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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON METHODS, TECHNIQUES AND THEORIES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION


BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 2, 2011
INTRODUCING EDEN

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EDEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP - INNOVATION

The programme in Entrepreneurship - Innovation will include seminars on :

  • Methods, Techniques and Theories in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Economics and Management of Innovation

DOCTORAL TRACK IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

The Doctoral Track is a unique opportunity for doctoral students and junior researchers to follow a well-balanced Ph.D. programme in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The doctoral track includes three programmes:

1. EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Methods, Techniques and Theories in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The seminar introduces the participants to the methods, techniques and theories commonly used in their research area. It also offers possibilities for young researchers to get in contact with their peers, to explore new avenues of thinking, to learn collectively and to exchange ideas in a very active and stimulating way.

The emphasis is on interactive learning with peers about the practical aspects of setting up a research project

2. Doctoral Tutorial I on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
This tutorial gives the participants the opportunity to present the intermediate results of their own research project/paper to leading peers.

3. Doctoral Tutorial II on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
This tutorial gives the participants the opportunity to present their near-final research results of their own research project/paper to leading peers.

The Doctoral Track is a unique opportunity to share knowledge, discuss a variety of topics, refine your research questions and shape your research proposal. In addition the seminar and tutorial provide a excellent networking opportunity.

It is recommended that doctoral students participate in the full doctoral track, that is the EDEN seminar on methods, techniques and theories and the 2 tutorials. Participation to the doctoral tutorials is not limited to only doctoral students who attended the EDEN seminar, but will be opened to all doctoral students and young researchers.

 

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Professor Philippe Mustar - MINES ParisTech, Paris, France

 

FACULTY MEMBERS

Professor Erkko Autio - Imperial College, UK
Professor Bart Clarysse - Imperial College, UK
Professor Massimo Colombo - Milano Polytecnico, Italy
Professor Philippe Mustar - MINES ParisTech, France
Professor Mike Wright - Nottingham University Business School, UK and Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Netherlands
 

EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR

The seminar introduces the participants to the methods, techniques and theories commonly used in their research area. It also offers possibilities for young researchers to get in contact with their peers, to explore new avenues of thinking, to learn collectively and to exchange ideas in a very active and stimulating way.

 

 

PROGRAMME

Day 1- Professor Erkko Autio- Imperial College, UK
1) Discussion of foundational articles in entrepreneurship (Kirzner 1997, Shane & Venkataraman 2000, Gardner 1988 and a couple more).
2) The new research resources in the area of entrepreneurship (the PSED and GEM databases), examples of questions that can be addressed and research techniques.
3) How to construct an argument, how to present arguments, how to build the upfront part of a paper, what is the anatomy of a good article.

Day 2 - Professor Bart Clarysse - Imperial College, UK
1) Different theoretical insights into research in technology based entrepreneurship : resource based theory, strategy, industrial economics, organizational behavior
2) Grounded theory as a research design
3) Discussion of different papers

Day 3- Professor Mike Wright - Nottingham University Business School, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, University of Ghent and EMLyon
1) Overview of the evolution of entrepreneurship research
2) Venture capital research : entrepreneurship and technology transfer
3) Theory building from qualitative research
4) Discussion of different publication outlets and what editors look for
The sessions will involve in-depth discussion of specific papers

Day 4– Professor Massimo Colombo - Milano Polytecnico, Italy
1) High-tech start-ups: what we know and open research issues :
Stylized facts on the performance of high-tech start-ups ; Knowledge gap, funding gap and firms’ growth performance: the competence-based and market failure perspectives ; Drivers of firms’ growth: the role of human capital ; Strategic alliances: antecedents and effects on performance ; Modes of start-up financing ; The role of public policy
2) Quantitative empirical methods for the study of high-tech entrepreneurship:
Group work analysis of the publishing journey of two papers ; Definition of theoretical hypothèses ; Choice of sample of firms ; Choice of econometric model and model spécification ; Interpretation (and counter-interpretation) of results

Day 5- Professor Philippe Mustar – Mines ParisTech, France
1) Qualitative empirical methods for the study of innovation and entrepreneurship:
To understand the innovative entrepreneurship process : insights of history and sociology of science and technology; The use of a sociological lens to analyse entrepreneurship; Presentation and discussion of one case study of an entrepreneurial process; Entrepreneurship as a distributed agency or how to study the collective entrepreneurial proccess (alliances, networks or ecology)?
2) Public policy, innovation and entrepreneurship :
Entrepreneurship policy : a field in infancy ; To create a more hospitable environnement for entrepreneurs and for venture capitalists and/or more direct interventions to boost the availability of finance ?; Variety of the public schemes for entrepreneurship : a theoritical approach in terms of policy mix (how the role and effects of one scheme or instrument is affected by the existence of the other ones).
3) The main lessons from the week
 

 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the EIASM.
The programme will start on November 28, 2011 and is scheduled to end December 2, 2011

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1500 € (VAT Excluded). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lodging and full board.
Doctoral students will be assigned rooms for two.

Should you wish a single room, an extra fee of 25 € (VAT Excluded) per night will be charged to you.

Cancellations made before November 10, 2011 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 700 € each. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than September 30, 2011. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be