Calendar

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Celebrating 10 years of Effectuation Conferences (in ESCP Europe’ s 200th anniversary year) @ Where: ESCP Europe Berlin
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm

Where: ESCP Europe Berlin
When: Sunday, November 24th – Tuesday, November 26th 2019

Jan
31
Thu
2019
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: http://journees-francophones-effectuation.org/

May
31
Thu
2018
5th Effectuation Conference:“Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden”
May 31 – Jun 4 all-day

Baltimore, MD & Charlottesville, VA
May 31 st – June 4th, 2018

Invitation & Call for Papers

After many years of gracious hosting outside the United States (thank you to all the various self-selected stakeholders), the 2018 effectuation conference will be held in Baltimore, MD and Charlottesville, VA. In addition to a traditional effectuation conference format (June3&4), this event will feature two new elements of effectuation in social entrepreneurship (May 31&June1), and a general session showcasing an overview of effectuation (June2), both of which will address effectuation in new ways. Participants are encouraged toattend the entire conference or select from different elements, based on time and interest.

We provide a description of each of the elements of this conference, followed by a daily agenda, with updates available on the conference website: https://conference.darden.virginia.edu/effectuation/.

Social Effectuation: Thursday, May 31st&Friday, June 1st, Baltimore, MD

How can effectuation help alleviate urban poverty? To address this question, the first element of the 5th Effectuation Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD. Building on the concept of the effectual dinner, conference participants will work with community leaders in West Baltimore to create a variety of solutions to local poverty. Teams will address various elements of the anti-poverty dinner by focusing on topics such as:

• New venture creation
• Workforce development
• Health
• Education
• Food security

There is no submission requirement for this element of the conference.  We will accept the first 30 participants for this event.  Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Registration fees for this portion of the event, and the availability of a shuttle from Baltimore to Charlottesville,will be announced shortly.

Darden Showcase: Saturday, June 2nd, Charlottesville, VA

This element of the 2018 effectuation conference is more general. In addition to scholars, Darden will invite alumni, entrepreneurs and members of the business community to participate. Consequently, the day will have an applied and practical feel, with talks from both entrepreneurs and from members of the academic community.

There is no submission requirement for this element of the conference, nor is there any registration fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals and accommodation.

Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden: Sunday, June 3rd and Monday, June 4th, Charlottesville, VA

This traditional aspect of the effectuation conference will offer both plenary sessions as well as small group research and practice “pods”.

Present your work 

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
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.

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.

Both types of papers should be sent to the organizers. Please indicate the track you are submitting for (Practice/Teaching or Research) when you submit your paper/work at:

https://conference.darden.virginia.edu/effectuation/papers.htm

Information & registration
There is no submission requirement for this element of the conference, nor is there any registration fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals and accommodation.
To keep the interactive and community atmosphere of the previous conference, acceptances will be limited to 50 participants.

Important deadlines
Paper submission (only for “Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden”):               November 15, 2017
Author notification (only for “Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden”):            March 1, 2018
Registration opens (all three elements of the conference):                                     February 1, 2018
Registration closes (all three elements of the conference):                                     May 31, 2018

Conference Logistics and Submission e-mail: effectuation@darden.virginia.edu

We hope that some or all of these activities encourage you to come join us. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore and at Darden!

The local organizing committee;

SarasSarasvathy, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
David Lingelbach, University of Baltimore
Tiago Ratinho, University of Baltimore.

Social Effectuation: Thursday, May 31st&Friday, June 1st, Baltimore, MD

Thursday, May 31st

Timing Activity Location
5:00 – 7:00 pm Opening reception UB Law School, 12th floor

Friday, June 1st

Timing Activity Location
8am-9:00am Introduction (including breakfast) UB Merrick School of Business
9:00am-10:30am Walk to problem sites (maybe in break-out grounds) Various in West Baltimore (tbd)
10:30am-2:30pm Solution development (including lunch) UB Merrick School of Business
2:30pm-3:00pm Coffee break
3:00pm-4:00pm Debrief UB Merrick School of Business
4:30pm Buses depart for Charlottesville

