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Special Track: Data-Driven and Impact-Oriented Entrepreneurship Research

Track Chair: Dr. Kevin Reuther - Leipzig University, Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Track Co-Chair: Prof. Yngve Dahle - University of South-Eastern Norway, Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW

Important Dates
  • Full Paper: 22 Mar 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: 19 Apr 2024
Description

Entrepreneurship constitutes an important factor for economic growth, societal progression as well as individual self-realization. It is broadly defined as an activity that involves the discovery, evaluation and exploitation of opportunities to introduce new goods and services, ways of organizing, markets, processes, and raw materials. In recent years, there has been an increasing call for data-driven and evidence-based research to help understanding how entrepreneurial activities can best be supported, what components and surrounding factors make successful entrepreneurial ecosystems and what established companies can learn from entrepreneurial activities. Moreover, the exploration of opportunities from emerging technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, etc.) has gained traction, investigating how deep tech start-ups contribute to solving complex social and environmental challenges such as climate change, human health, advances systems and infrastructure. This special track comprises four sessions focusing on different areas in the entrepreneurship research field. Each session invites high-quality papers contributing to data-driven and impact-oriented research in the entrepreneurship field using new methods, novel datasets or novel perspectives on established datasets and focusing on the impact generated by or for the entrepreneurial activities to be investigated.

  • Special Session 1: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems & Entrepreneurship Support

    Co-Chairs: Prof. Christina Ungerer - HTWG Konstanz & Prof. Yngve Dahle - University of South-Eastern Norway

  • Special Session 2: Innovations in Entrepreneurship Education & Training

    Co-Chairs: Prof. Erich Heumüller & Prof. Sebastian Richter - Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart

  • Special Session 3: Deep-Tech Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

    Co-Chairs: Prof. Utz Dornberger & Dr. Kevin Reuther - Leipzig University

  • Special Session 4: Corporate Entrepreneurship, Startup Collaborations & Intrapreneurship

    Co-Chairs: Prof. Guido Baltes & Christina Lang - Institute for Strategic Innovation and Technology Management (IST), HTWG Konstanz