SOCIAL INNOVATION AND HUMANE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM POLICY TO ACTION

October, 4th – 5th, 2018 | University of Salerno and Ravello, Amalfi Coast |

CALL FOR PAPERS

SOCIAL INNOVATION AND HUMANE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM POLICY TO ACTION

October, 4th – 5th, 2018 | University of Salerno and Ravello, Amalfi Coast |

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE THEME

Entrepreneurship as an academic field began to form in the early 20th century, as economists observed the emerging role of entrepreneurs in economic development. Since that time, “entrepreneurial behavior” brings to mind a purely self-interested and, very often, a financially motivated orientation for doing business. In more than a century, many global positive and negative events transpired, which started to change the perception of what entrepreneurship is, and should be. For these reasons, many qualifications of the “entrepreneurship” conceptualization spread out in the last decades: Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, and more recently Humane Entrepreneurship, to better describe new forms of Entrepreneurial Behavior.

COMPETITIVE PAPERS SUBMISSION (extended abstract)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15TH

  • Theoretical papers, quantitative studies, qualitative researches, teaching cases and experiences are all welcomed and MUST be submitted through the online submission system.
  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Submissions must be entirely original, not previously published, and must not be under concurrent consideration or scheduled for presentation elsewhere.
  • Submissions must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single Microsoft Word file.
  • Submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors must avoid revealing their identities in the body of the paper. Doing so will result in automatic rejection.
  • Submissions should be no more than 5 pages – including exhibits and references. The submission deadline for extended abstracts is September 15th, 2018

TOPICS

ICSB and the conference’s scientific committee invite participants to submit extended abstracts on the following topics:

− Social Innovation
− Humane Entrepreneurship Theory and Cases
− Entrepreneurship & SME Policy, Ecosystems and National Innovation Systems
− Entrepreneurship and Disruptive Innovation
− Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Developing Regions
− Entrepreneurship Education, Learning, and Knowledge Dissemination
− National & Regional Innovation Systems, Ecosystems and Policies
− SME and Technology Innovation
− Talent Development and Human Capital of SMEs
− Women Entrepreneurship
− Youth and Entrepreneurship
− Digitalization
− Inclusive Growth
− Sustainable Growth
− Entrepreneurial Leadership
− Technology/Digitalization in MSMEs (industry 4.0, blockchain, etc.)

Researchers are invited to submit papers on these topics and any other related field.

PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES

Unless publication is explicitly waived by the author(s) at the time of submission, all extended abstracts that are presented at the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings (paperless) and copyrighted with ISBN.
At least one author must present the paper and/or extended abstract during the parallel sessions of the conference. Failure to do so will result in the exclusion of the extended abstract from the Conference Proceedings (paperless).

Moreover, editors and/or Associate editors from leading entrepreneurship and small business journals will participate in the event and be available to discuss with the submitting authors about the potential of their manuscripts for their respective journals.
The Journal of Small Business Management will publish a special issue on Social Innovation And Humane Entrepreneurship: From Policy To Action.

IMPORTANT DATES

− September 15th: Deadline for Abstract Submissions
− September 20th: or sooner: Authors will be notified of the decision
− September 15th: Deadline for Early Bird registration
− September 30th: Registration closes
− October 4th-7th: Conference and other activities

AWARDS

1 Best Paper LISA Lab Award on Humane Entrepreneurship (500 euros)
1 Best Paper ICSB Global on Social Innovation
1 Best Paper Fondazione Grande Lucania (500 euros)
1 Best Paper Humane Entrepreneurship Cases
1 Best Paper Social Innovation Cases

Best Papers Presenters will be Communicated on 4th, and Awarded during the Gala Dinner on October 4th

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

Chair: Dr. Charles Matthews, ICSB Past President
The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled on Tuesday, October 4th, 2018.
The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for 10 doctoral students, who work in entrepreneurial cognition, to present their research interests in front of expert scholars in the field.
We expect doctoral students to submit an extended Abstract of no more than 5-pages, 1.5-space, maximum 2500-words. The abstract should clearly identify the expected contribution of the work and its significance to the current understanding of Social Innovation and Humane Entrepreneurship.

The deadline to apply for the doctoral consortium is August 20th, 2018

SUBMISSION

We invite authors to submit extended abstracts for program consideration. Theoretical papers, quantitative studies, qualitative researches, teaching cases and experiences are all welcomed and MUST be submitted through the online submission system. Submissions must be in English.
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