The first French Effectuation Days (Journées francophones de l’effectuation – JFE) will take place on 31 January and 1 February at the LION startup school in Paris. The JFE is a two-day event entirely dedicated to effectuation, the logic of action of innovative entrepreneurs. Created fifteen years ago from the work of the Indo-American researcher Saras Sarasvathy, effectuation is now gaining recognition among researchers and practitioners. The event aims to bring together all those who are interested in learning and sharing: experts, practitioners, entrepreneurs, consultants, researchers but also managers, as the process is also increasingly used within organizations that want to transform themselves to respond to the disruptions in their environment.
The JFEs are organised by Philippe Silberzahn (emlyon Business School), Dominique Vian (SKEMA Business School) and Guillaume Maison (entrepreneur). For more information: http://journees-francophones-effectuation.org/
The Batten Institute at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business provides limited research support for prominent thought leaders or researchers of high promise who have an active agenda that aligns with the mission and priorities of the Institute. The Batten Fellows program provides funding and other resources to generate new knowledge about entrepreneurship and innovation.
The aims of the program are:
- Support work related to current UVA Darden & Batten Institute research initiatives;
- Advance research that results in academic articles, books, and other high-impact publications;
- Provide thought leadership of importance to managers, policymakers, and the public; and
- Stimulate the intellectual life of the Institute, the Darden School, and the University of Virginia.
Special Call for Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Research
This year, the program especially welcomes proposals that explore the antecedents and consequences of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Many regional elements contribute to entrepreneurial ecosystems including localized cultural outlooks, social networks, investment capital, universities, and active economic policies, among others. The Batten Institute is eager to support research in this emerging field in order to foster an understanding of how entrepreneurial activity advances local prosperity.
Submissions for this year’s program are not limited to ecosystems research, although the selection committee will give special consideration to projects on this topic.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2018-19: 1 MAY 2018
Submit your application via this Qualtrics form.