayton, J.C., George, G, & Zahra, S.A. (2002). National culture and entrepreneurship: A review of behavioral research. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 26, 33-52.

Hornsby, J.S., Naffziger, D.W, Kuratko, D.F., & Montagno, R.V. 1993. An interactive model of the corporate entrepreneurship process. Entrepreneurship Theory Practice, 17, 29–37.

Ireland, R.D., Covin, J.G., & Kuratko, D.F. 2009. Conceptualizing corporate entrepreneurship strategy. Entrepreneurship Theory Practice, 33, 19-46.

Kelley, D.J., Peters, L. & O’Connor, G. (2009). Intra-organizational networking for innovation-based corporate entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 24, 221-235.

Kuratko, D.F., 2009. The Entrepreneurial Imperative of the 21st Century. Business Horizons, 52, 421-428.

Kuratko, D. F., Ireland, R. D., Covin, J. G., & Hornsby, J. S. 2005. A model of middle-level managers’ entrepreneurial behavior. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 29, 699-716.

Lumpkin, G.T. & Dess, G.G. (1996). Clarifying the entrepreneurship orientation construct and linking it to performance. Academy of Management Review, 21, 135–172.


Dr. Donald F. Kuratko

The Jack M Gill Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship; Executive & Academic Director: Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Kelley School of Business

Indiana University – Bloomington

Dr. Jeffrey S. Hornsby

The Henry Bloch Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Professor of Entrepreneurship Associate Director: Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Bloch School of Management

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dr. James Hayton

Warwick Business School

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