Call for Abstracts: Women’s Entrepreneurship and Culture


The Diana Project was established in 1999 by Professors Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene, and Hart – in partnership with ESBRI in Stockholm. Since then the Diana Project has led the research agenda in women’s entrepreneurship across continents, cultures, and contexts. Diana conferences now annually convene more than 100 scholars worldwide, providing an arena to share a global research agenda dedicated to answering questions about women entrepreneurs and their businesses.

For the 2018 Diana Conference, we invite participants to investigate female entrepreneurship in a variety of cultural and societal settings, with particular interest on women’s entrepreneurship and culture, interactions between and among cultures and societies, cross-cultural similarities and differences, the impact of culture and the impact on culture.

Emphasis is placed on studies that consider the opportunities, strategies and business models, as well as the challenges faced in today’s increasingly digitized and networked world, emphasizing how women start and grow their businesses.

We invite papers that broadly fit with the overarching themes and to topics within the scope of the Diana International Research as related to gender and entrepreneurship. Submitted papers may be conceptually or empirically-based, and employ quantitative or quantitative methodologies. The 2018 Diana International Conference will take place from 31 July to 2 August 2018 at Bangkok University, Bangkok / Thailand.

Submissions of abstracts are welcome from 15 October to 15 December 2017 on

More information, see the conference website:

For questions please email Asst. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guelich at

Abstract submission deadline                         Paper submission deadline

December 15, 2017                                      April 30, 2018

Author notification                                           Registration opens/closes

February 15, 2018                                         January 31, 2018 / June 30, 2018

Download the full call here


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