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Darden & Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference

19-20 June 2017

Founded by Darden's Batten Institute for entrepreneurship and innovation, Cambridge Judge Business School is delighted to host the conference for the third time in 2017.

The conference aims to bring together a diverse set of presenters and discussants for two days of lively debate and discussion. Scholars of all levels and from a variety of disciplines are invited to attend the conference, whether or not a paper is submitted.

Conference programme

The conference will start at 09:15 on Monday 19 June, and close at 13:30 on Tuesday 20 June 2017 and will be held at Cambridge Judge Business School in the centre of Cambridge.

The sessions will comprise a series of paper presentations, each followed by a moderated discussion. The full programme will be available here in due course. Papers to be presented include:

Peering Inside: Peer Composition, Founding Teams, and Startup Outcomes Sheryl Winston Smith, Fox School of Business, Temple University, USA
Laura Gasiorowski, Temple University, USA
An Inquiry into the Epistemic Properties of Entrepreneurs' Theories of Action Fabrice Cavarretta, ESSEC Business School, France
Adaptation and Social Networks in Information Technology Ventures: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment on a MOOC Platform Charles Eesley, Stanford University, USA
Revisiting the Role of Collaboration in Creating Breakthrough Inventions Tian Chan, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, USA
Jürgen Mihm and Manuel Sosa, INSEAD
CEO Expertise and Innovation Trey Cummings and Anne Marie Knott, Washington University, USA
Board Diversity, Board Co-Tenure and Innovation Outcomes Guoli Chen, INSEAD, Singapore
Po-Hsuan Hsu, School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong
Yen Teik Lee, Curtin, Singapore
Daniel Mack, INSEAD, Singapore
Finding Success in Tragedy: Forced Entrepreneurs after Corporate Bankruptcy Isaac Hacamo and Kristoph Kleiner, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA
Would It Have Happened Anyway? Isolating the Effects of Entrepreneur Accelerators on Early-Stage Investment Saurabh Lall, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, USA
Peter W. Roberts, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, USA
Dynamics of Investor Communication in Equity Crowdfunding Gregor Dorfleitner, University of Regensburg, Germany
Lars Hornuf, University of Trier, Germany
Martina Weber, University of Regensburg, Germany
Does a Local Bias Exist in Equity Crowdfunding? Lars Hornuf, University of Trier, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany
Matthias Schmitt, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany

The conference dinner will be held at Sidney Sussex College on the evening of Monday 19 June at 19.00 hrs. The College was founded in 1526 and the rococo College Hall dates from the mid-eighteenth century. The College is home to a community of around 350 undergraduate students, 100 graduate students and 50 Fellows.

Conference registration

There is no charge to attend the conference. The conference dinner is included as part of the conference. Register online.

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Deadline: 11 June 2017

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