University of Toulouse, Toulouse Business School, 27 – 28 April 2017, Toulouse

In search of innovative pedagogies and relevant teaching models

Université Toulouse
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Entrepreneurship Education is a focal point in the promotion of entrepreneurship awareness. It plays an important role in shaping the entrepreneurial intentions, increases the potential to undertake startups and plan their growth strategies. Moreover, by transferring entrepreneurial qualities and skills to this audience, who is not always willing to create new ventures or commercialize their technologies, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Education (STEE) might raise their awareness about the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship to promote technology transfer. It will empower them to shape their future by being more entrepreneurial in their activities and careers and imparts preparedness to undertake entrepreneurial challenges. Nowadays the knowledge based society experiences rapid change due to the increasing computer power, the global digital network, social media, and economic development of emerging countries. Educators around the world are more and more aware that they need to adapt entrepreneurship education systems to prepare young people for a future global knowledge economy.  

This international conference day calls on entrepreneurship and technology management scholars to concentrate their efforts to help create and strengthen connections between technology entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education by studying the key issues about the appropriateness, the relevance and the effectiveness of specific teaching models applied to the emerging field of science and technology entrepreneurship education.

The questions can be examined through a wide variety of approaches, both theoretical and methodological. While submissions should be original and high quality research that has not been published previously, we are looking also for texts presenting and discussing innovative teaching approaches and practices.

The best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of a high ranked journal. Several contributions to the International Research Conference on Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Education will be published in an Edward Elgar volume.

Keynote speakers

Prof. Alain FAYOLLE, EM Lyon Business School, France. ALAIN FAYOLLE is a Professor of Entrepreneurship, the founder and director of the Entrepreneurship Research Centre at EM Lyon Business School. His research interests cover a range of topics in the field of entrepreneurship. He has been (or still is) acting as an expert for different governments and international institutions (OECD, EC). Alain has published twenty-five books and over one hundred articles in leading international and French-speaking journals. Among his editorial positions, he is notably an Associate Editor of JSBM and an Editor of two leading French-speaking journals. In 2013, Alain Fayolle received the 2013 European Entrepreneurship Education Award and has been elected officer of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division (a five year commitment culminating with position as Chair of Division in 2016). 

Prof. Aard GROEN, University of Twente and University of Groningen, NL. AARD GROEN is Professor of Innovative Entrepreneurship & Valorisation – University of Twente & University of Groningen; Dean of Entrepreneurship – University of Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship; Scientific director NIKOS: University of Twente Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Research leader of program Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Academic leader of Venture Lab International. He published in journals and books e.g. Journal of Management, International Journal of Small Business, Journal of Product and Innovation Management, Creativity and Innovation Management. Topics are positioned in entrepreneurship, marketing, university-industry interaction and innovation & technology dynamics. Groen received his master in public administration from the University of Twente, and his PhD on business administration from the University of Groningen

Prof. Jonathan LINTON, Sheffield University Management School, UK Jonathan D. Linton is the Chair in Operations and Technology Management at the Sheffield University Management School (University of Sheffield) and the Foreign Head of the Science Technology Studies Laboratory at the Higher School of Economics in Russia. Professor Linton is the Editor-in-Chief of Technovation: The Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management. He also is a member of a number of editorial boards including: Foresight and STI Governance, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Professor Linton is a Professional Engineer with a PHD in Management Science from the Schulich School of Business, York University. His research focuses on issues at the interface of engineering, science and management. Professor Linton’s has published widely in academic and practitioner journals. Recent outlets for his work include Research Policy, R&D Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Nature, and New Biotechnology.

Prof. Philippe MUSTAR, MINES ParisTech, FR. PHILIPPE MUSTAR is professeur of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Mines ParisTech. At Mines ParisTech he has created the specialisation « Innovation and entrepreneurship » and the Entrepreneurship Pole (POLLEN). Philippe has pioneered research into academic entrepreneurship in France. He has published a dozen of books and more than sixty papers in leading academic journals on the topics of academic spin-off firms, entrepreneurship, innovation and public policies. He is a member of the Editorial Board of « Research Policy » and of « Technovation ». He is Visiting Fellow at Imperial College Business School in London. He advises start-ups and is an OECD expert in innovation and entrepreneurship policy. His on-going research interests are about student start-ups and entrepreneurship education. After a city planner diploma from the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris, Philippe got a PhD in socio-economics of innovation from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.  

Prof. Sarfraz MIAN, State University of New York at Oswego, USA. SARFRAZ MIAN is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Management Policy, State University of New York, Oswego, NY. His scholarly work has appeared in Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of High Technology Management Research, Project Management Journal and Technovation among others. He is the author of several books and book chapters and 2 recent volumes, Building Knowledge Regions in North America (2006) and Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship (2011). Professionally, he has served INFORMS (Chair, Technology Management), Academy of Management (TIM Newsletter Editor, Executive Member) and is Co-founder and US Coordinator of the North American Innovation Research Network. He has 30 years of consulting experience with international bodies, governments, industry and academia.

Prof. Mike WRIGHT, Imperial College London, UK. MIKE WRIGHT is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School. He is Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, the first centre to be established devoted to the study of private equity and buyouts, which was founded in March 1986 at the Nottingham University Business School. Previously he was Professor of Financial Studies at Nottingham University Business School since 1989. He has written over 50 books and more than 400 papers in academic and professional journals on management buy-outs, venture capital, habitual entrepreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, and related topics. He served two terms as an editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (1994-99), was a joint editor of the Journal of Management Studies until 2009 and is editor elect of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is a member of the BVCA Research Advisory Board. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghent and was recently ranked #1 worldwide for publications in academic entrepreneurship.


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Deadlines, Submission and Review Proces

    • 31 January 2017: Deadline for submission of short papers (maximum 1000 words)
    • 28 February 2017: Deadline for confirmation to authors
    • 10 April 2017: Deadline for submission of full paper 
    • 14 April 2017: Deadline of registrations

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