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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.

Monday 19 June 2017

Time Session details Location
08:30-09:15 Arrival, registration and refreshments Common Room
09:15-09:30 Welcome

Christoph Loch, Director, Cambridge Judge Business School
Lecture Theatre 3
09:30-11:00 Session one

Peering inside: peer composition, founding teams, and startup outcomes
  • Sheryl Winston Smith, Fox School of Business, Temple University
  • Laura Gasiorowski, Temple University
  • Discussant: Bart Vanneste, UCL

  • An inquiry into the epistemic properties of entrepreneurs’ theories of action
  • Fabrice Cavarretta, ESSEC Business School
  • Discussant: Ronald Klingebiel, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
  • Lecture Theatre 3
    11:00-11:30 Refreshment break Common Room
    11:30-13:00 Session two

    Adaptation and social networks in information technology ventures: evidence from a randomised experiment on a MOOC platform
    • Chuck Eesley, Stanford University
    • Discussant: Christoph Loch, Cambridge Judge Business School

    Revisiting the role of collaboration in creating breakthrough inventions
    • Tian Chan, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
    • Jürgen Mihm and Manuel Sosa, INSEAD
    • Discussant: Svenja Sommer, HEC
    Lecture Theatre 3
    13:00-14:00 Lunch Common Room
    09:15-11:15 Session three

    CEO expertise and innovation
    • Trey Cummings, Washington University
    • Anne Marie Knott, Washington University
    • Discussant: Hart Posen, University of Wisconsin

    Board diversity, board structures, and firm innovation outcomes
    • Guoli Chen, INSEAD Asia Campus
    • Po-Hsuan Hsu, School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong
    • Yen Teik Lee, Curtin
    • Daniel Mack, INSEAD Asia Campus
    • Discussant: Yasemin Kor, Cambridge Judge Business School
    Lecture Theatre 3
    15:30-16:00 Refreshment break Common Room
    16:00-17:30 Panel discussion

    Session facilitator: Hanadi Jabado, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre and Director of Accelerate Cambridge

    Hanadi Jabado, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre and Director of Accelerate Cambridge, the in-house Accelerator Programme at Cambridge Judge, will facilitate a panel discussion made up of early stage startup founders. They will discuss the challenges that they have been facing since the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey and are still experiencing at this early stage of their ventures.

    Speakers include:
    • Dr Su Metcalfe
    • Dr Myriam Ouberai
    • Dr Jeremy Sosabowski
    • Dr Tim Guilliams
    Lecture Theatre 3
    19:00-22:00 Gala dinner Sidney Sussex College

    Tuesday 20 June 2017

    Time Session details Location
    08:30-09:00 Arrival, registration and refreshments Common Room
    09:00-10:30 Session four

    Finding success in tragedy: forced entrepreneurs after corporate bankruptcy
    • Isaac Hacamo, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    • Kristoph Kleiner, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    • Discussant: Simba Chang, Cambridge Judge Business School

    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
    • Peter W Roberts, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
    • Discussant: Michael Lenox, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
    Lecture Theatre 3
    10:30-11:00 Refreshment break Common Room
    11:00-12:30 Session five

    Dynamics of investor communication in equity crowdfunding
    • Gregor Dorfleitner, University of Regensburg
    • Lars Hornuf, University of Trier
    • Martina Weber, University of Regensburg
    • Discussant: Pedro Matos, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

    Does a local bias exist in equity crowdfunding
    • Lars Hornuf, University of Trier and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
    • Matthias Schmitt, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
    • Discussant: Bryan Zheng Zhang, Cambridge Judge Business School
    Lecture Theatre 3
    12:30-12:45 Conference close Lecture Theatre 3
    12:45-13:30 Lunch Common Room

    Gala dinner

    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.

    Visit the Sidney Sussex College website

    Conference committee

    Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat (Co-Chair)
    Assistant Professor of Business Administration
    Darden School of Business

    Stelios Kavadias (Co-Chair)
    Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth
    Director of Research
    Cambridge Judge Business School

    Andrew King
    Associate Director
    Darden School of Business

    Hanadi Jabado
    Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre
    Director of Accelerate Cambridge
    Cambridge Judge Business School

    Travel & logistical information

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    Contact us

    For any questions about the conference, please contact the conference organisers:

    EIRconference@jbs.cam.ac.uk