What’s hot in entrepreneurship research 2013

Earlier this year Professor Andreas Kuckertz, Universitat Hohenheim, Germany conducted a survey to find out ‘What’s hot in Entrepreurship Research 2013″.   Andreas now shares the results with us and would be happy for you to share any thoughts you might have on his findings.  Follow this link to his presentation and contact details  What’s hot in entrepreneurship research 2013

Research Fellowship Opportunity

Are you 5-10 years into your academic career (i.e., post PhD completion)?   

Do you have a strong research track record – but feel you could achieve much more if you could concentrate more on research?    

Does a 3-year, full time research position in a strong research environment in a wonderfully liveable part of the world sound like a good idea to you?

Then maybe you should read on!

The Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Scheme at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, is offering 10 positions of this kind. The scheme is open to Australian and International applicants not currently employed by QUT. One of the eligible topic areas is Management, so if your entrepreneurship research and interests fall within that broad area and you fulfil the general eligibility criteria, you are eligible! If so, The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) encourages you to pursue it. However, we should make clear that ACE does not “own” these positions; that they are highly competitive across disciplines, and that no recruitment in entrepreneurship or even in management is guaranteed.

ACE is rapidly making progress towards reaching its ambitious goal of establishing itself in the international elite in entrepreneurship research. For example, Read more

A snapshot from Per Davidsson

Listen to Per Davidsson’s interview captured at the 2012 Academy of Management meeting in Boston for The Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC).

Per Davidsson from TheInnovationCentre on Vimeo.

The Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC)  is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into market successes.  Since its founding over 35 years ago, the Centre has provided its expertise to over 20,000 innovators and their companies.

Post Doc Opportunity Down Under in Australia

The School of Management is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral position to undertake research in any of the following areas: Entrepreneurship / Human Resource Management / Innovation / Leadership / Organisational Behaviour / Project Management / Strategy.

The research interests of staff are diverse and the High Performance Research Group (People and Performance) and the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) within the School provide a research focus. Further information on School of Management research is available at:   http://www.qut.edu.au/business/about/schools/school-of-management/research-at-a-glance

Further information on the school is available at:  http://www.qut.edu.au/business/about/schools/school-of-management

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the research culture of the School and will work closely with academics in the School towards pursuing research funding and the conduct of collaborative research and may provide supervision to research support staff and students.

 To formally apply for this position we ask that you follow this link which will take you the QUT Job Vacancy site.

Navigating Our Business History Symposium

Queensland Business leaders Hall of Fame logo

Queensland’s business stories are incredibly diverse and have played a significant role in defining our identity as Australians and as Queenslanders.  Come along and participate in a conversation about Queensland’s business history with renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue.  

Key note speakers are Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO, distinguished Australian historian and author and Dr David Allison, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.  They will discuss why business history matters and the value of engaging with and interpreting business history.  

Panellists from the business, community and academic sectors will also be there to share their experiences as history makers and documenters, and to give their perspectives on how business history is implicit across all aspects of society – social, cultural, political as well as economic and commercial.

Ths Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame event is to be held at the State Library of Queensland on 19 June 2013

Click here for more information about this event and to purchase your tickets.

Post Doc Opportunity – Down Under in Australia

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Get a head start in your academic career! The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, is offering an exciting opportunity to spend 12- 24 months as salaried Post Doc with an internationally prominent entrepreneurship research group and very limited teaching obligations. This Post Doctoral Research Fellowship is being offered through the QUT Business School and will be filled by an early-career researcher with a completed/submitted Ph.D. (before the end of 2013), who aspires to contribute to the international research frontier in entrepreneurship and/or management, and who has already shown promise of such ability.

ACE is rapidly making progress towards reaching its ambitious goal of establishing itself in the international elite in entrepreneurship research. Read more

Family firms, boards and company survival

A concern of family firms is to ensure survival across generations as a family firm. But survival also relates to whether the firm goes bankrupt or not. We know that succession presents major challenges for family firms and that many do not make it beyond the first and second generations. We also know that family firms are more risk averse than non-family firms, a reflection of the desire to see the business handed on to the next generation. However, until we carried out our study there was little systematic evidence on whether family firms are more likely to survive than non-family firms and the factors that drive such differences.

As the boards of family firms play a central role in deciding upon strategy and differ from boards in non-family firms, our focus was on examine the role of board composition. More than any other group, the board has ultimate control of the direction of the firm to ensure its survival as a viable business. Our research uses the population of private firms in the UK and is the largest study to date on this topic. Read more