Elizabeth Gatewood

Diana International Research Conference 2014

Stockholm, June 15-17 2014

Theme: Exploring the Impact of Women’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Global Economy

We invite researchers from around the globe to contribute to the 2014 Diana International Research Conference to be held in Stockholm, June 15-17.

Those presenting at the Diana Stockholm conference will have an opportunity to submit their papers to the following special issues:

Diana project

According to the GEM Report, in 2012 an estimated 126 million women were starting or running new businesses in 67 economies around the world, with a further 98 million leading established businesses (GEM, 2013:6). Innovative women entrepreneurs and business owners create and run businesses across all of the broad industrial sectors of extraction, transformation, business services and consumer-oriented products (Brush et al; 2010:1).

Established in 1999 by Professors Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene and Hart - in partnership with ESBRI, Stockholm - the Diana Research Project has led the research agenda in women’s entrepreneurship across continents, cultures and contexts. Over the years, Diana conferences have brought together more than 100 scholars from 16 different countries worldwide, providing a platform to share a global research agenda dedicated to answering questions about women entrepreneurs and growth-oriented businesses. After more than a decade of international research, we return to Stockholm for our 7th Diana International research conference. The 2014 conference will be hosted by ESBRI, with Professors Friederike Welter and Colette Henry as conference co-chairs.

We invite papers that broadly fit with the overarching theme of impact, and seek contributions based on rigorous research that explores the impact of women’s entrepreneurship and innovation at the macro, meso or micro levels, across a range of international economic contexts, cultures or industry sectors. Submitted papers may be conceptually or empirically-based, and employ quantitative or qualitative methods.

We anticipate a number of specific sub-themes emerging, which may form the basis of dedicated streams leading to special issue collections. One such sub-theme which will constitute a special issue of the International Journal of Gender & Entrepreneurship (IJGE), is ”Furthering a gendered understanding of social entrepreneurship” led by Dr. Kate Lewis (Massey University) and Professor Alex Nicholls (University of Oxford). We will provide updates on other sub-themes and publication opportunities related to the conference as they emerge.

Important deadlines

February 16, 2014
Deadline for submission of abstracts (maximum 400 words)
February 28, 2014
Notification of acceptance of abstracts
May 15, 2014
Full papers submitted (maximum 7,000 words)
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