ISBE 2018 Best Paper Awards

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Best ISBE 2018 Conference Paper

Hybridity and the rise and fall of Business Link
Kevin Mole

Best Research & Knowledge Exchange Paper

Family entrepreneurial teams: business modeling and entrepreneurial learning during business start-up
Ossie Jones | Benito Giordano

President’s Award for Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher

Strong Structuration Theory: A way to further contextualise Entrepreneurship research.
Nermin Elkafrawi | Annie Roos | Gerard McElwee | Deema Elrefai

ISBE Fellowship

Professor Monder Ram

Best Track Paper Nominations (winners in bold)

With thanks to the ISBE 2018 Track Chairs and their teams

Track Nominated Paper Author(s)
Business Creation, Early Stage Development & Business Closure Family entrepreneurial teams: business modeling and entrepreneurial learning during business start-up Ossie Jones |
Benito Giordano
Marketing Practices in the Entrepreneurial Process – Identities at Work Hanna Astner | Johan Gaddefors
Promotion of entrepreneurial activities by the entrepreneurial eco-system. GEM Data Analysis between Germany and Slovakia Hartmut-Heinrich Meyer | Bastian Paulsen | Thomas Heupel
Business Support, Strategies & Practice Forming Business Support Policy – Case Study of the Bolton Committee Robert Wapshott | Oliver Mallett
How to design public incubator’s governance? Fatiha Fort
Hybridity and the rise and fall of Business Link Kevin Mole
Creative Industries Entrepreneurship A Socio-Emotional Perspective on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. The Dynamic Attributes of Edinburgh,
City of Literature
Marta Bernal | Sarah Cooper
Funding the Creative Industries Start-up in Emerging Markets Jurry Hatammimi | Nora Amelda Rizal
Enterprise Education Extracurricular enterprise activities as a vehicle for entrepreneurial learning: examining experiential, social and self-directed learning outcomes Sarah Preedy | Paul Jones | Hilary Duckett |
Gideon Maas
Problematising the Philosophical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Education: from Invisible College to Echo Chamber Catherine Brentnall | David Higgins
Promoting Authentic Learners through ‘withness’ Entrepreneurship Education Deema Refai | Rita Klapper | David Higgins | Alain Fayolle
Entrepreneurial Finance Collaboration by venture capital firms: Issues with cross-border syndication in Europe and US Keith Arundale
Entrepreneurial Finance Journey: A new Perspective on the Finance Escalator Ekaterina Murzacheva | Jonathan Levie
Is alternative finance the panacea for early stage SMEs? The UK case for improved regional policy coordination Robyn Owen | Colin Mason | Yannis Pierrakis
Entrepreneurial Practitioner Learning Creative Action and Four Types of Entrepreneurial Confidence Christian Walsh | Paul Knott
Open entrepreneurship: a new dynamic for creating value? David Rae
Stimulating learning in micro-business owners through introducing external perspectives  Fiona Whitehurst | Paul Richter | Leigh Sear
Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups Explaining the entrepreneurial Intentions of Chinese Students studying in Ireland Antoinette Flynn |
Naomi Birdthistle |
Boyu Fang
The intersection of ethnic identity and entrepreneurial identity: an exploration rooted in the voices of African Immigrants in the UK Tayo Korede | Andreas Giazitzoglu
Who works in the migrant economy? The diffuse boundaries of formal and informal work Maria Villares-Varela | Monder Ram | Trevor Jones
Family and Community Business Are sustainability and responsibility central to family businesses dominant logics nexus? Natalia Vershinina | Claire Seaman | Allan Discua Cruz | Carole Howorth
Creating a Copreneurial drama: Looking through a dramaturgical lens to interpret copreneurial start-up Angela Carradus
Intra-family Successors in India: The cognitive process that depicts how education and family opens the road to the formation of family business involvement intentions Eftychia Palamida | Despoina Xanthopoulou | Alfredo de Massis | Sunil Shukla | Savvas Papagiannidis | Umesh Menon | Pankaj Bharti
Freelancing, Solo Self-Employment & Gig Economy Is the growth of solo self-employment in the UK (in part) a consequence of the declining quality of paid employment? Andrew Henley
Self-employment and health: the mediating role of work-related stress Jun Li |  Jingjing Qu |
Ute Stephan
Gender and Enterprise Navigating Entrepreneurial Leadership through discursive blending Nicola Patterson
Performing Masculinity through Enterprise: Syrian Male Refugee Artisans in Jordan Haya Al-Dajani | Marta Hawkins | Geoff Wilson | Hoayda Darkal
The societal effect: examining gender, religious, cultural and ethnic stereotypes upon female social housing residents in an entrepreneurial context Sundas Hussain | Charlotte Carey
International Entrepreneurship Evaluating Business Exit: a Country level analysis using fsQCA David Pickernell |
Malcolm Beynon |
Paul Jones | Martina Battisti
Evaluating competing theorizations of informal entrepreneurship: a perspective from Pakistan Muhammad Shehryar | Saad Raafay Ahsan
The Impact of Foreign Influence on Exporting through Open Innovation Wenyu Zang |Piers Thompson
Network, Policy and Innovation Bricolage, Maturity and the Small Firm: The Case of a Japanese Parts Supplier Romano Dyerson | Robert Fitzgerald | Tatsuya Mishimagi
Innovating into trouble: When innovation leads to customer resistance Jane Bourke | Stephen Roper
Self-Employment and the Relationship between Personality and Culture Piers Thompson | Robert Huggins
Public Sector Entrepreneurship Public Sector Entrepreneurship in a Post Recession Pre-Brexit Ireland?  Josephine Browne
Rural Enterprise Entrepreneurial agency in context and practice; reviving the rural Johan Gaddefors | Alistair Anderson
Food and Drink SME Internationalisation: Towards a Recipe for Success Robert Bowen
SME Growth & Performance: Quantitative Perspectives Doubly Disadvantaged: Gender, Community Deprivation and Entrepreneurial Activity Sreevas Sahasranamam | Ekaterina Murzacheva | Jonathan Levie
Getting transformational advice: perception and matching performance Kevin Mole | Robyn Owen | David North
Understanding Constraints to Science and Innovation in SMEs. A Necessary First Step for Science and Innovation Policy Mauricio Eduardo Perez Alaniz | Helena Lenihan | Justin Doran
Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise Conceptualising the articulation of social mission: Can theory and practice be reconciled? Kate Lewis | Colette Henry
NARRATING THE ‘SOCIAL’: THE STORYTELLING OF PAKISTAN’S SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY James Cunningham |
Lin Xiong | Sohail Younis | Hina Hashim
Technology Entrepreneurship Business incubators and development-led entrepreneurship: a focus on entrepreneurial path-creation Michael Ngoasong |Sam Njinyah | Richmond Lamptey
Digital Entrepreneurship – Why the ‘digital’? Kisito Futonge Nzembayie | Anthony Paul Buckley
INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND E-COMMERCE DEVELOPMENT IN SMEs IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA Ignatius Ekanem


Nominations for The President’s Award for Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher

Business Creation Marketing Practices in the Entrepreneurial Process – Identities at Work Hanna Astner | Johan Gaddefors
Creative Industries Entrepreneurship A Socio-Emotional Perspective on Creative Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. The Dynamic Attributes of Edinburgh, City of Literature Marta Bernal | Sarah Cooper
Enterprise Education Constructing Stories: Narrative analysis as a method for exploring identity within entrepreneurship education Kellie Forbes-Simpson
Entrepreneurial Finance SME Alternative Finance for Bank Rejects Eimear McGeown
Family & Community Business The Entrepreneur who Became a Marionette – an Active Family Context Hanna Astner
Gender & Enterprise Strong Structuration Theory: A way to further contextualise Entrepreneurship research  Nermin Elkafrawi | Annie Roos | Gerard McElwee |
Deema Elrefai
International Entrepreneurship Leveraging Embeddedness in Accelerator Networks – A Study of Internationalizing Startups Anette Kairikko | Luca Cacciolatti | Spinder Dhaliwal
Rural Enterprise A Research Agenda for Terroir Guy Leedon
Social, Environmental & Ethical Becoming and being a moral manager Maria Wishart | Anja Schaefer | Kristen Reid


Nominations for the Best Research & Knowledge Exchange Paper

Business Creation Family entrepreneurial teams: business modelling and entrepreneurial learning during business start-up Ossie Jones | Benito Giordano
Creative Industries Entrepreneurship The Portfolio Careers of Designers: some Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands. Ellen Loots | Mariangela Lavanga |Esther Nieboer
Entrepreneurial Practitioner Learning Understanding the Process of Leader Transitions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Simon Raby | Julie Choi
Family & Community Business Building a firm-hosted online community Thomas Cyron | Leona Achtenhagen
Entrepreneurial Finance The Geography of Foreign Venture Capital Investments (FVCI) In UK Regions Babangida Kure Yohanna | Yannis Pierrakis
Gender & Enterprise Performing Masculinity through Enterprise: Syrian Male Refugee Artisans in Jordan Haya Al-Dajani | Marta Hawkins | Geoff Wilson | Hoayda Darkal
Rural Enterprise A Research Agenda for Terroir Guy Leedon
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