7/21/2009 10:20:33 AM By
Paul Reynolds is organizing an interesting PDW at the 2009 Academy of Management
highlighting studies looking at nascent entrepreneurship in specific countries. These are all panel data sets.
Friday, 7 August 2009
8:00 to 10:30am
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Room Columbus H
7/8/2009 4:24:00 AM By
The International Journal of Technology Marketing has a call for papers posted which sounds interesting if very difficult to get good empirical information on. Specifically the organizers identify the following goal: "publishing original research highlighting current issues related to the transnational culture, pricing mechanisms and transactional governance of technology transfer and knowledge sharing in the virtual environment."
Read more details. Deadline July 2010.
7/7/2009 5:43:00 AM By
7/7/2009 2:35:00 AM By
Posting a call for doctoral students doing work in technology entrepreneurship.
CALL FOR APPLICANTS:
A one-day Doctoral Student Workshop will be presented in conjunction with the 7th West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship. The workshop's sponsor is the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; the Research Symposium is sponsored by The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (University of Washington), the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (Stanford University), the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship (University of Oregon) the Lloyd Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies (USC), and the Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UC Irvine).
Event: Doctoral Student Workshop on Technology Entrepreneurship
Location: University of Washington
Date: 10th of September 2009 (Research Symposium held September 11-12)
We invite doctoral students to submit applications to attend this workshop. Sessions will focus on technology entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on contemporary work in the field. The workshop will be led by Riitta Katila, Stanford Univ.; Andrew Nelson and Taryn Stanko, Univ. of Oregon; and Sonali Shah, Univ. of Washington. Faculty presenters include Kathy Eisenhardt, Stanford Univ.; Suresh Kotha , Univ. of Washington; Alan Meyer, Univ. of Oregon; Nandini Rajagopalan, Univ. of Southern California; Kaye Schoonhoven, UC Irvine; and others.
The APPLICATION DEADLINE for the Doctoral Student Workshop is Friday, July 31, 2009. If you wish to be considered, please complete the online application at: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/skotha/75619
The workshop aspires to provide an intellectually stimulating experience, map the theoretical domain of technology entrepreneurship, and build community. Students will read several articles on entrepreneurship and come prepared to discuss them. Workshop participants will have opportunities to present their own research interests, to interact with each other, and to get acquainted with faculty members.
Students selected for the workshop will be invited to attend the two-day Research Symposium that follows on Sept. 11-12. The symposium will showcase cutting-edge work by technology entrepreneurship researchers from the Northwest and around the world. Details on the research symposium are available at the WCRS website: http://www.wcrs2009.org
Applicants focusing on the nexus of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship will be given preference. Each attendee will be provided with a $250 travel stipend, as well as all meals and 3 nights lodging (double occupancy).
The location is the beautiful Pacific Northwest, a spectacular setting at this time of year. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to learn from leading scholars and contemporary work in the field.
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Univ. of Washington
Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University
Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC
Don Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UC Irvine
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
6/12/2009 8:38:00 AM By
For those wanting to spend some real time getting to know data sets looking at nascent entrepreneurship.
Panel Study on Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) 101
July 9-12, 2009
In your research, have you ever looked for
- a nationally representative source of nascent entrepreneurs?
- a nationally representative sample of people who are not organizing
- longitudinal measurements of entrepreneurial performance?
Then you want data from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED),
now with two datasets.
But before you try to use the PSED, do you know what this means?
SELECT IF (sysmis(cfphlag=1) or
(cfphlag < 90)).
If the answer is "no," then whether you are a faculty member or a doctoral student,
you need PSED 101 from the College of Charleston!
This four-day intensive workshop assumes that you have research questions about the
nature of entrepreneurship that you would like to answer using PSED I or PSED II.
It does not assume that you have (a) any degree of familiarity with the contents of
the datasets, or (b) knowledge of how to build syntax files that will answer the
research questions you have.
You'll learn how to write SPSS or STATA syntax files for creating variables, checking
data, correcting weights, performing analyses.
You'll also learn the overall data structure of the PSED, the differences between the
PSED I and PSED II, and the sorts of research problems for which each is most
Finally, under the individual guidance of the two instructors, you'll learn how to
construct the details of syntax files needed to answer your own research questions.
You'll leave with a CD containing the course materials, and with a personal copy
of the Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics: The Process of Business Creation.
