Co-Branded: Workshop Experiments in Entrepreneurship
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Experimental designs provide a powerful lens to determine causality and have been labeled “the most rigorous of all research designs” (Trochim, 2001: 191). However, relatively few entrepreneurship studies use an experimental design.
The workshop consists of two main activities: 1) paper presentations and discussion with peers and experts; and 2) plenary keynote sessions, where experts will address challenges in designing and conducting research using experimental methods, with a special focus on ensuring causality by design.
AIMS OF THE WORKSHOP
1. Receive individualized feedback from peers and experts on your working paper;
2. Increase your knowledge of conducting experiments, focusing on best practices and mistakes to avoid;
3. Develop your network with other scholars conducting research using similar methodological approaches as yourself.
The workshop is targeted at PhD candidates, Post-Docs, and early-stage Assistant Professors working on studies in entrepreneurship research using experimental methodologies. The paper could be co-authored (with senior scholars), but the leading author and potential participant of the workshop should be an early-career researcher. Working papers will be selected based on both the theoretical contribution to the field and the rigor of the implementation of experimental methods.