Celebrating 10 years of Effectuation Conferences (in ESCP Europe’ s 200th anniversary year) @ Where: ESCP Europe Berlin
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm

Conference submissions due May 15! Please connect to the conference website for more information:


About the conference

It will have been 10 years since the first Effectuation Conference was held in a decommissioned church at the Vlerick Business School in the tiny city of Ghent, Belgium. To celebrate, the 2019 Effectuation Conference will be coming back to Europe.

The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship of ESCP Europe will be hosting the 2019 Effectuation Conference in Berlin in ESCP Europe’s 200th anniversary year as a pre-conference to the XXXIII. RENT Conference. The Effectuation Conference format will offer both plenary sessions as well as small group research and practice “pods”.

Call for papers:

We invite participants with a research interest, a teaching interest and/or an interest in practical application to present their work. For those with a primary interest in research, we require participants to present a working paper. This work will be discussed in small groups in dedicated workshop sessions. For those with a primary interest in teaching and/or practice, we require participants to present a description or design of a practice they have used or are considering. We plan to have interactive sessions in which the various practices are shared between participants.
Paper submission
​1. Research orientation: Please submit an academic paper, or extended abstract of at least seven pages, but maximum 30 pages. Papers can be fully developed, but we particularly encourage the submission of working papers that can benefit from our interactive workshop format.

2. Teaching and practice orientation: Please submit at least a three-page description or design of a practice you have used or are planning to use. That could be a teaching practice, a tool, an intervention design or a (consulting) case. Please describe your experiences and list potential questions that you may have for discussing.

Please Note: Please indicate the track you are submitting to in the subject line (“Submission to Effectuation Conference Research Track” OR “Submission to Effectuation Conference Teaching/Practice Track”). Both types of papers should be sent to the following e-mail address:

May 15, 2019 
(12pm CET)

Feb 19 @ 4:28 pm – 5:28 pm

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.


Download Application Instructions (PDF)

Submit your application via this Qualtrics form.

French Effectuation Days (Journées francophones de l’effectuation – JFE)
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm

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: