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Entrepreneurship and Innovation: a collaboration with Copenhagen Business School

Reflections on a workshop organised by CREI and Copenhagen Business School

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The event was an opportunity to share ideas

In November, the Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CREI) held a successful two-day workshop to promote knowledge exchange and the generation of novel research findings in the area of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

This was the first of two home-and-away workshops aimed at bringing together researchers from the University of Bath and the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) working in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The workshop was designed to maximise developmental feedback, focusing on enabling collaboration and engagement between scholars about their early stage work. To this end, it was based on the 'Peer Assist' model, structured around three forms of presentations:

  • a paper pitch – the outline of an initial idea for a project or paper (1-2 page outline of idea and 2-3 slides in Powerpoint), which will receive comments from two discussants
  • a formative paper presentation - an early stage paper (4-6 page version of a paper, 5-7 slides in Powerpoint) which will receive comments from two discussants
  • enriching a working paper - a full working paper with comments from a dedicated discussant.

The following topics were explored.

Entrepreneurs, organisations and contexts

  • Advocating a New Organization Form in a Fragmented Field: The Emergence of Social Enterprises in China
  • Entrepreneurs’ vulnerabilities and venture development
  • Shooting Stars? Uncertainty in Hiring Entrepreneurs
  • Bridging the first- and third-person views of entrepreneurship: Scholarship from a second-person perspective

R&D, academics and collaborations

  • Engineering Serendipity through Atypical Encounters at Academic Conferences
  • Decomposing the role of T-shaped and A-shaped skills in R&D-focused entrepreneurial ventures
  • Designing incentives for impactful university-industry linkages: Evidence from EPSRC funding

Knowledge creation

  • The effect of Social Influence on Knowledge Production: An Analysis of Academic Productivity Using Machine Learning
  • Follow-on publications: exploring the factors shaping authorship and publication outcomes
  • Knowledge Lost in Capital

Financing and resources configuration

  • An Entrepreneur’s Choice of Crowd-funding or Venture Capital Financing:The effect of Entrepreneurial Overconfidence and CF-investors’ Passion
  • Corporate venture capital financing, investor leadership and technological influence of new venture's invention
  • Reconfiguration and firm survival
  • Inter-organizational relationships and acquisition likelihood: evidence from high technology firms

Patents and knowledge transfer

  • Out of the blue - the exposure of emerging market firms to patent litigation abroad
  • Biases in the selection of patents
  • Bringing fresh blood in temporarily: secondments as a means to promote novelty within organizations

The second workshop will be held at the CBS, in Copenhagen.