New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship


A Special Conference of the Strategic Management Society, New Frontiers In Entrepreneurship: Strategy, Governance and Evolution, Catania, Italy, 23-25 May 2007; Deadline 15 Feb

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Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:47:49 +0100
From: dagnino@UNICT.IT

Call for Papers for a SMS Special Conference on

Strategy, Governance and Evolution

Catania, Italy, May 23-25, 2007

Co-sponsored by:

Corporate Strategy and Governance Interest Group Entrepreneurship and
Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society and the
University of Catania

Conference Co-Chairs:

David Audretsch, Giovanni Battista Dagnino, Rosario Faraci and Robert

Conference Purpose

Entrepreneurial processes are essentially driven by the desire to start a new venture, or re-invent and radically transform an existing company. Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial managers seek to shape the future of their businesses by visualizing and implementing new imaginative ventures and models. The desired outcomes are organizational genesis, growth and rejuvenation that are underpinned by new competitive advantages leading to new profitable opportunities. Research on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial processes has met with the greatest success at the dawn of the new millennium, stretching its frontiers from a peripheral sub-field of  management studies into one of the most relevant spheres of strategic management. This special conference is aimed at taking an in-depth analysis of both the theory and practice directly associated with entrepreneurship, especially with regard to nurturing strategic systems, governance arrangements and evolutionary paths in organizations.

The conference is therefore about discussing new developments and achievements in entrepreneurial research. We have chosen the title "New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship" because we wish to underscore the importance of two closely related themes: (1) connecting developments in entrepreneurship to current strategy thinking and practice, and (2) generating new and innovative ways to cultivate and develop entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial processes.

Consultants, executives and academics are encouraged to attend this conference to discuss new advancements, reflect on previous accomplishments and breakdowns with fresh conceptual and new empirical approaches.

Submission of Papers and Proposals

The deadline for all submissions is February 15, 2007.

For further information and the Call for Papers in pdf file, please refer to the dedicated web site:

or to the SMS Special Conference web site: