Abstract Submission Deadline 4th May [UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 20th MAY]
This British Council supported conference invites papers that explore female entrepreneurship. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor GEM, Thailand does not only have the world’s highest rate of women entrepreneurship, but it is also one of the only countries in the world where both nascent and established female business owners outnumber their male counterparts.
The conference invites participants from both UK and Thai institutions to advance understanding of female entrepreneurship in Thailand, the UK and other cultural settings. Emphasis is placed on analysing the strengths, challenges and business models of female entrepreneurs as well as strategies to promote and support women entrepreneurship.
The three-day conference is intended for early-career researchers in UK and Thai academic institutions (Post-Docs and within the first 10 years of their career), although applications from advanced researchers as well as PhD candidates who are in their final year are also considered. The conference will provide participants with workshop-style feedback on their papers, offer career guidance by senior researchers in the field and facilitate the building of UK-Thai research collaborations. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply their insights and skills during a practitioner day at Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo Co., where they will get the chance to meet the successful and famous Thai female entrepreneur Patcharapimol Youngprapakorn.
Feedback will be given by fellow students and three internationally reputed researchers:
- Prof. Erkko Autio, Chair in Technology Venturing and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College Business School, London
- Prof. Susan Marlow, Professor in Entrepreneurship, Nottingham University
- Dr. Koson Sapprasert, Director of Research at BUSEM and GEM Thailand, Bangkok University
We welcome empirical and conceptual abstracts from early-career researchers (Post-Docs). Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Women entrepreneurship
- Cross-cultural studies in entrepreneurship (with a particular focus on comparisons between the UK and East-Asia)
- Female entrepreneurship and innovation
- Business models and strategies, what we can learn from female entrepreneurs
- Policies and practices for women entrepreneurship
- Gender, identity and leadership
- Big data: Evidence on women entrepreneurship from GEM and GEDI
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On 4th November 2014, the ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network will hold a half-day event on Developing Women’s Enterprise to Create Sustainable Communities as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science.
Co-sponsored by Manchester Metropolitan University Centre for Business and Society, the event will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School from 12-6pm. Speakers will include specialists in the field of women’s entrepreneurship, covering such topics as life course pathways to entrepreneurship, mumpreneurs, and women’s enterprise far from the labour market. Members of the business community and other non-academic participants are especially encouraged to attend.
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