Gabriella Colucci, President & CEO Arterra Bioscience S.p.A., CEO Vitalab S.r.l.
Satish Nambisan, Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management, Professor of Design & Innovation, The Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
CONFERENCE THEME AND CONTEXT
Digital entrepreneurship is defined as creating new ventures and transforming existing businesses by developing novel digital technologies and/or adopting a novel usage of such technologies. The increasingly digitalized environment has led to a changed living situation characterized by economic growth, job creation and innovation, and opened new possibilities to train the next generation of entrepreneurs creating new possibilities for anyone thinking of becoming an entrepreneur. Several entrepreneurial practice and theory have recently been identified and streams of research that deal with digital entrepreneurship have been identified, including everything that is new and different about entrepreneurship in a digital world, as digital business models, digital entrepreneurship process, platform strategies, digital ecosystem, entrepreneurship education, digital academic entrepreneurship and social digital entrepreneurship. With its empirical and conceptual advances, entrepreneurship research has created an impetus that has changed a simple phenomenon into an autonomous field with its theoretical background. Join us at RENT 2020 in Naples, in advancing the field of entrepreneurship by discussing and challenging digitalization as a cornerstone of the entrepreneurship theory.
Quantitative, qualitative and conceptual papers are welcome for the following theme tracks:
- CONFERENCE THEME: Entrepreneurship in the digital era
2. SPECIAL ISSUE THEME: How to develop entrepreneurial skills? The role of education
3. Opportunity generation and early business development
4. Business models (growth, performance and internationalization)
5. Entrepreneurial finance for new and growing businesses
6. Human capital, social capital, and relational networks
7. Entrepreneurship education, learning, and knowledge dissemination
8. Policy, support systems and infrastructure
9. Critical perspectives on entrepreneurship
10. Methodological challenges and research methods
11. Minority entrepreneurship
12. Gender and copreneurship
13. Technology and knowledge-based entrepreneurship
14. Family business, succession and business transfer
15. Culture and community16. Social entrepreneurship
17. Green and sustainable entrepreneurship
18. Corporate / intrapreneurship and strategizing
19. Creative and artisan industries
20. Rural enterprise, regional development and tourism
Papers submitted and accepted for the track “How to develop entrepreneurial skills? The role of education” will be given
developmental feedback for a voluntary subsequent submission to a special issue of Piccola Impresa/Small Business, Guest
editors Francesca Maria Cesaroni, Mario Raffa, Pierluigi Rippa and Annalisa Sentuti (submission deadline February 28th 2021).
SUBMISSION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Submission deadline is May 15, 2020
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed using a double-blind review process. The RENT Scientific Committee and a number of well-known researchers will be involved in the process. Two awards will be distributed (J.M.Veciana Award for a Young Researcher & ISBJ Award for Challenging Conventional Wisdom). All details will be available on the conference web site in December 2019: www.rent-research.org.