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Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship: A look forward

This Savvy Seminar is part of the launch of the 'The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship' edited by Romeo V. Turcan and Norman M. Fraser.

The launch will take place on Feb 7, 2019, starting 9am, at AAU Copenhagen Campus: Auditorium 1.1008, A. C. Meyersvænge 15 str., Copenhagen, 2450, Denmark. The invitation to the launch can be downloaded here.

The seminar starts with presentations by the Handbook Editors Norman M. Fraser and Romeo V. Turcan:

Practitioner Perspective on Entrepreneurship, Dr Norman M. Fraser, Chairman at Softiron ltd and Adjunct Professor at Aalborg University

Theorizing Entrepreneurship Landscape, Dr Romeo V. Turcan, professor of International Entrepreneurship and organization theory at Aalborg University

It continues with a panel discussion on a range of key research, practice and policy themes in the field of entrepreneurship. Three distinguished scholars and policy makers have been invited to discuss contemporary and future issues and challenges in entrepreneruship from a multdisciplinary perspective.


The Future of Social Enterprise: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

SIRI TERJESEN is a Dean’s Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the American University’s Kogod School of Business and Director of the AU Center for Innovation (AUCI). Concurrently she is a Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (Norges Handelshøyskole: NHH) in Bergen, Norway.  Her research on entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and strategy has been published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and Strategic Management Journal. She served as Associate Editor of three journals.



Entrepreneurial Founders, Firms and Households: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

SARA CARTER, OBE FRSE is Associate Principal (Learning & Teaching) at the University of Strathclyde and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School. Prof Carter is also a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of Scotland; the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board; the Scottish Framework and Action Plan for Women in Enterprise Action Group; and Non-Executive Director of Women's Enterprise Scotland. Prof Carter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and was awarded the OBE for services to women entrepreneurs in 2008. Her research examines the effects of business ownership on the individual, the economic wellbeing of entrepreneurial households, and the consequences of structural inequalities on resource access, particularly finance, on the SME sector.


Only by Being Genuinely Local Will Globalisation - or Global Cooperation - Survive

JEREMY LEFROY is a UK Member of Parliament since May 6th 2010. From 1989 to 2000, he and his family lived in Tanzania where he worked in the coffee industry. On returning to the UK, he worked assisting smallholder farmers in East Africa, until his election to Parliament. In October 2016, Jeremy was elected to serve on the cross-party ‘Exiting the European Union Committee’. Jeremy is also Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF.




ISMD 2018 Chisinau Conference

In a society of rapid change, seeking to cope with complex, large scale challenges to economic, social and political developments, there is an urgent need for new perspectives and effective ways to improve our understanding and interpretation of complex data, new ideas and innovations.

The 2018 ISMD (International Society of Markets and Development) conference is dedicated to exploring such new perspectives and effective ways, aiming to generate interesting, beyond-state-of-the-art research questions and agendas, as well as to convey and effect change and coherence in policy development nationally, regionally, internationally and globally.

The conference will take place in Chisinau, Moldova, hosted by the Technical Universty of Moldova. For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website.

Enhancing the effectiveness of literature search and literature reviews in applied social science fields

Co-sponsored by URI Libraries, URI College of Business Administration and URI Harrington School of Communication and Media Studies

Main topics:

  • Search Techniques, Article Databases, and Citation Managers (Amanda Izenstark, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island)
  • Basic Components, Major Presentation Styles, and Peculiar Alchemies of Literature Reviews (Nik Dholakia, College of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island)
  • Developing One’s Own Voice in Cross-domain Research: How researchers can discover their own voice via literature review when conducting a cross-domain research (Romeo V. Turcan, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark)


2 - 4:30 pm, Room 142, Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons, University of Rhode Island.


7 Nov 2014


Event flier may be downloaded here.

Theory building in international entrepreneurship

Organizer and chair: Romeo V. Turcan.

Main topics:

  • Researching de-internationalization from international entrepreneurship perspective: issues, challenges and contributions. Romeo V. Turcan, Aalborg University
  • From data to theories in International entrepreneurship: exploring different qualitative research methodologies. Antonella Zucchella, University of Pavia 
  • Some reflections about methodologies for conducting research in international business and entrepreneurship. Sabine Urban, University of Strasbourg
  • What can transaction costs/property rights theories contribute to international entrepreneurship? Jean Francois Hennart, University of Pavia


15th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy


22 Sep 2012

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