In embracing the conference theme of ‘Borders: prosperity and entrepreneurial responses’, the Gender and Enterprise Network (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group) will host an international webinar during ISBE 2017. This webinar aims to conquer some of the political borders that separate the international entrepreneurship community by bringing us together to share and discuss the potential of entrepreneurship in conquering borders through virtual and physical presence.
A panel of gender and entrepreneurship experts, listed below, will share with us their research on how entrepreneurs conquer the borders in their minds, as well as the social, political and economic borders that define our present and future.
We encourage those interested to consider hosting a ‘webinar party’ where you gather in a classroom or auditorium at your institution to watch together, so that the content can transcend the physical borders of the ISBE 2017 conference, and inspire discussion and debate amongst your communities of practice.
|Prof Susan Marlow
University of Nottingham
|Gender, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity|
|Dr Lorna Treanor
University of Nottingham
|Overcoming Barriers and Borders: Crowdfunding and Women Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland|
|Dr Natalia Vershinina
University of Birmingham
|EU Migrant Family Businesses in Birmingham: Reactions and Responses to Brexit|
|Dr Haya Al-Dajani
University of Plymouth
|Resourceful Arab Refugee Women Navigating Borders in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey|
|Prof Diane Holt
University of Essex
|Women, income generation and borders in the informal economy – A focus on subsistence contexts in Africa|
|Prof Maura McAdam
Dublin City University
|Chair and Discussant|
To join webinar virtually on Wednesday, November 8th at 14:00-15:30 GMT, use the link:
Tweet us at @ISBEGEN and share your experience using the hashtag #isbegen
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As 2016 draws to a close, GEN has gone from strength to strength thanks to the dedication of its committee and the support of its members. In this post we would like to share and celebrate some fantastic successes for GEN, and announce some exciting things coming up for 2017.
- ‘Gender and Class at Work’ workshop in March 2016 at the University of Birmingham coordinated by Holly Birkett and Maria Villares (photos above)
- An excellent Gender track at ISBE where we developed international connections, and held a fabulous ‘confreat taster’ in which mid-career scholars contributed some great insight to some grateful early career researchers, and four best paper prizes were awarded to GEN committee members:
Best Research & Knowledge Exchange paper 2016: Beyond the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Mixed Embeddedness Approaches: a Review and Research Agenda
Annabell Gast | Natalia Vershinina | Kassa Woldesenbet Beta
Gender and Enterprise: Gendered Language and Student Entrepreneurship Course Choice in Universities: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
Jan Warhuus | Sally Jones
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Realities: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research and Best Conference Paper 2016: Not as easy as it looks: Digital entrepreneurship, the great leveller?
Angela Martinez Dy | Lee Martin | Susan Marlow
17th- 18th July 2017
Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester
The Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) invites both new and more established scholars to attend a forthcoming ‘Confreat’ (conference/retreat) on 17th and 18th of July 2017 at the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester Metropolitan University.
The primary focus of this event is to participants to develop 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
- Learn how to write successful grant applications.
- Engage with a unique network of internationally recognised scholars as well as early career researchers in the area of gender and entrepreneurship.
Plans are in the works for an exciting Gender Theory event organised by Prof Julia Rouse and Dr Angela Martinez Dy, featuring a number of well regarded critical realist gender theorists, to be held at Loughborough University London in April 2017. Watch this space!