Amy E. Davis is Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the
College of Charleston. Her research examines gender, family, and social
networks in entrepreneurial and organizational contexts. Her dissertation
research was supported by a Kauffman Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. Amy's
PSED work is done in STATA.
Kelly G. Shaver is Professor and Chair of the Department of Management and
Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston. He was in charge of the
Person Variables section of the PSED1, and served on the Advisory Committee for
PSED2. His specific research interest focuses on the psychological variables that
predict entrepreneurial persistence. Kelly's PSED work has been done using SPSS,
and his syntax file "kscleans" has been widely used to prepare the PSED1 dataset
for analysis of individual-level variables.
The PSED is described in detail in the Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics: The
Process of Business Creation, edited by Gartner, Shaver, Carter, and Reynolds
(2004) and available from Sage Publications, ISBN 0-7619-2758-1.
Thanks to funding from the Kauffman Foundation, both PSED I and PSED II are
available at no charge from the Institute of Social Research at the University of
The workshop will be held in the Tate Center for Entrepreneurship at the College
of Charleston from July 9-12, 2008 (arrival should be on July 8).
For 2009, the PSED 101 registration fee is $200. Thanks to support from the
Kauffman Foundation, the first 10 registrants who need travel support will
each receive a $450 travel scholarship.
To register contact Kelly G. Shaver by email.
6/11/2009 8:29:00 AM By
For those aiming for publication in top-tier journals.
Fourth Annual Society for Entrepreneurship Scholars (SES)
Conference & Manuscript Boot-camp
October 8th -9th, 2009
Lead Sponsoring University: The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
Sponsoring University: Johns Hopkins University
Sponsoring Foundation: Kauffman Foundation
Call for Papers - deadline August 4th 2009
The Society of Entrepreneurship Scholars (SES) invites you to submit your best work- work you believe merits publication in a top tier journal - to the fourth Annual SES Conference and Manuscript Boot-camp. The sole purpose of this two-day conference is to increase the flow of manuscripts about entrepreneurship that are submitted to and published in top tier journals. Papers accepted for the conference will be reviewed in depth by at least two senior scholars. These scholars will then work with you during two four-hour working sessions, both individually and in small groups, on measures you can take to improve the manuscript and enhance its prospects for publication in a top tier journal.
The second day of the conference will be spent in plenary and working groups on topics that are fundamental to mission of the SES.
Some previous scholar mentors for the conference include, among others:
Some previous participants from different universities, among others:
- Howard Aldrich, Duke University
- Joe Mahoney, Harvard University
- Jay Barney, Purdue University
- Mike Hitt, Ohio State University
- Michael Lubatkin, University of Utah
Twenty-four (24) papers will be accepted for the conference. The sole criterion for acceptance is the paper's perceived potential for publication in top tier journals. Submitted papers must not be published or currently under review at a journal, but may be at any stage of development; i.e. working papers as well as papers that have already been reviewed and rejected by a journal. Papers may be conceptual or empirical. We encourage submissions from senior faculty who are interested in publishing about entrepreneurship, as well as from junior faculty and doctoral students.
Since the design of the conference restricts the number of participants, only one author (who should identify themselves as the submitting author) will be invited to participate in the conference. You may submit multiple co-authored papers to the conference, but each submitting author must be unique. If the submitting author is unable to attend the conference, the invitation will be withdrawn. Co-authors may not attend in the submitting author's place. All papers will be blind reviewed.
The 2009 Conference and Manuscript Boot-camp will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 8-9 at The Johns Hopkins University. The conference chair for the 2004 conference is Sharon Alvarez, Ohio State University. The conference co-chairs are David Deeds and Bill Schulze, case Western Reserve University. The event coordinator is Samuel Mathey.
Questions can be directed to Sharon Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Samuel Mathey at email@example.com
Submissions should be sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 8th. The submitting author should be identified on the title page.
The mission of SES is to enhance the quality of scholarship in the field of entrepreneurship. Its operational goal is to increase the flow of manuscripts about entrepreneurship that are submitted to and published in the top tier journals. The society sponsors an annual conference and manuscript boot-camp, as well as other activities aimed at increasing scholarly discourse about entrepreneurship. Our metric for success is the number and quality of papers about entrepreneurial topics membership. The society is not affiliated with any journal, other scholarly organization, or academic institution.
