Welcome to the Darden & Judge Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference

Thursday, 9 May - Friday, 10 May, 2013

- Paper submissions are due 15 January 2013

- 2013 event to be held at the Darden School of Business, 9 - 10 May 2013

The Darden School of Business and the Judge Business School are hosting the 2013 entrepreneurship and innovation research conference. The 2013 event marks a new evolution from previous conferences hosted at Darden. The upcoming conference is co-sponsored by The University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School along with the founding host, Darden’s Batten Institute for entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Virginia. This partnership will generate scholarly collaborations across regions and academic communities.

We welcome unpublished working papers from all research areas within the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Examples of suitable topics for the conference include:

  • new venture formation processes, financing, and strategies;

  • R&D and project management, performance metrics, and portfolio evaluation;

  • institutions and policies to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation;

  • markets for ideas, innovation, and other intangibles;

  • regional and global dynamics of entrepreneurship and innovation;

  • university and science-based innovation and technology transfer;

  • continuous improvement and new process development; new product development, development processes, and service design;

  • patents, licensing, and intellectual property;

  • business model innovation (e.g., operations, marketing, or network innovation);

  • open innovation and distributed innovation; and

  • market and financial impact of innovation.

(Abstracted from Management Science’s definition of entrepreneurship and innovation.)

Please submit an electronic version of your paper no later than Tuesday, 15 January 2013, by email to: batten@darden.virginia.edu.

The papers will be reviewed by the conference committee and the authors will receive notice by 15 March 2013.

About the 2013 Conference

Darden's annual entrepreneurship and innovation research conference convenes nearly 100 leading scholars from around the world to discuss a wide range of topics of critical interest to researchers and business practitioners. The 2013 event will be jointly sponsored by Darden and Cambridge University’s Judge Business School. The two-day conference will draw a diverse mix of presenters and discussants, from seasoned scholars to doctoral students, and promises to provide a vigorous and lively discussion about current research in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. The conference committee also extends an invitation to interested scholars to attend the conference regardless of ability to submit a paper.

Conference Organizers

General questions about the conference: Andrew King (kinga@darden.virginia.edu) or Molly McFarland (mcfarlandm@darden.virginia.edu) Conference chair: Professor Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat (krupatj@darden.virginia.edu).