Date and location

  •   April 23, 2013 - April 23, 2013
  •   University of Birmingham, Brussels Office

Conference details

Deadline to submit your abstract: 31st January 2013
Deadline for registration: 30 March 2013

This network seeks to build a sustainable group of European and other key international experts (young scientists as well as established researchers and practitioners) from different disciplines and methodological perspectives with the objective of identifying gaps in research in the areas of gender, entrepreneurship and structural transformation. The meetings will be a starting point and will be opened to researchers from diverse countries and regions. The interdisciplinary and international composition of the network coordinators and anticipated participants will enable the development of new and innovative research designs to find solutions for the problem that the entrepreneurial discourse is still gendered and is still ignoring regional and structural barriers and conditions. The planned outcome will be the development of multi-disciplinary models to explain how entrepreneurship has been developed in industrial heartlands and how it influences/contributes to structural transformation. As such, it will contribute to the debate on entrepreneurship, SMEs and innovation in Europe and worldwide.

This first seminar will take a broad focus on women’s experiences of entrepreneurship.  Papers are invited that address any of the following themes:

  • Women’s experience of setting up a business
  • The impact of training and education initiatives on women entrepreneurs
  • The barriers and enablers to women’s entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship as a form of career
  • Identity and authenticity in entrepreneurial decision making
  • Women’s entrepreneurship across industrial sectors
  • Women’s entrepreneurship across regions and countries

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University of Birmingham, Brussels Office