ECSB/ISBE GENSIG Call for Abstracts for Confreat  11th- 13th July 2018  Aarhus University, Denmark

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**Abstract deadline extended to 16th February**

ECSB in collaboration with ISBE invites both new and more established scholars to attend a forthcoming ‘Confreat’ (conference/retreat) on 11th to 13th of July 2018 at the Aarhus University, Denmark.

The primary focus of this event is to support participants in the development of their Gender and Entrepreneurship focused working papers for a conference or journal publication. This will mainly take place through feedback on papers and guidance from a prestigious team of established entrepreneurship academics, with both qualitative and quantitative research backgrounds. During the two-day event, participants will:

  • Receive personalised feedback and guidance on their working papers.
  • Reflect upon the theoretical contributions of their research in the area of gender and enterprise.
  • Engage with a unique network of scholars in the area of gender and entrepreneurship.

The idea for a confreat emerged from a desire to provide a unique space where the rigour of an academic conference was combined with the supportive and encouraging aspects of a retreat environment. This experience is designed to sharpen your paper-writing skills and help you to develop both academically and professionally. Earlier confreats have received an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees who found them “energising”, “inspirational”, “motivating” and “essential”.  We were really pleased to be able to develop, not only the attendees’ papers but also their networks and collaborative opportunities. This confreat has been designed to support the development of full papers for those aiming to submit to the ECSB RENT Conference and/or Gender Track of the ISBE conference in 2018. However, participants are welcome to submit any paper on which they are currently working, either for a conference or journal submission.

Who should attend: In order to provide quality feedback and a valuable experience this event will be limited to 24 attendees. We are particularly interested in applications from Early Career Researchers (five years or fewer post-PhD), PhD students, and/or academics who wish to build on their current publication trajectory (i.e. aim for higher-ranked journals) in the area of gender and entrepreneurship.

Submitting your abstract: This process involves submission of an extended research abstract. There are no restrictions on the topic areas for the papers, which can relate to any aspect of gender and entrepreneurship/small business. The abstracts will be blind-reviewed by members of the organising committee.

Please submit your abstract to Professor Helle Neergaard (helle.neergaard@mgmt.au.dk) by 1st February 2018.

Compulsory Abstract Format (1,000 words maximum). Please note that if you do not meet this format you will automatically be rejected. Abstract needs to include:

Objectives: e.g.  What are the aims of your research? What did you want to find out? Why is this important?

Prior Work: e.g. What previous research has been done on this topic? What are the gaps your work addresses?

Approach: e.g. How did you conduct your research? What methodology and methods did you employ? How did you analyse your data?

Findings/Results: e.g. What did you find out?

Implications: e.g. What does this mean for practice, policy and/ or theory?

Value: e.g. How can others use your research? What is your contribution to theory, practice and/or policy?

Submitting the full paper: Successful candidates will be invited to submit a full paper of approximately 7,000 words by 1st June 2018. Each paper will be reviewed by a senior academic in the field, who will offer individual feedback to the author regarding how to develop their work towards journal/conference submission. Attendees will also be required to offer peer reviews on a small number of papers.

Key dates:

16th February 2018 – Abstract submission deadline.

1st March 2018 – Successful applicants will be notified and invited to submit full papers. They will also receive initial feedback to support full paper development. Registration opens.

31st March 2018 – Registration closes.

1st June 2018 – Full paper submission deadline.

11th -13th July 2018 – Confreat.

Fee (inc all meals and networking dinner on 11th July)

ECSB/ISBE Members:

  • Standard fee – 1300 DK (approx.. £155)
  • Early Career – 850 DK (approx. £100)

Non-members

  • Standard fee – 1500 DK (approx. £180)
  • Early Career- 1000 DK (approx.. £120)

PhD students – 700 DK (appox. £83)

The Venue

It is really easy to travel to Aarhus (European Capital of Culture 2017) with Ryan Air from Stanstead or SAS (via Copenhagen). Here are also details of really reasonably priced accommodation in the centre of Aarhus, CABINN at www.cabinn.com

 

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ESRC Gendered Inclusion in Organisations

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Dear colleagues

Registration is now open for the final event in our ESRC Gendered Inclusion in Organisations series which will be held at Middlesex University London.

Day 1: 31st of May 2018: Gendered Inclusion in ‘traditional’ and ‘creative’ sector organisations and industries will look at the patterns of women’s inclusion in traditional, male-dominated industries to see if there has been much change, and also examine gendered work in ‘creative sectors’ which are considered to be more ‘female-friendly’. Speakers will discuss the issues related to gendered inclusion in finance, construction, aviation, music, film industry and journalism, illuminating how and on what conditions women are included, and how inclusion rhetoric continues to be intertwined with and often obscures continuous and new types of gender exclusion.

Speakers include:

  • Karen Lee Ashcraft (Professor of Organisational Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Melissa Fisher (Lauritis Andersen Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen)
  • Tessa Wright (Reader at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London)
  • Christina Scharff (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London)
  • Natalie Wreyford (Research Fellow on ‘Calling the Short’ project, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton)
  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (A renowned British journalist and author, and a Professor at Middlesex University)

Day 2: 1st of June 2018: Drawing conclusions and setting research agenda for Critical Inclusion Studies, will explore the ‘fall out’ of the current situation of limited inclusion looking at the rise of neoliberal feminist rhetoric, its impact, the differences between the rhetoric and women’s experiences, as well as problematize the lack of ‘inclusivity’ within the very discipline of diversity studies. We will then have a follow up round-table discussion in order to consolidate insights from previous seminars and map out future research directions for Critical Inclusion Studies.

Speakers include:

  • Florence Villesèche (Assistant Professor and Marie Curie Fellow at Copenhagen Business School)
  • Catherine Rottenberg (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and currently a Marie Currie Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmith University of London)
  • Shani Orgad (Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economic)
  • Pasi Ahonen (Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the University of Essex Business School)

Attendance is FREE. Please note that the registration is free for each day To register for DAY 1 please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gendered-inclusion-in-traditional-and-creative-sector-organisations-and-industries-tickets-45290343637

To register for DAY 2 please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gendered-inclusion-in-organisations-drawing-conclusions-and-setting-research-agenda-for-critical-tickets-45291066800

Bursaries: To encourage the participation of early career scholars and PhD students, we have a number of TRAVEL BURSARIES. To apply for a bursary please email Dr Maria Adamson m.adamson@mdx.ac.uk providing a brief account of your circumstances and why you are interested in attending the seminar. Bursaries are allocated on the first-come-first-served basis.

Organisers: The seminar series is organised by Dr Maria Adamson (Middlesex), Professor Elisabeth Kelan (Cranfield), Dr Patricia Lewis (Kent), Professor Nick Rumens (Middlesex), Professor Martyna Śliwa (Essex)

Re-thinking Female Entrepreneurship

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One day Conference
Durham University Business School, UK
Mill Hill Lane, Durham DH1 3LB

Thursday 21st June 2018
Time: 10.00 – 17.00

Academics and practitioners are invited to come together for a one day conference on “Re-thinking female entrepreneurship” to bring to the fore the voices of female entrepreneurs (including social entrepreneurs); explore the diversity and heterogeneity of their experiences and challenge the gendered discourse of entrepreneurship.

The conference programme promises a diversity of perspectives. It will explore various aspects of (women’s) entrepreneurial experiences and identities including entrepreneurial leadership, the representation of women’s working lives, household dynamics and growth decisions, and the impact of the entrepreneur’s values on the business. The conference will also discuss enterprise policy initiatives including the policy-practice gap and the role of activist research in closing the gap.

The conference is generously funded by the British Academy as part of part of a three year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship which explores the journey of female entrepreneurs in Yorkshire using oral history approaches.

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Sara Carter (awarded the OBE for services to women entrepreneurs in 2008) – Professor of Entrepreneurship – University of Strathclyde
Households as a Site of Entrepreneurial Activity

Prof. Jackie Ford – Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies – Durham University
Entrepreneurial Leadership: Women’s Accounts

Prof. Mark Learmonth – Professor of Organisation Studies – Durham University
Women’s Work: As Represented in Disney Animations

Prof. Claire Leitch – Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership – Lancaster University
Gender and the Production of Entrepreneurial Legitimacy

Dr Patricia Lewis – Reader in Management – University of Kent
Exploring the Lived Body of (Female) Entrepreneurship in Postfeminist Times

Prof. Susan Marlow (holder of the Queen Award for Enterprise) – Professor of Entrepreneurship – Nottingham University
Women’s entrepreneurship – The Empresses New Clothes?

Prof. Julia Rouse – Professor of Entrepreneurship – Metropolitan Manchester University
How Do We Create Change for Women in Entrepreneurship? Exploring the potential of Engaged and Activist Scholarship

Prof. Kerrie Unsworth – Chair in Organizational Behaviour – Leeds University
What Do You Get Out of Being an Entrepreneur? Rethinking via the Goal Hierarchy

The conference will include three panel discussions and will conclude with a discussion between practitioners and academics on how both parties can work together to better represent the experiences of women business owners and make their voices heard.

Due to the high calibre of the speakers we are expecting a high level of demand for conference places, so please book your place by sending an email to business.researchadmin@durham.ac.uk.  Please make sure you can make the date before you book your place.

The conference is free of charge with lunch and refreshments included. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

We look forward to seeing you for a day-long engagement for what we expect to be some fascinating discussions and debates on gender and entrepreneurship.

Conquering Borders: Webinar Success

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The Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) SIG is pleased to report the success of our recent webinar held at the 2017 ISBE conference in Belfast. Entitled ‘Conquering Borders: Gender, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity’, the webinar featured esteemed feminist scholars presenting their research on the interactions of gender and entrepreneurship in a variety of international contexts: the UK and EU, Africa and the Middle East. In keeping with the conference theme of ‘Borders, Prosperity, and Entrepreneurial Responses,’ the webinar format was intended to encourage connections and debates with colleagues around the world. With excellent presentations, a vibrant discussion and questions taken both in person and online, we were encouraged by the outcome and look forward to more. We thank the ISBE team for their support, our fantastic speakers and all those who participated. To view the webinar on Youtube, please use this link: https://youtu.be/GOOBXaesyY0