Call for 2014 ACERE Reviewers

The 2014 ACERE Conference Committee invites you to participate in the evaluation and review of submissions.  Expressions of interest from experienced and emerging reviewers is encouraged, and to register your interest complete this online form.

Accepted reviewers will be allocated abstracts and/or papers to review based on the information provided on the submission form.  When you are allocated an abstract for reviewers will be asked to consider the following before proceeding.   Read more

Meet the 2014 ACERE Panellists

ACERE Sydney Harbour

We are proud to confirm Saras Sarasvathy, Dean Shepherd, Per Davidsson, and Frederic Delmar will serve as reviewers (in writing) and face-to-face discussants/chairs of the papers selected for ACERE “Paper Development Sessions”.   They all have extensive publishing, reviewing, editorship and mentoring experience at the highest level.   Moreover, you can expect at least another four international experts of the same calibre to be added at a later stage.   Several of these eight scholars will also appear in keynote and/or panelist roles during the conference.  Read more about our panellists here

The 2014 ACERE Conference is to be held in Sydney, Australia – 4 to 7 February.

Research to help junior miners prosper

The Queensland Resources Council and the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at Queensland University of Technology are joining forces to help more new mining ventures get off the ground.

Awarded with a $283,000 Linkage grant by the Australian Research Council, the project Pursuing the right opportunities: The actor-opportunity nexus and new venture performance will collect and analyse data on new ventures in Australian mining between 1980 and 2011. Read more

QUT Business School connects with the Taiwanese business community

QUT Business School is now a corporate member of the Australian Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce (QLD), with Associate Professor Artemis Chang elected to its Executive Committee.

Associate Professor Artemis Chang receiving her certificate of appointment

Associate Professor Artemis Chang receiving her certificate of appointment

Associate Professor Chang, from the School of Management at QUT’s Business School, was presented with the certificate of appointment at the Inauguration Dinner on Saturday, 29 June 2013 at the Shangri-la Restaurant, Sunnybank.

Artemis will represent the Queensland Chapter by attending the Oceania meeting in Taipei in September this year, connecting to 700 representatives from the Australasia region. Read more

Research Scholarship at QUT, Australia

Position Announcement: Ph.D. Thesis Research Scholarship at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia 

QUT, the Malaysian Automotive Institute and the AutoCRC (Automotive Cooperative Research Centre) are seeking three creative, motivated individuals to undertake a three-year PhD degree at the Queensland University of Technology. In pursuit of the PhD degree, the student will be immersed in a three-year, industry-funded project spanning four countries. This scholarship provides an opportunity to obtain a PhD degree from a highly competitive, triple-accredited Australian University, while gaining invaluable industry led international research experience. There are up to three PhD scholarships available under this research program. Read more

What impact might Australia’s shale gas resources have globally

Australia has experienced explosive growth in its natural gas production over the past decade, and is on track to become the world’s leading exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2018. In addition to the massive projects already on track to develop Australia’s conventional and coal seam gas resources. 

ACE member Rob Perrons, whose research explores the role of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the energy sector, was recently interviewed by Canale Energia, a major financial news provider in Italy.  The Italian news outlet asked about the impact that Australia’s considerable shale gas resources could potentially have on global markets.  Read more

Welcome to the 2014 ACERE Conference


ACERE aims to be a highly developmental professional experience for all participants. The conference features paper presentation sessions as well as a paper development workshop; a doctoral consortium; social events, and keynote addresses by international top scholars. For the 2014 ACERE we plan to build on the interactivity of sessions and significantly increase the number of papers assigned to intense “paper development sessions” (PDS) chaired by internationally leading names in entrepreneurship research. These sessions, which build on positive experiences from ACE’s annual “Paper Development Bootcamp”, devote 40 minutes face-to-face time in discussion format plus written reviews by peers as well as by the international expert session chair.

The 2014 ACERE conference will be held in Sydney, Australia from 4 February to 7 February 2014. Read more