Paris shines with Cutting Edge Research Conference

Sep 26, 2018

Paris shines with Cutting Edge Research Conference

Sep 26, 2018

Paris in the Belle Époque was a golden period in the history of the city between the years 1871 to 1914.

It saw the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Métro, the completion of the Paris Opera, and the beginning of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre. Three lavish “universal expositions” in 1878, 1889 and 1900 brought millions of visitors to Paris to sample the latest innovations in commerce, art, and technology. Paris was the scene of the first public projection of a motion picture, and the birthplace of the Ballets Russes, Impressionism and Modern Art. The expression Belle Époque (“beautiful era”) came into use after the First World War; it was a nostalgic term for what seemed a simpler time of optimism, elegance, and progress.

Entrepreneurs play a major part, they take action toward creating new activities and expanding them, whether in startups or existing organizations.

The attention to entrepreneurial cognition has generated an impressive stream of literature since the early calls for such perspective (e.g. Baron, 1998; Mitchell et all, 2002). Azen (1991) made a seminal contribution to the study of intention formation by proposing the Theory of Planned Behaivor, which entrepreneurship scholars have adopted to investigate intentions related to the start and growth of new ventures.

Adnane Maalaoui, Director for Entrepreneurship Programs at IPAG Business School, and an ICSB 2018 Presidential Award recipient, organized with Erno Tornikoski, Professor in Entrepreneurship at Grenoble de Management, and Professor Veronica Scutto, EMLV Ecole de commerce et management, Paris and in partnership with AIREPME – Association Internationale De Recherche En Entrepreneuriat et PME and with ICSB 2008 Presidential Award Recipient, Catherine Léger-Jarniou, Professor Emeritus, Head of Entrepreneurship Master and Innovative Projects at Paris-Dauphine University and President of the France Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation the Cognitive Perspective in Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Paris from Sept. 23-25th.

There many highlights of the conference, but, in particular, the keynote speech of world-renowned professor, Dr. Icek Azen (pictured above), discussing in more depth the theory of Planned Behaivor and new exciting and progressive entrepreneurship research. A one-of-a-kind and even maybe a tribute to the Belle Époque time of creative ideas that push the envelope of thought. Researchers and a very energetic group of young doctoral students from over 16 countries attended the conference.

At the magnificent gala dinner, the conference awards were presented. ICSB awarded three awards for best doctoral paper and the best overall conference paper. Those recognized were:

Honorable Mention to Ph.D. Student:
 “Using app-based experience sampling methodology to investigate the progression between entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurial effort intensity ” – by  Amirsaradi Anahita, Amirsardari Anahita, La Trobe University, Australia

Ph.D. Student Award:
 “Entrepreneurship and Continued Entrepreneurship: Gendered vs. Gender-Neutral Theories” by Asma Zarrouk, Grenoble Ecole de Management/ISG de Sousse, Tunisia

Best Paper Award:
“The Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Academic Entrepreneurial Intention: The moderating role of the Triple Helix Model” by  Vesci M., Botti., Parente R., Feola R., Crudele C., from Salerno University, Italy