Manuscript Submission: August 4, 2009
Acceptance Notification: August 22, 2009
Final Manuscript Due: September 22, 2009
Boot-camp date: October 8-9, 2009
Sample review guidelines for SES 2009 Paper evaluation:
The sole criteria for acceptance is the paper's potential for publication in a top tier journal. That is to say, papers should be evaluated on their promise and not the quality of the current manuscript. Problems with stated theory or flaws in methodology or data should be viewed as problems that can be solved, and not as a basis for rejection. Sample review guidelines are below:
- Does the paper address an interesting question?
- To what extent does it inform discussion of issues that are relevant across multiple social science disciplines?
- What is the paper's potential impact on the field of entrepreneurship?
- Can the conference add value to this paper?
- Are there fatal (or non correctable) flaws with the quality of the data, sample, and research design?
- Does the paper show editorial capability or promise?
- If you were serving as a senior scholar, how willing would you be to champion this paper?
6/8/2009 1:44:00 AM By
I don't know much about this conference but thought the lens with which the organizers seem to be looking at innovation is an interesting one. We know from some of Ben Jones research, among others, that there is evidence of an age impact on innovation. Additionally, we know from a lot of entrepreneurship research that entrepreneurs often have a lot of accumulated work experience before striking out on their own.
- Population dynamics, innovation and productivity
Fondation du Risque Workshop
Friday, October, the 16th
Chair “Risques et Chances de la Transition Démographique” will hold a workshop at Palais
Brongniart, 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, on 2009 October, the 16th.
Items adressed during the workshop will be the following:
- Aging and accumulation process of human capital
- Demographic transition and structure of investments
- Aging, consumption structures and innovation
- Demographic transition and firm renewal
5/5/2009 2:44:00 AM By
5/4/2009 10:11:00 AM By
We have just received very exciting news about a proposed change to one of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' most important surveys - the National Youth Longitudinal Survey. The 1979 version of this study follows "a nationally representative sample of 12,686 young men and women who were 14-22 years old when they were first surveyed in 1979. These individuals were interviewed annually through 1994 and are currently interviewed on a biennial basis."
Currently, NYLS79 is getting ready to go back to the field on round 24 of surveys with this same group and the Bureau of Labor Statistics has published a call for comment on their work to the federal regsiter. The Bureau has highlighted the following changes in the current wave of work as compared to previous questionnaire documents:
The round 24 questionnaire reflects a number of content changes recommended by experts in various social science fields. The round 24 main NLSY79 questionnaire includes a more extensive set of questions about volunteer activity and monetary donations to charitable organizations. The round 24 survey also will include retrospective questions on business ownership. This new section augments information previously collected in the survey by asking how many businesses respondents have owned since age 18 and collecting detailed information on the characteristics of up to ten businesses. Questions on estate planning and wills will be asked in round 24 to augment information previously obtained on health, asset accumulation, and retirement plans. Round 24 includes a series of questions on mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures. The questions cover the period since January 2007 and ask respondents whether they had been more than two months behind on mortgage payments, received a foreclosure notice, or lost property due to foreclosure. Round 24 includes a short series of questions on whether respondents were offered stock options by their employer, whether the option was offered before the respondent accepted the job, whether the option affected the respondent’s decision to take the job, whether the option is tied to work performance, and whether the respondent has exercised or plans to exercise the option. Questions on assets will not be asked in this round. It was determined after Round 19 that an extended series of questions on assets is not necessary every survey round. The questions on political involvement included in Round 23 are not included for Round 24.
I am so excited by a couple of sentences here that I just wanted to reitterate the passage:
The round 24 survey also will include retrospective questions on business ownership. This new section augments information previously collected in the survey by asking how many businesses respondents have owned since age 18 and collecting detailed information on the characteristics of up to ten businesses.
If this isn't great news and a wonderful opportunity for the entrepreneurship research community, I don't know what would be. But, today, I also want to put out the challenge to researchers and those with experience in doing surveys with similiar populations looking at retrospective recall of business ownership activities and other important topics to send your ideas (or just your congratulations) to BLS and OMB before June 15, 2009.
We will be formulating comments and a letter, which I will post to the blog before sending. If anyone is sending comments and wants to share them, we would welcome the opportunity to second ideas which we agreed with in our letter.
Draft Questionnaire for round 24
nyls.html (3.20 mb)
Questionnaire from Round 23
5/1/2009 5:21:00 AM By
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