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III Paper Development Seminar –> POSTPONED TO AUTUMN 2020
April 20 - April 21

This 3rd edition of the Paper Development Seminar (3PDS) will be held in Seville in April 2020. The 3PDS aims at helping the participants to develop their research into manuscripts appropriate for submission to top-level academic journals. To achieve this objective, the seminar will include the participation of renowned scholars specialized in entrepreneurship, who will present some of their most recent research on the analysis of the entrepreneurial process, as well as reviewing and commenting on the papers/proposals sent by the participants. These are scholars holding key positions (editor in chief, associate editor) at top-level journals (JCR or similar).

Papers / proposals applying a process perspective to entrepreneurship are welcome. The term “entrepreneurial process” describes a variety of stages ranging from the consideration of a possible start-up to the consolidation of the firm. Several models have identified a series of phases that end up with the creation/growth of a new venture (cf. DeTienne, 2010). Reynolds and White (1997) consider the entrepreneurial process as consisting of four distinct phases — conception (potential entrepreneurs), gestation (nascent entrepreneurs), infancy (fledging new firms), and adolescence (established new firms). Korunka et al. (2003), in turn, refer to the entrepreneurial process as one that begins with the nascent entrepreneur and ends with the creation of the new venture. Entrepreneurship is as very complex process (Gartner et al., 2004). Taking the process view, entrepreneurship presents dynamic behaviours experimented under certain environmental conditions where opportunities and business ideas come from (Jack and Anderson, 2002). We are open to any contributions to analysing the entrepreneurial process, may they be conceptual or empirical and, in this latter case, using quantitative (ideally longitudinal but also cross-sectional) and/or qualitative methods.

Submissions will be peer reviewed. Those deemed of highest potential by the organizing committee will be invited to participate. Selected participants will be offered the opportunity to submit a full paper (if they did not do so initially). Extended abstracts may also be presented at the seminar. The objective is to develop a productive and intimate work environment. For this reason, we will limit the number of proposals/papers to be presented, to a maximum of 20.

Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2019.
Call for papers, incl. submission instructions, draft programme, keynote speakers


April 20
April 21
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University of Seville, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences
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Seville, 41018 Spain
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