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Opportunity for UK-Brasil research partnerships

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Brazilian State Funding Agencies, articulated by its National Council (CONFAP), are launching a call for proposals offering support to researchers based in UK Universities and Research Institutions who are willing to spend from two weeks to four years working in research in Brazil, in collaboration with local colleagues.

More information available here: http://confap.org.br/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CONFAP-UK-Academies-Call-2015.pdf

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Call for Participants – Entrepreneurial Exit Study 

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Entrepreneurship researchers at Nottingham University Business School are seeking participants to be interviewed for a study on the role of gender in business exit or closure. The interviews will take place in the first two weeks of July.

If you are a woman based in the UK who has, in the last three years, closed or exited a business you founded, we would like to speak with you.

We are particularly interested in hearing from women for whom caring responsibilities were a factor in their decision to close the business; however, we are keen to learn about the range of reasons why women may choose to close or exit a business.

Each interview will last no more than an hour, and can take place in person, by phone or Skype. You will be compensated £30 for your time.

If you would like to participate, please contact Dr Janine Swail, Nottingham University Business School: janine . swail at nottingham.ac.uk.

Please forward on to your networks. Many thanks!

 

Women Entrepreneurship Conference Bangkok – Call for Papers

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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

Topics
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 

Please click here for full details. Please do share this link with those in your own networks who you feel should be attending.