(Amtrak train 5:12pm – 8:47pm)

Darden Showcase: Saturday, June 2nd, Charlottesville, VA

Timing Activity Speaker
9:00am Introduction to effectuation SarasSarasvathy
10:00am State of effectuation Stuart Read
10:30am Break
11:00am Entrepreneur (0penQ) OpenQ
11:30am An effectual perspective on new venture investing
1:00pm Lunch (with keynote)
2:30 pm Effectuation in the large organization (Stuart and others)
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Entrepreneur videos 3 entrepreneurs
4:15 pm Entrepreneur panel SankaranVenkataraman
5:00 pm Concluding remarks SarasSarasvathy&SankaranVenkataraman
6:00pm Evening Event at Darden

Special note: This event is both the close of the general meeting and the start of the effectuation conference

7:00 pm Dinner presentation: Research keynote

Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden: Sunday, June 3rd, Charlottesville, VA

Timing Activity Speaker
8:30 am State of Effectuation Stuart Read &SarasSarasvathy
9:15 am Debrief on Baltimore David Lingelbach& Tiago Ratinho
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Pods (research and pedagogy) Small groups
12:00 pm Lunch and activity
1:00 pm Research Keynote SankaranVenkataraman
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Pods (research and pedagogy) Small groups
4:30 pm Effectual Dinner
8:00 pm Effectual Music

Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden: Monday, June 4th, Charlottesville, VA

Timing Activity Speaker
9:00 am Debrief on Dinner & Music Stuart Read &SarasSarasvathy
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Pods (research and pedagogy) Small groups
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Teaching Keynote Manjula Sridhar
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Observer Observations Young Scholars (report out on the conference)
4:30 pm Closing activity with artifacts SarasSarasvathy
5:00 pm Reception and optional dinner
For those attending AoM, travel to Atlanta
May
1
Tue
2018
BATTEN FELLOWS PROGRAM – APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 1
May 1 all-day

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
Download Application Instructions (PDF)
Submit your application via this Qualtrics form.

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Effectuation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day

Dear Effectuation Community

For those attending the Academy of Management Conference at the start of August in Atlanta, there are a range of effectuation related activities, from a professional development workshop, to a reception, to specific paper sessions. Please add them all to your conference calendar!

Professional Development Workshop (17151): Exploring the Value of Effectuation – Research,

Teaching, and Practice

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017

Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Location: Hilton Atlanta, Room 224

Reception: Please join us for an informal reception for researchers and educators interested in effectual entrepreneurship. If you are already working on effectuation, come celebrate your published work in this area and share your experiences researching and teaching it. If you are simply curious and would like to consider working in this area, come meet those who are already in the effectuation community. Self-selected stakeholders can co create a good time with drinks and appetizers. Sponsored by the Batten Institute at UVA’s Darden School of Business.

Date: August 4, 2017

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Hilton Atlanta, Room 309

Please RSVP for the reception at the following link;

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwGkMUmZX2fPELYL9adm2aIjkB4wX70Hgq4aXoK- VbJJtUKA/viewform

Paper Session (979): Effectuation and Causation

(http://my.aom.org/program2017/SessionDetails.aspx?sid=18528)

Date: Monday, Aug 7, 2017

Time: 9:45AM – 11:15AM

Location: Hilton Atlanta in Room 312

Paper Session (1182): Effectuation

(http://my.aom.org/Program2017/SessionDetails.aspx?sid=18532)

Date: Monday, Aug 7, 2017

Time: 1:15PM – 2:45PM

Location: Hilton Atlanta in Room 312

Have a great conference!

The team at effectuation.org

Effectuation PDW at the August Academy of Management meeting in Atlanta. @ Hilton Atlanta
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Dear all – for those of you attending the August Academy of Management meeting in Atlanta, there will be a PDW devoted to effectuation:

Title: Exploring the Value of Effectuation – Research, Teaching, and Practice
Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Location: Hilton Atlanta, Room 224
REF ID: 17151

Hope to see you there!