Research seminar „Relevance, timeliness and responsiveness in entrepreneurship research„, Thursday 18th of February 2021, 09.00-11.00 EST / 13.00-15.00 GMT / 14.00-16.00 CET
The world of entrepreneurship is full of issues requiring urgent attention and action, spreading across contexts, levels and phenomena. The COVID-19 crisis has taken centre stage, but there are many other challenges unfolding: over-crowded crowdfunding platforms; universities providing entrepreneurship training for asylum seekers; incubators worrying about the mental health of their entrepreneurs; impact investors struggling to understand social entrepreneurs’ promises, just to name a few.
Entrepreneurship research has certainly grown in recognition and prominence, but how can we ensure that our research conversations remain relevant, timely and responsive to current challenges? There needs to be thematic convergence between scholars and practitioners in terms of what they consider interesting, important, and urgent. In January 2020 (before the COVID-19 pandemic), the Journal of Business Venturing Insights launched the Entrepreneurship Research Rapid Response Initiative (ER3), and invited authors to engage with issues and problem owners from practice. The outcome of this effort is in translation of extant knowledge to inform those facing pressing issues that affect, can be affected by or otherwise relate to entrepreneurial phenomena.
In 12 months, five rapid responses have been produced, reviewed and published, involving 25 researchers and practitioners. In doing so, we opened up a new playing ground for our community to experiment with a new research and publication format, capable of accommodating relevance, timeliness and responsiveness. We call it a success, but it is only the beginning.
In this workshop, we want to take stock and collectively figure out where we go next. The authors of the five rapid responses and editors will reflect on their journeys and learning, and open the floor to discuss the why and the how of translational and rapid response research in entrepreneurship. This is a unique opportunity for authors curious about or interested in producing and publishing translational and rapid response research.
Registration form. Zoom link will be shared with registered attendees before the event.
Journal of Business Venturing Insights: (JBV Insights) aims to enhance the conversation among scholars and practitioners by offering a forum for rapid dissemination of new research related to entrepreneurial phenomena (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-businessventuring-insights)
Impact Scholar Community: A community for early-career research scholars who want to connect research to impact. The community is supported by the Academy of Management (AOM) and hosted by the Organization and the Natural Environment AOM division