7th Effectuation Conference: What to do next?

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Timing Activity Speaker
8:30 am Welcome from Naples hosts
9:00 am The Global State of Effectuation Saras Sarasvathy
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Pods (research, teaching, and case study)
12:00pm Entrepreneurship skills and education in Higher Education Rafaelle Trapasso
Senior Economist OECD
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Pods (research, teaching, and case study)
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm The philosophical underpinnings of effectuation theory Mark Packard
Florida Atlantic University
5:00 pm Transfer to effectual dinner
6:00pm Effectual Dinner

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Timing Activity Speaker
9:00 am Debrief on Effectual Evening

Effectual Entrepreneurship: the third edition

Observers (moderation Saras, Tiago)
Glen Wheatley
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Teaching Effectuation  Sylvain Bureau
ESCP Europe (Paris)
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm PechaKucha: shifting gears between teaching & research  Moderators (Saras, Tiago)
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Market of makers Rene Mauer, ESCP Europe (Berlin)
Michael Faschinbauer, Effectuation Intelligence
5:00 pm Closing remarks

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

For those staying for the RENT Conference, we encourage you to join us in the Professional Development Workshop “Growing a Community Effectually” run by Tiago Ratinho, Saras Sarasvathy and Glen Wheatley.


Effectuation has emerged in last two decades as an alternative framework to explain how entrepreneurs make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Predicated in marshalling available resources within reach, and prioritizing actions instead of planning or forecasting, effectuation emerged as a powerful concept to researchers, educators, and practitioners.

In this workshop, we wish explore issues associated with growing a community effectually using as a case in point our experience within the Society for Effectual Action. We will explore questions such as:

  • How to Manage Opposing Goals of Rigor and Relevance?
  • How to Organize a Global Network?
  • What Amount of Structure Facilitates Co-creation?
  • How Can We Rethink and Redo the Ordinary?

The highlight of the workshop with be a group activity entitled “Il Mercato Napolitano: Co-Creative Shaping of the Future” in which is designed to connect the available means and affordable loss of individuals with co-creators who also take action to shape the shared future in an area of personal importance.

Additionally, we will set the stage by briefly present effectuation to those not familiar with the concept and a general summary of the 7th Effectuation Conference (scheduled for November 14th-15th, 2022).

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