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ACERE 2020 Doctoral Consortium – Call for Applications

The ACERE Doctoral Consortium program provides the opportunity to pitch and receive feedback on your research and any specific challenges you face, from leading scholars, in an informal discussion setting. Hear from experts on developing and using theory and research design as well as the journey after the PhD. The #acere…

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ACERE 2020 Entrepreneurship Educator's Forum – Call for proposals

Entrepreneurship Educator’s Forum ACERE 2020 EEF Call for submissions of your best workshops or Ted talk style presentations: show and tell!  What is next for entrepreneurship and education? If you are at the forefront and making a difference in this space, come and facilitate your best workshop (50 minutes) or short `show and tell`…

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Are you ready to explore the changing work of innovation?

Are you ready to explore the changing work of innovation? Join QUT Business School at the Queensland Government’s 2019 BiiG National Conference, 29 – 30 October, Brisbane Convention Centre. You’ll find us in the ‘QUT Innovation Lounge’ where you can meet with QUTeX, ACPNS, ACE and BEST. Find out more: www.biigconference.com.au #biig…

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ACERE Full Papers Due 31 October 2019

Only authors formally invited via their accepted abstract are invited to upload a full paper for presentation at the ACERE 2020 conference.  Thank you to those invited authors who uploaded your paper by 1 October 2019 –  your paper has qualified for the review process, awards and self-nomination to be considered for the PDS program at…

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ACERE 2020 Registration NOW OPEN

All presenting authors (or their designated delegate) must be registered by Friday 15 November. Early Bird General Registration AUD $850.00 (inc GST) until 15 November 2019 (AUD $950.00 from 16 November 2019) Early Bird Student Registration AUD $500.00 (inc GST) until 15 November 2019 (AUD $550.00 from 16 November 2019) REGISTER

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ACE Achievement – Congrats to us!

Big congrats to us !!!  The Australian’s annual Research Supplement, singled out our ACE Director, Professor Martin Obschonka as one of 40 “rising stars” in Australian academia.  Moreover, like last year, QUT was singled out as leading institution in entrepreneurship & innovation, and our own Professor Per Davidsson was named field…

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AoM PDW: How do External Enablers facilitate entrepreneurial action and success

With some 10,000 attendees, the Meeting of the Academy of Management is the biggest annual conference there is for business school academics. At this year’s event in Boston, Aug. 9-13, one of many ACE activities was a Professional Development Workshop organised by Per Davidsson and Frederik von Briel. The workshop revolved around the…

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ACE and MIT strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems – final report now available

Several key Queensland organisations form a part of Team Queensland, who have participated in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP). This project, led by the Queensland University of Technology and being undertaken in collaboration with the Queensland Government, RedEye…

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Why we need to foster immigrant entrepreneurship communities

Immigrants are much more likely to engage in entrepreneurship out of either necessity or opportunity. Approximately one in four Australian are migrants. More recently China and India have become key sources of suitably skilled migrants in addition to historical countries of origins such as England and New Zealand. Many of the new

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Tracking and benchmarking entrepreneurship in Australia: Call for EOI for Sponsorship

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is the world’s pre-eminent study of entrepreneurship (www.gemconsortium.org). GEM provides a rigorous and standardised process to data collection to deliver high quality and comparable information.  Read more

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Courage a double-edged sword for economic success

Today we published a new ACE study that is a collaboration with researchers from the UK and Germany that visited ACE last year to work on this project. This study is the first to map psychological courage (“persistence despite fear”) across regions, using big data from almost 400k US residents. We found interesting effects (but be…

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Undertake your PhD in an important and booming context: Entrepreneurship!

Entrepreneurship in its various forms (e.g., growth-oriented start-ups, innovation-driven entrepreneurs, social enterprises, intrapreneurship) is increasingly recognised as a major driver of economic and societal development. As a result, entrepreneurship has grown to become a major field of inquiry within economic, organisational and…

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ACE Bootcamp – Paper Development Workshop – Call for Expression of Interest

ACE colleagues and friends, You are invited to put forward your expression of interest to participate in the 2018 annual ACE Bootcamp.  The ACE Bootcamp provides an opportunity for researchers to focus on the crafting and development of existing paper drafts, conference papers, previously rejected manuscripts and other file drawer…

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QUT highlighted as #1 in Entrepreneurship research

Some nice coverage in The Australian’s Research Supplement this week: QUT highlighted as #1 in Entrepreneurship research and Per Davidsson at the top of the “Lifetime Achievement Leaderboard” among Australian researchers in “Business, Economics & Management”.  The article is based on data from “League of Scholars” which apply their own…

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How to external enablers influence entrepreneurial actions and outcomes

In celebration of Queensland Small Business Week The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research [ACE] co-hosted a breakfast event with QUT’s The Foundry where we had the pleasure of seeing our ecosystem come together to exchange ideas, expertise, stories, and realise greater opportunities. Big thank you to those who were able to…

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Internationally-renowned Big Data scientists to speak

Michal Kosinski (Stanford University, USA) Assistant Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and former Director of the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre. Michal Kosinski is a worldwide renowned and leading expert in collecting and analyzing large datasets via online methods and social media. His work received…

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ACE researcher Martin Obschonka releases new study

International press release by the University of Cambridge on ACE researcher Martin Obschonka’s study on old coal regions in the UK and US. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29154557?dopt=Abstract http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/industrial-revolution-left-a-damaging-psychological-imprint-on-todays-populations

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Senior Research Fellow position @ ACPNS QUT

Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow, The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, QUT Business School, Brisbane, Australia This position is suitable for applicants with an interest and track record in Social Entrepreneurship as well as other areas of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. Just like the

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Did you miss the interview from Martin Obschonka about his Twitter-based analysis of Donald Trump’s personality profile

If you missed the 4EB RiSE interview by Dr Kim MacKenzie with Associate Professor Martin Obschonka about his recently published the article Entrepreneurial personalities in political leadership  you can listen in on the shorter version that will go to AIR next Wednesday October 18, 2.15pm-3pm, on analogue radio 98.1FM.   You can also…

Call for Expressions of Interest – ACE Bootcamp
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Call for Expressions of Interest – ACE Bootcamp

The ACE Bootcamp provides an opportunity for researchers – from research students and early career researchers to full professors – to focus on the crafting and development of existing paper drafts, conference papers, previously rejected manuscripts and other file drawer ‘orphans’. The ACE Bootcamp has been running since 2007 and always…

ACE publication and media successes!
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ACE publication and media successes!

We have achieved some extraordinary publication success as well as media coverage recently. Associate Professor Martin Obschonka recently published the article Entrepreneurial personalities in political leadership in Small Business Economics, one of the highest ranked journals in our field. Much due to its Twitter-based analysis of…

The Role of Regional Context on Innovation Persistency of Firms
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The Role of Regional Context on Innovation Persistency of Firms

Dr Sam Tavassoli is a lecturer at RMIT and also a research fellow at Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden.  He also has specific interest in 3D Printing as an emerging and disruptive technology. Sam has over ten publications in journals, such as Research Policy,…

Two Former Ph.D. students of ACE Director appointed university Vice Chancellors
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Two Former Ph.D. students of ACE Director appointed university Vice Chancellors

In the last few months, ACE Director Per Davidsson has seen two of his former disciples elevated to Vice-Chancellor (University President) positions. In March, Dr. Semasinghe Dissanayake was appointed VC of the University of Kelaniya, one of the leading universities in Sri Lanka. Semasinghe completed his dissertation at QUT in 2011 under…

MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp @QUT
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MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp @QUT

You will be pushed to your limit. You will learn. You will have fun. QUT has been selected to host the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp at Gardens Point campus in Brisbane in March, 2017. The highly-selective camp condenses a one year MIT course into a week-long, action-based learning experience for budding entrepreneurs picked from…

ACE Team at BCERC 2016
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ACE Team at BCERC 2016

The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), founded by Babson College in 1981, is considered the world’s leading entrepreneurship research conference. BCERC 2016 was held at Nord University Business School in Bodø (Norway). ACE’s Per Davidsson, Annelore Huyghe, Jaehu Shim, Paul Steffens and Kunlin Xu traveled to the…

Innovation and Design Thinking @ QUT
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Innovation and Design Thinking @ QUT

Thanks to ACE researcher Dr. Judy Matthews attracting her to QUT, we could enjoy a speech by Jeanne Liedtka at the Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Monday, 26 September 2016. Jeanne is Professor at the Darden Graduate School of Management, University of Virginia. Her speech was on “design thinking”, especially in the context of innovation. The…

Former ACE postdoc wins research award
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Former ACE postdoc wins research award

Former ACE researcher Rene Bakker, now an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Indiana University, has won the 2016 Kelley School of Business Research Award. The award recognizes Rene’s research performance over the past year, culminating in a set of publications in the leading management journals. The award is in…

Disrupting Law and Enabling Entrepreneurship
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Disrupting Law and Enabling Entrepreneurship

  Disrupting Law and Enabling Entrepreneurship: an Insider Perspective from ACE Young entrepreneurs from QUT Starters joined forces with budding legal professionals at The Legal Forecast to host Queensland’s first legal innovation hackathon from August 5-7 at QUT. According to coverage of the #DisruptingLaw event, hackathon participants…

Call for ACERE 2017 abstracts
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Call for ACERE 2017 abstracts

The abstract submission portal is open and the deadline to submit is 21 August 2016.  Abstracts must be submitted online and uploaded in a specific format.  Abstracts must be in English, approximately 900 words and clearly state: title, principal topic, method, results and implications.  Please read ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES and…

Position opportunity at QUT Brisbane, Australia
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Position opportunity at QUT Brisbane, Australia

The School of Management at Queensland University of Technology’s triple accredited Business School is recruiting an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship. We are seeking a research active academic leader and teacher. We are looking for someone who engages in impactful entrepreneurship research, works collaboratively and can lead inter…

QUT students join some of the world’s most forward thinking designers & innovators
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QUT students join some of the world’s most forward thinking designers & innovators

The DIS Experience Night was an eye opening event on the integration of technology with the human body. The concepts which were displayed and demonstrated throughout the night gave a glimpse into what the future of human integrated technology may look like. There was an array of concepts both ready for commercial release, as well as…

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Taking up the Innovation Challenge in Suzhou

    Chinese students of South East University-Monash in Suzhou and visiting postgraduate students from Australia met in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province in April to take part in an Australian Government supported entrepreneurs’ boot camp.  The Suzhou event followed a two-day program of site visits in Shanghai to entrepreneurship incubators in…

Research vignettes – print and video
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Research vignettes – print and video

We have published another sketchbook video vignette, namely Henri Burgers’ “Creating A More Entrepreneurial Organisation In Three Steps”. Be one of the first 1,000 to view it! You can access our other sketchbook video vignettes on innovation, bricolage, growth, business planning and the start-up process here. We also have two new print…

Funding Success
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Funding Success

ACE has just received $100,000 funding from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to conduct the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project in 2016. Now into its 17th year, the GEM project is the largest study of entrepreneurship in the world, benchmarking entrepreneurship activity, attitudes and aspirations of over…

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015
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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

On the Tuesday of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), ACE co-hosted a breakfast seating 120 to discuss “Future Working: The Age of Entrepreneurship”—a fitting theme in Australia of today. ACE Deputy Director Paul Steffens introduced the topic, and four practitioners – Ran Heimann, Vanessa Garrard, Jeremy Liddle and Rebecca Wilson –…

New Publications
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New Publications

At long last, the new edition of ACE Director Per Davidsson’s book “Researching Entrepreneurship” has been published electronically and in print by Springer. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and amended throughout, and two of the old chapters have been replaced by entirely new chapters on “The Dependent Variable” and “The…

Visitors to the centre
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Visitors to the centre

ACE must have had a record number of visitors this summer. Among the more well-known we find Paul D Reynolds, Dean Shepherd, Bill Schulze, and Charlene Zietsma. All gave seminars and interacted with staff and research students in a number of ways. Apart from Paul they also served as keynotes at the ACERE conference, while Paul gave a…

ACERE and the ACE Paper Development Bootcamp
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ACERE and the ACE Paper Development Bootcamp

The 2016 ACERE Conference was co-organised with Griffith University and held at their premises on the Gold Coast. The conference attracted 30 Delegates from more than 21 countries. We received over 180 submissions, 109 were accepted and scheduled for presentation. 20 of these papers were accepted to the Paper Development Sessions (PDS)….

Policy and Media Engagement
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Policy and Media Engagement

The intensified engagement with various government department and agencies that we reported about in the last Newsletter has continued. This has included three visits to Canberra and two delegations visiting ACE from Canberra. This engagement concerns a variety of issues like Innovation and Science Australia’s audit of the innovation…

Public launch of the CAUSEE data set
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Public launch of the CAUSEE data set

CAUSEE has been a flagship project for ACE over a number of years, including forming the basis for four completed PhD dissertations, eight journal articles (so far) and a range of other publications. With the help of funding from the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the data set has been documented,…

Farewell
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Farewell

After two years with ACE Professor Tõnis Mets’ will return home to Estonia as his Marie Curie Fellowship from the EU runs out. At ACE Tõnis has worked on a range of issues and particularly on entrepreneurial process in the high technology small firms, and published a dozen work including five journal articles, six book chapters, and a…

How to Make Ideas Bloom Breakfast – 18 May
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How to Make Ideas Bloom Breakfast – 18 May

REPOST: Story by Annalise Pennisi for Real World Futures Organisations are changing the way they work in order to harness their employees’ big ideas and stay competitive in today’s global marketplace. Dr Henri Burgers, a Senior Lecturer in Business and Management at QUT, said the trend of corporate entrepreneurship was about adapting…

Breaking the Barriers to Student Entrepreneurship
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Breaking the Barriers to Student Entrepreneurship

Republished with the permission of the authorTim Hui, President of Fellowship of Medical Engineers & Student Ambassador at QUT.  Photography credit to Marvin Fox Photography. May 31 saw a close to the Startup Hatch program, with a finale Showcase Event. Startup Hatch was a program planned over a period of 4.5 months, that kicked off on…

Stepping Towards an Enterprising Future

Stepping Towards an Enterprising Future

Entrepreneurship is buzzing at Queensland University of Technology, and its not just world class research. Increasingly our students are engaging in many activities linked to their formal studies and outside to develop their enterprising self. For those of you I have not yet met, my name is Colin Jones and I have just joined the School…

Workshop in theory construction – ACE visitor Professor Paul D. Reynolds shared knowledge with PhD students
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Workshop in theory construction – ACE visitor Professor Paul D. Reynolds shared knowledge with PhD students

Professor Paul D. Reynolds’ recent visit to the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research brought a unique opportunity for PhD students at QUT Business School. Paul is not only well known for his numerous contributions to the field of entrepreneurship research but also for his expertise in theory construction and research methods….

Fail early, fail often – what research has to say
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Fail early, fail often – what research has to say

In a recent opinion piece in The Conversation, Professor Andre Spicer from Cass Business School takes issue with some aspects of Turnbull’s National Innovation & Science Agenda. At this time I believe we have much more reason to celebrate the positives of Turnbull’s innovation agenda than to dissect the details that may be debatable….

Building on ISPIM conference!
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Building on ISPIM conference!

As/Pro Roxanne Zolin used the opportunity of the ISPIM conference to consolidate a research partnership with Professor Matthias Fink and some of his PhD students. Following the conference presentations the group shared their research interests and opportunities for research funding and projects.   Professor Matthias Fink and Roxanne…

Summing Up Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015
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Summing Up Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

As usual, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) was a busy time for ACE. On the Tuesday we co-hosted a breakfast seating 120 to discuss “Future Working: The Age of Entrepreneurship”—a fitting theme in Australia of today. ACE Deputy Director Paul Steffens introduced the topic, and four practitioners – Ran Heimann, Vanessa Garrard, Jeremy…

Animated vignettes
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Animated vignettes

The ACE series of 3-8 minute [animated/sketchbook/video vignettes] videos introduces important research findings in a very accessible format. They are mainly aimed at practitioner audiences but have proven very useful also for educational purposes. Our most recent videos are: Cracking the start-up code: Does it matter when you do what?

Top Journal Publication Success
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Top Journal Publication Success

Dr Rene Bakker has had great publication success with two articles. “Pull the Plug or take the Plunge: Multiple Opportunities and the Speed of Venturing Decisions in the Australian Mining Industry” (co-authored with ACE Adjunct Professor Dean Shepherd) was published online in July by the Academy of Management Journal. This was followed…

Towards Research Impact – Policy and Media Engagement
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Towards Research Impact – Policy and Media Engagement

ACE is increasingly called upon as a source of information by policy-makers. We recently delivered data from the CAUSEE and GEM projects to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. This means that ACE has now delivered customized analyses from these two flagship projects to three federal departments (including also the…

Entrepreneurship is Booming at QUT!
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Entrepreneurship is Booming at QUT!

With the rise of numerous support initiatives, there has never been a better time to start a new venture as QUT student, alumnus or staff! Student groups QUT Starters, QUT Code and IDEA Network QUT are passionate about fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, and helping like-minded peers to turn their innovative ideas into successful…

Research vignettes
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Research vignettes

The ACE series of 2-page research vignettes is aimed at sharing current and interesting research findings from our team of international Entrepreneurship researchers. These brief summaries are mainly aimed at practitioner audiences but may also prove fruitful for educational purposes and as “executive summaries” for researchers. Newly…

Good Funding News!
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Good Funding News!

Dr Jaehu Shim, our self-funded Post Doc, has received a grant worth almost $ 200,000 from a Korean foundation! This is to be used towards a 3-year fellowship at ACE. We congratulate Jaehu on this great achievement and welcome his continued work for ACE in the years to come.

Moving On
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Moving On

After almost four years at ACE, Dr Rene Bakker has decided to move on with his life and career and has taken up a position as Assistant Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship, at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA. Rene has been a very important contributor to ACE’s research environment and our success at research grant…

No patent, no success? How to protect your business idea.
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No patent, no success? How to protect your business idea.

Thursday, 19 November 2015 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (AEST) REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT You have an innovative idea and want to start a venture? Promoting your business idea – both offline and online – is a fundamental part of the entrepreneurial journey. As start-ups seek customers, potential partners, investors or even new employees, they…

Future Working: The Age of Entrepreneurship
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Future Working: The Age of Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM (AEST) REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Australia’s new Prime Minister has issued the nation a challenge: to become more entrepreneurial and innovative so we can keep improving our living standards in a more competitive world. The challenge for Malcolm Turnbull is to foster an environment where…

Expressions of Interest for the 2015 Bootcamp are now open
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Expressions of Interest for the 2015 Bootcamp are now open

The 2015 BOOTCAMP Paper Development Workshop is scheduled to be held Wednesday 16, Thursday 17, and Friday 18 December 2015.  This year our invited guests will include Michael Frese, Wouter Stam and Dean Shepherd. Expressions of Interest for the 2015 Bootcamp are now open Take a look at what to expect at bootcamp

Take your PhD in an exciting and booming area: Entrepreneurship!
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Take your PhD in an exciting and booming area: Entrepreneurship!

Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognized as a major factor in economic and societal development. As a result, Entrepreneurship has grown to become one of the major fields of inquiry within economic, organizational and management research. Further, there are many signs that policy, media, academic, and student interest in…

Entrepreneurship vs. Self-Employment: Toward an Inclusive Paradigm

Entrepreneurship vs. Self-Employment: Toward an Inclusive Paradigm

This article is an opinion piece by Erin Lynn, a PhD. candidate at Monash University, who is representing Australia as a youth delegate to the 2015 Y20 Summit – the youth engagement platform of the G20 – in Turkey 16-21 August 2015.  The names Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Richard Branson are synonymous with entrepreneurship. These…

Engagement & Commercialisation – Discussing the impact of academic research
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Engagement & Commercialisation – Discussing the impact of academic research

The world’s leading universities are transforming how they engage with industry. UQ Business School together with QUT would like to invite you to listen to global expert on academic engagement Associate Professor Riccardo Fini from the University of Bologna and Imperial College London. Date Monday, 31 August 2015 Time 11.00am &#…

Digging deep to unearth success in mining ventures
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Digging deep to unearth success in mining ventures

New light has been shone on the pathway to success for mineral exploration ventures in Australia. Researchers from QUT’s Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) investigated more than 1000 joint ventures in the Australian mining industry to uncover why some succeed and others fail.  QUT research has found mining firms that…

ACE member appointed to Australian Government's
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ACE member appointed to Australian Government's "Expert Network."

Another victory for Team QUT!   In addition to my day job at the university, I was informed yesterday that I have been appointed as a member of the Australian Government’s “Expert Network.”  My duties in this role include providing advice on an ad hoc basis about the energy industry and emerging innovations in that sector, with the…

The Business Model Generation – Value Proposition Design
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The Business Model Generation – Value Proposition Design

As previously advised, Professor Professor Yves Pigneur – co-inventor of the Business Model Canvas – gave a public ACE presentation at QUT on 27 March 2015. At the event, Yves, introduced new tools for Value Proposition Design from his new book by the same name. Yves has now provided us with a slide deck of Value Proposition Design,…

PUBLIC SEMINAR by Yves Pigneur, Co-Author of ‘Business Model Generation’

PUBLIC SEMINAR by Yves Pigneur, Co-Author of ‘Business Model Generation’

How To Design and Test Business Models and Value Propositions Friday 27 March 2015 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm The Kindler Theatre, QUT Gardens Point Campus, P-421  map In this interactive talk with hands-on exercises Yves Pigneur will introduce the latest Business Model Innovation and Lean Startup tools. Participants will learn the latest on how…

Invitation to ACE Research Seminar – Entrepreneurship, sustainability and resilience
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Invitation to ACE Research Seminar – Entrepreneurship, sustainability and resilience

Entrepreneurship, sustainability and resilience Friday 28 November 2014 ~ 10:00 to 11:30 am ~ QUT Gardens Point Campus – Brisbane Presented by Brendan Gray, Professor of Marketing, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Sustainable entrepreneurship is an emerging field that investigates potential solutions to environmental, social…

Forum: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Regional Development: Bridging the Valley of Death and Capturing Value in Region
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Forum: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Regional Development: Bridging the Valley of Death and Capturing Value in Region

http://acereconference.com/policy-forum/ Entrepreneurs, new venture supporters, funders and governments worldwide want to create places that stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship that foster economic development and growth. The question is how? We know that entrepreneurial ecosystems such as that experienced in Silicon Valley work….

Dimensions of Innovation presentations now available online
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Dimensions of Innovation presentations now available online

On 17 October 2014, QUT was pleased to host two of the world’s leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship research, Harvard Business School Professor, Josh Lerner and Professor Adam Jaffe.

Small Business Week presentations now available online
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Small Business Week presentations now available online

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at the QUT Business School hosted three events to inspire and build business as part of 2014 Queensland Small Business Week, an initiative supporting and celebrating the important role of small business in the Queensland economy. Presented by Professor Per Davidsson, Director,…

You are invited to our GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK EVENTS!

You are invited to our GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK EVENTS!

Global Entrepreneurship Week is 17 – 22 November 2014.  Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and…

QSBW – a busy time for ACE !
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QSBW – a busy time for ACE !

2014 Queensland Small Business Week (September 1-5) was a busy time for ACE, with lots of external exposure and great networking. It started on the Monday with the high profile event “Are You a Business Tiger?”, organised by the Small Business Minister’s office, in QUT’s exquisite “Room Three-Sixty”. ACE Director, Per Davidsson, was one…

Are you a small business owner? If so, we want your opinions!
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Are you a small business owner? If so, we want your opinions!

Do happy and healthy business owners lead to business growth? What actually motivates you to be in business? QUT Business School is conducting a research project on how motivations and emotions such as passion influence small businesses. The findings are expected to help small business owners to better align their personal motivations…

Call for applications: 15 post doctoral research fellowships
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Call for applications: 15 post doctoral research fellowships

URGENT – APPLICATIONS CLOSE SEPTEMBER  16!  The Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia) advertises 15 post doctoral research fellowships here, with further information here.  “Business Innovation” is one of the possible areas to fill these positions. Entrepreneurship-oriented candidates with good research credentials…

When Small Business Thinks Big
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When Small Business Thinks Big

http://www.2014qsbw.iamevents.com.au/brisbane/ Join the Honourable Campbell Newman MP, Premier of Queensland and the Honourable Jann Stuckey MP, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games for the launch of the second annual Queensland Small Business Week. This is an opportunity not to be missed. …

Registrations are open now for this Small Business Week event – don't miss out on your complimentary ticket: Are you a small business TIGER?  How do you become one?
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Registrations are open now for this Small Business Week event – don't miss out on your complimentary ticket: Are you a small business TIGER? How do you become one?

http://www.2014qsbw.iamevents.com.au/tigers/ Join the Honourable Jann Stuckey MP, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games for this invaluable event. What is a small business tiger? Simply, a small business tiger is a business that expects to grow its revenue substantially in the next 12 months. Small…

Promoting the culture of entrepreneurship and startups at QUT
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Promoting the culture of entrepreneurship and startups at QUT

QUT Starters promotes a culture of entrepreneurship and startups among students and focusses on experimenting with startup ideas through the use of modern business methodologies such as the lean startup. Their goal is to create a supportive community of entrepreneurs in which teams can be formed, ideas can be generated and startups can…

You are invited to join the 2014 Queensland Small Business Week celebrations!
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You are invited to join the 2014 Queensland Small Business Week celebrations!

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at the QUT Business School will host three events to inspire and build business as part of 2014 Queensland Small Business Week. 2014 Queensland Small Business Week from 1-6 September is a Queensland Government initiative supporting and celebrating the important role of small business in…

G20YEA – Youth entrepreneurship to tackle unemployment
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G20YEA – Youth entrepreneurship to tackle unemployment

I recently attended the G20YEA (Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance) Summit in Sydney http://www.g20yea.com/en/summit/  It was an exciting, high energy event attended by over 400 delegates from around the globe representing the G20 countries. It became clear that youth entrepreneurship is very much on the agenda of many governments around…

Congratulations to Martin Bliemel
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Congratulations to Martin Bliemel

Professor Tim Mazzarol, President of SEAANZ presents Martin Bliemel with the ‘Best Paper Award’ Congratulations to Martin Bliemel, University of New South Wales, awarded ‘Best Paper’ at the 27th Annual SEAANZ Conference 2014 with his paper ‘Lessons from an inside-out flip in entrepreneurship

Research Identifies ACE Director as Most Cited Scholar on Firm Growth
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Research Identifies ACE Director as Most Cited Scholar on Firm Growth

A research study presented at the recent international workshop on “Entrepreneurship, Culture, Finance and Economic Development” (ECFED) in Klagenfurt, Austria, identifies ACE Director Per Davidsson as the most cited scholar in the world on the topic of firm growth. Being highly cited means that the research has had strong impact on the…

ACE taking research to practice and policy makers
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ACE taking research to practice and policy makers

ACE’s first Animated Video Vignette is now available publicly here.  This pilot vignette deals with the dynamics of firm growth and profitability based on research conducted by Paul Steffens, Jason Fitzsimmons, and Per Davidsson.  It will be followed by a series of at least four more, and hopefully many more than that.  As you may know,…

ACE Represented at the G20 Agenda for Growth Meeting
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ACE Represented at the G20 Agenda for Growth Meeting

Per Davidsson and Karen Taylor represented the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at “the G20 Agenda for Growth: Opportunities for SMEs” conference, called by the general Small Business Minister, Bruce Billson, in Melbourne on Friday, June 20.  The meeting was held in a very historic place – the Victorian Parliament –…

Congratulations Henri Burgers, Rene Bakker, Rob Perrons and Roxanne Zolin!
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Congratulations Henri Burgers, Rene Bakker, Rob Perrons and Roxanne Zolin!

Elsevier and the Editors of Journal of Business Venturing have recently awarded Dr Henri Burgers a ‘Certificate of Reviewing Excellence’.  Only awarded once a year to a small hand-picked selection of reviewers, as identified by the journal Editors and Editor-in-Chiefs, this accolade is recognition of Dr Burgers hard work and contribution…

New fund to take ideas from workshop to shopfront
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New fund to take ideas from workshop to shopfront

Clever ideas and innovations that will improve the lives of Queensland families now have a better chance of getting to the market with the State’s new $1.5 million grant program. Science and Innovation Minister Ian Walker said the Government’s Accelerate Ideas grant program aimed to encourage people from throughout Queensland and…

QUT engages with the Taiwanese Business Community
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QUT engages with the Taiwanese Business Community

QUT Business Team proudly sponsored the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, Queensland chapter, 2014 Business Award Gala Dinner.  Associate Professor Artemis Chang coordinated the judge panel, composed of Associate Professor Paul Steffens, Associate Professor Roxanne Zolin and other judges from the government, banking and law.  QUT Business

Post Doc Opportunity Queensland Australia
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Post Doc Opportunity Queensland Australia

The School of Management at Queensland University of Technology advertises a Post Doc opportunity here, with a position description here. Entrepreneurship is one of the possible areas to fill this position. If an entrepreneurship-oriented candidate gets the position s/he would benefit from being affiliated with The Australian Centre for

ACE climbing the rankings
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ACE climbing the rankings

Independent reviews are starting to confirm the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship’s (ACE) national and international standing. A paper to be presented at the upcoming Academy of Management annual meeting ranks institutions based on their publications in 25 entrepreneurship journals. According to this compilation, QUT is the clear…

Practical Advice to Entrepreneurs
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Practical Advice to Entrepreneurs

Introducing … Practical Advice to Entrepreneurs by Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) Adjunct Professor Dean Shepherd I am interested in the psychology of entrepreneurship—how entrepreneurs think, decide to act, and feel. I recently realized that while my publications in academic journals have implications for…

'ACE was a very rich experience for me'
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'ACE was a very rich experience for me'

Professor Semra F. Ascigil is visiting academic to the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) from February to May 2014. Her visit it supported by her home institution, the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey through their Academic Staff Mobility Program. 2386

We can welcome a new member to ACE: Professor Tõnis Mets!
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We can welcome a new member to ACE: Professor Tõnis Mets!

Tõnis is an incoming Marie Curie Fellow funded by a European Union grant, which pays for his 2-year stay with us. Technically, he is now a QUT employee. Otherwise, his home institution is the University of Tartu in Estonia, where he is professor as well as creator and former director of their entrepreneurship centre. Some may recall…

The Discovery of Cosmic Acceleration presented by Nobel Laureate Prof. Brian Schmidt
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The Discovery of Cosmic Acceleration presented by Nobel Laureate Prof. Brian Schmidt

Many of you weren’t able to make it to the Brian Schmidt (Nobel Prize in Physics 2011) lecture on April 11, but indicated that you were interested in the topic (“The Discovery of Cosmic Acceleration”).  In case you are interested, we’ve uploaded the whole thing to YouTube: From a childhood love of science to being awarded the prestigious…

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Call for Papers
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Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Call for Papers

Call for Papers for a Special Issue  – ENDURING ENTREPRENEURSHIP Submission Period: November 1, 2014–January 15, 2015 Schumpeter’s concept of creative destruction portrays entrepreneurship as a process of introducing new goods and services, entering new markets, adopting innovative production technologies, and implementing new ways of…

Serving the Resources Industry Beyond the Boom
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Serving the Resources Industry Beyond the Boom

I was invited recently attend the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce’s panel discussion on ACE’s behalf. The title of the discussion was “Serving the Resources Industry Beyond the Boom,” and a few important issues arose that might be of interest to the ACE community: 1) In spite of the mining sector’s recent softness, the long-term…

ACE highlights from the Director, Per Davidsson
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ACE highlights from the Director, Per Davidsson

ACE has had a busy and productive summer, hosting the annual “Paper Development Bootcamp” on 17 to 19 December 2013 and the ACERE conference on 4 to 7 February 2014. The latter event was held in Sydney for the first time this year, co-hosted by the University of New South Wales. We have also had a string of well attended research…

GEM – Call for Nominations of Experts
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GEM – Call for Nominations of Experts

ACE is soon conducting the Australian leg of the GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) study. As part of this project, we conduct a National Expert Survey (through April and May). This survey reports on the national framework conditions for entrepreneurship in Australia. We are conducting a short (5 minute) survey of several expert…

CARMA Research Methods Short Courses at UniSA
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CARMA Research Methods Short Courses at UniSA

The  Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) is again offering short courses at UniSA  – this year in model evaluation and scale development. Following the spectacular success of last year’s four CARMA@UniSA short courses, the School of Management is pleased to announce it is hosting two CARMA research method short courses,…

Environmental Entrepreneurs
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Environmental Entrepreneurs

Starting a business to address sustainability challenges? Interested in environmental issues and tech? Come along and talk Start-ups Sustainability and Tech, and meet others interested in Environmental Entrepreneurship  Friday 21st Feb, 5:30-8:30pm Archive Bar, West End, Brisbane 2316

Call for Nominations 2014 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business
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Call for Nominations 2014 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business

Are you a business leader from a multicultural background who has made a significant contribution to Brisbane? Or do you know someone who has? The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business celebrate the contribution multicultural business people make to the Brisbane economy and community through their creativity, innovation and…

The ACERE Conference is well underway
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The ACERE Conference is well underway

For up to date information and to find out about daily events check out the conference website http://acereconference.com.

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship is hiring again!
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The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship is hiring again!

Up to 2 post-doc positions available – fixed-term 12 months (with possibility of extension) The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, located within the QUT Business School in Brisbane, Australia, is seeking applications from talented and motivated individuals to fill up to two postdoctoral positions. We are looking for…

Global Entrepreneurship Week Australia 2013 set to be the largest celebration of entrepreneurship in Australia
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Global Entrepreneurship Week Australia 2013 set to be the largest celebration of entrepreneurship in Australia

With over 200 events and 20+ partners around the country, Global Entrepreneurship Week Australia is Australia’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. GEW Australia has brought together government organisations like Australian Taxation Office, Commonwealth Bank, RMIT as well as organisations like Start up Weekend, Majoran Distillery,…

Sustainability as it relates to strategy research and practice today
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Sustainability as it relates to strategy research and practice today

This year’s Strategic Management Society (SMS) International Conference held from September 28th to 2nd October in Atlanta, Georgia. Located conveniently in the downtown, at the OMNI hotel next to the global headquarter of CNN, the conference drew 903 total attendees from 41 different countries. About half of attendants (47%) were from…

Shouting from the Ivory Tower
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Shouting from the Ivory Tower

Professor Per Davidsson, Director of ACE One of the missions of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) is to make research-based knowledge on entrepreneurship accessible and useful to practitioners. The question is how to best do that? One way we have tried is to write up short summaries of findings from academic…

Invitation to the launch of the Brisbane Business Excellence Roundtables
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Invitation to the launch of the Brisbane Business Excellence Roundtables

Thursday 17 October 2013 5.45pm for 6pm start – 7.30pm to be held at QUT Gardens Point: The OJW Room, Level 12, S Block Brisbane is a great place to do business and the Business Excellence Roundtables will bring experienced facilitators and business owners together to help businesses to improve and grow.  Running a small business is hard…

ACE Bootcamp – Call for Expressions of Interest
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ACE Bootcamp – Call for Expressions of Interest

    As a means of establishing and sustaining an international top position in entrepreneurship research, the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE)  hosts the “ACE Paper Development Bootcamp” in December of each year. The Bootcamp is aimed at providing an opportunity for researchers to focus on the crafting and…

Venture Debt Financing: Determinants of the Lending Decision
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Venture Debt Financing: Determinants of the Lending Decision

          Friday 18 October 2013  –  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the QUT Gardens Point Campus,   Presented by Gaétan de Rassenfosse – University of Melbourne, Australia We provide the first empirical evidence on the determinants of the lending decision of venture debt firms, specialized institutions that provide loans to finance growth of…

Home-grown ideas driving METS success
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Home-grown ideas driving METS success

New research has revealed that Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Service (METS) providers might be smaller in scale than their international rivals, but they make more money from new, cutting-edge products. QUT researchers from the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research conducted a large survey of Australian METS to…

PhD Opportunities at QUT
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PhD Opportunities at QUT

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at QUT is a nationally leading and internationally highly recognized research environment for studies in entrepreneurship. If you know a student with research talent and interests in this area, we would appreciate your passing on this information to them. If you are interested in…

Shouting from the Ivory Tower
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Shouting from the Ivory Tower

Paul Steffens, Clinton Weeks, Lauren Isaac and Per Davidsson have had the manuscript “Shouting from the Ivory tower: a marketing approach to improve communication of academic research to entrepreneurs‘ accepted for publication in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.  Evidence-based practice in entrepreneurship requires effective…

Quick reads – research findings from our team
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Quick reads – research findings from our team

The ACE research vignette series is aimed at sharing current and interesting research findings from our team of international Entrepreneurship researchers. recent titles you may be interested in: New firm formation and job creation. Is business planning important for entrepreneurial success? Do Entrepreneurs’ Personal Networks…

Outstanding Contribution to Entrepreneurship Research
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Outstanding Contribution to Entrepreneurship Research

Congratulations to Professor Per Davidsson, Director – Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, School of Management, QUT who has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Business and Economics, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany July 2013. This award recognizes Per for his ‘outstanding scholarly contributions in…

An Ecological Approach to Firm Survival
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An Ecological Approach to Firm Survival

Earlier this year Colin Jones from the University of Tasmania presented this interactive research seminar at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship in Brisbane. Follow this link to view this ACE Research Seminar Is it possible that a plausible explanation of firm survival could emerge seemingly independent of all the actors involved…

QUT Business School Success in CRC Collaboration
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QUT Business School Success in CRC Collaboration

Professor Lionel Page and Associate Professor Rob Perrons are among a team of academics from QUT that were successful in their submission to AutoCRC for a project entitled EEV Future Regional Market and Technology Uptake Study. The total funding awarded to the QUT Business School team is $238,000 over the three-year project plus funding…

Per Davidsson Grows Entrepreneurship Scholars
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Per Davidsson Grows Entrepreneurship Scholars

The Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division’s slogan is ‘we grow entrepreneurship scholars’.  Each year the division honours a senior scholar for their efforts in doing just that.  This mentor award recognises excellence in the field of entrepreneurship by way of mentoring junior colleagues and doctoral students. The winner of…

ACERE Abstract Submission Now Closed
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ACERE Abstract Submission Now Closed

The online Abstract submission portal for the ACERE 2014 Conference is now closed. Due to our tight scheduling, the deadline for submission of abstracts is two weeks earlier than in previous years. If you have missed the deadline due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances, you may contact the conference manager by emailing…

ACERE Abstract Submissions Closing Soon
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ACERE Abstract Submissions Closing Soon

ACERE Abstract Submission Closing 20th August 2013 The deadline for Abstract submissions for the 2014 ACERE Conference is quickly approaching.  With less than 7 days to enter your submission, we encourage you to review the Abstract Guidelines and Conference information and submit your abstract for consideration as soon as possible.

Embeddedness, network strategy or partner characteristics: Three alternative information sources for partner selection decisions
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Embeddedness, network strategy or partner characteristics: Three alternative information sources for partner selection decisions

Wednesday 21 August 2013 – 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at the QUT Gardens Point Campus Presented by Joris Knoben Radboud University Nijmege, The Netherlands Embeddedness, network strategy or partner characteristics: Three alternative information sources for partner selection decisions The large body of literature dealing with…

Call for 2014 ACERE Reviewers
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Call for 2014 ACERE Reviewers

The 2014 ACERE Conference Committee invites you to participate in the evaluation and review of submissions.  Expressions of interest from experienced and emerging reviewers is encouraged, and to register your interest complete this online form. Accepted reviewers will be allocated abstracts and/or papers to review based on the…

Meet the 2014 ACERE Panellists
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Meet the 2014 ACERE Panellists

We are proud to confirm Saras Sarasvathy, Dean Shepherd, Per Davidsson, and Frederic Delmar will serve as reviewers (in writing) and face-to-face discussants/chairs of the papers selected for ACERE “Paper Development Sessions”.   They all have extensive publishing, reviewing, editorship and mentoring experience at the highest level.  …

Research to help junior miners prosper
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Research to help junior miners prosper

The Queensland Resources Council and the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at Queensland University of Technology are joining forces to help more new mining ventures get off the ground. Awarded with a $283,000 Linkage grant by the Australian Research Council, the project Pursuing the right opportunities: The…

QUT Business School connects with the Taiwanese business community
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QUT Business School connects with the Taiwanese business community

QUT Business School is now a corporate member of the Australian Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce (QLD), with Associate Professor Artemis Chang elected to its Executive Committee. Associate Professor Artemis Chang receiving her certificate of appointment Associate Professor Chang, from the School of Management at QUT’s Business School, was…

Research Scholarship at QUT, Australia
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Research Scholarship at QUT, Australia

Position Announcement: Ph.D. Thesis Research Scholarship at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia  QUT, the Malaysian Automotive Institute and the AutoCRC (Automotive Cooperative Research Centre) are seeking three creative, motivated individuals to undertake a three-year PhD degree at the Queensland University of Technology….

What impact might Australia's shale gas resources have globally
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What impact might Australia's shale gas resources have globally

Australia has experienced explosive growth in its natural gas production over the past decade, and is on track to become the world’s leading exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2018. In addition to the massive projects already on track to develop Australia’s conventional and coal seam gas resources.  ACE member Rob Perrons, whose…

Welcome to the 2014 ACERE Conference
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Welcome to the 2014 ACERE Conference

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN ACERE aims to be a highly developmental professional experience for all participants. The conference features paper presentation sessions as well as a paper development workshop; a doctoral consortium; social events, and keynote addresses by international top scholars. For the 2014 ACERE we plan to build on…

Facilitating Innovation – Australia's challenge in a global marketplace
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Facilitating Innovation – Australia's challenge in a global marketplace

What's hot in entrepreneurship research 2013
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What's hot in entrepreneurship research 2013

Earlier this year Professor Andreas Kuckertz, Universitat Hohenheim, Germany conducted a survey to find out ‘What’s hot in Entrepreurship Research 2013″.   Andreas now shares the results with us and would be happy for you to share any thoughts you might have on his findings.  Follow this link to his presentation and contact details 

Research Fellowship Opportunity

Research Fellowship Opportunity

Are you 5-10 years into your academic career (i.e., post PhD completion)?    Do you have a strong research track record – but feel you could achieve much more if you could concentrate more on research?     Does a 3-year, full time research position in a strong research environment in a wonderfully liveable part of the world sound like…

A snapshot from Per Davidsson
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A snapshot from Per Davidsson

Listen to Per Davidsson’s interview captured at the 2012 Academy of Management meeting in Boston for The Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC). Per Davidsson from TheInnovationCentre on Vimeo. The Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC)  is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs transform…

digital brisbane seeks budding entrepreneurs
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digital brisbane seeks budding entrepreneurs

Post Doc Opportunity Down Under in Australia

Post Doc Opportunity Down Under in Australia

The School of Management is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral position to undertake research in any of the following areas: Entrepreneurship / Human Resource Management / Innovation / Leadership / Organisational Behaviour / Project Management / Strategy. The research interests of staff are diverse and the High Performance…

Navigating Our Business History Symposium
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Navigating Our Business History Symposium

Queensland’s business stories are incredibly diverse and have played a significant role in defining our identity as Australians and as Queenslanders.  Come along and participate in a conversation about Queensland’s business history with renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue.   Key note speakers are Professor…

Post Doc Opportunity – Down Under in Australia
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Post Doc Opportunity – Down Under in Australia

Get a head start in your academic career! The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, is offering an exciting opportunity to spend 12- 24 months as salaried Post Doc with an internationally prominent entrepreneurship research group and very limited teaching obligations….

Family firms, boards and company survival
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Family firms, boards and company survival

A concern of family firms is to ensure survival across generations as a family firm. But survival also relates to whether the firm goes bankrupt or not. We know that succession presents major challenges for family firms and that many do not make it beyond the first and second generations. We also know that family firms are more risk…

Game Changers – in conversation with Queensland business leaders and entrepreneurs
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Game Changers – in conversation with Queensland business leaders and entrepreneurs

Congratulations to Roxanne Zolin
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Congratulations to Roxanne Zolin

Congratulations to Roxanne Zolin on having been elected Representative-at-Large for the Entrepreneurship Division (ENT) of the Academy of Management (AoM)! This means that QUT/ACE has been represented in the elected leadership every year since 2007, Per Davidsson was elected for the 5-year leadership cycle (just completed in 2012). We…

Invitation to ACE Research Seminar
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Invitation to ACE Research Seminar

  Wednesday 15 May 2013  –  11:00 am to 12:30 pm  at the QUT Gardens Point Campus  Presented by Pina D’Orazio – University G.d’Annunzio Pescara- Italy Spot the differences in traditional and social entrepreneurial intention: an empirical test. There is general agreement that entrepreneurship plays a central role in the growth and…

ACE Research Seminars
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ACE Research Seminars

   ACE is an active, international research environment.  One expression of this is the ACE research seminar series.  So far this year we have had five research seminars with presenters from France, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, and the USA. For more info on these seminars and more visit ACE events

When life gives you lemons
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When life gives you lemons

Are you an Immigrant Entrepreneur
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Are you an Immigrant Entrepreneur

Social Entrepreneurship 'National Expert' in our own backyard !
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Social Entrepreneurship 'National Expert' in our own backyard !

  Jo Barraket, Associate Professor in the QUT Business School, was acknowledged as a national expert on social entrepreneurship by the OECD and consequently invited to provide expert services and an address to them in Trento, Italy on the role of the social economy and social entrepreneurship in job creation. As a result of this work,…

Congratulations to Dr Scott Gordon
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Congratulations to Dr Scott Gordon

ACE Research Fellow Scott R. Gordon received a QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Awards for his thesis “Dimensions of the venture creation process: Amount, dynamics, and sequences of action in nascent entrepreneurship”, which was completed in 2012.  Gordon’s research question is “Why are some venture creation attempts successful while…

Does firm location make a difference to the export performance of SME's?
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Does firm location make a difference to the export performance of SME's?

This series of research vignette is aimed at sharing current and interesting research findings from our team of international Entrepreneurship researchers.  This vignette – ‘Does firm location make a difference to the export performance of SME’s?‘, based on a research article from 2011 by Styles and Lawley, deals with export capacity of…

The Anatomy of New Business in Australia
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The Anatomy of New Business in Australia

The ACE Research Briefing Paper Series issues practitioner-oriented research reports from ACEs own research projects. The primary emphasis on interesting questions and results. That is, compared to purely scholarly reports there is less emphasis on reviewing related work, theory, methods description, complex analyses, and academic…

Game Changers – in conversation with Queensland business leaders and entrepreneurs
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Game Changers – in conversation with Queensland business leaders and entrepreneurs

New Persepctives on Firm Growth

New Persepctives on Firm Growth

ACE Director Per Davidsson has published a new book, New Perspectives on Firm Growth, together with Professor Johan Wiklund of Syracuse University, USA. The issue of how firm growth is achieved and managed, and what consequences it has for different stakeholders is both theoretically interesting and practically important. The book…

Young Business Forum event – Brisbane – Tuesday 23 April 2013
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Young Business Forum event – Brisbane – Tuesday 23 April 2013

 For more information or to register for this event please visit the AICC site  

Invitation to ACE Research Seminar – International Entrepreneurship
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Invitation to ACE Research Seminar – International Entrepreneurship

  Wednesday 17 April 2013  –  11:30 am to 1:00 pm  at the QUT Gardens Point Campus Presented by Mitja Ruzzier Chair of the Entrepreneurship Department and appointed Vice Dean for Research and Scientific Work at the Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, Slovenia INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP – evolution of the theory and…

Game Changers – webcast link
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Game Changers – webcast link

‘In conversation with Shainiel Deo’ was the first in a series of Game Changer events held at the State Library Queensland on March 20.  Shainiel Deo, founder and CEO of Halfbrick Studios, is spearheading the new wave of casual games. Halfbrick is the creator of hit game Fruit Ninja, which has been downloaded more than 300 million times…

Game Changers – in conversation with Queensland business leaders and entrepreneurs
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Game Changers – in conversation with Queensland business leaders and entrepreneurs

If you were unable to book a place or attend today’s Game Changers event with Shainiel Deo, the presentation will be shown via live stream at: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/audio-video/livestream  on Wednesday 20 March from 6-8pm.

Invitation to ACE Research Seminar
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Invitation to ACE Research Seminar

Wednesday 27 March 2013  –  4:15 pm to 5:45 pm  at the QUT Gardens Point Campus  Presented by Karl Wennberg, Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics and the Ratio Institute, Sweden. THE GEOGRAPHY OF INDEPENDENT AND FAMILY START-UPS This paper integrates insights from regional science and organizational ecology to the…

Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce invites you
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Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce invites you

This event is to be held Thurday 11 April 2013 in Brisbane. For more information and to register  please visit the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce site  

Would current, up-to-date research give you the cutting edge your business needs to be more competitive?
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Would current, up-to-date research give you the cutting edge your business needs to be more competitive?

Enterprise Connect support the placement of researchers from universities or public research agencies into businesses, to help develop and implement a new idea with commercial potential. They will provide you with funding for up to 50 per cent of salary costs, to a maximum of $50,000, for each grant ranging between 2 and 12 months in…

Invitation to ACE Research Seminar
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Invitation to ACE Research Seminar

Wednesday 13 March 2013 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the QUT Gardens Point Campus Presented by Anna Krzeminska, Post-Doc Scholar and Lecturer at the Institute of Corporate Development at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany,. and an adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at HULT International Business School in London, UK.  …

Get your entrepreneurial juices flowing
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Get your entrepreneurial juices flowing

ACERE Conference the place to be
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ACERE Conference the place to be

If you want to meet great minds in entrepreneurial thinking, then the ACERE conference is definitely the place to be. For me, the conference was a real shot in the arm. It got me out of my workplace and engaged with people from around the world doing really interesting research and bringing challenging and thought-provoking ideas. The…

… and The Winners are
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… and The Winners are

  The ACERE main conference program was recently held in the newly established $230 million Science and Engineering Centre in the heart of our CBD QUT Gardens Point campus. 5-8 February 2013. ACERE participants also had the pleasure of enjoying the stunning views of Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point cliffs and the City Botanic Gardens at…

Learning Journeys Connect to Research
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Learning Journeys Connect to Research

The inaugural Academy of Management Africa Conference was held from the 7 to 10th January 2013, at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, a campus of the University of Pretoria, in Johannesburg. This was the first time that the Academy of Management had been held in Africa. The 2013 conference was focused around four themes. Track…

Congratulations to Henri Burgers
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Congratulations to Henri Burgers

ACE is increasing its influence on the premier journal on entrepreneurship, Journal of Business Venturing. ACE Adjunct Professor Dean Shepherd is the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, while ACE Director Per Davidsson is one of the Field Editors (in Management). Based on his excellent performance as ad hoc reviewer, Senior Lecturer Henri Burgers

Young Aussie Entrepreneurs head to Moscow!
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Young Aussie Entrepreneurs head to Moscow!

The Enterprise Network for Young Australians plans to send 20 top young entrepreneurs to the meetings in Russia that will develop a policy document for the G20 Political leaders, comprising recommendations to enable young entrepreneurs to better contribute to economic growth, job creation, innovation and social change. ENYA are also…

Family business succession: When death takes a hand
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Family business succession: When death takes a hand

The series of ACE research vignettes is aimed at sharing current and interesting research findings from our team of international Entrepreneurship researchers.  In this vignette, Dr. Mervyn Morris considers the impact on family business operations due to the sudden and unexpected death of a key family member. Family business dominates…

ACERE not affected by bad weather
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ACERE not affected by bad weather

ACERE program now available!
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ACERE program now available!

  and paper sessions catering to interest ranging from New Venture Creation to Corporate Entrepreneurship and from Entrepreneurial Finance to Social Entrepreneurship – and far beyond!  Social, Psychological, Economic, Strategic, Philosophical, Theoretical as well as International, Gender and Policy perspectives on entrepreneurial…

Bootcamp Preparation for the Research Frontier
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Bootcamp Preparation for the Research Frontier

The 8th ACE research paper development conference, held December 18-20 at Tangalooma Resort on Moreton Island, , was deemed by all participants to be a great success. Affectionately known as ‘Bootcamp’ this event puts young (and some not-so-young) researchers through rigorous training by their colleagues and several highly-experienced…

Small players mean big business … globally
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Small players mean big business … globally

Do you have a business with overseas customers and are willing to share some of your online tactics for international success?  One of our own QUT researchers, and member of ACE, has launched a national survey into small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and is keen to hear from businesses with up to 200 employees who have delved into the…

Congratulations to Rob Perrons !
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Congratulations to Rob Perrons !

In December, Rob Perrons was elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London, England.  Dating back to the middle of the 19th century, the IMechE is a governing body that shapes the profession of engineering around the world and helps to disseminate knowledge in this domain.  Independent of both government and…

Australian business start-up snapshot – small, savvy & self-funded
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Australian business start-up snapshot – small, savvy & self-funded

suggests most Australian start-ups are motivated by opportunity rather than need. “This is a positive sign indicating entrepreneurs seek and seize opportunities rather than set up businesses because of job loss or lack of other alternatives,” said ACE director, Professor Per Davidsson. ACE, based at QUT, conducted comprehensive surveys…

Director’s keynote addresses in Europe
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Director’s keynote addresses in Europe

During his recent “Professional Development Leave” in Europe, ACE Director Per Davidsson was invited as keynote speaker at three different events. The first was at the European Association for Work- and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) conference in Sheffield, UK, on June 28-29, where Per delivered a speech on “Design & Methods in…

The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Regional Development
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The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Regional Development

Qīnzhōu is a municipal region in Guangxi, and one of the few areas in China expected to experience a rapid growth over the next 5 years. It is also home of the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park, which is set to be a new platform, new engine of growth and new highlight for China-ASEAN cooperation. During a visit at Qinzhou

view ACERE keynotes ~ Dean Shepherd & Patricia Greene
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view ACERE keynotes ~ Dean Shepherd & Patricia Greene

Earlier this year we were privileged to have both Professor Dean Shepherd and Dr Patricia Greene as keynote speakers at the ACERE DIANA Conference held in Fremantle, Australia.  If you would like to view their keynote presentations then please visit the ACE on iTunes U where you will have access to these videos as well as other…

Baseball 1 – Global Entrepreneurship 0
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Baseball 1 – Global Entrepreneurship 0

The third annual ICSB-GW Global Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Conference was held in Washington DC over three days from 11 October 2012 (see http://www.icsbgw.org/). ACE research fellow Scott Gordon was a delegate to the conference, and reports on the meeting. This research and policy conference was organized by Dr. Ayman El…

Entrepreneurship research grounded in real world problems
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Entrepreneurship research grounded in real world problems

ACE was delighted to host a rather impromptu visit and seminar by a leading Chinese entrepreneurship scholar, Professor Zhong-Ming Wang.   Professor Wang who was in town for the AMBA Dean’s conference, made the time to present to us about his entrepreneurship centre and program of research. Professor Wang is Professor and Director of the…

Does the use of “bricolage” make start-ups more innovative?
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Does the use of “bricolage” make start-ups more innovative?

From the ACE Research Vignette Series ~ In this vignette, Professor Per Davidsson and Associate Professor Paul Steffens consider the links between entrepreneurial “bricolage” and innovation. Background and Research Question Out of perceived financial necessity as well as creative ability, business founders often apply improvised,…

ACERE Conference – venue update
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ACERE Conference – venue update

  VENUE UPDATE ~ The ACERE main conference program is to be held in newly established $230 million Science and Engineering Centre in the heart of our CBD QUT Gardens Point campus.  Due to open early 2013, the aim of the centre is to be a world-leader in developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to research and develop…

Startupsmart Future Makers
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Startupsmart Future Makers

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly …. of Networking
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly …. of Networking

Ideas 2 Market
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Ideas 2 Market

ACERE Early Bird registration closes soon!
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ACERE Early Bird registration closes soon!

The early bird registration deadline is almost here, make sure you register before the 31st October to ensure you receive the discounted registration.  (Please note that when you enter your details on the registration form you can generate an invoice for the pay later option, payment must be made within 7 days of early bird closing to…

Wishful thinking earns James and Sam a $20,000 break
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Wishful thinking earns James and Sam a $20,000 break

  CPA CEO Alex Malley with the QUT team. A proposal to encourage shoppers to “round up” their grocery bill with a charity donation has helped win two QUT business students $20,000 in the annual CPA Big Break Project. Sam Senior and James Robertson were crowned the national Big Break champions this month in Melbourne after tackling a…

Calling All Women-led Australian Startups for *New* Accelerator Program!
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Calling All Women-led Australian Startups for *New* Accelerator Program!

Apply Now through December 15 to get priority review!! Are you leading a startup looking for an institutional round of funding, strategic connections and/or partnerships within the next 12-18 months? Click to Apply Now!   Springboard: Australia 2013 is a relationship-building community accelerator designed exclusively for women-led…

Survive & Thrive in the digital economy
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Survive & Thrive in the digital economy

River Pitch October 2012
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River Pitch October 2012

RiverPitch is a Brisbane community of investors formed to help the early stage and startup sector access funding who see themselves as filling a gap between current Angel investment and Venture Capital. Their goal is to bring a different approach to capital funding in Brisbane. By bringing together pre-screened investors and pre-screened…

ACE GEM Research published as an opinion piece with CNN
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ACE GEM Research published as an opinion piece with CNN

 ACE’s recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report received media coverage with CNN last week.  Here is the opinion piece by Associate Professor Paul Steffens, deputy director of ACE:   Essentially the report outlines Australia’s impressive recent entrepreneurial performance.  The full  report can be found here:  What is GEM In 2011,…

Design Thinking Workshop with Deloittes
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Design Thinking Workshop with Deloittes

This interactive workshop, hosted by one of the world’s largest service firms, will explore Design Thinking and how it is used to innovate both internally and externally.  Participants will get a practical insight into the leading-edge thinking approaches used by Deloitte to remain competitive in an evolving market, and establish…

An oldie but a goodie – Paul Steffens’s paper hits SSRN top 10 list
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An oldie but a goodie – Paul Steffens’s paper hits SSRN top 10 list

A very old paper – in fact, dating back to my first ever publication during my PhD – seems to be making at least some impact. The paper, “A Mathematical Model for New Product Diffusion: The Influence of Innovators and Imitators”, published in Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 11-26, 1992. The paper proposes an…

Prestigious Award Goes To ACE Director

Prestigious Award Goes To ACE Director

At the recent Academy of Management conference in Boston, ACE Director Per Davidsson was presented with the Entrepreneurship Division’s Award for “Best Conceptual Paper”. This was in competition with 613 papers submitted to the conference, approximately a third of which were conceptual – that is, idea developing rather than fact finding…

Start-up fund established for creative businesses
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Start-up fund established for creative businesses

Creative industries’ entrepreneurs can apply for up to $150,000 to launch their business idea thanks to an Australia-first start-up fund announced at the Creative³ Forum. The QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) Investment Fund will draw on private sector investment as well as additional revenue from CEA to fast-track new businesses…

2012 Academy of Management Conference
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2012 Academy of Management Conference

From August 3 to 7, the Academy of Management Annual Meetings took place in Boston (US). Generally regarded as the premier conference in the field of management science, it attracted thousands of management scholars to flock to Boston and present their work, attend professional development workshops, and network with their peers. Among…

How does networking contribute to the bottom line?
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How does networking contribute to the bottom line?

Innovation is vital to advancing living standards and wealth creation.  While innovation occurs in many guises, business plays a leading role in creating innovation and translating it into useful applications for the market.  Business innovate when knowledge is commercialized, usually in the form of new products, services, processes or…

Stories of Entrepreneurship
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Stories of Entrepreneurship

Radio Entrepreneurs is a radio talk show highlighting the stories of entrepreneurship.  The show focuses on entrepreneurs of all kinds, stories of success, and provides listeners with advise and insight from experts.  The Radio Entrepreneur community is one of sharing and learning together.  Each week, entrepreneurs come together over…

Designing a future for manufacturing
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Designing a future for manufacturing

The future of Australia’s manufacturing industry depends upon a fundamental shift in thinking, said the inaugural Queensland University of Technology Chair of Design and Innovation Professor Sam Bucolo. Professor Bucolo who has a background in design, manufacturing and commercialisation said the biggest challenge facing the…

Ever found yourself reading about some interesting research, but finding it tough going?
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Ever found yourself reading about some interesting research, but finding it tough going?

We are currently looking at better ways to communicate research findings to practitioners. ACE researcher Lauren Isaak is conducting a study designed to discover how research-based communications could be made more accessible to practitioners. Focusing on the communication of entrepreneurship research, the study will seek insights from…

Can identifying and removing barriers make it possible to accelerate innovation
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Can identifying and removing barriers make it possible to accelerate innovation

[BRW Repost] Every company is looking for the magic formula that will produce breakthrough products and services. But a better starting point is to think about what gets in the way of innovation, especially in firms that already have lots of talented, creative, and motivated people. In other words, by identifying and removing barriers,…

QIS presents – Story of a Start-Up
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QIS presents – Story of a Start-Up

Ever thought about turning an idea into a business, come and hear the story of someone who’s been there before. This open event hosted by The QUT Innovation Space (QIS) will be presented by Jo Ucukalo from Handle My Complaint.   Resolving complaints might seem like a hard way to make a dollar, but Handle My Complaint is building a…

Can microcredit effectively solve the issues micro-entrepreneurs living in poor conditions face
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Can microcredit effectively solve the issues micro-entrepreneurs living in poor conditions face

The theme of the fourth edition of the 14th volume of the FSR Forum is Microfinance. In this edition the article by ACE Researchers, Marcello Tonelli and Carol Dalglish is one of three that addresses this delicate issue in terms that are easy to understand by practitioners.  The piece questions whether Microcredit can effectively solve…

Can experiential learning lead to the making of an entrepreneurial mindset?
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Can experiential learning lead to the making of an entrepreneurial mindset?

Is entrepreneurship a discipline that can be taught and learnt? The thousands of entrepreneurship courses available around the world would seem to support this line of thinking, but research findings in both developed and developing countries have been inconsistent in estimating the effectiveness of education and training on…

Exploring the “Dark Side” of Entrepreneurship
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Exploring the “Dark Side” of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is often understood to be inherently ‘good’. Terms often associated with entrepreneurship comprise the gamut of favourable connotations from “innovation” and “change” to “growth” and “economic development”. However, if we understand entrepreneurship as being about the discovery and exploitation of opportunities, there…

Experiments in the MBA Classroom: the Case of Time Frames in Project Teams
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Experiments in the MBA Classroom: the Case of Time Frames in Project Teams

 “Everybody knows it’s temporary. We all know the deadline, and then we shut down everything here. The whole thing is built up to be broken down. [..] You become one team, certainly, but through it all, in the back of your mind, you ask: for how long will it stay?” – Project engineer on major medical innovation project, interviewed on…

The new venture mortality myth
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The new venture mortality myth

Studies show that in the world’s advanced economies, new businesses do not suffer a high failure rate. Probably the most comprehensive cross-national set of new business survival rates (or more correctly, one year persistence rates) has been collected by the OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme. For example, in 2005, over 80% of…

Schumpeter opens up new opportunities for entrepreneurship scholars
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Schumpeter opens up new opportunities for entrepreneurship scholars

The biannual Schumpeter conference, held in Brisbane from July 2-5, opened up new opportunities for entrepreneurship scholars for collaboration with the broader evolutionary economics community. The conference brought together more than 200 delegates for a couple of days of lively discussion and debate at the University of Queensland….

Academic aura of Oxford inspires discussion and interaction
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Academic aura of Oxford inspires discussion and interaction

ACE Director Per Davidsson was one of the invitees to the “2012 Summer Residence Week for Entrepreneurship Scholars” held in Oxford, UK, on July 8 –14.  Green Templeton College hosted the event, while the delegates had their accommodation at Harris Manchester College.  The residence week is a “different” type of academic gathering, where…

Entrepreneurs and Small Business – Leading From The Edge
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Entrepreneurs and Small Business – Leading From The Edge

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference is an annual gathering with the vision of advancing entrepreneurship worldwide. This year the conference took place in Wellington, NZ on the 10-13th of June and was hosted by New Zealand’s national university Massey University in collaboration with the Small Enterprise…

ACE graduate now Dean of Faculty
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ACE graduate now Dean of Faculty

It is our pleasure to announce that the first ACE PhD graduate, DM Semasinghe, has been voted Dean of the Faculty of Commerce & Management studies of the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. The Dean is selected through the votes of permanent faculty members.  Semasinghe assumed the role 2 July which will run for three years.  We…

QUT at BCERC!
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QUT at BCERC!

Again this year ACE was well represented at BCERC, short for the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.  Papers were presented by ACE Researchers: Christophe Garonne, Judy Matthews, Julienne Senyard, Michael Stuetzer and Roxanne Zolin.  BCERC is recognised as the leading conference for Entrepreneurship research and this…

ACERE – call for abstracts
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ACERE – call for abstracts

The 2013 conference will be held February 6-8 at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research’ home turf at QUT in Brisbane,  one of the 7 most liveable cities in the World.  The call for abstracts opened on 4 July and will close on 19 August.  Please visit the ACERE conference site for further information. ACERE aims to be a highly…

Research to Practise – Challenges for Scholars
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Research to Practise – Challenges for Scholars

Entrepreneurship research is growing and developing. As it aims to,  and is succeeding at gaining increased academic respectability, it also perhaps continues to struggle to strike the balance in trying to sustain and hopefully improve its relevance to practice. Our colleague Tim Mazzarol at the University of Western Australia shares…

Repost: Why Woman Entrepreneurs Don't Receive Funding.
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Repost: Why Woman Entrepreneurs Don't Receive Funding.

Candida Bush, a well respected US Scholar has recently written a short article on Why Woman Entrepreneurs Don’t Receive Funding. She argues that it could be an issue of perception. Read Now

Extension of Small Business Advisory Service  Media Statement: Minister for Small Business, Brendan O'Connor, 8th May 2012
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Extension of Small Business Advisory Service Media Statement: Minister for Small Business, Brendan O'Connor, 8th May 2012

At the risk of becoming part of the budget reporting landscape, this media release from the Minister for Small Business  makes interesting reading. Note that small business, rather than entrepreneurship is the ‘engine room’ of the Australian economy. (Statement Starts:) The Gillard Government will deliver a range of tax reforms and…

Professor Per Davidsson to speak at
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Professor Per Davidsson to speak at "Advances in the Psychology of Entrepreneurship" Conference

ACE’s Director, Professor Per Davidsson, has been invited as keynote speaker at “Advances in the Psychology of Entrepreneurship” in Sheffield, UK, June 29-July 1. The meeting is organised by the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP). Per’s speech will focus on research methods in entrepreneurship research…

Transformational Entrepreneurship: Startup Genome Project
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Transformational Entrepreneurship: Startup Genome Project

The Startup Genome released an essay on Harvard Business Review Blogs called Transformational Entrepreneurship: Where Technology Meets Societal Impact. The essay describes how entrepreneurship is increasingly becoming the world’s primary source of socioeconomic value creation and how a new class of entrepreneurship, which the Startup…

ACE Post Doc. becomes President of Galaxy!
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ACE Post Doc. becomes President of Galaxy!

Despite ACE being only formally 2 years old, our origins are heavily embedded in the QUT Business School where we have attracted a number of Post Doctoral Fellows to our fold. While many go on to establish careers in Academe, some depart and head into the ‘real’ world of industry. One such example is Dr. Amanda Elam, who is now working…

Recent Visitors
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Recent Visitors

ACE becomes a popular visiting place for Northern Hemisphere scholars over our summer period!  We are told, that it’s not just escaping from the northern hemisphere winter that makes us such an attractive place to visit! The past three months have seen the following people visit us: Sara Carter – Head of Department, Hunter Centre for…

2012 ACERE Conference Wrap-up
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2012 ACERE Conference Wrap-up

ACE hosted the international Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) in Fremantle late January. This year the conference was held in conjunction with the DIANA Project, providing participants with a wider range of conference streams. The conference was hosted at the University of Notre Dame, where the campus,…

Indigenous Entrepreneurship
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Indigenous Entrepreneurship

ACE is currently working on establishing a number of projects related to indigenous entrepreneurship. These projects are still in early development and we welcome any early interest from you in helping is support the development of these projects. Associate Professor Paul Steffens in leading this research. It seems to us that the growth,…

Balanced Skills – Effects and Origins
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Balanced Skills – Effects and Origins

Founding a new venture is not easy. Surviving the first few years and eventually growing a business is an equally demanding task. In order to successfully run a business, entrepreneurs must be competent in a number of skills given that they have to combine different resources such as physical and financial capital, people and ideas….

Directors Message – April 2012
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Directors Message – April 2012

Welcome to April Newsletter from The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE)!  The activities and events of the first quarter of this year highlights further steps towards fulfilling ACE’s two missions: 1) to sustain our position as leading in Australia and highly recognised internationally as a leading producer of…

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ACERE 2013 – Brisbane 6 – 8 February 2013

ACERE is the annual, Australian-based research conference dedicated to entrepreneurship. Held in February each year – the summer break in the southern hemisphere and a particularly good time to escape cold weather conditions for our northern hemisphere colleagues – the conference welcomes researchers and research users from Australia…

BDO Report: Service 2020: Megatrends for the Decade Ahead
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BDO Report: Service 2020: Megatrends for the Decade Ahead

BDO Australia, one of the ACE CAUSEE sponsors has been releasing a series of reports looking at Megatrends for the Decade Ahead. Details of these can be found at their website. ‘Service 2020’ is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, commissioned and sponsored by BDO. The report captures the views of 479 business leaders. Covering…

International Research Shows Australian Women Lead the Way in Businesses
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International Research Shows Australian Women Lead the Way in Businesses

New research paints a rosy picture of the state of entrepreneurship in Australia, and points to Australian women as being the most entrepreneurial in the world. The research, compiled by the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), indicates that last year 10 per cent of…

Learning From Failure
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Learning From Failure

The following story appeared in Brisbane’s Courier Mail Newspaper on April 2nd 2012. Written by Rob Kidd, the article was based on a seminar that Dean Shepherd presented for ACE on March 28th, and a subsequent interview. FAILURE in some aspect of business is as inevitable as the taxman making his monthly mark on your payslip. But,…

Publication Successes
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Publication Successes

Luca Casali has got his paper Managing open incremental process innovation: Absorptive Capacity and distributed learning accepted for publication in Research Policy, which journal is A* according to ABDC and ERA2010 lists. The In Press version of the article, which was co-authored with Paul Robertson and David Jacobson, is available…

ACE Director the most cited in leading journal
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ACE Director the most cited in leading journal

The article “The role of social and human capital among nascent entrepreneurs” by ACE Centre Director Per Davidsson has now become the most cited article ever in the Journal of Business Venturing (JBV). This is after overtaking the previous “leader”, which was published in the journal’s inaugural issue in 1985 – an issue which also…

Nearly Half of Innovative U.S. Startups Are Founded by 'User Entrepreneurs,' According to Kauffman Foundation Study
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Nearly Half of Innovative U.S. Startups Are Founded by 'User Entrepreneurs,' According to Kauffman Foundation Study

New study is first to identify characteristics of firms started by entrepreneurs who create products for their own use, then commercialize them The Kauffman Foundation released a report today about “user entrepreneurs” – those who have created innovative products or services for their own use, then subsequently founded firms to…

Newly Expanded Federal Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
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Newly Expanded Federal Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Late last year, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a new Ministry and Cabinet. As a result of this, the current DIISRdepartment is to be expanded to become the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, with the Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education and International Education…

Kauffman's Hottest Research and Video Topics in 2011: Startup Trends, Jobs and Growth Top the List
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Kauffman's Hottest Research and Video Topics in 2011: Startup Trends, Jobs and Growth Top the List

Kauffman’s most popular content this year discovered a “jobs leak,” illustrated entrepreneurs’ contributions and recommended policy reforms for growth The most popular online content from the world’s largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurial research focused on annual startup rates, legal reforms for economic growth and job…

Kauffman Foundation – Lighthouse Program
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Kauffman Foundation – Lighthouse Program

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is a unique and powerful project-based online learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. Embraced by academic and economic development organizations throughout the US, the Ice…

Global Startup Rates Going Down
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Global Startup Rates Going Down

Global Startup Rates Going Down. The OECD released an update to its quarterly Kauffman-funded “Timely Indicators of Entrepreneurship” report that measures the number of new enterprises across a number of countries where updated information is available. The findings reinforce the importance of initiatives such as Global Entrepreneurship…

Entrepreneurship is certainly alive and well in Brisbane

Entrepreneurship is certainly alive and well in Brisbane

The last few weeks have seen both the Q400 awards and the Brisbane YoungEntrepreneur of the Year awards. We certainly congratulate all winners, as well as everyone who participated in these awards. Clearly it shows that entrepreneurship and the pursuit of business excellence is alive and well in Queensland. Details of the Q400 awards can…

Project Update – DEEO
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Project Update – DEEO

The DEEO project investigates opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation in the mining industry and is funded under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Discovery Projects funding scheme. The chief investigators on this project are Dr Henri Burgers, Professor Per Davidsson and Associate Professor Paul Steffens. The research…

Brisbane News – Sept '11 – Putting Research Into Practise
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Brisbane News – Sept '11 – Putting Research Into Practise

Professor Per Davisson from The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research argues that we would see more successful private companies if they were to adopt research based knowledge. Imagine a world where doctors learned their profession early in life and then stopped caring about the science of medicine. For the remainder of their…

International Research Collaboration
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International Research Collaboration

ACE may be located in Australia, but the nature of scholarly research ensures that international collaboration is very active. We are fortunate to be able to collaborate and work with some of the leading international entrepreneurship scholars. The following colleagues are currently involved in joint research with…

CAUSEE Update – November 2011
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CAUSEE Update – November 2011

The Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) project that ACE has been conducting over the past 4 years has just completed its final year of data collection. What this means is that we now have one of the largest longitudinal datasets on Australian entrepreneurial activity. We have already published a number…

ACE Researcher gains Academy of Management Award
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ACE Researcher gains Academy of Management Award

Dr Michael Stuetzer, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research has been recognised as a finalist for the 2011 Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award within the Gender and Diversity division of the Academy of Management. His paper “Functional heterogeneity as a two-dimensional concept: Empirical…

IPMA Young Researcher Award 2011
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IPMA Young Researcher Award 2011

It is proving to be a rewarding conference season for the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurships Research Postdoctoral Research fellow Rene Bakker. Rene receiving award First, his doctoral dissertation (Entitled “It’s only temporary: Time and Learning in Inter-Organizational Projects”) was nominated for a Best Dissertation Award by the…

Benefits and drawbacks of startup team heterogeneity
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Benefits and drawbacks of startup team heterogeneity

In this vignette, post-doctoral research fellow Michael Stuetzer considers some of the benefits and drawbacks associated with team start-ups. Start-ups in innovative industries are often created by teams rather than individual entrepreneurs. Furthermore team started ventures seem to outperform solo started ventures. The overt success of…

Growing Profitable or Growing from Profits?
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Growing Profitable or Growing from Profits?

In this vignette, Professor Per Davidsson considers some of the dynamics associated with firm growth. Praise for rapidly growing firms – the ‘gazelles’ as they are sometimes called – abound in the media and sometimes also in political rhetoric. These fast-growing firms, we are told, create the bulk of new jobs and new wealth and are…

Supporting Survival Entrepreneurs in Developing Economies
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Supporting Survival Entrepreneurs in Developing Economies

Dr Marcello Tonelli and Associate Professor Carol Dalglish have been working on a number of projects related to entrepreneurship in developing countries. One of their current projects is an ethnographic study in Mozambique based on work which was first started by Carol Dalglish in 2004. This current project is looking specifically at the…

GEM Australia 2010 National Summary
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GEM Australia 2010 National Summary

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY While 26.6% (N=532) of the population reported some kind of entrepreneurial activity, only 6.4% are involved in early-stage entrepreneurial activity (nascent firm or young firm or both). Of these 6.6% are males and 6.3% females. While 9.1% of the entrepreneurs cannot define a precise…

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Project
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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Project

Background of GEM The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) research program is an annual assessment of the national level of entrepreneurial activity. Started as a partnership between London Business School and Babson College, it was initiated in 1999 with 10 countries, expanded to 21 in the year 2000, with 29 countries in 2001 and…

Directors Message – November 2011
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Directors Message – November 2011

Welcome to the first newsletter from The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE)! Hosted at the Queensland University of Technology, ACE has two missions: 1) to sustain our position as leading in Australia and highly recognised internationally as a leading producer of entrepreneurship research, and 2) to be a major hub for…