• G-Forum conference 2022 Dresden (Germany) – Call for Papers

    9. February 2022

    Extended submission deadline May 31, 2022

    Call for Papers

    G-Forum conference tool
    (Registration and submit papers)

    The 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs
    (G-Forum) will be held in Dresden from September 22nd to 23rd, 2022. The leading partner of the FGF e.V. is the TU Dresden. The conference president is Prof. Dr. Michael Schefczyk, Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at TU-Dresden.

    The overarching theme of the G-Forum 2022 in Dresden is:

    “Change in Entrepreneurship – Opportunities and Risks / Structures and Strategies”

    In addition to submissions addressing the guiding theme of the conference, the conference organizers expressly welcome any submission that corresponds to the three main thematic fields of the FGF e.V. These are the topics:

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Innovation
    • SMEs.

    In this way, the G-Forum will fulfill its role as a central platform for the scientific community to exchange views on the current state of scientific discussion.

    The conference languages are German and English.

    Submission types
    It is possible to submit full papers (max. 30 pages excluding bibliography, graphics, tables) to the G-Forum. However, proposals for presentations can also be submitted as an abstract. An abstract should not exceed 1,000 words. Short abstracts will qualify for shorter presentations (10 minutes presentations) or poster presentations.

    Please submit your full papers or abstracts as a pdf document in an anonymized form (without author information) until May 31, 2022 via our G-Forum conference tool.

    Guidelines for submission (full paper and abstracts)
    Research-and practice-oriented papers can be submitted. Please register as a user of the G-Forum conference tool. Please do not forget to upload your anonymized submission as a PDF document. Submissions are possible in German or English. Submissions of scientific contributions should ideally be structured as follows:

    • Problem definition (research gap / objective)
    • Theoretical foundation
    • Methodology / empirical research context
    • Results
    • Implications for entrepreneurship research and practice

    Submissions of practical contributions should include a clear starting point, objectives, results and implications for practice.

    Doctoral Colloquium

    On September 21st, 2022, we invite interested doctoral students in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and medium-sized companies to a doctoral colloquium. Experienced researchers give an introduction to the following questions and themes:

    • How to successfully master a PhD
    • How to publish my doctoral research in reputable academic journals
    • An introduction to the FGF structured doctoral program class of 2023

    Moreover, selected doctoral students will have the opportunity to present their ongoing research projects in a developmental workshop atmosphere and to discuss them with experienced scholars. A proposal should contain a two- to three-page description with the following information:

    • Topic
    • Research question(s)
    • Research design
    • Hypothesis (hypotheses) and
    • (If available) first results and information about questions for the colloquium.

    Please register by e-mail to Ulrich Knaup (knaup@fgf-ev.de) by July 30th, 2022 using the keyword “Doctoral Colloquium 2022”. Participation in the doctoral colloquium is linked to registration for the G-Forum.

    Conference Fees

    • Members of FGF:  € 310, –
    • Non-members of FGF including a one-year FGF membership*:  € 390, –
    • Non-members of FGF without a one-year FGF membership: € 390, –

    Overview of important dates

    Doctoral Colloquium
    Date September 21st, 2022
    Registrations with the subject “Doctoral Colloquium” by July 30, 2022 by email to knaup@fgf-ev.de

    Date September 22rd – 23rd, 2022
    Submission of abstracts or full papers before May 31st, 2022 via our G-Forum conference tool, notification of acceptance: mid-July 2022

    Registration deadline for participants: September 15th, 2022

    Hotels close to the conference venue (TU Dresden), are available in various price ranges. Please make your hotel reservation early, just before the conference there will be hardly any rooms left.