EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference

European Foundation for Management Development

The overall theme of the conference is: “Empowering Entrepreneurs for Growth." 


Monday, 4 March 2013
08:30 – 17:00 Registration
09:00 – 9:30 Welcome
  • Christian Delporte, Director Business School Services, EFMD

Chairperson: Martin Allison, Executive Chairman, The Alternative Board, UK

09:30 – 11:00 Plenary I
Social Entrepreneurship
  • Roger Mumby-Croft, Professor of International Management Practice, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, UK

Social Entrepreneur; by Accident or Design

  • Martin Allison, Executive Chairman, The Alternative Board, UK

Moderated by:

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Session: Series 1 – Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1a. Growth Challenges

  • Internationalisation Strategies into BRIC Countries - A Comparison of Danish Family and Non-family Businesses
    by Britta Boyd & Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich, University of Southern Denmark, DK
  • Entrepreneurship: from Motivation to Start-Up
    by Christophe Estay and François Durrieu, BEM, F

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1b. Growth Challenges

  • Venture Philanthropy through New Radical Social Enteprises: An examination of Key Success Factors
    by Wee-Liang Tan, Singapore Management University, SG

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1c. Response to Social Entrepreneurship for Social Change

  • Creating Social Entrepreneurial Opportunity: Preliminary Findings
    by Linda Piusa and Lester Lloyd-Reason, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Designing a National Innovation System for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises
    by Wee-Liang Tan, Singapore Management University, SG

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13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Parallel Session: Series 2 — Alternative Models for Growth

2a. New Models of Start-up

  • Exploring the Antecedents of Entrepreneurial orientation in Russian SMEs: the Role of Institutional Environment, by Galina Shirokova and Liubov Sokolova, St.Petersburg University Graduate School of Management, RU
  • Mapping the Environment of a Civic Entrepreneur
    by Ismaël Sene, ESC Rennes School of Business
  • Entrepreneurial Resilience: an Approach to the Concept in the Context of Start-up Companies
    by Stephanie Hussels, Cranfield School of Management, UK2b

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2b. Incubation

  • Modern Open Platforms for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development - Case Presentation Aalto University, School of Business, Small Business Center, FI
    by Pentti Mustalampi, Aalto University, Small Business Center, FI
  • The Reverse Side of Growth: Exploring Encountered Problems during the Founding Process of University Spin-offs
    by Michael Schleinkofer, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), DE

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2c. Co-Creation and Network Organisation

  • Recruiting Partners for Co-Evolution: Leveraging on Sidecar Investments and Escalating Commitment
    by Roberto Parente,University of Salerno, IT
  • The Use of Product Development Networks to Grow the New Venture
    by Paul Trott, University of Portsmouth, UK, Victor Scholten and Geerten van de Kaa, TU Delft, NL

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2d. Internationalisation

  • Entry Mode Strategies of Exporting SMEs to Distant Growth Markets
    by Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich, Britta Boyd and Svend Hollensen, University of Southern Denmark, DK
  • The Impact of Absorptive Capacity and Business Owner Human and Social Capital on Start-up International Growth
    by Jonas Debrulle and Johan Maes, IÉSEG School of Management, F
  • Toward Internationalisation of SMEs: Capturing the Relevance of Regulative Dimension in Emerging Economies
    by Tatyana Tsukanova and Galina Shirokova, St.Petersburg University Graduate School of Management, RU

Moderated by:

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Plenary II – Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Valnalón, ES
20:30 – 22:30 Dinner at Caixa Forum


Tuesday, 5 March 2013
09:00 – 10:30 Parallel Session: Series 3 – Strategy for Education and Training in Entrepreneurship

3a. Models of Entrepreneurship Education/Training:

  • From Policy to Practice: Minimising the Lead Time – The BA (HONS) Entrepreneurship at Royal Docks Business School at the University of East London
    by Ian Bathgate and Andre Mostert, University of East London, UK
  • Designed and Made in Denmark for a Purpose: Threading Social Innovation in New Meaningful Patterns
    by Pernille Berg and Torid Kaad Ostenfeld, KEA - Copenhagen School of Design & Technology and Caroline Fossum, ITMV, DK
  • COEUR – Developing Business Creativity and EuroPreneurship in European University Networks
    by Matthias Eickhoff, Mainz University of Applied Sciences, DE, Virginia Trigo, ISCTE-LUI Lisbon, PT, Andrew Turnbull, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK and Tomasz Dyczkowski, Wroclaw University of Economics, PL
  • Modelling an Innovative Approach to Social Entrepreneurship Education
    by Angels Fito, Universitat oberta de Catalonia, SP, Alison Sheridan, University of New England, AU, Laurence Lambert, ESC Rennes, F, Jackson Laurel and Sara Denize, University of Western Sydney, AU

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3b. Models of Entrepreneurship Education/Training:

  • Entrepreneurship Education and Developing University Students’ Metacompetences
    by Urve Venesaar, Sirje Ustav and Hannes Ling, Tallinn University of Technology, EE
  • Entrepreneurship Education and the Triple Helix Theory
    by Øivind Strand, Ålesund University College, NO
  • Be Entrepreneurial. Active Learning Approach
    by Janusz Marek Lichtarski, Ewa Stanczyk-Hugiet and Marek Wąsowicz, Wroclaw University of Economics, PL
  • Developing the Student Enterprise Mind Set Through Multi Partner Work-based Learning
    by Hilary Duckett, Pamela Whisker and Sarah Stevenson, Plymouth University, UK

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3c. Models of Entrepreneurship Education/Training:

  • Understanding the Impact of Creative Activities for Learning in Innovation (CAL4INO)
    by Shima Barakat and Monique Boddington, Centre for Entreprenurial Learning, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Business Curricula and the Teaching of Entrepreneurship
    by Savvas Savvides, European University Cyprus, CY
  • Developing Entrepreneurial Capabilities Through Action Learning in an MBA Program
    by Vasco Bordado, and Adrian Caldart, AESE Escola de Direcção e Negócios, PT and Manuel Rodrigues, IESE Business School, SP

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3d. Experiences with New IT Tools in Entrepreneurship Education (mobile)

  • Riding the Third Wave of Social Entrepreneurship Education: Assessment of Effectiveness of Projects as a Tool to Learn about Social Entrepreneurship
    by Cordelia Mason and Marhaini Ibrahim, University Kuala Lumpur, MY
  • Does Business Simulation Gaming Affect Entrepreneurial Intent in Undergraduates?
    by Robert Newbery, Jonathan Lean and Jonathan Moizer, Plymouth Univeristy, UK
  • A New Technology for Entrepreneurship Education as an Extra-curricula
    by Dababrata Chowdhury, UCS, UK, Charles Mansfield, Plymouth Business School, UK and Gulzhanat Tayauova, KBTU, KZ

Moderated by:

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Plenary III – When Entrepreneurship meets Educators and Students
  • Richard Turner, Head of Marketing and External Relations Global Academy Innovation Programme, University of Wales, UK
12:30 – 13:00 Closing Remarks
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

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